Listen, if there’s one thing I’m really good at, it’s watching football exactly one day out of the year. The Super Bowl is a great excuse to put on sweatpants, chow down on some nachos, and watch your favorite musicians rock out during halftime. You can also watch grown men toss around a ball and tackle one another, if that’s your thing. The biggest day in football is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start making your plans. Here’s how to watch the 2018 Super Bowl, so you and your friends can watch the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in all their glory.
It’s pretty straightforward. The best option is to find a friend with cable and tune in to NBC. Super Bowl Sunday is Feb. 4, so there’s still time to decide who has the best couch and microwave to host. If you aren’t a TV type, you can also stream all of the action on NBCSports.com or use the NBC sports app if you’re just, like, way too cool for school. Kick off is technically 6:30 p.m. EST, but the festivities start rocking way earlier in the day.
Beginning at noon, NBC will host Road to the Super Bowl, which will follow each team’s journey to the big championship. Following that, the Super Bowl Pre-Game begins at 1 p.m. and will run until the game starts.
To make things more fun, Justin Timberlake is taking on the halftime show a whole 14 years after his infamous “wardrobe malfunction” performance with Janet Jackson in 2004. People are stoked for JT, but left feeling a little wonky about the disproportionate backlash Jackson received all of those years ago. While both Timberlake and Jackson had a hand in the removal of a piece of her clothing on live TV, Jackson definitely took a greater hit from the public.
As for football fans, they just care about the touchdowns. We can practically hear them packing their coolers and ironing their jerseys as we speak. If I were you, I’d go stock up on guacamole and Bud Light Limes as soon as possible. You’re not gonna want to blow this one.