CTV is your home for the Super Bowl, Canada's most-watched television event and the largest athletic extravaganza in North America. The NFL season will undoubtedly be filled with thrilling victories and heartbreaking defeats. There can only be one winner when it comes to the final kick-off... who will it be for this year's Super Bowl 55?
The game itself is a single-elimination tournament between the American football teams of the National Football League (NFL) and the National Football Conference (NFC), and their Canadian counterparts from the Alliance of American Football (AAF). The AAF suspended its operations after just one season. The NFL champion will then advance to face off against the champion of another global league: the new league founded by former NFL players named American Football Coaches Association in 2015.
Teams are awarded two points for a win and one point for a tie. If a match ends in a tie, there is no need for overtime; the teams will proceed to a second half of sudden death playoffs. In order for a team to be crowned champion, they must win either by more points than their opponent or through a playoff victory.
If you're in search of a new sport to follow during Super Bowl Sunday, we recommend checking out the AAF before deciding on which team will be victorious this February. The first game was played on April 26th and the last one was on August 31st.
(With 20 Super Bowl broadcasts, CBS has the most.) The 2020 Super Bowl will be televised on CTV in Canada. The game will be called by the network's top booth pair of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. For the first time, a Canadian is featured on the cover of NFL Europe Magazine.
Buck and Aikman have been the lead voice of CBS Sports since 2003, when they took over for Dan Marino and Phil Simms at the end of the previous season. They are joined by former Pittsburgh Steeler Andre Agnew as well as Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on select games. In addition, Aikman has also served as an analyst for college football's SEC Championship Game and the BCS National Championship Game.
Canada earned its way into the Super Bowl by winning the bid for the 10th World Football Conference (WFC) championship game during a special meeting of the WFC Executive Committee in Naples, Italy on December 17, 1983. The winner of this game will go straight to the Super Bowl after beating the United States champion.
Yes, you can watch all the action live online through the Super Bowl website.
The Super Bowl in 2019 may be the final time Canadian football fans watch advertisements for U.S. games. Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams may be the final Super Bowl event shown in Canada in its entirety—ads and all—via American broadcasters. The NFL announced this year will be the last time Canwest/Tiger-TV and Rogers broadcast the game together, with the cable company dropping the sport earlier this year.
Canadian sports networks have lost money every year since the NFL decided to stop charging them fees for airing their game. In addition, most of the big stars in the CFL are also players on American teams, so there's not much interest here in seeing more of them. The only reason anyone cares about the CFL is because some Americans love rugby league so much that they'll watch any sport other than American football on television. And since when did Canadians care about what happens in America?
The fact is that if you want to see good football, you're better off watching it live or on video online than you are watching it on TV. The NFL has many fans in Canada, but it isn't enough to make any real difference for either party.
CTV, TSN, and RDS will be Canada's home for SUPER BOWL LV, which kicks off Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT) as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs attempt to repeat as back-to-back Super Bowl Champions against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All three channels will air the game nationally.
Canada has been selected to host one out of the two games during SUPER BOWL LII. The other game will be played in Atlanta, Georgia. The championship game will be held on February 5th at 3:00pm EST in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Canada last hosted the biggest game in American sports in 2016 when Toronto was chosen to host the MLB World Series. The Blue Jays were defeated by the Chicago Cubs in seven games.
Canada is known for its football league championships, including the Grey Cup. The game celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019 and is played every year in November between the champions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the American Football League (AFL). The winner of the game goes on to face America's NFL team in the Super Bowl.
Canadians love their football and are always ready for the season to start. The CFL starts its season in early June and the NFL regular season lasts about four months. However, both leagues have agreed to postpone the start of their seasons due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In Canada, American football is tremendously popular, and the Super Bowl is generally the most-watched television show of the year. In reality, Canadian ratings indicate that NFL games are frequently as popular, if not more so, than NHL games. However, because there are only three regular-season games per week, many more people can participate by following other games or through various forms of fantasy football.
Canadians love their football and have been for decades. The problem is that there are very few professional teams to follow. The Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes are both former champions who have not won anything since then. Many other teams have had success but never made it to the big game. There are plans to expand the league to include more Canadian teams but nothing has come of it yet. For now, we must be satisfied with watching the best players in the world compete every February.
Canada has always been more interested in baseball and basketball, which are much more popular sports here. Football has always been a small sport in these countries.
The fact that there are so few games per week makes it difficult for Canadians to keep up with all the action. This is especially true during long periods without any playoff games, such as between seasons or when there is a long break between games.