Sunday night, at 6:25 pm Eastern time, Sunday February 2, the Denver Broncos and the NFL’s best offense will take on the Seattle Seahawks and their league best defense, in the first-ever cold weather Super Bowl. Last year’s game was viewed by 111.3 million people. Here’s how you can keep from being the one social pariah in your family or friend group who didn’t take part in the last culturally unifying spectacle of our time:
Watch on Cable or Television
If you pay a monthly cable bill, your job is simple. Just tune into your local Fox station at 6:30. If you’re a savvy Roku user, or Pirate Bay parasite, Fox can still be accessed over the air with the help of a television antenna or an Aereo subscription.
If you’re looking for an excuse to start drinking at 2 in the afternoon, that’s when Fox’s Super Bowl pre-game coverage will begin.
Watch it Online
For most of the season, if you were watching football on a free livestream, you were probably breaking the law. But this year, Fox will be offering a free livestream of the game at Fox Sports Go.
Watch it on Smartphone or Tablet
Smart-phone users with Verizon service can download the NFL Mobile app. The free version will get you access to scores and highlights, but a $5 dollar subscription will get you the Super Bowl.
At least it will if you’re trying to livestream the game from anywhere outside of Metlife Stadium. The NFL has decided to block users from accessing live streams from within the stadium, so as not to clog the network. There will be 80,000 people in attendance at Sunday’s game, and the stadium’s mobile network can only handle 30,000 active users and the league would prefer spectators use their mobile devices to tweet.