Roar of the crowd: Super Bowl on Twitter

Thursday, 2 February 2012

From @TimTebow leading the Denver Broncos to a shocking overtime win (and a new record for sports-related Tweets per second: 9,420) to San Diego Chargers receiver @ericweddle1’s sideline Tweets from the Pro Bowl—we watched all of the NFL post-season’s most memorable moments come alive on Twitter.

And while the @Giants and @Patriots’ rematch and halftime show play out on TV, the national conversation is happening well beyond your den: it also happens on Twitter. Follow your favorite NFL players, coaches and commentators during the game, or just search for #SuperBowl to see how everyone is reacting to the action on the field.

To discover new accounts related to the Giants or the Patriots, follow @GiantsTweets and @NEPatriotTweets. These accounts automatically select and retweet the top Tweets from official team accounts, coaches, players, owners and local media.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without the creative ads, and this year we’re introducing a Twitter twist. Immediately after the game, you can replay all of the ads that aired during the game and Tweet votes for your favorites on We’ll announce which ad dominated the post-game Twitter conversation on Feb. 12, a week from Sunday. Learn more about the program here.

Twitter is the best place to see and share your take on everything Super Bowl—and for sports-related Tweets all year long, follow @Twittersports.