By Danny Cox
Each and every year, the Super Bowl is presented to the world. The game lasts 60 minutes on the field, but it’s typically about three hours due to timeouts, commercial breaks, and spectacular half time shows. CBS Sports is making sure that the fans of the Carolina Panthers, the fans of the Denver Broncos, the fans of football as a whole, and even non-fans have something to enjoy.
THE SUPER BOWL TODAY with James Brown
The Super Bowl is no longer just a game, and that is evident by the fact that pre-game coverage will begin on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. ET with THE SUPER BOWL TODAY.
Host James Brown will be joined by analysts Boomer Esiason, Coach Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott. Brandon Marshall is also going to be joining the team along with THE NFL TODAY insider Jason La Canfora and NFL Officiating Expert Mike Carey.
There will be a number of guests stopping by as well, and plenty of great segments leading up to the big game. Each of the analysts will have sit-down interviews with different players and coaches, including Ron Rivera, Gary Kubiak, Peyton Manning and Cam Newton.
Innovative Coverage of The Big Game
The game itself will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET live from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be in the booth to call the game while Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn will be reporting from the sidelines.
For this year’s Super Bowl, CBS will be testing the limits of technology as there will be approximately 70 cameras covering the game. There will be normal sideline cameras, some in the stands, the zipline camera, and even the exciting pylon cam. Sean McManus, Chairman CBS Sports, said there will be even more coverage this year with Invision 360.
With Invision 360, there will be a 360 degree look at the field with cameras placed on the perimeter all around the stadium. This will allow for many different angles to be seen of each and every single play on the field, which will thrill fans and can also help with replay situations.
Coverage of Super Bowl 50 will last up to an hour after its completion with CBS’ postgame coverage. The legendary Jim Nantz will be covering the presentation of the Lombardi Trophy to the Super Bowl Champion, and that will end up bringing an official end to the 2015 NFL season.
The world is ever evolving and the NFL is changing with it to bring the fans what they want, but the main thing in the Super Bowl is always the game itself. This game brings in fans from every corner of the globe, and James Brown even said, “You don’t just have a core group of fans watching this game as you have watching during the rest of the season.”
All football fans—and even those who don’t consider themselves fans at all—will be watching Super Bowl 50, and CBS is going to make sure it’s the best experience possible.
Danny Cox knows a little something about the NFL, whether it means letting you know what penalty will come from the flag just thrown on the field or quickly spouting off who the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft (Jim Harbaugh). He plans on bringing you the best news, previews, recaps, and anything else that may come along with the exciting world of the National Football League. Danny is a freelance writer covering all things NFL. His work can be found on Examiner.com.