This is your guide to everything you need to know about Super Bowl 2016, commonly referred to as Super Bowl 50.
When is the Super Bowl 2016? This question is already asked wrong and shows that you are a Super Bowl newbie. This year's Superbowl is referred to as Super Bowl 50 only. It is also not Super Bowl L. The NFL decided to use arabic numerals for the special anniversary Super Bowl and not the Roman numerals.
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The Super Bowl is the biggest TV event of the year and the reason for many Americans to host parties or spend a relaxed day with the family in front of the TV with a fridge full of beer and snacks.
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Super Bowl 50 Facts and Times:
What is the Super Bowl?
A lot of people will watch the Super Bowl just for the ads, but it sure does not hurt to know what the Super Bowl actually is. The Super Bowl 50 is a professional football championship game by the National Football League (NFL). The teams include the winners of the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League. The winner of the Super Bowl receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Who plays the Super Bowl?
The AFC Championship an the NFC Championship playoffs determine the teams that will compete in the Big Game. The AFC champion and the NFC champion have been determined on January 24. The Denver Broncos with Peyton Manning and the Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers are the Super Bowl 50 teams.
Which Super Bowl Team is the Home Team?
The AFC champion is set as the home team in even number Super Bowl games. As Super Bowl 50 is an even number game, Broncos are the Super Bowl home team. The Broncos selected their white jerseys, leaving the Panthers to wear their black jerseys in the Super Bowl 50.
Who will do the Super Bowl 50 Coin Toss?
Joe Montana has been announced to do the coin toss at the Super Bowl 50.
Who won the Super Bowl last year?
The New England Patriots with Quarterback Tom Brady won the Super Bowl 2015 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Who was the Super Bowl MVP last year?
Tom Brady was the Super Bowl 2015 MVP after passing for 328 yards and scoring four touchdowns. It was Tom Brady's 3rd Super Bowl MVP title.
Super Bowl 50 Date and Location
The Super Bowl 50 will be played in the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 7, 2016.
When is the Super Bowl 50 Kickoff Time?
The Super Bowl 50 will kick off at 6:30pm ET.
Super Bowl 50 Stadium
The Super Bowl 50 stadium is the home of the San Francisco 49ers. The Levi's stadium is located at 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara. It was designed by HNTB and constructed by Turner/Devcon on behalf of the Santa Clara Stadium Authority.
It cost $1.2 billion to build the Levi’s Stadium on about 1.85 million square feet of land, seating 68,500 (expandable to 75,000) people and featuring 165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats. The Levi's Stadium opened on July 17, 2014.
The Levi Strauss & Co. fashion company bought the nameing rights in 2013 to the stadium for 20 years.
Super Bowl 50 Tickets
The Super Bowl 50 tickets cost serveral thousand Dollars ahead of the Big Game. Season-ticket holders of the Broncos and Panthers can take part in a lottery to buy tickets. Teams are also offering Super Bowl 50 travel packages that include tickets to the Super Bowl 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The official NFL Ticket Exchange is the official market place to buy SuperBowl tickets.
Super Bowl 50 TV Broadcast
CBS will broadcast the Super Bowl 50. The TV network promises a Superbowl America will not forget. CBS will have Super Bowl related programming all week ahead of the Big Game on Feb. 7. The Super Bowl content includes Stephen Colbert's Late Show and James Corden's Late Late Show takeovers.
On Super Bowl Sunday, CBS will feature 7 hours of pregame coverage. The Super Bowl 50 pregame show will begin at 11am ET with Super Bowl 50: Before the were pros. At noon, the Road to Super Bowl airs. CBS airs at 1pm Phil Simms All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition. The live Super Bowl Pregame coverage titled "The Super Bowl Today" starts at 2pm ET.
The CBS Super Bowl Kick-off show begins at 6pm ET. The Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm local time.
The Super Bowl game broadcast will be enhanced by cutting edge replay system consiting of 36 cameras called Eyevision 360. CBS will also have goalines and sidelines cameras in the Levi's stadium to bring fans all the critical details of the game. CBS is using Pylon Cam technology and audio. The eight high-resolution, high-definition, point-of-view cameras housed inside the pylons also will have microphones embedded in them to enhance the natural sound of the game.
CBS will use the Super Bowl to launch a new CBS Sports logo and look.
How to watch the Super Bowl 50 Online?
For the fith time the Super Bowl will be streamed online. Fans will be able to access the live stream on the CBS Sports site. Via the CBS Sports app, fans can watch the Super Bowl on the Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
If you are outside of the United States you can purchase a NFL Game Pass. The Super Bowl game NFL Game Pass sells for $24.99. The NFL Super Bowl stream is available also internationally. The NFL increased the price from $9.99 to $24.99 this year.
How to watch the Super Bowl 50 on a Mobile device?
Live streaming on mobile devices is only available for eligible Verizon Wireless customers via the NFL Mobile App says CBS.
Super Bowl 50 Ads
Besides the football the Super Bowl Ads are the main attractions. CBS has sold out all Super Bowl 50 spots by now with 30 seconds spots averaging a record $5 million. End of 2015, CBS said to hold back slots to sell them for more than $5 million to desperate marketers. As in past years we have compiled the I4U News Super Bowl 50 Ads Charts.
Our traditional Super Bowl Ads for Geeks Guide will again feature full coverage of the Super Bowl Ads ahead and during the Super Bowl 50. You will also be able to watch Superbowl 50 Ads on I4U News as soon as they are revealed. Many Super Bowl commercials will be released well before the Super Bowl game day.
Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
British band Coldplay is performing the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. The Pepsi sponsored Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 118.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show.
Coldplay has invited Beyonce as guest performer. There are no other Super Bowl halftime show performers confirmed. Rumors say that Jay Z and Bruno Mars are part of the guest line-up.
Pepsi has launched the web series Camp Halftime starring Scrubs actor Donald Faison to take fans on a humorous look behind the scenes of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show will be in daylight as the Levi's Stadium has no roof and local time will be around 5pm.
The Super Bowl 50 game broadcast will be about 3 hours and 30 minutes long. The halftime break is 30 minutes, but the Halftime Show will only be about 15 minutes at best.
Who sings the Super Bowl 50 National Anthem?
The NFL and CBS have unveiled who will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl 50. Idina Menzel had the honors to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl last year. Update 02/03: The NFL announced that Lady GaGa will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl 50.
Who sings America The Beautiful at the Super Bowl 50?
The NFL and CBS unveiled that the Armed Forces Chorus will sing America is Beautiful at the Super Bowl 50. John Legend sang America is Beautiful at the Super Bowl 2015. Queen Latifa has performed America The Beautiful at the Super Bowl 2014.
Super Bowl 50 Post Game TV Show
After the big game CBS will air the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. NBC chose the season premiere of The Blacklist to air after the Super Bowl 2015. The slot after the Super Bowl broadcast is very special as millions of viewers continue to watch after the Big Game has ended.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will be followed by the Late Late Show hosted by James Corden.
Super Bowl 50 TV Deals
Super Bowl watching "requires" a big TV. If you do not own one, retailers will offer Super Bowl TV sales in about two weeks ahead of the Super Bowl 50 game. Look for Super Bowl 50 TV deals on Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon.
Super Bowl 50 Fan Products
Retailers are already offering a wide variety of Super Bowl 50 products including clothes, dishes and more. Fans still have to wait for Super Bowl team game gear until January 24, when the Super Bowl 50 teams are determined.
When is the Kitten Bowl 2016?
The Hallmark Channel will broadcast the Kitten Bowl 2016 starting at noon ET on Super Bowl Sunday. It is the third Kitten Bowl.
When is the Puppy Bowl 2016?
The Animal Planet will air the Puppy Bowl 2016 at 3pm ET. This year it is the Puppy Bowl XII.
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