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DirecTV Kicks Off Sophomore Season Of Ulimate Displaced Fan Search

Die-hard NFL fans, who are far removed from their favorite squads, can show their devotion and win a trip to Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.
Zealots can show just how passionate they are about their club of choice by entering the "2009 DirecTV Ultimate Displaced Fan Search."
For the second season, DirecTV, home to the league's out-of-market NFL Sunday Ticket package, is giving fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Super Bowl week experience.

Moreover, four semifinalists will receive one-year complimentary subscriptions to the DirecTV Choice package, an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription for the 2010 season, complete with the NFL Sunday Ticket SuperFan upgraded service package, as well as any required receiving equipment.
Fans can visit and submit written essays, videos, photos or a combination of the three that illustrate why they should earn the moniker of the "Ultimate Displaced Fan." In addition to accepting entry submissions and providing full contest details and official rules, the official Web site also showcases examples of last year's winning entries, and dedicated pages where displaced NFL fans of each of the NFL's 32 teams can come together to show their loyalty for their favorite team along with other displaced fans just like them. Fans can also follow the search on Facebook at
Entries must be submitted by Dec. 15, with the winners picked on Dec. 30.
Last year's group was nothing short of obsessive in expressing their commitment to NFL teams -- from the naming of a first-born son Harrison, after the former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver, to paddling through the flooded streets of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to catch a Redskins game.
The 2008 winner Ron Lawrence, a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan from Chesapeake, Va., earned the displaced fan title thanks in large part to his two-car garage, which he'd converted into a full-blown replica of the interior of Texas Stadium, complete with blue star-studded walls, field turf and a ring of honor.

For his loyalty and lunacy, Lawrence earned a Super Bowl prize package including two tickets to the title game and an all-expense paid trip to Tampa, Fla. While there, Lawrence participated in a media tour at the Super Bowl media center side-by-side with his favorite Cowboy player, tight end Jason Witten, met New York Giants quarterback and DirecTV spokesman Eli Manning and played for Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon's team in the nationally televised DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl flag football game.