Super Bowl 55 kicks off tonight as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. See below for additional information on how to watch the Super Bowl.
This year, Amanda Gorman, the nation’s youngest inaugural poet, will recite a poem before the game’s kickoff time of 6:30 p.m. ET to honor Trimaine Davis, an educator, Suzie Dorner, a nurse, and James Martin, a Marine veteran. The NFL named these three pandemic heroes as honorary captains for the Super Bowl.
Poetry at the Super Bowl is a feat for art & our country, because it means we’re thinking imaginatively about human connection even when we feel siloed. I’ll honor 3 heroes who exemplify the best of this effort. Here’s to them, to poetry, & to a #SuperBowl like no other 💛
— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) February 7, 2021
Gorman stole the show at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration ceremony last month when she recited her poem “The Hill We Climb”. The 22-year-old Los Angeles native even caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams on Twitter.
During the halftime show, we will see a performance from three-time Grammy-award winning artist The Weeknd. Be sure to follow all of the excitement with ProFootballTalk and NBC Sports for Super Bowl news, updates, scores and more!
- When: Sunday, February 7, 2021
- Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT)
- Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
- TV Channel: CBS