‘Super Bowl XLVII’:
Pregame starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, Channel 7
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a big football game down in New Orleans today.
That’s highly unlikely, especially if you’re a viewer of CBS, which for the past week has put on an all-out blitz of programming related to Super Bowl XLVII from the Big Easy. The eye network has deployed its news, sports and entertainment divisions at what it’s dubbed CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square in the French Quarter, offering reports on what’s been happening there the past week, ranging from night life and celebrities in New Orleans to the recovery from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and, of course, what the teams involved have been up to.
So by now, you should be up to speed on all things New Orleans.
As for the game itself, the clash between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers kicks off at 3:30 p.m. today from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms on the call for CBS.
The broadcast day from New Orleans begins at 8 a.m. with three specials, “Road to the Super Bowl,” an NFL Films montage of the sights and sounds of the 2012 season; “New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll,” in which host Wynton Marsalis takes a musical tour of the city; and “Phil Simms All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition,” in which Simms and Nantz highlight some of the greatest moments in Super Bowl history.
Then at 11 a.m., the game is the thing with the pregame show “The Super Bowl Today,” with host Greg Gumbel and analysts James Brown, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher give their takes on what to expect.