January 26th, 2019 | Updated on January 31st, 2019
It’s that time of the year when you start hearing the words ‘Super Bowl’ almost everywhere you turn to. If you don’t know about this yet, you must have been missing out on one of the biggest sporting events of all time.
For those who really don’t know what it means, too, here is a piece to correct all that.
What Is The Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl is the special name given to every final game in the National Football League (NFL) season. The showpiece event is usually graced by the winners of the two divisions which make up the NFL.
Thus, the America Football Conference (AFC) champion will face off against the leading team in the National FootballConference (NFC) for a shot at the final prize.
The final prize in question is the Vince Lombardi trophy.
To get this trophy, the teams will have to battle themselves over the course of one hour. The game will be splitted into four quarters– each one lasting a total of 15 minutes with short breaks allowed in between.
The final game for this year is upon us again, and it is the 53rd Super Bowl event to happen. Since the game is being represented by Roman Numerals, you shouldn’t be surprised when it is being referred to as the Super Bowl LIII.
What Teams Are Contesting?
From the AFC, we have the New England Patriots. Note that they were the ones who won the Lombardi trophy in the year 2017 and also got a chance to compete for it in 2018. Now, they are back for the third consecutive time – a really laudable feat.
On the other business end of things, Los Angeles Rams will also be looking to make something happen for them. After conquering the NFC, they will now try to slug it out with Patriots for the ultimate prize.
Where Will It Be?
The venue for the Super Bowl LIII has been confirmed to be the Mercedes Benz arena in Atlanta. This will be the first Super Bowl event to be held here since the arena was opened – which was just about a year ago.
When Is It Going To Take Place?
Super Bowl events have always been on Sundays, and this one won’t be an exception. That said, you should get your calendars out and circle the Feb. 3 date. Unless you want to miss the game, that is.
Speaking of not missing the action, it is also confirmed that the Super Bowl LIII will start at 6:30PM ET. Check with your local time zones to determine just when to tune in so that you don’t miss any of the action.
Where Can You Watch It?
In the US, CBS has promised to show the game for all of its viewers. It doesn’t even matter if you don’t have cable TV. The TV network have also confirmed that they will allow interested users get the game on their dedicated app and website. The best deal here is that it comes free, and you don’t even have to sign in.
Another way to stream Super Bowl live is to go via BBC One, but that will only work for those in the UK. We especially love the BBC One offer due to the lack of commercials it brings. That means you get to enjoy the game without any of those unsettling interruptions.
Besides these markets, NFL is still available in hundreds of countries around the world, and in as much as seven languages too. Make sure you confirm if your region is supported before the D-day.
On the side of the Rams, Sean McVay is one man to be wary of. Even though he will be on the side lines, the philosophy he has laid down for his players speak volumes when they are out there.
This has helped them maintain a high-pressingroll that has finally earned them this shot at the trophy.
Likewise, Aaron Donald is not one to be overlooked. Having been voted the best defensive tackler in the NFL this season, he might be all the problem that Tom Brady needs.
Speaking of Tom, Brady is an embodiment of experience on his own. With five Super Bowl rings to his name and nine appearances in the Super Bowl so far, very few can beat what this quarterback brings to the table.
Add that to the fact that he has enjoyed a stellar nine years alongside Belichick, and you can see a partnership which could bear some serious fruit.
When it comes to experience,the Patriots are a force to be reckoned with. Just look at all the power they have in that squad and you would think the same thing. But then, you cannot waive the youth and rush that is in the heart of the Rams’ players.
If we were hard pressed for an answer, though, we would say that the Patriots have a higher chance of adding to their win tally.