American football fans can follow their favorite team, keep to Thanksgiving Day tradition and see Super Bowl Sunday from the comfort of their living room or via mobile device.
NFL Game Pass is a subscription that allows everyone outside the United States, Mexico, Bermuda, Antigua, the Bahamas, and U.S. territories to watch games in high-definition, both live and on demand.
Depending on what you prefer, you can follow only your team, all teams, the off-season, regular season and/or the playoffs. There’s also an option to watch up to four games in multiple windows and 30-minute condensed games, with no commercials, huddles or time outs.
If you miss a game because you were busy having a life or the time-zone difference made it impractical, no problem. Replay the game at your convenience and watch as many times as you like, including archived Super Bowl games.
At home, you need an Internet connection, a PC or Mac, and a computer screen or VGA cable hooked to a TV screen. See “System hardware/software, DSL, browser requirements.”
NFL Game Pass Mobile is free when you buy a subscription, which means you can watch games anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection and iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android. See “Supported devices” for all the specs.
Share an account and costs with friends or roommates, or try before you buy when NFL Game Pass offers unannounced free trials during the regular season.
The only thing missing is tailgate parties, but that may be better for our health in the long run.
Article last updated February 5, 2013
Pigs in a blanket
Hamburgers and hot dogs
Don’t feel like cooking? Pizza Hut has wings seven ways, pick up tortilla chips and ready-made guacamole or salsa at AB Vasilopoulos, KFC has fried chicken, Simply Burgers sells (pricey) charbroiled burgers, fries, quesadillas and brownies.
The Greek connection
The 2012 Super Bowl had at least three Greek connections, one of which made history.
John Kass at the Chicago Tribune says buffalo wings are for girly men. Real men eat Greek-style goat head soup on Super Bowl Sunday, in “Here’s a real super bowl.”
I learned Roman numerals as part of basic education and reading Shakespeare, but kids today have no clue what ‘XLVI’ means, in “Deciphering the Super Bowl: XLVI is all Greek to kids.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered up bagels, cheesecake and Greek yogurt if the Giants lost to the Patriots , in “Cuomo bets heapings of fermented milk.”
A coveted Super Bowl commercial slot costs $3.5 million for 30 seconds. That means you better bring your ‘A’ game or 11 million viewers will badmouth you and your ‘a’ may be fired come Monday. Oikos Greek yogurt recruited John Stammy to hammy it up in, “The Tease.”
Whether it’s good or bad is irrelevant. It was the first time in history that a yogurt commercial aired during the Super Bowl. Period.
Hat tip to J in the north, who told me about Game Pass and let me use his account. It was a kick watching Boomer and Phil, reliving my football addiction after quitting cold turkey a decade ago when Game Pass did not exist.
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“How to get your hands on Super Bowl tickets” — Yahoo
“NFL Today” — CBS
“Super Bowl Ad Rates Can Double in 10 Years” — Forbes
“NFL Game Pass iPad App Review” — Telegraph
“Why Super Bowl commercials are expensive” — Yahoo