Football fan or not, no doubt you’ll be watching the Super Bowl on FOX this Sunday.
So whether you're going out with friends, staying in or ignoring football completely, you'll want to know when the Super Bowl festivities as well as the big halftime show begin.
Depending on how big of a sports addict you are, you Super Bowl Sunday could begin as early as 12 p.m. for pregame programming leading up to the game.
Here’s a list of what begins and when.
12 p.m. EST: “Road to the Super Bowl” about the 2013 season airs.
1 p.m. EST: “Football America: Our Stories” begins.
2 p.m. EST: Pregame coverage on FOX begins hosted by Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Curt Menefee, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson, Jay Glazer and Mike Pereira.
4:30 p.m. EST: Bill O’Reilly’s live interview with President Barack Obama live from the White House begins. FOX will air this in between pregame coverage.
6:30 p.m. EST: The Super Bowl begins with opera singer and four-time Grammy winner Renee Fleming singing the National Anthem. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 so Fleming should appear shortly before. On the West Coast, the big game begins at 3:30 p.m. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will announce the Super Bowl.
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8 p.m. EST (estimate): There is no scheduled time for the halftime show, since it all depends on the trajectory of the first half of the game. However, IBTimes compared the start times of halftime from previous years and it should be slated for about 8 p.m. Last year, Beyoncé took the stage for her halftime show at 8:10 p.m., so expect a similar time for Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers this year. The show will last for about 14 minutes. However, some sites estimate the show could begin as late as 8:30 p.m., which will shift the remainder of this list.
8:40 p.m. EST: The second half of the game is expected to begin. A regular season game has just 12 minutes for halftime, but the Super Bowl gets about a half hour. Again, it all depends when halftime begins, but the latest the second half would start is about 8:50 p.m.
10-10:30 p.m. EST: Depending on the game’s length, the postgame show should begin, showing recaps and highlights from the Super Bowl. Roger Goodell will also present the Lombardi trophy to the winning team.
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Nadine joined IBTimes in July 2011 and is the editor of the Continuous News Desk, which covers trending news. She writes about retail, the fashion industry and pop culture...