The end of the 2020 NFL season has officially arrived, ladies and gentlemen, as this evening we will all gather around to watch Super Bowl LV. . .55 for you non-Romans. The champions of the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs, will battle the NFC Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for the right to declare themselves the champions of one of the most unique seasons in league history.
In case you are unaware of how you can follow along with all of the action, here’s the information that you need to have.
Kickoff time for the big game is set for 5:30 PM Central time. The game will be aired on CBS, with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo handling the call from the booth. You don’t need the standard map for this one because, really, it’s the only game on.
For our men and women serving in uniform overseas, this one will (obviously) be getting shown live on AFN Sports. Kickoff is scheduled for 2330Z, which translates to a 0030L on Monday morning start in Central Europe, 0400L on Monday morning for fans in Afghanistan, and 0830L on Monday morning for viewers in Japan and Korea.
If you’re going to be traveling for this one, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be able to find a Westwood One affiliate that will be broadcasting tonight’s game, including KFAN in the Twin Cities. Kevin Harlan and Kurt Warner will be handling the call for the radio giant.
For those of you that will be listening on satellite radio, you can listen to whichever feed you wish. The national feed from Westwood One will be on SiriusXM NFL Radio, which is Channel 88 on both dials. If you want to listen to the Chiefs’ announcers, you can find them on either Sirius Channel 81 or XM Channel 226. For the Buccaneers’ feed, you can tune to either Sirius Channel 83 or XM Channel 225. You can even listen to the game en Español on XM Channel 227 or Sirius Channel 137.
According to the folks from Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this game will be led by Carl Cheffers. Vikings fans did not see Cheffers this season. In fact, the last Vikings game that Cheffers worked was the team’s 26-20 victory over the Cheatin’ Ass Saints in last year’s playoffs. Take that how you will.
The weather would have the potential to play a factor at Raymond James Stadium today, but according to our friends at WeatherNation, it isn’t going to. There will be some storms in the Tampa area this morning, but they will be cleared out by the time kickoff comes around. Temperatures for this one will be in the low-to-mid 60s with winds coming out of the north-northwest at 5-10 miles an hour.
If you really want to watch this one online, there’s some good news. You can head on over to CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app.
I won’t go through the whole thing about illegal streams again. You should know by now that, if you come here looking for illegal streams, you’re an idiot and you’re going to get banned.
That’s everything you need to know for today’s final game of the 2020 NFL season. We’ll have an Open Thread up and running for the festivities about 30 minutes before kickoff, so we hope you’ll swing by and watch this one with all of your fellow Vikings fans!