Super Bowl XLIX is finally here as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks face off in the final NFL game of the season. The Seahawks are trying to do something that hasn't been done since the Patriots last did it, in repeating as Super Bowl Champions. Tom Brady and company are vying for their fourth Super Bowl championship, as well.
Most Jacksonville Jaguars fans will probably be rooting for the Seahawks, given the Gus Bradley connection and that's how most Jaguars fans want their team to end up. Personally, I'll be rooting for Seattle just because I'm a big Russell Wilson fan since his days of terrorizing the ACC at NC State.
Much of the lead up to Super Bowl Week hasn't really been about the game however, which has made me constantly forget that there is even a game going on. It's been about how much PSI are in a football, who knew about the PSI, what punishment there should be for it and Marshawn Lynch making old white people really upset for gaming the system.
I'm kind of afraid it's going to be a boat race like last year's game if Seattle gets the lead early, because they are fantastic at suffocating out other teams and making them one dimensional with a lead. New England does have Brady though and I've been told not to count out Touchdown Tom, but with what the Seahawks were able to do in victory against the Green Bay Packers and how much they limited them offensively while turning the ball over five times, I have a hard time seeing them lose.
Treat this post as your open thread for the day and below is all the information you need to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Kickoff time: 6:30pm EST
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
Super Bowl score by quarter: Live SB Nation scoreboard
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra online and NBC Sports Live Extra app
TV channel: NBC. Full list of international television broadcasters is here. NFL Network will produce an international TV broadcast of the Big Game.
Radio: NFL on Westwood One (Choose your station here), with Kevin Harlan as the play-by-play announcer
Announcers: Play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and color analyst Cris Collinsworth; Michele Tafoya as sideline reporter
Officials: Bill Vinovich and his crew
Current odds: Patriots are slight favorites. Latest odds here.
Halftime show performance: Katy Petty and Lenny Kravitz
National anthem: Idina Menzel
America the Beautiful: John Legend