Super Bowl 2012 Online: NBC Gives Fans the Giants vs. Patriots Away from Home

Luis BatlleContributor IFebruary 5, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 6:    Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots congratulates  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants after the New York Giants 24-20 win on November 6, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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The 2012 Super Bowl between the New York Giants and New England Patriots will have millions of viewers watching all over the country in countless homes.

But the question is, what if you don't have a television or can't watch from home?

According to a piece in CNN in 2009, Initiative Sports Future found that for the 2009 Super Bowl, 63 percent of all homes with a television were watching the big game.

A whopping 37 percent of U.S. homes weren't watching the game.

Have no fear, football fanatics, NBC's first ever live stream of the NFL's Super Bowl is here, as fans now have now excuse not to watch America's most glorified sporting event.


Where to go: NBC's Official Super Bowl Extra

When: 2:00 p.m. EST for pregame show, 6:00 p.m. EST for Super Bowl game coverage

The stream is supposed to give fans HD-quality video after updating the system requirements and making sure one's device is compatible for viewing.

This is a game that has all the makings to be a promising one. The Patriots are the hottest team in football, but the Giants gave them their last loss. They also played in the 2008 Super Bowl, one which was won in dramatic fashion by the Giants.

As it will be a rematch with Hall of Fame legacies on the line, the online stream gives fans of the game away from home on Super Bowl Sunday in what should be a thriller of a contest.