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How to Watch the NFL’s equivalent of the Champions League final

Something to watch while you’re waiting for the American soccer to kick off.

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Super Bowl LIV - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs
An MLS team owner raises the trophy in another sport played in this country.
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Sunday will be Super Bowl LV, which is the title game of the NFL.

Unlike our football, with multiple trophies in contention each year for teams and international competitions sometimes in play for clubs, “franchises” in the NFL play in a completely closed system and only go for one title a year. No treble chases in gridiron.

This Super Bowl will pit the defending champion, the Kansas City Chiefs, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Did you know: Each of these teams is owned by soccer club owners? The Chiefs are owned by FC Dallas owners the Clark family, while the Bucs are owned by Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family.

The Super Bowl is essentially the “Champions League final” of the NFL. It’s a really big deal, fans often get together (in non-pandemic times) and eat massive quantities of comfort foods.

If you’re interested in checking out the NFL Cup final, you can watch on Sunday on CBS, which you can watch through FuboTV, with the game starting sometime around 3:30 pm PT.

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