The Super Bowl 2014 live stream and television kickoff time for the biggest game of the 2013-14 NFL season is coming Sunday, Feb. 2. In this year's matchup the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will battle for the Lombardi Trophy at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The two teams just so happen to have the top offense and top defense in the league, making for a truly entertaining matchup. The televised and live stream Super Bowl game arrives in the evening on Sunday courtesy of FOX sources.
According to the LA Times on Feb. 1 there's all-day coverage of the big game on Sunday including a pre-game show as early as 2 p.m. EST, 11 a.m. PT which will last over 4 hours leading into the game itself. The show will be co-hosted by Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefree, along with analysts Michael Strahan, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson. Prior to that a 1-hour special called "Football America: Our Stories" will air including celebrity football fans such as Whoopi Goldberg, LL Cool J, Dr. Oz, Robin Roberts, Rob Lowe and Condoleeza Rice. There will be over 100 current and former NFL players, coaches and team executives also featured.
Everyone already knows that the halftime show will feature Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers performing live, and attempting to outdo last year's show by Beyonce. Opera singer Renee Fleming will handle the singing of the National Anthem, which is always a highly-criticized or praised aspect associated with the game itself. The other highlight, besides the game itself, will of course, be the commercials. They'll include ads already leaked and sneak-previewed from the likes of Budweiser, Oikos and Chevy, among many more. Viewers will likely be debating which were their favorite commercials. As LA times also reported a few days ago, Los Angeles has become the prime location for Super Bowl ads to be shot in. There will be 55 commercials during this year's edition of the game, and a 30-second spot now costs an average of $4 million.
As for the big game, Newsday reported that four Super Bowls have each surpassed the all-time television ratings king, the series finale of "M*A*S*H" from 1983. Those games were Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, XLV in 2011 and XLVI in 2012. The 2012 game was the most-viewed non-breaking news program in U.S. TV history with 111.3 million. Will the 2014 game surpass those numbers or remain on par with one of the other three games? Will it surpass the "M*A*S*H" finale? As the Super Bowl time draws closer, the country will be watching, but it's hard to say just how popular this year's edition of the NFL championship game will be right away.
Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII has a scheduled kick off time of 6:25 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. FOX will provide the telecast coverage on cable and satellite providers across the nation, including local affiliate station WFXR 8 in Roanoke on Cox Cable. In addition, FOX is making a Super Bowl live stream available for fans free of charge via the FOX Sports Go mobile site. This site is normally only for cable and satellite TV subscribers to log into, but will be available around the nation for Sunday's big game. See the website here for more details about how to watch online.