I’m no fan of football, but my parents are, and I’m planning to head over to their place tomorrow to celebrate my brother’s birthday. I’m using the power of the Internet to figure out when it’s scheduled to be over (assuming it doesn’t go in to extra innings) but have met severe frustration. For example, check out what Yahoo! TV has listed for “superbowl“:
- Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2008 (Documentary, 2007 – present)
- The Fox Sports Special: XXXI Superbowl Green Bay vs. New England (Sports)
- Ralph Emery: On the Record With Mel
I tried clicking on the “when is it on?” link for the middle one since it was the most likely result, but apparently it’s not on in the next 14 days. I guess this is because this is a listing for the 1997 Superbowl.
Next up is tvguide.com. Search for “superbowl” there and you’ll get:
- Superbowl Smash 2006
- Superbowl Preview*: * 2008
Hey, Superbowl Preview 2008, right there! But when you click on it you’re informed that it won’t be on in the next 14 days, either.
On to zap2it. Search for superbowl, click on TV listings, and voila: they have no results whatsoever.
AOL TV has 24 results (only 20 of which are displayed on the page, with no link to a page with the other 4). Of the 20, there’s one that refers to Superbowl XLII. Success? Alas.
Finally! The site with the 7th result for “tv listings” has the answer: “Sports on TV – USATODAY” indicates it is on after the “pre-game show”, which ends at 6PM. Eastern time.