All you need to know to watch the Biggest Game of the Year
The biggest sporting event of the year, is set to take place on February 12, 2023. That would be Super Bowl LVII or Super Bowl 57.
This year, we have two teams that have won Super Bowls in the last five years, which doesn’t happen often. But we have the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs, taking on the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles. And it’ll be taking place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. This stadium has been home to a number of Super Bowls in the past.
It’s also the first year that we have two African-American Quarterbacks playing each other in the Super Bowl in the Chief’s Patrick Mahomes and the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts. We also have the Kelce brothers playing each other in the Super Bowl. Which means their parents are rooting for both teams, of course.
Who’s playing in the Super Bowl?
This year, the two teams in the Super Bowl match up really well. Both finished the season at 14-3, and have won their two playoff games for a record of 16-3 this year. Both teams have also scored 546 points, which is pretty incredible. And as mentioned before, both teams have a Kelce brother playing. So this could be one of the more competitive Super Bowls we’ve seen in recent memory.
Currently, Philadelphia is a 1.5-point favorite over Kansas City. So it’s essentially a toss-up, according to Las Vegas. This is going to be a game you won’t want to leave after halftime. As it could come down to the last play of the game. Just like it did for Kansas City when it played Cincinnati two weeks ago to get to the Super Bowl.
What time does the Super Bowl start?
The Super Bowl will take place on February 12. Kick-off is set for 6:30PM EST. This is the same time that it kicks off every single year.
However, since this is the biggest sporting event of the year, there will be many hours of pre-game coverage starting earlier in the day. And even some the day before the Super Bowl.
This year, the Super Bowl will be on FOX. The three major networks that carry NFL games (CBS, FOX, and NBC) rotate who hosts the Super Bowl. And this year, it’s FOX’s turn to host the Super Bowl (last year, it was NBC, and next year will be CBS).
How To Watch Super Bowl 2023
There are many, many ways to watch the Super Bowl this year. Any streaming service that has FOX available, will be a good option. You can also watch via an OTA antenna, Peacock, or even on NBCSports’ website for free. Which for cordcutters, that might be the best bet.
FOX is a “local” channel, meaning that it is free. And all you need to do is get an antenna and put it in your window to get it and a few other channels. Since you aren’t going to be paying monthly for this antenna, it’s the cheapest way to get NBC for the Super Bowl and beyond. It will also include channels like ABC, FOX, and NBC, as well as a few others, depending on your market.
Amazon has a few great options for OTA Antennas that won’t cost a fortune. Like this one here, that is priced at $25.99. It offers 120-mile range too. Which is going to be good for those that are in the sticks and might be far away from a particular market.
Fubo TV is not cheap necessarily, but it does have a ton of channels available, which makes its $59.99 per month price, pretty good.
For that $59.99 price tag, you are getting 103 channels included, as well as 500 hours of cloud DVR space. And in that 103 channels, you are getting all of your locals and that does include NBC. There is of course, a free trial available. So if you were looking to try it out before you purchase, you can do that too.
This is going to be the most popular option, simply because of the features and its price. YouTube TV has all of the local channels in all (but a handful of) markets around the country. So it most likely has your local FOX affiliate.
YouTube TV also offers 70+ channels for $49.99 per month, making it cheaper than Fubo TV. But where it really shines is in its cloud DVR. You see, YouTube TV allows you to record everything, since it offers unlimited cloud DVR. Which you can access from anywhere, and all content stays in your DVR for nine months. That’s a feature that you will not find anywhere else.
Watch on FOX Sports
Typically, Fox will also show you the game for free on FOX Sports. So you can watch it on your smartphone, laptop or on the big screen with the FOX Sports app. Since the Super Bowl is always on a “free” channel, it’s typically available to stream for free, which is definitely nice to see.
Whether you watch football or not, you’re going to want to watch Super Bowl 2022. There won’t be any other content on, as other networks know not to even try to compete with the Super Bowl. And there are plenty of other reasons to watch. A lot of people watch the ads, which the ads during the Super Bowl are some of the best of the year and most expensive. It’s reported that a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl this year is running $7 million.
On top of that, we have the Apple Music Halftime show, headlined by Rihanna. Who is a nine-time Grammy winner, she has had 14 number-ones and 31 top-10 singles in the US. Now the real question is who will Rihanna bring with her to her halftime show? Last year, in LA we had Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre. Which made for a pretty epic halftime show. Though this year, the sponsor is no longer Pepsi, it’s now Apple Music. So things might change.