|2012 Super Bowl 46 - Superbowl XLVI Schedule and Guide
by Michael Dorausch, DC
What time does the Super Bowl start? That's a question patients in my office have been asking all week. Super Bowl XLVI (#SB46) kickoff starts at 6:20 PM Eastern time in Indianapolis, Indiana. In the US, the Superbowl will be televised on NBC. Also, the Super Bowl will be broadcast online and to mobile phones for the first time this year. As we've traditionally done on Planet Chiropractic, I've put together a handy game day guide for Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012.
Super Bowl XLVI - Who is playing in Super Bowl 2012? That's another question people have been asking me. I've come to realize that not everyone has been watching DirecTV's RedZone channel every Sunday since the 2011 NFL season started. Believe it or not, for many Americans (and others in the world) this is the only football game they'll watch all year, and some are more interested in the commercials.
Super Bowl 2012 will be a game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2011 season. Those two teams last met at the 2008 NFL Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Arizona. The New York Giants won.
Chiropractor Michael Dorausch at Super Bowl
Superbowl Schedule 2012 - Kickoff time for the championship game is scheduled for 6:20 PM EST (that's 3:20 PM for those of us in states like California). The game will be played in Indianapolis and televised on NBC (Channel 4 in many US cities - check your local and HD listings). The national anthem is expected to be sung by Kelly Brianne Clarkson (the first American Idol winner) and the Super Bowl XLVI halftime performance will feature Madonna.
Super Bowl XLVI Live Stream - In 2009 we had a guide to watching the Super Bowl live online, and this year NBC and Verizon are making it possible to watch the game on mobile phones and online. According to the NFL, a Super Bowl Live Stream will be available on league and network websites. Here's a link for the NFL Super Bowl Live Stream. A Super Bowl Mobile Stream will be available via Verizon's NFL mobile app so you can watch the Super Bowl on iPhone & Droid Verizon Phones.
While most of us will be watching Super Bowl 46 on big screen LCD TVs (and many others streaming to our iPads, tablets, Droids and other mobile devices), in 2012 there are still some 200+ radio stations that will broadcast the Super Bowl live. My best advice is to check local sports AM radio stations, as well as ESPN radio and SiriusXM NFL Radio for satellite radio broadcasts.
Super Bowl XLVI Location - The 2012 NFL National Championship game takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The stadium is located at 500 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225 (Google map). My previous experience of attending Super Bowls has taught me that parking can be pure insanity. If you have Super Bowl tickets and are going to this year's game, plan your parking strategy in advance.
Super Bowl Spread - Super Bowl odds are close this year, 3 points. The over/under is 54 (combined score of the two teams). In Super Bowl XLII (2008), the New England Patriots were favored over the New York Giants by eleven and a half points (11.5). In that game, the Patriots lost to the Giants, final score was 17-14. Super Bowl odds makers have the New England Patriots favored again this year. Super Bowl XLVI Lines have the New England Patriots favored +3 Points (or NY Giants as Underdog -3 Points). Odds and Spread information is posted for news and entertainment only.
Places like Las Vegas (and likely online sports betting sites too) have many prop bets like who will be Super Bowl 2012 MVP award winner? For the New York Giants, odds favor Eli Manning (7-5) and Victor Cruz (8-1). For the New England Patriots, odds favor Tom Brady (7-5), Rob Gronkowski (12-1), and Wes Welker (12-1). Here's a source for 2012 New York Giants prop bets, and a source for 2012 New England Patriots prop bets.
Super Bowl Recipes - 2 pounds of thick cut bacon mixed with 2 pounds of Italian sausage are the prime ingredients in a Bacon Explosion®, a top Superbowl recipe. Guacamole, pizza, and chicken wings are also high on the list for Sunday's recipes. This week the Washington Post had 7 different chicken wing recipes perfect for a Super Bowl bash. At my place in Southern California, we'll be serving pork carnitas, with loads of chips and guacamole.
Pork Carnitas with Guacamole and Sour Cream
Super Bowl Commercials - Millions of people tune in to watch Super Bowl commercials, some are more interested in the advertising than in the game itself. With this year's cost of a 30-second commercial at $3.5 million, advertisers are hoping to cash in on the many millions who will watch. Car companies are expected to dominate this year's commercials, and nearly half of the commercials expected to air have already been circulating online.
The 2012 Kia Optima Super Bowl commercial (watch it on YouTube) features Victoria Secret Fashion Show Model Adriana Lima, Motley Crue, and even a bucking rhinoceros. Volkswagen, Audi, Chrysler, Ford, Chevrolet and other automakers have advertisements in the game. There are big hopes that consumers will have interest in new cars by the time the game is over.
Each year at Planet Chiropractic we do a chiropractor's choice awards for Best Super Bowl Commercials (voted on by chiropractors via twitter and e-mail). 2009 Best Super Bowl Commercials and even 2008 Best Super Bowl Commercials are still archived. We will post our favorite 2012 Super Bowl Commercials come Monday.
Madonna Super Bowl Halftime Show - Madonna will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show and she is expected to perform her new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'" with M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj. How old is Madonna? 53 years young and likely traveling with her chiropractor (that makes 3 chiropractors potentially on the sidelines for Sunday's big game). Besides her new single, Madonna is expected to perform the songs "Ray of Light," "Vogue," "Music" and "Holiday."
Super Bowl Team Colors - There's lots of red, white and blue in Super Bowl 46. For the AFC Champion New England Patriots, team colors are Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White. Colors for the NFC champion New York Giants are Blue, Red, White, and Gray. If you're baking a Super Bowl cake; strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream should cover you for red white and blue. Balloons in red, white and blue are perfect for a 2012 Super Bowl party.
Super Bowl on Twitter - What's the Super Bowl hash tag on twitter? Super bowls have always been numbered in Roman numerals but pecking out #SuperBowlXLVI and even #SBXLVI is a lot more difficult than #SB46, which is the hash tag nearly everyone has been using all week. Hash tags like #SuperBowl, #NYGiants, #NEPatriots, #GoGiants, #GoPatriots will be popular as well. I will be tweeting from my @chiropractic account throughout the game.
For those of you already thinking about the 2012 NFL season and wondering when is the next Super Bowl, I've got that information for you too. Super Bowl XLVII (2012 season) is scheduled for February 3, 2013 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Check back a few days before the game for my 2013 Super Bowl Guide.