DIRECTV celebrated Super Bowl weekend at Hudson River Park Pier 40 in New York City with their Eighth Annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl and the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night event featuring Jay Z and surprise guest Beyonce.
Saturday morning kicked off with the DIRECTV Eighth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl featuring celebrities, NFL greats and thousands of spectators converged on more than one million pounds of sand for an exciting flag football game followed by a performance by Paramore at the DTV SuperFan Stadium at Hudson River Park Pier 40.
This year, the Blue Team was coached by NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana and represented NYPDs Finest and the White Team coached by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders represented NYFDs Bravest. The Blue Team beat the White Team a come-from-behind victory (35-28) with Michael B. Jordan and John Legend named co-MVPs for their defensive and offensive skills respectfully. In a show of respect for good sportsmanship and hard work on and off the field, the NYPD and NYFD were honored with a check for $20,000 each.
After the Blue Team defeated the White team at the 8th Annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, the DTV SuperFan stadium at Hudson River Park Pier 40 was transformed into a NY nightclub to host one of the hottest parties of the weekend, at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Featuring JAY Z Co-Hosted by Mark Cubans AXS TV and Eli Manning. Celebrities, athletes and VIPs attended to watch the New York native perform his latest and classic hits from Tom Ford to Public Service Announcement in addition to Empire State of Mind. The packed tent all hailed the Queen when Beyonce entered the stage to for a surprise performance of Drunk in Love with JAY Z in a sparkly long black dress. Before the show, world-renowned DJ Tiesto entertained the party-goers.
Among those in attendance include Sir Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Adam DeVine (Workaholics), Amani Toomer (Former NFL Player), AnnaSophia Robb (The Carrie Diaries), Ashanti (Recording Artist), Ashley Greene (Twilight), Bar Rafaeli (Model), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Chrissy Teigen (Sports Illustrated Model/Television Host), Chris Tucker (Actor / Comedian), David Spade (Rules of Engagement), Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints), Gayle King (CBS This Morning), Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Ireland Baldwin (Model), James Marsden (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Jamie Foxx (White House Down), Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Bush, Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys owner), Jesse Palmer (Former NY Giants Player), John Legend (Recording Artist), Kate Upton (Sports Illustrated Model), Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), Kevin Costner (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Les Moonves (CBS Chairman & CEO), Lindsey Vonn (World Cup Alpine Ski Racer), Macklemore (Recording Artist), Meghan Markle (Suits), Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment), Michelle Williams (Recording Artist), Nina Agdal (Sports Illustrated Model), Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie), Reggie Bush (New Orleans Saints), Robert Kraft, Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Spike Lee (Film Director), Stacy Keibler (Actress), Tim Tebow, Tony Gonzalez (Atlanta Falcons), Tyson Beckford (Model), Wladimir Klitschko (Professional Heavyweight Boxer), Zachary Levi (Thor: The Dark World) and many more!