Super Bowl XVLI Will Be Available To Watch On Your Phone, If You’re That Guy

12.20.11 6 years ago 3 Comments

Important news: If you wait tables and your dick boss won’t let you off for the Superbowl (because “everybody asks off for the Superbowl”), the NFL is finally allowing you to sneak off to the restrooms, hide in a stall with your feet up and watch Aaron Rodgers throw touchdown passes through a helpless whoever’s defense while your guests stare at empty bread bowls and drink melting ice run-off.

From the AP:

The Super Bowl will be streamed online and to mobile phones for the first time.

The NFL said Tuesday that NBC’s broadcasts of wild card Saturday, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl would be available on the league’s and network’s websites and through Verizon’s NFL Mobile app. The package will include additional camera angles, in-game highlights and live stats.

What this means for you:

1. You’ll be able to watch the game from anywhere you want, which is nice and joins “embeddable video” as one of those things everyone should just already be doing.

2. The biggest event in sports can now be enjoyed on the tiniest, worst screens possible.

3. You can do that annoying “heh, I just watch the Superbowl for the commercials!” quip while in line at the mall or sitting alone in your car.

4. You won’t even have to watch commercials, because you’ll be able to go back and watch that obnoxious helmet-to-helmet call from 13 different angles.

5. If you have this phone, the Super Bowl becomes super awesome.

“Hello, Colleen? This is fantastic, I’m at the stadium right now I have a football phone!

[photo credit Lindsey Perkins via Obsessed With Sports]

Around The Web