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The Super Bowl on TV and radio

Dr. Remote Super Bowl edition

St. Petersburg Times staff writer Tom Jones looks at the TV and radio coverage of Super Bowl XLIV.

Who will call today's game on CBS?

Jim Nantz: This will be his second Super Bowl as lead play-by-play announcer.

Phil Simms: This will be his fourth Super Bowl as analyst.

Steve Tasker: This will be his second Super Bowl as sideline reporter.

Solomon Wilcots: This will be his second Super Bowl as sideline reporter.

Pregame shows


Noon: Road to the Super Bowl, one-hour special on the 2009 NFL season.

1 p.m.: Phil Simms' All-Ironman, one-hour special.

2-6 p.m.: The Super Bowl Today pregame show hosted by James Brown with analysts Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe; reporters Steve Tasker, Solomon Wilcots, Sam Ryan and Lesley Visser and special contributors Katie Couric and Dick Enberg.

6 p.m.: Kickoff show.

6:25 p.m.: Kickoff.

ESPN: Sunday NFL Countdown

Features include:

10 a.m.: Opening narrated by actor Andy Garcia.

10:45 a.m.: Saints defense.

11 a.m.: Colts super fan with tattoos.

Noon: Saints marching club.

12:15 p.m.: Colts' Pierre Garcon and Haiti.

12:30 p.m.: Playing in the Super Bowl with an injury.

12:45 p.m.: Drew Brees' friendship with a 12-year-old cancer patient.

1 p.m.: Tougher Super Bowl catch: David Tyree or Santonio Holmes?

1:30 p.m.: What the Mannings mean to New Orleans.

NFL Network

Features include:

9 a.m.: Opening feature on NFL legend Vince Lombardi and his grandson, Saints quarterback coach Joe Lombardi.

10 a.m.: Colts and Saints updates; NFL Films look at the best decade for Super Bowls.

11 a.m.: The quarterback matchup; the Colts as a franchise.

Noon: Peyton Manning's place in history; special guest Joey Porter.

1 p.m.: New Orleans' prodigal son (Manning) and adopted son (Drew Brees).

2 p.m.: Feature on Haiti with Saints' Jonathan Vilma and Colts' Pierre Garcon.

3-5:30 p.m.: Guests Don Shula, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock; analysis and predictions from the network's analysts.


Westwood One will handle the broadcast. Play-by-play announcer Marv Albert and analyst Boomer Esiason will call their eighth Super Bowl together. Former NFL players James Lofton and Mark Malone will work the sidelines with Jim Gray handling the pregame and halftime shows. The game can be heard locally on 1010-AM.

The Super Bowl on TV and radio 02/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 6, 2010 8:29pm]
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