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From CBS Sports: THE SUPER BOWL TODAY, from 2-6 PM, ET, will originate live from Raymond James Stadium. Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms and Nate Burleson, along with Ian Eagle and Charles Davis, will provide commentary previewing all the football and excitement leading up to kickoff. NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, reporters Wolfson and Washburn, Steratore and contributor Jim Rome also will cover the pregame activities. Other guests will be announced at a later date.
THE SUPER BOWL TODAY will be produced by Drew Kaliski and directed by Bob Matina.
For the second time, CBS’ Super Bowl Sunday coverage will kick off with THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS) featuring CBS Sports Network’s Amy Trask, London Fletcher, Jonathan Jones, Kyle Long and host Adam Schein, beginning at 11:30 AM, ET, as they preview the teams, players and storylines surrounding Super Bowl LV.
Two years ago for Super Bowl LIII, Producer Deb Gelman and Director Linda Malino made history as the first women to produce and direct a Super Bowl pregame show. They will again serve in the same roles in Tampa for TOPS.
ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL, which follows at 12:00 PM, ET, is NFL Films’ annual look back at the greatest sights and sounds of this most unique 2020 NFL season. Culled by NFL Films producers, the one-hour special will feature the best of nearly 125 players and coaches wired for sound, focusing on the most exciting moments and the best teams on the journey to Tampa for Super Bowl LV. Original orchestral music was once again used in producing the show. ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL debuted following the 1969 season.
TONY GOES TO THE SUPER BOWL airs at 1:00 PM, ET. NFL ON CBS lead analyst Tony Romo makes his way to Tampa to cover his second Super Bowl for CBS as legendary Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson share their memories of the big game with him and discuss what defines greatness. Ellis Williams is the producer. Pete Radovich and Steve Karasik serve as coordinating producers.
The SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW at 6:00 PM, ET rounds out the Network’s lead-up to kick-off featuring pregame musical performances, the singing of the National Anthem by Grammy Award-nominated artists Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan; and America the Beautiful by Grammy Award-winning artist H.E.R., the coin toss and team introductions.
CBS SPORTS GAME ANNOUNCER STATS
● Nantz will call play-by-play for his sixth Super Bowl and eighth overall. He hosted two others for the Network in 2001 and 2004.
● Romo will work his second Super Bowl as CBS Sports’ lead analyst.
● Steratore, who was the referee for Super Bowl LII, will serve as CBS Sports’ Rules Analyst for his second Super Bowl.
● This marks the third Super Bowl at CBS for Wolfson, Washburn and Feely.
● Super Bowl LV will be produced and directed by the Emmy-Award winning Jim Rikhoff, Lead Game Producer, and Mike Arnold, Lead Game Director. This is Rikhoff’s second year producing the Super Bowl, and Arnold’s sixth.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as Executive Producer for the Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS and Super Bowl LV. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.