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DirecTV's Celebrity Flag Football Game will be in 3D

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Superbowl Flag Football Game

Dallas,TX-The Direct TV Fifth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl Charity Flag Football Game will be available in 3D. The Celebrity Beach Bowl, which will be shown in 3D on the DirecTV/Panasonic full-time n3D channel as well as in regular HD on the 101 Network, will be broadcast live on Saturday, February 5, the day before the actual Super Bowl airs. It will also be picked up by a number of Fox and DirecTV regional sports networks. ... For the festivities, which kick off at 1:30 ET with a pre-game show, DirecTV will transform Dallas' Victory Park into a mini-stadium that rocks a sand-filled football field and concert stage, where Maroon 5 will perform immediately following the game. Dan Patrick will host the game, which will pit New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning as coach of one team against New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who will coach the other.

Former NFL-ers Warren Moon and Rich Gannon will captain and their respective teams at quarterback, and other athletes will join the teams.

The day will begin at 1:30 p.m. CST with pre-game show hosted by Dan Patrick and Kevin Frazier, presented by SHOWTIME. At 2:30 p.m. the game will begin when celebrities and athletes take the field. The DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl will be played over two, 20-minute halves and the action will be called by Patrick, entertainment reporter Nancy O’Dell and sideline reporter Tony Siragusa. The DIRECTV Blimp will be flying overhead to add to the excitement.

Celebrities who stormed the beach for last year’s event in Miami included 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) and Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie on Showtime).. Super Bowl-winning New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning made a return appearance to coach Team Palladia HD and while Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets lead Team Spike HD to victory. Hall of Famer Warren Moon and former NFL MVP Rich Gannon captained their respective teams, that included Merrill Hoge, Daryl Johnston, Desmond Howard, La’Roi Glover, Eddie George and Mark Schlereth.

About DIRECTV’s The 101® Network The 101 Network, DIRECTV’s entertainment channel, is a unique television experience that is available exclusively to DIRECTV subscribers. In 2008, the network changed the television landscape by partnering with NBC to produce and air three additional seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and more recently becoming the exclusive home of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning drama Damages, with Glenn Close. As a result, The 101 Network has become the premiere destination for diverse, quality and critically acclaimed programming including Underbelly, Supreme Court of Comedy and The Dan Patrick Show. Through its partnerships with leading television and film studios, networks and top cable channels, The 101 Network offers viewers the finest in drama and comedy, with feature films and TV specials, daring, innovative series, exclusive “sneak peek” programming and premium cable series un-cut in their original form. The 101 Network showcases concert specials from superstar artists and celebrated music festivals such as Farm Aid, sporting events such as UFC Fighter exposés and the annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl.

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