What time is it, which teams are playing and who is the half-time performer? 

What time is it, which teams are playing and who is the half-time performer? 

What is is?

It’s the Super Bowl, the cherry on the top of the cake that has been the 2018/19 NFL season.

This is the biggest game in American sport, one of the most-watched matches in the TV sporting calendar, and the night when it really pays to know your zone-read offense from your muffed punts.

(Please note: Knowing what these things mean may or may not have any impact on your enjoyment of the game)

This year’s event is the 53rd time the game has been staged, so, in accordance with Roman numerical tradition, it will be known as Super Bowl LIII.

As is also traditional, the game will pit the winners of the AFC and NFC conferences against one another in a game of four quarters of 15 minutes which somehow conspires to take about four hours.

The winner will take home the Vince Lombardi trophy but also earn the right to douse their coach with a big bucket of luridly-coloured energy drink and have their excitable quarterback shout the phrase “I’m going to Disneyworld” into the microphone of an accommodating broadcast journalist:

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