Super Bowl XLVII Weekend Preview

January 29, 2013

Legends will be born, history will be made, and celebrities will be tackled. The greatest sports weekend is upon us. From Vegas to the Big Easy, Snoop Dogg to Ray Lewis, the Super Fight to the Big Game, DIRECTV has you covered all weekend long.

Celebrity Beach Bowl VII | February 2 at 1 p.m. ET
Kick off the Super Bowl weekend with the Seventh Annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl, featuring Hollywood’s biggest stars competing against former NFL greats. Last year’s MVP, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), will join Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Katharine McPhee (Smash), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Deion Sanders, Eddie George, and many more, in a wild flag football game where anything can happen. The game will be called by Dan Patrick and Daryl “Moose” Johnston along with Erin Andrews and Tony Siragusa. Immediately following the game and trophy presentation, international superstar Pitbull will take the stage for a live concert. Tune in this Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on the AUDIENCE Network™. For more information, please visit directv.com/beachbowl.

UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar | February 2 at 10 p.m. ET
UFC fans around the world clamoring for a super fight will get more than a taste this weekend when featherweight champion Jose Aldo defends his 145-pound title against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Although UFC 156 doesn’t feature household names such as Silva, St. Pierre, or Jones, the showdown should more than match the hype. Aldo, defending his belt for the fourth consecutive time, will face his toughest challenge to date in Edgar who is coming off back-to-back controversial losses to Benson Henderson. Both fighters have never been knocked out in their illustrious careers but both pack plenty of punch to do just that. Plus, heavyweight superstar Alistair Overeem returns to the Octagon against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and former light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans battles longtime contender Rogerio Nogueira. Tune in this Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on DIRECTV Pay Per View.

Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens vs. 49ers | February 3 at 6:25 p.m. ET
The biggest game of the year might not have a Manning, Brady, or Brees driving both the offense on the field and media headlines off it, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in storylines. For the first time in NFL history, siblings will coach against each other in the title game – affectionately dubbed as the Super HarBowl with brothers John Harbaugh (Ravens) and Jim Harbaugh (49ers). It’s also most likely Ray Lewis’ last game. At the age of 37, the Ravens’ linebacker has declared this season to be his last after a stellar 17-year career. Last but certainly not least, the journey and eventual rise of both Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco. Both quarterbacks have proven themselves on the field, quieted their critics along the way, and led their respective teams to the big game. Which team will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy at the end? Tune in this Sunday at 6:25 p.m. ET on CBS to find out.