Blogger, Cassidy Quinn Brettler, is heading to the Super Bowl

Cassidy Quinn Brettler is going to the Super Bowl. If we had tickets, we’d be this excited, too.

Cassidy Quinn Brettler is no stranger to being on camera, so she isn’t nervous about reporting from behind the scenes at the Super Bowl.

The energetic Boston video blogger and Emerson grad beat out hundreds of contestants in a national competition for a chance to spend a week in Indianapolis covering everything football.

“I’m really pumped!” she said. “I can’t wait.”

Besides getting a goodie-bag full of new gadgets, the Motorola-sponsored contest will put the self-proclaimed social media diva on screen, reporting for OCNN — the Ochocinco News Network.

Since Brettler has already interviewed the Patriots wide receiver — after he had dinner with an Emerson social media class in December — she wasn’t too disappointed he wouldn’t be with her to cover the game. She’s just ecstatic he’ll be a part of it.

“It totally adds more excitement since the Patriots are playing,” she said.

Brettler will be tasked with rubbing elbows with celebs on the red carpet pre-Super Bowl while also making frequent posts and conducting interviews for Motorola’s social media campaign.

Brettler said she watched eight hours of straight football last week to get prepared for reporting. “I needed to brush up on my stuff,” said Brettler.

“It’s not going to be your average reporting, though,” she said. “It seems like it’ll be more fun.”

Right on schedule

Brettler will be running around Indianapolis prior to the big game:
Tuesday: Brettler will attend a Super Bowl Media Day with Bucs DT Gerald McCoy, and soon-to-be-announced Ochocinco replacement to interview players.
Wednesday: Brettler will visit the social media command center and shoot pretaped segments around the city.
Thursday and Friday: Brettler will hit the red carpet at the EA Sports party.
Sunday: It’s game time. Brettler will enjoy her all-expense paid trip to the Super Bowl with a friend.


Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.


Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…


OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…


MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.


Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."


'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.


'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."


TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.


Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.


Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.


Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”


Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.


Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.


Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…


NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.


The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.