Welcome to a normal, boring Sunday in February. OK, it's actually not a normal boring Sunday, it's Groundhog Day!
I know many people here will be looking to watch anything but the Super Bowl. The Internet is filled with Super Bowl chatter and it can get annoying. I was starting to get over the 49ers loss to the Seahawks, but today is one last day where we have to deal with the annoyance of that loss. After today, it's on to mock drafts, free agency and looking to 2014!
We'll have a game thread later today, but this thread will operate as a non-Super Bowl thread. Want to talk about Cal's huge upset of Arizona last night? This is your thread. Want to talk about the slate of college basketball today? This is your thread. Want to talk about tonight's new episode of Sherlock (On PBS's Masterpiece Mystery)? Go to town!
If you're looking to watch something else, here is a rundown of some of the television content running opposite the Super Bowl tonight. We're looking at a Pacific Time TV schedule, so if you're in another time zone (as many of you are), feel free to drop in what you might watch instead. This what's on when the final bit of pre-game content gets going at 3 p.m.
First off, the easiest way to skip the Super Bowl is watching movie channels. Rather than list out every movie, you can find each schedule here:
If you want completely random, National Geographic is running Fish Bowl I. As their press release described it: It's a Bowl. With a Fish. And of course, there is always Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.
AMC: Walking Dead marathon
TBS: Meet The Parents (starts at 2), Home Alone, Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third
TNT: Law & Order (3 episodes), Tyler Perry movie marathon
FX: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (starts at 1 p.m.), Underworld: Awakening, Twilight
TCM: 12 Angry Men (3:15), The Lost Weekend, Oscar (not the awesome Sylvester Stallone movie)
ESPN: 30 for 30, 30 for 30 Shorts until 7 p.m. (Sportscenter after that, so be prepared to change the channel ASAP!)
Cartoon Network: The Smurfs, The Smurfs Movie, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, Lego Ninjago: The Series
CMT: Dukes of Hazzard marathon
Comedy Central: Vegas Vacation (starts at 2:30 p.m.), Tosh.0 marathon
TV Land: Brady Bunch marathon, Hot in Cleveland marathon
ABC Family: We Are Marshall, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
BET: The Longshots (starts at 2 p.m.), Radio, Second Generation Wayans
Syfy: Ice Twisters (starts at 2:30 p.m.), Snowmageddon, The Day After Tomorrow
Lifetime (because, why not?): A Sister's Nightmare, Hidden Away, Lizzie Borden Took an Axe