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Super Bowl 2012 Start Time, TV Schedule, Announcers And More

Super Bowl XLVI is nearly upon us. The game will be a rematch of the 2008 classic between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. The two weeks leading up to the biggest North American sporting event of the year have not been lacking in storylines or drama. From Bill Belichick denying rumors of revenge-seeking or retirement-planning, endless speculation and nail-biting about the injured ankle of Rob Gronkowski and even revelations of the Giants headhunting a certain concussed San Francisco 49ers punt returner during the NFC Championship Game. Even if you don't personally have a dog in this fight, it's clear that this should be a close and potentially exciting matchup.

Here's all your viewing information and relevant information for the big game.

Time: Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, but you can bet that game coverage will begin early and end late.

TV: The game will be televised nationally on the always-classy NBC. Your announcers, of course, will be Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth. That's right, you don't have to hear another word out of Joe Buck until baseball season.

Odds: According to our friends over at OddsShark, the Pats are very slightly favored to win, by between 2.5 and 3 points. the over/under is set at around 54.

Online Streaming: NBC will be streaming the game live, for free, at

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