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 NYPD's ‘Finest' and the White Team coached by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders represented NYFD's ‘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.
Blue Team's (Finest) talent included John Legend (Recording Artist), Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment), Hannah Davis (Sports Illustrated Model), Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods America), James Marsden (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Meghan Markle (Suits), Nina Agdal (Sports Illustrated Model), AJ Calloway (EXTRA), Ryen Russillo (ESPN), Rocsi Diaz (Entertainment Tonight), Tom Arnold (Comedian/Actor), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie), Zachary Levi (Thor: The Dark World), Tony Gonzalez (NFL Player / Atlanta Hawks), LaDainian Tomlinson (Former NFL player), Serena Williams (Professional Tennis Player), Jon Ritchie (Former NFL Player), and team quarterback Jesse Palmer (Former NFL player).
White Team's (Bravest) talent included, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Chrissy Teigen (Sports Illustrated Model/Television Host), Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie) Tracy Morgan (Comedian/Actor), Cole Hauser (Rogue), Maria Menounos (EXTRA), Guy Fieri (Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off), Artie Lange (The Artie Lange Show), Desmond Howard (Former NFL Player / Analyst), Alicia Quarles (E! News), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Ireland Baldwin (Model), Amani Toomer (Former NFL Player), Kevin Frazier (The Insider), Dr. Oz (The Dr. Oz Show), Gillian Jacobs (Community), and team quarterback Warren Moon (NFL Hall of Famer). Moon showed off his throwing skills passing for a pair of touchdowns to Toomer and another to Frazier.
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 Cuban's 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!