Who will appear at the Super Bowl 2019

Super Bowl 2019: start time, live stream and more information

Panagiotis Kolokythas

When does the Super Bowl 2019 start? Who is playing against whom? And where can you watch it live on the web? Here are the answers.

At the 53rd Super Bowl - Super Bowl LIII - the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The game itself takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

When does the Super Bowl 2019 start?

Football fans (and fans of good sports entertainment too) should sleep late on Sunday or take Monday off. The Super Bowl 2019 will not kick off until 00:30 on Monday (German time). Experience has shown that no winner should be known before 4:30 a.m. - if not later.

Who is actually playing?

This year the New England Patriots (as AFC champions) and the Los Angeles Rams (as NFC champions) are in the finals of Super Bowl LIII.

The New England Patriots - again. As in the previous year, the Patriots made it into the Super Bowl on the one hand under their head coach Bill Belichick and the now 41-year-old quarterback Tom Brady. Tom Brady is leading the team for the ninth time at the Super Bown and has already won the title five times. This year Brady finally wants the sixth win after the Patriots had to admit defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles 33 to 41 in Super Bowl LII last year.

For Brady it would be a historic victory to remember: Brady won his first Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2002 and at that time he and his team also competed against the Rams. At that time they were still called St. Louis Rams, before the team moved completely to Los Angeles in 2016.

The Los Angeles Rams have won two championship titles (1945, 1951) in their more than 80-year history (as Cleveland Rams 1936-45, then LA Rams, 1956-94, then St Louis Rams 1995-2015 and finally again LA Rams since 2016) and win a Super Bowl. The first and last Super Bowl victory, however, was exactly 20 years ago. The Rams coach is Sean McVay, who is only 33 years old. He has been coaching the team since 2017 or when he was 30, making him the youngest head coach in the history of the NFL.

The L.A. Rams quarterback is 24-year-old Jared Thomas Goff. And this since 2016.

For bookmakers, the New England Patriots are the more likely winner of the game at odds of 1 to 2.5. That was also the case last year, when the Patriots took up the title defending team and then lost to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Who sings the national anthem and who appears on the halftime show?

As usual at all sporting events in the USA, the US national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" is sung before the Super Bowl begins. At Super Bowl LIII this year, the 74-year-old artist Gladys Knight will take on this task.

Maroon 5 appears on the halftime show, led by frontman Adam Levine. Rapper Travis Scott and Atlanta rapper BIG BOI will also be on stage.

The main sponsor of the halftime show is Pepsi again this year. The Super Bowl Halftime Show is considered the most watched musical event of the year. Most of the time, the ratings are higher than the game itself.

Incidentally, the artists involved in the halftime shows do not receive a fee. The principle here applies: honor before money. As the organizer, the NFL only bears the costs of producing the halftime show. A direct fee is not paid to the artist. However, an appearance on the Super Bowl halftime show is considered the best advertisement ever. After the performances, enormous swings are always registered in the sales of the artists.

Where can I see the 2018 Super Bowl live (on the web)?

The private TV broadcaster ProSieben will broadcast the game live on television. It starts many hours beforehand. At ProSieben Maxx, the preliminary reporting starts at 8:15 p.m. ProSieben starts broadcasting from 10:45 p.m. If you want to use the time to sleep in, switch on at 12:25 a.m. and don't miss anything from the game.

If you are on the go or do not have a television, you can also watch the game live on the web. Namely on ran.de, where you have secured the relevant rights.

Where can I watch the Super Bowl commercials?

In addition to the game and the halftime show, the TV commercials broadcast during the Super Bowl are the third big reason people watch the Super Bowl in the US. There are a lot of interruptions in football. Advertisers try to keep viewers on TV with original and funny clips. A 30-second commercial is expected to cost more than $ 5 million this year. Anyone who annoys viewers with boring clips is badly advised.

A number of Super Bowl 53 clips and teasers are already available. Here are the funniest candidates:

You can find more Super Bowl 2019 commercials on Youtube by following this link.