Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday? Here’s a guide

For sports fans, TV viewers and other humans, this will be too much – WAY too much – of a good thing.
It will be Super Bowl Sunday AND the Olympics. NBC will have quarterbacks, speedskaters, rappers (including Kendrick Lamar, shown here), linebackers, gospel singers, ice dancers, a country star and commercials. Lots of commercials.
It will also have hours of people talking about football … at the same time that a sister channel (the USA Network) ranges from the dazzle of freestyle skiing to the non-dazzle of curling.
It’s a busy blur for viewers … and a busier one for Mike Tirico, who anchors the Olympic in Beijing and does play-by-play of the Super Bowl in Inglewood, Cal. Here’s a guide to the day (Feb.13); times are ET and, except where noted, shows are on NBC Read more…

Looking at a maybe-super day

For most of us, Feb. 7 will merely be Super Sunday, a 12-hour blur (see schedule, under “news and quick comments”) of fuss and football, plus music, drama and catchy commercials.
But for Queen Latifah (whose “Equalizer” follows the game), it might be super-er or super-est or something.
“I am a huge, huge football fan …. I think it’s going to be one of the most exciting Super Bowls,” Latifah said of the 6:30 p.m. ET game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Some others seem to agree, especially because of the quarterback confrontation: Patrick Mahomes (shown here), 25, of the Chiefs, faces Tom Brady, 43, of the Bucs. “I think it’s going to be one of the great match-ups in history,” said Tony Romo, who will be in the CBS booth with Jim Nantz. Read more…