With each passing year, the Super Bowl seems like it becomes less and less about actual football. Sure, the game is still incredible, but it is surrounded by constant pomp and circumstance. This time around will certainly be no different, with the pregame show by FOX starting at 2 p.m. ET. for a game that begins at 6:30 p.m. ET.
During the pregame, there will be the normal hosts of FOX NFL Sunday with Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Straham and Curt Menafee. They will navigate the day and bring us a bevy of bits, including Bill O'Reilly sitting down with President Barack Obama at 4 p.m.
The music will be provided by The Band Perry and American Idol star Philip Phillips before the contest, with "America The Beautiful" being performed by Queen Latifah and the national anthem sung by Renee Fleming. The musical portion of the broadcast will start approximately at 6 p.m. ET.
For the first time in Super Bowl history, the show will be coming from two states, starting in Times Square of New York City and finishing at MetLife Stadium in New York. Many segments will be run, including a piece of Brooklyn native Vince Lombardi, a Pat Summerall tribute, the reading of the Declaration of Independence, a story on bad weather games, New York title games and the red carper, according to TV by the Numbers.
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