Not a Football Fan? There’s Always WGN America’s ‘1st Annual We Know It’s The Day Of The Big Game But Please Watch Us Anyway “How I Met Your Mother” Barney Bowl Marathon!’


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This is going to be legendary!



‘1STAnnual We know it’s the day of the big game but please watch us anyway “How I met your mother” Barney Bowl marathon sponsored by little Caesars Pizza’


The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Marathon Event Kicks Off Sunday, February 1 at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT, Airing 20 Back-to-Back Half-Hour Episodes.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2015 – Suit up, because this is going to be legendary!  On Sunday, February 1, while some sports fans might be watching a football game played in Arizona, WGN America will be hosting the “1STAnnual We Know It’s The Day Of The Big Game But Please Watch Us Anyway ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Barney Bowl Marathon Sponsored by Little Caesars Pizza,” an epic 10-hour, 20-episode championship binge-watching event, kicking off at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT.   The marathon features America’s true sports hero Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), with fan-favorite football-themed episodes from the series including “Tramp Stamp” and “Monday Night Football.”  The “Barney Bowl” will be brought to viewers by Little Caesars Pizza.

“We’ve got game…just not the game,” said Brian Dollenmayer, EVP, Marketing and Promotions, WGN America and Tribune Studios.

During the all-day marathon escapades of the “How I Met Your Mother” gang, fans can follow Barney as he not only suits up, but keeps viewers up-to-speed on social media with “Play-by-Play” hourly updates – all delivered with his trademark snark and charm.  Join the conversation on and using the hashtag #BarneyBowl.

“How I Met Your Mother” airs on Wednesday through Friday (9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT) on WGN America.

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