Remember Google’s Super Bowl commercial? Do you want to see a mash-up using Ben Roethlisberger’s misadventures in Milledgeville, GA? Of course you do. Well, thanks to the YouTube/Google-created Search Stories Video Creator, your wishes have been met.
All things considered — Terry Bradshaw absolutely calling Ben out on the carpet, his hair in yesterday’s statement (lead image), a meeting with Roger Goodell that inspired Rachel Nichols to blow up her Twitter account commenting on his appearance — today probably hasn’t been the best day of Roethlisberger’s life.
You know what they say: “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son;” although, I imagine John Blutarsky might disagree.
Because of my previous employment, I’m still drawn to prominent ebusiness news, especially if it’s related to sports. That’s why I’m drawn to this Rashad Evans video. It looks like it could be an add for the new Microsoft Bing search engine, although, there’s nothing in the video that says “Bing.” However, considering Evans’ previous ties to Microsoft, the fact the video/commercial asks about search engines, which coincides with Bing’s launch, assumptions are pretty safe at this point.
Conversely, Bing has been so adamant and aggressive with their branding, it’s hard to believe they’d pass on the chance to let everyone know what it is that’s being marketed here. Seeing how the video has strong MMA ties, it has already made the rounds pretty thoroughly over in that part of the blogosphere. I found this one over at MMA Scraps.
Google released their 2008 Year-End Zeitgeist, and as expected, names like “Obama” and “Sarah Palin” represented quite well.
Oh, those feisty hockey moms.
Speaking of hockey, Google also analyzed search terms related to sports and as one might expect, the New York Giants had the highest search volume, reaching a peak in January that couldn’t be overtaken in the following 11 months: