Super Bowl 2014 is almost here, that day when those commercials, half-time show and game become Monday water-cooler talk. So where to watch? The contest for the Vince Lombardi Trophy takes place with a kickoff time set for 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT) on Sunday, Feb. 2, with the AFC and NFC champs facing off at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Super Bowl game will air on CTV in Canada, and on Fox in the United States.

Interestingly, Super Bowl XLVIII is the first time the big game has been held in a (potentially) cold environment. The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos in what promises to be an amazing match-up.

Canadians interested in watching the U.S. commercials on TV are probably out of luck unless you subscribe to U.S.-based football-specific channels -- CTV will substitute the American ads with Canadian ones. But you can watch out for Super Bowl 2014 commercials on HuffPost Canada on game day.

Pop superstar Bruno Mars is set to perform at the halftime show, and he's personally invited rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers to accompany him as a half-time act.

CORRECTION NOTICE: A previous version of this article stated that The Super Bowl will air on CBS in the United States. It will actually be solely broadcast by Fox. A change has been made reflecting that, and we regret the error.

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  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singers Kelly Rowland, Beyonce and Michelle Williams of Destinys Child perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Jennifer Hudson performs 'America The Beautiful' with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Musician Alicia Keys performs the National Anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Alicia Keys performs the National Anthem during Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

  • Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Alicia Keys performs the National Anthem during Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singer Alicia Keys performs the National Anthem during Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

  • Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Musician Alicia Keys bows after singing the National Anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

  • Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Alicia Keys performs the National Anthem during Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Alicia Keys performs the National Anthem during Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

  • NEXT: Reasons Why Grey Cup Is Better Than The Super Bowl

  • <em><strong>11 ways the Grey Cup is better than the Super Bowl!</strong></em>

  • 1. It's the oldest sports trophy in the continent

    The Grey Cup turns 101 years young on Sunday. The Super Bowl is still a petulant child of 47.

  • 1. It's the oldest sports trophy in the continent

    Yes, there are much more comfortable and beautiful arenas than Maple Leaf Gardens and almost every stadium in the world is in better shape than Rome's Coliseum but nothing compares to the feeling of setting foot in one of those storied shrines to sport. It's the same with the Grey Cup trophy. There is so much history and human experienced carved into that cup that hoisting it is almost like hoisting the history of a nation. -Photo: 1956 Grey Cup victory

  • 2. It's about the game, not the spectacle surrounding it

  • 2. It's about the game, not the spectacle surrounding it

    <strong><em>Yes, the Grey Cup has had its fair share of interesting half-time shows but the talk before, and after, the show is not about who will be performing, about the possible or confirmed nip slip or that really cool VW commercial. When it comes to the Grey Cup, talk centres around the game... or maybe the weather.</em></strong>

  • 3. It's a REALLY good looking cup!

  • 3. It's a REALLY good looking cup!

    While the designers of the Super Bowl's Vince Lombardi Trophy didn't have to go past the image of a football for their , ahem, football trophy, the Grey Cup is truly a thing of beauty that holds its own, in terms of esthetic magnificence, against any other trophy in professional sports.

  • 4. Fans tune in for the plays, not the commercials

  • 4. Fans tune in for the plays, not the commercials

    The Super Bowl really has taken on an air that the big game, and even the half-time acts, are all just vehicles to sell the most expensive on-air spots in the world. The Grey Cup, however, has really become a vehicle for a big a party, a week of lead-up shenanigans and some nail-biting action on the grid iron. Nothing is written in stone going into the Grey Cup. The Canadian game is too unpredictable to call, as are the off-field shenanigans before and during the game.

  • 5. The Grey Cup is played all across the country and in any CFL city willing to host it

  • 5. The Grey Cup is played all across the country and in any CFL city willing to host it

    The Super Bowl, on the other hand, is normally held in <a href="http://thegatewayonline.ca/article/view/2861" target="_blank">warm climes or in cities with large capacity domed stadiums</a>. Seems like cuddling those who are supposed to be the toughest athletes in professional sports. In the end, the harshness of the weather lends as much a character to the contest as fans' willingness to endure it for the love of the game.

  • 6. The Grey Cup celebrates a league that, unlike the NFL, was never 'overtly and institutionally racist'

  • 6. The Grey Cup celebrates a league that, unlike the NFL, was never 'overtly and institutionally racist'

    <blockquote>And one of the things (The CFL) was not, at least in its public actions, was overtly and institutionally racist. So black quarterbacks and “skilled position” players got a chance here long before they did in the U.S. pro leagues, where the unspoken, but very real, prejudice was that they didn’t have the required cultural background or, frankly, mental tool set.</blockquote> -<a href="http://www.thespec.com/sports-story/2262268-grey-cup-symbolizes-differences-between-canada-and-our-neighbour-to-th/" target="_blank">thespec.com</a>

  • 7. Canadian rules

    They really do make for a faster, more unpredictable game.

  • 7. Canadian rules

    Ever wondered why there's so many mentions of miracles in the Super Bowl? Every time a team overcomes a substantial deficit, they call it a miracle. And they are right. It's so hard to do, due to American rules, that it does almost require a miracle to push ahead again. Much less so in Canadian rules, where teams have to work hard to keep determined opponents from making up lost ground. Anything can and does happen, right to the last minute. And that brings us to...

  • 8. The 13th man

    Let's talk unpredictable and nail-biting to the bitter end.

  • 8. The 13th man

    This finish is now lore in the CFL, a marquis moment of the Grey Cup and has engrained itself in Canadian sports history, reaching iconic sports status. The 13th man has become as interwined with our sport as the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijOjRTqPICk" target="_blank">Rumble in the Jungle </a>or the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina_v_England_%281986_FIFA_World_Cup%29" target="_blank">Hand of God</a>, have become within their respective sports.

  • 9. Melon Heads

    'Nuff said

  • 10. Grey Cup fans

  • 10. Grey Cup fans

    From their willingness to expose themselves to the kinds of cold that could literally kill lesser human beings, to their crazy antics (Rider Nations' watermelon hats, or the crazy horse antics of Stampeders fans) CFL fans will travel long distances, clear entire days off their calendars and wear the most ridiculous outfits while taking part in the most ridiculous acts because that is what a good Grey Cup festival demands.

  • 10. Grey Cup fans

    ...and then there's this guy.

  • 10. Grey Cup fans

    ...And this guy

  • 10. Grey Cup fans

    And this ... guy?

  • 10. Grey Cup fans

    ...and these guys.

  • 10. Grey Cup fans

    ...and these guys...

  • 11. It's all ours!