The big game is finally here, and while all Colts fans wish it were taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium or featured our favorite team, the Eagles and Chiefs are a pretty solid consolation prize. Maybe next year.
After all, this is a budding Kansas City dynasty facing off against the clear best team in the NFC since Week 1. No quirks of the schedule or wonky bounces here. These are the two teams that have long been fated to face off, and the day has arrived, after weeks of game planning and hoagie making.
Here are the best ways to make sure you don’t miss a minute.
What time is the Super Bowl today?
The Super Bowl start time is purported to be 6:30 PM EST (and you know that’s always precise — kidding!). If you want to watch from the jump, get your wings ready for approximately 6:25.
- Date: Sunday, February 12th
- Start Time: 6:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm CT
- Stadium: State Farm Stadium
- Location: Glendale, AZ
This location has previously been home to some real Super Bowl bangers, from Malcolm Butler’s dramatic pick in Super Bowl XLIX to the Giants’ Helmet Catch in the desert. Rumor has it you can still see Adalius Thomas wandering the grounds in shock to this day, completely unable to corral Eli Manning in the pocket.
How to watch the Super Bowl: TV channel and live stream
- TV Channel: FOX
- Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go | Fubo.tv
Greg Olsen might not be here for a long time, but he’s certainly here for a good time.
At some point, Tom Brady might be taking this No. 1 color man spot on FOX’s team; he claims he’ll be ready for the 2024 season. However — and it’s rare we’ll say this — kudos to Brady for taking the heat off this game and stepping away from the limelight. Olsen is good at this — and hasn’t yet tripped into Tony Romo territory, where so many people love him that the sickly sweet love turns to vindictive hatred. Enjoy this one.
Who’s performing the Super Bowl halftime show?
That’ll be Rihanna, who has new music reportedly en route for the first time in years, which she deemed “weird” in a recent interview.
This performance could kick off in any number of directions. We’re betting on an “Umbrella” drop, because the powerhouse “NANANACOMEON” doesn’t feel totally NFL family-friendly.
Here are the previous performers:
2022: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar
2021: The Weeknd
2020: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
2019: Maroon 5
2018: Justin Timberlake
2017: Lady Gaga
2016: Beyoncé, Coldplay
What time is the Super Bowl 57 halftime show?
Ideally, the halftime show will begin around 8:00 PM EST, though there’s no way of knowing. This first half could get intense.
Watch out to whichever team has a lead, too, because the halftime show can be an extended momentum-turner. Who can forget Gaga single-handedly swinging Patriots-Falcons, or Bengals kicker Evan McPherson drawing his coaches’ ire for watching last year’s Snoop/Dre California special?
Who’s performing the Super Bowl national anthem?
The famed Chris Stapleton, a country superstar and eight-time Grammy winner, has earned the honor. Performing the sign language interpretation of the song will be Oscar-winning actor Troy Kotsur from the film CODA.
They’ll be joining these previous luminaries:
2022: Mickey Guyton
2021: Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan
2020: Demi Lovato
2019: Gladys Knight
2017: Luke Bryan
2016: Lady Gaga
Lovato, of course, did her own sign language interpreting … kidding. Kidding.
Former Indianapolis Colts players in Super Bowl 57
He may not be a primary receiving option, but former Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal’s tough road in this league could ultimately culminate with a Super Bowl ring with the Eagles tonight. Don’t that beat all?
Much-maligned Chiefs OL Andrew Wylie — who witnessed the Super Bowl disaster two years ago in Tampa — also began his career with the Colts as a UDFA. Ex-Colt Taylor Stallworth was also released by the Chiefs in mid-December, somewhat unceremoniously.