By Patrick Kevin Day
9:00 AM PST, February 1, 2014
There will be a lot of numbers and statistics bandied about on this holiest of sports weekends, but none will be as crucial for you to remember as the time the Super Bowl is set to begin.
For those living in the Pacific time zone, the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will kick off at 3:30 p.m. PST on Sunday on Fox.
But that isn't the only important time to remember for Sunday. For those wanting to make sitting in front of the TV an all-day affair, the Super Bowl love can begin at 9 a.m. Pacific with "Road to the Super Bowl," which is not a little-seen Bob Hope-Bing Crosby film but actually an hour-long look back at the season and how the Seahawks and Broncos came to play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Andre Braugher, of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Homicide: Life on the Street," narrates the NFL Films production.
At 10 a.m. Pacific, Fox will air "Football America: Our Stories," featuring football fans from all walks of life talking about why they love the game. Among the notable participants are Whoopi Goldberg, LL Cool J, Rob Lowe, Mark Harmon, Joe Montana, Dr. Oz, Condoleezza Rice and Robin Roberts. Additionally, more than 100 current and former NFL players, coaches and team executives were interviewed for the film, which is narrated by Forest Whitaker.
The pregame show starts at 11 a.m. Pacific and lasts until kickoff four and a half hours later. Co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee and analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson and Jay Glazer will set the stage for the game and provide other interesting football vignettes, including a look at the life of legendary coach Vince Lombardi, a tribute to broadcaster George Allen "Pat" Summerall and a tribute to America's troops with a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Obama will also take place during the pregame.
The postgame show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Pacific and will be followed by new episodes of "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
And then, long after your friends have all left for home, you can be alone with your TV and watch "Fox 11 Overtime" at 8:30 p.m. Pacific.
The rest of your life.
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