Super Bowl 50 – When, Where, and How to Watch

Super Bowl 50 – When, Where, and How to Watch

Super Bowl 50 2016 Bay Area

When is Super Bowl 50?

Super Bowl 50 is Sunday, February 7th at 3:30 p.m. PT.

How to watch the Super Bowl this year:

Watch it live:

Super Bowl 50 will be carried live on CBS. If you have yet to “cut the cord,” you can find the affiliate station in your area using  this CBS TV Stations and Affiliates guide from CBS News.

You can also watch it on the public airwaves if you’re old-school. Get a digital antenna and tune to your local CBS affiliate.

Watch it online:

CBS Sports will be streaming the game live. Tune in to, or Beware – you can only stream it on your mobile phone if you are an eligible Verizon Wireless subscriber using the NFL Mobile app. There’s a little ambiguity as to whether it will stream to your browser on your phone, but it seems as though you can do so on a tablet.

Stream it on your set-top box:

Apple TV, XBOX ONE, Roku all have CBS Sports apps available. Check the app store for your device.

What time does the Super Bowl start?

The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. pacific. 4:30 p.m. mountain. 5:30 p.m. central. 6:30 p.m. eastern.

The pre-game show will basically be on as soon as you wake up in the morning. CBS also has a list of pre-game programming for Super Bowl 50.

Where is Super Bowl 50 taking place?

Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Why is watching Super Bowl 50 a thing?

Well, personally, I won’t be watching the game. I might attend a party hosted by friends who are watching the game and care about it. I would actually have to scroll back up to remember who is playing in this one.

I like to watch a good game and the only good Super Bowl I’ve ever watched was last year where you didn’t know who was going to win until the last f’ing second. I love a game like that. Seattle lost, but it was an amazing and exciting game. I hadn’t even planned on watching it, but kept checking in. And every time I did, the game seemed on the edge of an upset. I finally just glued my eyes to the TV.

I felt, after that game, like I had something sports-ball related to talk about at the office. “My god! I don’t watch sports or even care, but that was an amazing game!” Since Seattle lost I had to be careful, but I seriously rooted for the Seahawks for the first time in my life. I wanted my team, to whom I’m only related by coworkers via living in or near the same city, to win. I had a team!

Scrolling back up to check which teams are playing, I notice that I haven’t listed the teams there anywhere. The Broncos, I’m sure, but I had to check Google for the other team. The Carolina Panthers, apparently. I don’t really know what “Carolina” refers to, but I’m going to bet that Denver, which is a very precise home (one mile above sea level and I can point to it on a map) for the team I think of when I think of the Super Bowl, makes this Super Bowl very, very boring.

Based solely on how boring the Super Bowl has always been for me, I predict Carolina will go home to the vague south and Peyton Manning will retire with a massively lopsided and boring win. I can’t (more specifically, I don’t want to bother trying to) figure out why anyone wants to watch this game. But if you do, there’s the first half of this post.


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