Super Bowl Sunday in 2016 is on Feb. 7. It will be the 50th such game one a day that has, more or less, become an unofficial national holiday, according to USA Today on Thursday. Though the main event starts at 6:30 p.m. ET, this year there will be pregame coverage televised practically all day. In fact, the pregame coverage starts as early as 9 a.m.
At 9 a.m., the NFL Network will have “Gameday Morning” going all day until 5:30 p.m. In that programming, the feature will be Brett Favre with portions of the program having Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter on. At 11 a.m., “Super Bowl 50: Before They Were Pros” will be on the CBS network. The show does pretty much what the title suggests. At 12 p.m., “Road to the Super Bowl” will be the CBS feature. It will, again, as the title suggests, will take in in-depth look at the past season in football. Starting at 1 p.m., “Phil Simms All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition will be on CBS. That program goes back to some players of the past like Joe Namath and Mike Singletary. An hour later, at 2 p.m., Gayle King will interview President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle during a four-hour pregame show called “Super Bowl Today.” It, too, is on CBS. A half-an-hour before the game finally begins, “The Kickoff Show” will be on CBS, too. It will have musical performances, team intros and more.
The music on Super Bowl Sunday is always special, too. Lady Gaga will be performing the national anthem. Coldplay and Beyonce will be performing during the half-time show this year.
Again, at 6:30 p.m. ET, the 50th Super Bowl game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will begin. According to CBS Sports , the game is held at Levi’s Stadium which is located in Santa Clara, California. Besides watching the game on television, it will be available on computer or tablet at CBSSports.com. Also, it’s available on home entertainment devices such as Android TV, Apple TV, Xbox One and Roku. It should be noted that live streaming on mobile devices is only via eligible Verizon Wireless customers with the NFL Mobile App.
Super Bowl Sunday occurs annually on the first Sunday in February. It is said to be observed in the United States, Canada and internationally throughout the world. The network that carries the game usually devotes the entire day of its programming about the Super Bowl. The audience is more than football fanatics. The event draws people who likely only watch the Super Bowl game every year and no other games. And then there are others who only look at the television screen when a commercial comes on as the commercials are expected to be the best of the best for the entire year. Much is discussed about which commercials were really the best during the Super Bowl program.
As previously mentioned, it has become an unofficial holiday in the United States as a time when family and friends gather to party as the game is played. In terms of food, Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day of eating for the entire year. More food is only consumed in the United States on Thanksgiving Day. Unfortunately, some police departments report that Super Bowl Sunday is the day in which they have a tremendous increase in drunk driving. Data shows that about a quarter of the Super Bowl viewers watch the game with family members. Many choose to view the game with friends as well as family. Though it is thought to be a big day for bars and restaurants that feature a viewing of the game, data says that only 3 percent of persons actually go to a bar to watch the game. The businesses that do the best on the day are pizza businesses. Pizza establishments, mostly due to delivery orders, doubles their business on Super Bowl Sunday. Besides the incredibly large amount of pizza eaten, some 28,000,000 pounds of chips are consumed on the day while 1.25 billion chicken wings are consumed and 8,000,000 pounds of guacamole are eaten during the game.