It’s that time of year again, time for folks to bust out their secret family chili recipes, stock their fridges with beer and invite friends and family over to watch the Super Bowl. Many football fans have had their hearts broken already this year with their favorite team out of the playoff picture after a series full of hard-won games. The exceptions are the fans of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots who will battle it out this Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI. In spite of the fact that both teams are from the northeast, millions of football fans from around the world will be watching in what current trends are predicting will be the most-watched Super Bowl in history. But no matter who plays, some people tune in just to watch the commercials.
We decided to take a look at what football fans are buzzing about on Twitter before the big game. Using our WE twendz pro® analytics service, we examined what was being said about the rematch between the teams of the 2008 Super Bowl. To no one’s surprise there was plenty of buzz around Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady; one of the most shared links examined his facial expressions. He received more than double the mentions of his New York counterpart Eli Manning. Neither of the superstar quarterbacks actively tweet, but each team has their own star tweeter.
Patriots wide receiver (and Dancing with the Stars alumni) Chad Ochocinco has a huge Twitter following of over three million, while Giants receiver Victor Cruz has a smaller but engaged and growing following of over 100,000. Birdman will surely be watching, as he bet a cool $5 million on the Patriots. Now that takes confidence in your team! Even Ferris Bueller is making an appearance in this year’s game with a new ad for Honda that has everyone talking.
What else are Super Bowl fans talking about out there on twitter? Find out in the infographic below: