Superbowl 2012 Kickoff

February 5, 2012 by staff 

Superbowl 2012 Kickoff, It’s finally here – Super Bowl XLVI. But before we get into the preview of the big match ups between the New York Giants and New England Patriots here is some basic information about television’s biggest event.

Oh, and also a few delicious desserts.

Kickoff Time: Kickoff is scheduled for 6:29pm Eastern Time.

Television:The game will be on NBC.Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will have the call live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Online Streaming: The game will be streaming live online, for free, at

Halftime Show: Madonna

The Game

MVP quarterbacks on marquee franchises. A rematch of a nail-biter from four years ago, featuring many of the same key characters. Madonna and plenty of Manning – Eli, and Peyton, too.

This Super Bowl certainly has all the makings of another thriller, the perfect finish to a season that began in turmoil and wound up the most successful in league history.

Super Bowl Showdown: Victor Cruz vs. Aaron Hernandez

The NFL couldn’t have planned it any better.

“It’s actually been a very fun week here,” said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, seeking his fourth Super Bowl ring in 11 seasons, and doing it in the city where archrival Peyton Manning has worked for 13 years – if not for much longer, given his health issues and disagreements with Colts management. “It’s a bit surreal to be playing in Indy’s home stadium and to be practicing at their facility.”

Super Bowl Recipe: Super Bowl Nachos

It’s been even weirder for Eli Manning to have led the Giants here, only to find his superb season and chase for a second championship overshadowed by big brother.

The most popular storyline this week has been Peyton’s pain in his neck. Or, rather, his status following three neck surgeries in 19 months; whether the Colts will keep him around, at the cost of a $28 million roster bonus due in March; and whether he’s truly feuding with owner Jim Irsay’s rebuilding organization.

Super Bowl Recipe: Hot Potato Boats

Eli, who will surpass his brother for NFL titles with a victory Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium – yes, Peyton’s Place – claims his sibling’s issues are irrelevant to this game, in which New York (12-7) is a 3-point underdog.

“I’m proud of Peyton. I’ve talked to him this week. None of that comes up,” Eli said. “When I talk to Peyton, he does a great job of trying to keep me relaxed. (We) talk a little football and talk about New England some. He’s supported me this week. I know he’s just working hard trying to get healthy and I’m going to support him on that.”

While Eli would own two championships with a victory, to one for Peyton, Brady could tie his childhood quarterbacking hero, Joe Montana, and Terry Bradshaw with four. Coach Bill Belichick would equal Chuck Noll with the same number.

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