Everyone knows that the Super Bowl has become one of the biggest sporting events in America. That's because its impact stretches far beyond the big game itself.
The Super Bowl is two weeks of build-up that starts early and lasts until the final whistle. It includes funny mega commercials, plenty of media hype, non-stop activities in the host city, the most anticipated halftime show of the year and a bunch of parties around the country. This is all in addition to the most exciting game of the season between the two best teams in the NFL.
And the excitement of these events peaks on game day leading up to kickoff.
If you want to know all of the major events taking place on Sunday, Feb. 3, for Super Bowl XLVII, well, I've got you covered there, folks.
When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
Major Events in New Orleans
The NFL goes to great lengths to make the Super Bowl experience an exhilarating one for the players, fans and members of the host city. For the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, there have been plenty of events that have captivated New Orleans.
For a listing of the various charitable events and community outreach programs that have been featured, go here.
As for the day of the game itself, some cool stuff is planned. We start with this information, from Dave Walker of NOLA.com:
The roots of CBS’ Super Bowl pregame hour dedicated to New Orleans – hosted by Wynton Marsalis, “New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll” will air at 11 a.m. game day, Feb. 3, as part of the network’s seven-hour pre-kickoff package – reach back to a recorded piece Marsalis did for the network a few hours before the New Orleans Saints’ victory in Super Bowl XLIV.
That day, Marsalis recited an essay, punctuated by music, that summed up what four-plus decades of being a Saints fan meant to the Who Dat faithful, all in the context of the rhythms and history of the city itself.
Needless to say, that is very cool.
Also, via a CBS press release, here is your full coverage schedule for the day of the big game:
CBS Sports’ seven hours of pre-game coverage of Super Bowl XLVII begins with ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL (11:00 AM, ET), followed by NEW ORLEANS: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL(12:00 Noon, ET), PHIL SIMMS ALL-IRON TEAM: SUPER BOWL EDITION (1:00 PM, ET) andTHE SUPER BOWL TODAY, the Network’s live pre-game studio show (2:00-6:00 PM, ET) with James Brown along with Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe, Bill Cowher, as well as Greg Gumbel,and NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, reporters Lesley Visser, Tasker and Wilcots.
That is quite the slate for game day. With such an impressive list of former players and other celebrities helping to build the excitement, this year's Super Bowl should undoubtedly live up to the hype.
Enjoy the game, folks, and everything else that comes with it.
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