The 2013 Super Bowl will take place in its usual time slot of 6:30 p.m. ET on the first Sunday in February, which happens to be Feb. 3 this year. The Ravens and 49ers likely won't kick off at that time, as CBS shows all the pregame festivities that go along with the nation's most popular broadcast. Kickoff generally comes a little late, giving more people time to get ready for those $4 million commercials.
Folks in Michigan looking for a reason to watch the Super Bowl other than the commercials will have plenty of people to watch on San Francisco's side. In addition to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's ties to Ann Arbor, the team has five players who went to school in the state, four of which are currently on the active roster.
Michigan's Mario Manningham won't be able to suit up for the Super Bowl, as he is listed on injured reserve. Fellow Wolverines alum Jonathan Goodwin will man the center position for the 49ers, and Central Michigan and Rockford High School graduate Joe Staley will be at left tackle. Michigan State will be represented by Garrett Celek and Trenton Robinson.