Sunday, 7 February 2010


While traditionally the Super Bowl has been touted as an American past time, it seems this iconic past time has gone somewhat international!!! Across the pond,check out the live game in the small hours of the morn on BBC in the UK. (Ummmm.... That will be a start time of 11 PM for the most die hard fans in the UK !!! *YAWN* ) Starting at midnight in Belgium, fans will be grabbing a beer and watching on Prime Sport TV, which will be broadcasting the game live in Belgium for the 5th consecutive year. If you're looking for a place to watch it abroad....check it out!
Super Bowl 44 Live TV Broadcast

Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca will be broadcast in HD starting at 17:00 (CST)
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel Ten and One HD
Austria: Puls 4
Belgium: Prime Sport
Denmark: TV2 Sport and TV3+ starting at 22:00 (CET)
Europe: ESPN America
Finland: Nelonen Sport Pro and on Viasat Sport/Viasat Sport HD starting at 00:00 (CET)
France: W9
Germany: ARD Das Erste starting 23:35 (CET)
Hungary: Sport1
Italy: RAI
Norway: NRK1 starting at 23:15 (CET) and on Viasat Sport/Viasat Sport HD
Portugal: SportTV 1 and on SportTV HD starting at 23:00 (WET)
Romania: Sport1
Russia: NTV Plus
Spain: Canal+
Sweden: TV6 and on Viasat Sport/Viasat Sport HD starting at 00:00 (CET)
United Kingdom: BBC One and on Sky Sports 1 and HD 1 at 10.55pm and 11pm (GMT)
China: CCTV-5, G-Sports, Guangdong Sports, Sina TV(Online)
Japan: NHK

Always a big time thriller, this year's halftime show goes back a few decades with an appearance by 'THE WHO' . I imagine some of the fans will be saying... who? Who IS The Who?

For those who LOVE Trivia , here are some more Super Bowl fascinating facts for you:

· 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
· 14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole.
· The average number of people at a Super Bowl Party is 17.
· 5% of Americans will watch the game alone.
· Of the top 10 most watched television programs of all time, 9 of them are Super Bowls.
· Budweiser has been the exclusive Super Bowl beer advertiser for the past 13
· years.
· The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs the span over two calendar years. The year the season began in 2006 and ends in 2007.
· Since the 1980s the Super Bowls have always started around 6pm Eastern Standard Time.
· More drivers are involved in alcohol-related accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year (except St. Patrick's Day), according to the Insurance Information Institute.
· 35% of people who attend the game write it off as a corporate expense.Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl.
· The Super Bowl has been played in south Florida 8 times, today's game will be the ninth.
· Super Bowl fans spend more than $50 million on food during the 4 days prior to the super bowl.

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