SNF's Spooky Stunt

Sunday Night Football will attempt to set the Guiness World Record for the biggest Halloween gathering Oct. 31.

NBC is
encouraging fans to dress in costumes and will have a Guinness
representative on hand to make it official. According to the network, a Halloween
gathering is defined as a group of people in costume in one place.

The game is
in New Orleans between the Saints and Steelers. If it goes past
midnight, or course, it will be All Saints Day, which is certainly what
New Orleans is hoping for.

The Super
Dome holds a little over 72,000 people. Presumably, fans dressed as
players will count as in costume, but players dressed as players won't.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.