You're not game to watch the Super Bowl? Punt it, with these TV alternatives
NEW YORK -- Every viewer knows: This Sunday is the biggest sports day of the year.
For one thing, there's Super Bowl XL. With ABC's pregame coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. followed by the main event at 6:25 p.m., it will test the mettle of the hardiest couch potato.
But if you aren't game to watch the Seahawks and the Steelers go at it, don't worry. Other sports are available -- like surfing, as you click from channel to channel in search of an alternative to hours of pigskin pageantry.
Don't get your hopes too high. A bruising extravaganza like the Super Bowl doesn't typically inspire rival networks to put their best shows on the field as counterprogramming.
All isn't lost, though. You do have other choices. Instead of football, you might start warming up for a marathon.
In sum, if you don't happen to be Super Bowl material, you needn't be sidelined by TV on Sunday.
But if these suggestions don't score with you, and no Netflix discs await you in your mailbox, there's always one other option: Dash off to Blockbuster and rent a couple of movies. Chances are, you could use the exercise.