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The 2013 Super Bowl is scheduled for tonight at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens will battle in the final culmination of the NFL season where coaching brothers John and Jim Harbaugh will face each other for a highly anticipated sibling rivalry on the gridiron.
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The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on CBS, but there is a slew of programming planned for the day starting from early in the morning and continuing until late at night.
Coverage begins on the NFL Network and will start at 6 a.m. until 9 a.m., while CBS will air Super Bowl-related programming starting at 11 a.m.
"Super Bowl Kickoff Show" will start at 6 p.m. on CBS before the big game begins at 6:30 p.m.
But what if you are not a football fanatic and it seems as though everyone is captivated by the Super Bowl but you?
Well, here are some ideas that might help you cope while everyone's attention is directed toward the game tonight.
eHow.com compiled a bunch of tips in an article titled "How to Put Up With Your Husband's Sports Watching."
Here are some that the site came up with.
If you enjoy doing crossword puzzles or sewing, bring them to the couch so you can still physically be a part of the festivities even if you are not mentally into the game.
You can also try to gather the troops and recruit others who are not excited about the Super Bowl. Maybe try to schedule an outing to get some shopping in or go see an Oscar-nominated flick at the theater. At least you won't have to deal with the crowd.
And here is an interesting idea that you can apply to a year's worth of your spouse's sports watching addiction.
Let your partner know that you are going to need help with chores during the day and compile a list of tasks that can be completed during time outs and half time. Advise that they can watch the whole game as long as they help you out when there are breaks in the action. This way you are compromising and can even have some fun trying to finish the punch list.
Super Bowl programming lasts well into the night with post game coverage on CBS, so make sure to schedule activities accordingly.