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Here are tips on how you can watch football today (despite Irma)

Carrie Underwood probably would be a welcome sight on your TV tonight. (NBC)

For South Florida fans wishing for some football as a diversion from Irma and a cure for cabin fever, here’s help.

Most of the major stations in the area have gone to 24-hour coverage of the hurricane, and some have already said they’re not going to interrupt it for coverage of today’s NFL games — but you can still watch football with the right connections.

Although it’s not widely known, major stations throughout South Florida have substations that carry additional programming — usually syndicated shows, but especially helpful on days like this. Examples: Channel 12 in West Palm Beach actually is digital channel 12.1, and fellow CBS affiliate Channel 4 in Miami is digital 4.1. But they have sister stations: Channels 12.2 and 4.2, respectively.

Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth of the Sunday Night Football crew. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

And if you can pick up those sister stations, you may be able to watch football today.

Some cable and satellite systems carry those substations, but many do not. But there’s a good chance you can pick them up the old-fashioned way — over the air.

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Source:: Palm Beach Post