Depending on which receiver or DVR you have from Dish, you can view up to nine days' programming in advance. That's what I see on my 722 and my 622 DVRs.
As to the Superbowl - assuming you can get local channels then the Superbowl will be shown on the network that carries it. I'm not familiar with how it works in areas without local access (being in the NYC area.)
According to Antenna Web there are 2 stations 20 miles from here. It would require having a decent antenna with amp which I don't have. I tried rabbit ears but couldn't get anything. I guess I will have to watch at my Mom's. She has the local cable, but only a 25" crt. :frowning: Oh well.
When we had Dish (we have Direct now), local programming was not available for us either. Then, they came up with a fee for 'local local' (as they called it). I remember that I had Dish during the 2004 Olympics, and it was not fun missing out on virtually all of the events.
Sorry for posting in an old thread but Dish is rolling out HD local channels as they can make them available. That's pretty much how it went when they first started carrying local channels. If you don't have your local channels yet you should soon. In the meantime I believe the 722 and 622 have available connections for an antenna so you can at least use your DVR to record programs from your antenna.