Making the trip south will be myself, who will be covering Super Bowl week from a national angle on SBNation.com, Brandon from Acme Packing Company, who will be on all things Packers, and Michael from Behind The Steel Curtain, who will be your go-to Steelers source. If our experience last year tells us anything, it's that you'll want to check out those sites. You can't go to the Super Bowl and not have entertaining coverage.
Things really kick off on Tuesday's Media Day, which gets bigger and bigger every year. Basically, there is a big room, and each team parades their players out allowing the media time to talk to them at various stations. This is when you'll see some wacky media members coming in dressed up or other attention-seeking folks. The players that are unknown outside of Green Bay and Pittsburgh will roam around without many people talking to them while Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger will command a crowd over 100.
Other big events during the week include the NFLPA annual press conference, which means a little more with the (possible) lockout coming, and the 2011 Hall of Fame announcements on Saturday.
It all culminates on Feb. 6 when the game is aired on FOX. The exact timing of kickoff is currently scheduled for 6:29 p.m. (ET). While we're down in Dallas, we'll have an entire crew holding it down for SBNation.com so if you're looking for something to pass the time at work, our 2011 Super Bowl coverage would be it.