DALLAS, Feb 6, 2010 / FW/ — Tomorrow is Super Bowl XLIV but the parties have already started and the one to be is at DIRECTV’s Fourth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl where Hollywood’s hottest celebrities and NFL Greats competed in flag football.
This nationally televised game has become the must-attend special event of Super Bowl weekend. With seating for 8,000 and a regulation size sand-filled football field and concert stage, a veritable who’s who of the entertainment world, along with current and former NFL athletes, faced off in a no-holds-barred matchup.
Immediately after the game and trophy presentation, the crowd will fill the beach for a concert featuring The All American Rejects, presented by Palladia HD.
Celebrities in attendance were Jennifer Lopez (Grammy® Award-winning performer and actress), Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Valentine’s Day), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Marisa Miller (Victoria’s Secret, Harley Davidson and Sports Illustrated model), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Olivia Munn (Iron Man 2), Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl), singer/songwriter Brian McKnight, comedians Marlon, Shawn and Keenan Wayans, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Big Love), Michael Clark Duncan (The Green Mile), C.S. Lee and David Zayas (Dexter on Showtime), Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie on Showtime), Niecy Nash (Clean House) among others.
Among the NFL players, Super Bowl-winning New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning played coach of Team Palladia HD, and Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets, coached Team Spike HD. Hall of Famer Warren Moon and former NFL MVP Rich Gannon captained their respective teams as quarterbacks.
Other NFL greats who played are Merrill Hoge, Daryl Johnston, Desmond Howard, La’Roi Glover, Eddie George and Mark Schlereth.