Sun, February 1
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and the NFL’s Lombardi Trophy will be awarded to the Super Bowl XLIX champion today at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., as the New England Patriots take on the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. Pop star Katy Perry performs at halftime, and there will be plenty of advertisements to hold your attention between plays. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth call the game with sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
There's a men's champion to be crowned today at Melbourne Park as the Australian Open closes up shop after two weeks of stellar tennis. Last year, Stanislas Wawrinka managed to beat the heat of the Australian summer to beat Rafael Nadal in the final 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, thus becoming the first player not named Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray or Nadal to win a major since Juan Martin del Potro in the 2009 U.S. Open.
North Shore Animal League America spokesperson Beth Stern returns to host the championship "game" in this popular counter-programming stunt for viewers who don't give a hoot about the Super Bowl. New York Yankees radio veteran John Sterling will provide color commentary on plays by the 90-plus "cat-thletes" participating, all of which will be adopted out immediately following the game.