A rich gumbo of 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 competed 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 began 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 scheduled to take part in the game includes rapper Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Josh Hutcherson, Katharine McPhee, Chace Crawford, Lil Wayne, Nina Dobrev, Ryan Kwanten, Maria Menounos, Neil Patrick Harris, Scott Porter,Chrissy Teigen and Hannah Davis, Peter Facinelli, Kevin Frazier, Rocsi Diaz Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, Jesse Williams,Lolo Jones, Leah Gibson, Joshua Sasse, Artie Lange, Alicia Quarles, Deion Sanders, Warren Moon, Jesse Palmer, Amani Toomer, and Eddie George.
*photo #1 by Steve Lovekin/Getty Images; photo #2 Chris Polk/Getty Images; photo #3 by Michael Loccisano/Getty images