Ultimate Displaced Fan Search:
Aiming to challenge die-hard fans that live outside the market of thier favorite NFL team, DIRECTV’s Ultimate Displaced Fan contest asks displaced, fanatical NFL followers to creatively display their perpetual passion for their favorite out-of-market team. By submitting videos, essays, or photos that best display their extreme dedication and the difficulties that come with being a far-away fan, contestants vie for a chance to earn the title of America’s Ultimate Displaced Fan. To enter, displaced fans can log onto www.UltimateDisplacedFan.com and upload an essay outlining their loyalty along with an optional (but highly encouraged) video and photos. (Watch video HERE to get submission tips from last year’s winner)
In addition to bragging rights, one grand prize winner will receive the ultimate Super Bowl experience, including a trip for two to Indianapolis, two tickets to the game and the opportunity to go on a media tour at the famed “radio row” with a player from their favorite team. If that’s not enough, the winner will rub elbows with NFL greats and celebrities when they participate in DIRECTV ‘s nationally televised Celebrity Beach Bowl flag football game.
Last year’s Ultimate Displaced Fan title was awarded to Kris Jones, a Raleigh, N.C. resident with a fanatical loyalty to the Baltimore Ravens. In a video that showcased his unparalleled passion for the Ravens, Jones provided viewers with a complete tour of his “Ravens Room” – the home of his Baltimore memorabilia, wall decals and a special bed where he superstitiously tucks himself in between Ravens-branded sheets the night before every game. It was due to his enthusiasm, creativity unique video and obvious un-wavering love for the Raven’s that Jones earned a place in DIRECTV history as the 2010 Ultimate Displaced Fan. Other fans also found themselves among the top entrants.
Full press release after the jump
DIRECTV Red Flags NFL Fanatics with Fourth Annual Nationwide Ultimate Displaced Fan Contest
Fans Challenged to Show Their Intense Dedication to Their Team By Submitting Videos, Photos, Essays to Earn Title of ‘America’s Ultimate Displaced Fan’; Super Bowl XLVI Prize Package on the Line
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 – DIRECTV, America’s exclusive source for the popular NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ service that allows fans to follow their favorite team no matter where they live, is challenging die-hard, displaced NFL fans across the country to prove their undying loyalty to their favorite out-of-market NFL team with the launch of the Fourth Annual Ultimate Displaced Fan Contest.
Contestants will vie for a chance to earn the title of DIRECTV’s Ultimate Displaced Fan by submitting videos, essays, or photos that creatively displays the extreme dedication to their team and how they deal with living outside of their team’s home market.
In addition to bragging rights, the winner of the contest will receive the dream NFL prize package: a trip to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, two tickets to the game, a radio tour with a member of their favorite team on famed “radio row” and the opportunity to play alongside celebrities and NFL greats in DIRECTV’s nationally televised Celebrity Beach Bowl. The winner also receives a year of complimentary DIRECTV programming, along with the 2012 NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ service. The contest is underway and entries should be submitted to the DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan website at www.ultimatedisplacedfan.com.
Fans can get involved by voting for their favorite Ultimate Displaced Fan entries
through a fan voting feature that allows them to cast their vote for the top 10 monthly entries for a chance to win random, bi-weekly prizes. Each month during the contest the submission that receives the most fan votes will win autographed memorabilia from Peyton or Eli Manning or an NFL.com gift card. Voting begins Oct. 1 when entries begin posting to the contest website.
“NFL fans’ passion and unabashed loyalty to their home team has driven the enormous popularity of our exclusive NFL SUNDAY TICKET package, and through our Ultimate Displaced Fan contest we’re encouraging those fans to take that enthusiasm to another level,” said Tony Goncalves, senior vice president, Product Management, DIRECTV. “With this contest we’re honoring those die-hard, displaced NFL fans by giving them a chance to have some fun and show their loyalty and dedication to their favorite team and win some awesome prizes.”
Last year the Ultimate Displaced Fan title was awarded to Kris Jones, a Raleigh, N.C. resident with a fanatical loyalty to the Baltimore Ravens. Jones won with a creative video that provided viewers with a tour of his “Ravens Room” – the home of his Baltimore memorabilia, wall decals and a special bed where he superstitiously tucks himself in between Ravens-branded sheets the night before every game.
Both displaced and regular fans alike will enjoy new features with the NFL SUNDAY TICKET package this season, making the experience of watching every out-of-market game every Sunday better than ever. In addition to NFL SUNDAY TICKET To Go being available on more devices this year, fantasy players, for the first time, will be able to view their NFL.com Fantasy Football teams and scores directly on their TV screen while watching every game every Sunday afternoon on DIRECTV. A “Watch Now” icon assigned to their fantasy player will enable the viewer to tune instantly to that player’s game in progress – an experience that is unique to NFL SUNDAY TICKET customers. DIRECTV will also offer a new enlarged, four-cell Mix Channel for afternoon games to enhance the viewing experience. For more information visit: www.DIRECTV.com/nfl.
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 30 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 19.4 million customers access to more than 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy- award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for ten years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 10.6 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 60 percent interest in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.