We are a mere 24 hours away from FOOTBALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
The Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams will be kicking things off from the Edward Jones Dome in about 24 hours or so. There are a lot of different ways to follow the action, and we're going to be listing them all for you right here.
The game is set to kick off at noon Central time, which is always the best time for football. Since this is an all-NFC affair, it will be carried by FOX. According to the folks from The 506, our commentators for this one will be Dick Stockton and Kirk Morrison.
If you are outside of the regular viewing area (which you can get from the 506 link above) and will be watching the game through the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, the game will be on Channel 707.
If you're in Canada, it looks like your only outlet is from Fox Minneapolis. (Thanks to the folks from A Rouge Point for that.)
If you're in the United Kingdom, you will have to get the game from NFL Game Pass. (Thanks to the folks from NFL UK.)
This game will not be featured on the American Forces Network, as their three games for the early spots will be Saints/Falcons (AFN Sports), Patriots/Dolphins (AFN Prime Atlantic), and Bengals/Ravens (AFN Xtra).
If you're traveling or just prefer to hear the Minnesota Vikings' announcers over the FOX crew, you can tune into the Vikings Radio Network. Per NFL rules, the game will not be on the site for KFAN-FM 100.3 (the Vikings' flagship station), but here is the full list of stations that will allow you to see if you have an affiliate in your area.
If you have satellite radio, you have avenues there as well. If you have a Sirius radio, you can hear the Vikings on Channel 93 (Internet 817). If you have an XM Radio, you're stuck with the Rams' feed on XM 233 unless you can access SiriusXM Online.
According to the folks from Football Refs, THE GUN SHOW IS IN TOWN IN ST. LOUIS! Yes, Ed Hochuli will be the lead official for Sunday's game. Pete Morelli, who still sucks, will be in Tampa Bay, which is far away from St. Louis.
There are a couple of different legal avenues for streaming Sunday's action.
The first one is through the purchase of the Sunday Ticket package through your gaming console of choice. (Apparently this is no longer an option unless you have DirecTV. My apologies for the error.) The second, because this game is on Fox, is to stream it through Fox Sports Go. (There are some caveats to that. . .Awful Announcing covers them all right here.) If you live overseas, you can legally stream the game through NFL Game Pass. That's what I'm using, and it's pretty sweet.
As far as other streams are concerned, do NOT. . .and I mean not in any way, shape, or form. . .promote illegal streaming sites on The Daily Norseman. Not in the comments, not in the FanPosts, not in the FanShots, not in the Game Thread on Sunday, not anywhere. Don't even hint at them. Trust me on this. If you're that determined to watch the game via an illegal stream, do a Google search and find it on your own. And be sure to enjoy your malware.
That should be all of the info needed to follow along with the action from the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday afternoon, folks. We'll have the Open Thread up here about an hour before kickoff for you to hang out in as well.