How to watch Al Davis vs. The NFL: ESPN 30 for 30 film

How to watch Al Davis vs. The NFL
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Al Davis vs. The NFL 30 for 30 start time

Al Davis vs. The NFL is scheduled to start today (Feb. 4) at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
It airs on ESPN.

Ready for the big game? Well tonight we watch Al Davis vs. The NFL online, to keep the big week rolling. Yes, as you prep for the Super Bowl live stream, ESPN's 30 For 30 film series has a treat to raise your gridiron emotions. And they're using deepfakes to do it. 

To recreate the rivals at the core of the film — the late Raiders owner and late former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle — this film has its own virtual vedrsions of Davis and Rozelle. 

The film needed its own Davis and Rozelle to have their debate as an active conversation, and not have their issue played out in third person by those who knew them. 

The film tracks Davis' rough relationship with the league, which began as his ascent to become the commissioner of the American Football League — the league where he also served as owner and coach of the Raiders. And once the Raiders made it to the NFL, Davis would win a lawsuit against Rozelle, to move the team from Oakland to Los Angeles in the 1980s.

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How to watch Al Davis vs. The NFL in the US

In the US, Al Davis vs. The NFL is broadcast on ESPN, as it's one of the network's 30 for 30 films. ESPN is on most cable packages, but it's on two of our favorite streaming services (fuboTV and Sling TV) if you've cut the cord. 

Al Davis vs. The NFL starts at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 4.

Of the two services, football fans will probably want fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

Yes, that makes it one of the best ways for how to watch the Super Bowl without cable.

Sling may get you this game, but it doesn't include CBS (nor NFL RedZone). It's a case of "you get what you pay for" since Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX and NBC and the NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $64.99 per month family package.

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Fubo.TV is one of the best streaming services that offers ESPN and CBS, and it's our top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right broadcast networks and the two cable channels you'll need to get your football fix. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Sling TV

Sling TV is an affordable live TV service with some of the channels that football fans want, providing a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has ESPN for this game, as well as local Fox and NBC affiliates.

How to watch Al Davis vs. The NFL in the UK

You can watch Al Davis vs. The NFL in Europe, the Middle east and parts of Asia starting on Friday, February 5 at 2 a.m. GMT. Or at least you can if you've got ESPN Player. It costs £9.99 per month, or £69.99 per year.

Americans abroad stuck without ESPN can watch by using a VPN service such as Express VPN, using the above instructions.

How to watch Al Davis vs. The NFL in Canada

Similarly, it doesn't look like Al Davis vs. The NFL is on any Canadian TV channels either. TSN hosts a lot of ESPN programming, but the film isn't on that schedule either.

Again, Americans abroad stuck without ESPN can watch by using a VPN service such as Express VPN, using the above instructions.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.