It’s time for the Super Bowl. The event is set to take place this weekend on Sunday, 7, 2021. Unlike most Super Bowls, the event will mark many firsts fans should note before the game kicks off at 6.30 EST.
The Buccaneers and the Kaiser Chiefs are set to play against each other in a much-anticipated game with all eyes and on the Buccaneers Tom Brady and Chief’s Patrick Mahome as they face off in Tampa, Florida.
This is the first time the game will be held since the Covid-19 pandemic, and the NFL has limited the risk of transmission by allowing only 22,000 attendees wearing masks to allow for social distance measures.
The Ramsey James Stadium in Tampa has a 65,000 seat capacity, but 14,500 fans were chosen through a lottery. The other 7,500 tickets were given to vaccinated healthcare workers who fought the Covid-19 virus.
Fans staying safe at home can catch the game on CBS or online on the CBS All Access App or stream CBS on Hulu +, Live TV, Sling Tv, and YouTube Tv. Roku has provided several options but suggests users of the service.
“Watch the Super Bowl for free on CBS Sports and the NFL app,” start a free trial of CBS All Access or authenticate the channel with a participating pay-TV provider login to stream the game.”
Kick-Off starts at 6.30 PM ESt. Before the game, fans will be treated all day to a list of football coverage starting at 11:30 EST from “That Other Pregame Show” to the NFL’S “Super Bowl Today” leading up to the big game.
Miley Cyrus will perform at the NFL’s first Tik Tok Tailgate. Eric Church and Jasmine Sullivan will sing the national anthem, H.E.R will lend her voice to “America The Beautiful,” and The Weeknd will take the “Halftime” spot.
Mahomes may be looking to upset Brady’s high.
Pressure will be on quarterbacks Brady and Mahomes. Mahomes secured the Chief’s spot at the Super Bowl, kicking out the San Fransisco 49ers, while Brady led the Buccaneers to victory against Green Bay.
Brady has only been with his team for only a season, while Mahomes lead the Cheifs to their first Super Bowl win in 50 years at SuperBowl LVI in 2020. Mahomes, aware of the impending clash, made a jibe at Brady:
“Being able to go up against one of the greatest, if not the greatest quarterback of all time in his 150th Super Bowl, mean it’s going to be a great experience for me.”
Brady, 43, has won six rings throughout his career and is making his 10th appearance at the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers after building his impressive career with the New England Patriots.
In the midst of all his supporters and detractors, Brady is getting encouraging support from his corner. His son Jack with ex-girlfriend actress Bridgit Moynahan was there to witness his win against Green Bay.
Brady ran over to the sidelines to celebrate with his son. The warm moment was captured for all to see. Moynahan also shared a pic of the two and praised Brady, clarifying whose side she is on.
Mahomes may be looking to upset Brady’s high. The athlete is looking to make the Chiefs one of the only back to back Super Bowl champions, a record-breaking feat also achieved by Tom Brady in 2004 - 2005.