DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowlers Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – A rich gumbo of A-list celebrities and star athletes gathered together in New Orleans, home of Super Bowl XLVII, to compete in the Seventh Annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 2. The game play took place in DTV SuperFan Stadium (at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World) on the world’s largest indoor beach comprised of more than a million pounds of freshly poured sand.
The DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, which is free and open to the public, has become the must-attend event of Super Bowl weekend attracting thousands of spectators who flock to the event every year to witness Hollywood’s biggest stars compete against former NFL greats in a wild flag football game where anything can happen.
For those watching at home, the pre-game show, game and post-game musical performance will begin airing live at Noon CST on DIRECTV’s Audience Network, NBC Sports Network, all of DIRECTV’s Regional Sports Networks (Root Sports Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as internationally on DIRECTV’s Pan Americana and DIRECTV Puerto Rico outlets.
Celebrities and athletes who took part in the game included rapper Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Katharine McPhee (SMASH), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Lil Wayne (rapper), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Maria Menounos (host of EXTRA and New York Times bestselling author of “The EveryGirls Guide to Life”), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie), Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Chrissy Teigen and Hannah Davis, Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie), Kevin Frazier (omg! Insider anchor), Rocsi Diaz (Entertainment Tonight), Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Olympian Lolo Jones, Leah Gibson(ROGUE), Joshua Sasse (ROGUE), comedian Artie Lange (The Artie Lange Show), Alicia Quarles (E! News), NFL Hall of Famers Deion Sanders and Warren Moon, former NY Giants Jesse Palmer and Amani Toomer, Heisman Trophy-winner and NFL great Eddie George.