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Sneak Peak at Super Bowl Commercials

The actual game of football has become less and less relevant when discussing the Super Bowl. It has become a marketing and entertainment big thingjuggernaut. The game is almost just an excuse for the window dressing.

The commercials have become the real entertainment. The most notable brands in the world dish out millions of dollars every year to produce ads that go beyond the normal every day 30 second spot. Here in Canada we are not always privy to these delightful romps, so we must suffer through our local networks.

Here is a compilation of some of the more entertaining ads that Canadians will miss out during the Big Game on Sunday. Enjoy and let me know your favourite.

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Joey Bats Gets Made!

Just weeks after learning that Jose Bautista has supplied more urine samples than Lindsay Lohan over the past three years, the Blue Jays slugger has garnered yet another honour. It was announced that Bautista will be the Canadian cover athlete for MLB 12: The Show. Well deserved, but too bad they couldn’t put him on the US cover too. Apparently that honour will go (not undeservedly) to the extremely marketable Boston Redsox firstbasemen Adrian Gonzalez.

Port Hood to Host TSN SportsCentre

Congrats to Port Hood, NS on winning the right to host TSN SportsCentre on August 28th as part of TSN’s Kraft Celebration Tour. The community will also receive $25,000 in funding for facility improvements to support local athletes.

You can catch TSN SportsCentre anchor Kate Beirness as she speaks with Cameron MacEachern of 101.5 The Hawk radio in nearby Port Hawkesbury at 4:40 pm this afternoon.

AI Getting Smarter in NHL 12

Love how this will bring the game to a more realistc level. Hopefully its application is as smooth as decribed in this clip.

Vote for Port Hood in TSN Kraft Celebration Tour

First time for a guest author on the blog, so thanks to Melanie MacDonald

Starting at 1pm on Friday, July 22, Port Hood will go head to head with Ingonish Beach in a 24 hour voting battle to secure a spot on TSN’s Kraft Celebration Tour. At stake is a much needed $25,000 prize to go toward upgrades and repairs to the Al MacInnis Sports Centre, as well as the opportunity to host a live broadcast of TSN SportsCentre. Roberta Watts nominated Port Hood for this honour with a persuasive essay highlighting what this prize would mean to the community, and how it will be put to good use. Roberta’s nomination, supported by over 200 residents and friends of Port Hood, lead to a spot in the Top 20.

Growing up in Port Hood was an experience like no other. I have never come across another community that supports and embraces its own with the spirit, passion and tenacity of Port Hood. The arena is the heart and soul of this community, and with your help we can ensure it will be around for a long time to come!

Please visit the Kraft Celebration Tour match-up page between 1pm ATL Friday and 1pm ATL Saturday to VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, and VOTE some more. You can vote as many times as you wish. You can bet every computer and mobile device in Port Hood and surrounding areas will be buzzing throughout the 24 hour matchup, but as a small community, we need every single vote we can get!

My very talented niece performs at the beginning of this video