Searching for the Super Bowl

Are you headed to Super Bowl XLIII? If you are, we want to highlight a few interesting resources we have at Live Search that can make your trip a little less hectic as you join the crowds of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals sports fans.

Using Live Search Maps you can insert all of your top Super Bowl destination spots for your trip and save them as a collection. Your personalized collection will give you easy access to directions, venue info, and travel distances. Here’s a Super Bowl collection you can try out.

You also might want to get your bearings on the stadium before arriving. To do that, take a look at the 3D imagery of Raymond James Stadium that Virtual Earth provides. Zoom in, out, and around, and even take a look at what your view will be like from your seat.

Image of Raymond James Stadium on Virtual Earth

And if, like most of us, you’re stuck at home watching the game and festivities on TV you can find all the players and their stats by typing in your favorite player’s name into Live Search. Say you’re a fan of Ben Roethlisberger. Here’s what you’ll see when you type his name into the search box:

Image of Live Search player stats

Hope you have a great Super Bowl Sunday (whether virtual or actual). And enjoy the game!

Kristin Meldahl, Live Search, Senior Product Manager

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5 comments
  1. Anonymous

    Hi Kristin,

    Im not into the super bowl, but i must say this looks realy good. Its cool you can realy see you seat. You should incorporate set numer search into the virtual image , would also be cool.

    Great work!

  2. Anonymous

    I love the blended results.  I really wish you could come up with results from databases like the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  For instance, if I typed CPI I could get a chart with historical CPI and the components of CPI.  An amazing example is this chart:

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/03/business/20080403_SPENDING_GRAPHIC.html

    I really wish you could make interactive data visualizations like this one (hint: Microsoft should hire Amanda Cox…her data visualizations are incredible).  This is only one example.  There are tons of government databases that would benefit from visualizations and tons of consumers who would switch search engines to use it.  I am also certain that Microsoft could find a way to monetize it.  PLEASE, build it!!

  3. Anonymous

    @Hypotheek – That would be great detail to include. I will pass along the recommendation.

  4. Anonymous

    @David – This interactive visual is great. Thanks for pointing out. Your suggestions and feedback are always welcome.

  5. Anonymous

    I am unable to view those results.

    Why can’t people from other countries  not benefit from those kind of blended search results that include statistics from STATS.

    I can see why Live search is so lagging behind Google who seem to know there are other countries in the world besides the US as well.

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