|Manning vs. Newton - Who ya got????|
By the way, 6:30 PM Eastern Time is the answer.
However, you definitely want to peep in about 30 minutes earlier to ensure that you catch Lady Gaga's rendition of the National Anthem. Vegas has "prop bets" based on how long it will take her to sing it. You can bet less than or more than 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Take the under on this one. Lady Gaga like to show off, but only Alicia Keys has gone past 2:20 in the last 10 years.
I personally prefer to tune in just before the National Anthem. As much as I like football, I can't do the 10 hour pre-game show that the talking heads will throw at me. When 50 different people make their expert analysis on the game, the contradiction in the opinions leave you more confused than convinced that any of them know what they're talking about.
Hopefully, the commercials will be great again. It's been awhile since they have been. There are too many "feel good" commercials with lost dogs and helpful horses than they are funny and entertaining ads. I'm hoping that Lil' Sweet makes multiple appearances for Dr. Pepper.
Enjoy the game, all!
Oh, I almost forgot! My prediction: Carolina 21, Denver 16.