Super Bowl, We Know Who’s Playing: Do We Go, Or Throw A Party?

Well, it’s down to two teams for 2019. No matter who your team might have been you have a 50-50 chance of picking the right team now.  Yes, the Rams and the Patriots are playing against each other at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53 (LIII). Now comes the time when people plan their parties, or one could even say plan an event, while they gather around their possibly brand new TV that was purchased just for Sunday night. Yes, Americans go full bore into planning for the Super Bowl.  So, let’s look at some of our options for this year’s Big Night. 

Patriots In Super Bowl XLVI

When Is The Super Bowl 53 “LIII” This Year?

Super Bowl 53 is on February 3rd, 2019.  The kickoff time for the big event is 6:30 p.m. Sunday night.  What are you going to be doing?   Some of your choices for the game, we will take a look at here.  One option is just taking some cash to the local pub and having a couple of beers and wings, or any other yummy local bar food. You could enjoy some friendly rivalry as people get riled up over some Ref calls.  If you’re lucky enough to know somebody that has a new big screen TV with surround sound, you may want to call them up and ask “Hey buddy, what they are doing February 3rd about 6:30PM?”. Hopefully, They get the hint and invite you over.  If you don’t know anyone with a new TV, many Americans, at this time look for a brand new TV.  So, if that’s the case, let’s take a look at what options we do have.

Should I Stay Home, Or Should I Go, Party Hardy?

Staying at home definitely has its own advantages.  I mean who can argue with staying at home? But, let’s face it if you don’t have a good TV, and you are into Football, NOW may be the time to cough up some moolah. Most big stores have fiscal years that end at the end of January.  So, what does that mean to you and me?

A fiscal year ending in January means they will have inventory on sale, or they will have to pay tax on that inventory.  So, it is arguably the best time to buy a NEW TV.  Unless you decide to take up reading, anytime your TV breaks is an excellent time to get a TV.  I can tell you when I bought my TV it was in the summer because our old one just went black screen.  It may be repairable, but with prices being down any more, It was time to get one. This time I decided to go 4K. Also, I wanted a smart TV.  Which is questionable why I wanted it, because we had cut the cord, and use an Amazon Fire TV Box.  But, sometimes you can’t argue with yourself, so I ended up with this Samsung from Walmart.  I think Walmart is the right place to get a TV from because you can go to the store and check them out in person.  Then order it online which takes less time than waiting in line at the store. So far I am happy with my Samsung, and I have never heard bad things about any Samsung TV.  You should always do your own research though.  My disclaimer: I am not a TV expert, I only watch about 1 ½ hours per day on average.  I also ordered a new soundbar from Amazon (click here to jump to the soundbar information) to go with the new TV, but I will talk more about that later.

The reason I got it from Walmart was that I used my Walmart Credit Card and got 3% cash back when ordering online.  The packaging on the TV’s are better now, and you can get it shipped to your door.  I had mine shipped to store and picked it up. I was a little worried about theft, and possible damage at that time.  So, what if you do not have money for a TV?  

Going to a super bowl party

Going to a party is a lot easier and less expensive than hosting one.  The most significant expense might be bringing that special covered dish that you or your spouse makes.  I know Christmas can put a big dent on your wallet.  Spending $20-$40 bucks on food, or some chips and salsa, and of course most likely some beer.  This option can save you $100’s.  Plus, clean up can be a pain in the bum.  So, if you are invited to a party, you should take something, even if they say “ we have it covered.”  OK, but what do I take if they have everything covered?  Good question!  When you have no idea, I would take something you enjoy eating, Your favorite cheese dip, or be creative and bring a cheese tray with crackers and mustards.  If you are a typical guy, stop at a couple grocery stores on the way and see what they have left.

So What Is The Best Way To Watch The Super Bowl?

While I bought a 4k TV, you don’t need one to watch the Super Bowl LIII in 2019.  You see, CBS is only going to broadcast the game in 1080i definition.  Actually, there isn’t many TV broadcasts or streaming shows that are in 4k.  So, if you are only buying it for the Super Bowl, save some cash.  Get a 1080 definition TV like this one on sale at Walmart, and save some money. Ok, all great and good, but I cut the cord over the summer!

I Cut The Cord Last Year, Can I Stream Super Bowl LIII in 2019?

Turns out CBS is smarter than the average broadcast bear.  ( I was talking to Yogi)  They plan to stream the Super Bowl LIII this year on  The best part of the streaming is that it is FREE. Though, you may want to try a sporting event before FEB 3rd to make sure you know how to get it streaming on your TV. says they will show tutorials online.  You can download the app to these devices; phone, tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.  Click the link to to learn more on how to Stream the Super Bowl LIII.

You can also stream it through CBS All Access a downloadable app to most streaming boxes like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.  Check your device to see if it is downloadable.  You may need a cable provider to use CBS All Access.

What Network has the Super Bowl LIII 2019?

The previous chapter might have given it away, but the Super Bowl LIII is aired on CBS on February 3rd, 2019.  With Kick Off starting at 6:30PM EST.  Local Comcast channels for CBS is 10, and Armstrong has CBS has .03, 13, 103, 113. If you have a cable provider that isn’t listed post your channel and cable provider in the comments.  

Who Is Performing The Halftime Show At Super Bowl 2019?

If you like them or not, the Halftime show is usually entertaining. This year the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII in 2019 the performer is will be: Maroon 5, being joined by Travis Scott, and Big Boi.  Learn more about their music at Amazon Music

Other than the gut-wrenching sounds that Super Bowl can offer with the players putting all they have into the game.  You may want good quality sound for the halftime show.  I had got my sound bar for movies mostly, but I am excited to hear the Super Bowl through it this year.  Like I previously mentioned I had bought my Soundbar through Amazon. just a simple soundbar with a subwoofer a 3.1 surround sound system. Of course, I wanted a 5.1, but my wife didn’t want all the speakers setting around.  Those are the times I wonder why I am married … LOL. But, I am happy with my 3.1 sound bar the subwoofer puts out good bass,  and the soundbar through technology I suppose gives a good surround feeling to experience, at least while watching movies.  Amazon has Tons of sound bars to choose from, and Surround Sounds systems as well.  Here is the Sound Bar I got, just in case you’re curious. 

I Have The Bigger TV, I Just Found Out Everyone Is Coming Over, What Do I Do For Food?

If you have no idea, my first hint is locking the door and turn the porch light off.  But, if your “guests” don’t leave before 6:30PM, you will have to let them in when you start watching with your sound up. One idea to keep in mind is “They don’t expect healthy food”  That’s right, Make some Chili, Oven bake some wings, Loaded tortilla chips, and salsa, and if you don’t have time for that… just order pizza!  From your local favorite shop.  If you know your favorite local pizza shop is open on Super Bowl Sunday, make a comment below.

One thing you may need to keep the mess down.  I know I have a hard time eating and drinking off of my lap.  You may want to make sure you have some “>great trays, or tv stands, or even a good coffee table.  Do you need some TV stands or a coffee table?  Amazon doesn’t have our coffee table anymore, but if you don’t have prime you can get 30 days on me Here, you can shop around for a good sturdy, “beer proof” coffee tables, and trays like these.  Also, while you are ordering something throw in some drink coaster too on order. Don’t want the new stuff messed up. Because, it will probably be your friend that spills something, not the spouses.  Not saying my friends are slobs though.