By Danny Cox
On Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be battling it out to take home the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 50, but there is a lot more to it. This “golden game” is a landmark moment for sports and will go down in history as one of the most iconic moments in football.
Everyone hopes that the game will be as competitive and exciting as they’re anticipating it to be, and the Broncos and Panthers are surely going to compete to their fullest. CBS Sports is going to make sure that fans will have no shortage of great shows, talent, and analysis leading up to and on the big day itself.
Jim Nantz & Phil Simms, Lead Super Bowl Announce Team
Jim Nantz will be making history when he calls Super Bowl 50 with New York Giants great Phil Simms. It took a moment for him to realize it, but Nantz calling Super Bowl 50 is one for the record books, as he has also called the 50th Masters tournament and was part of the call on the 50th NCAA Final Four.
Phil Simms knows that the teams are evenly matched and that the coaches have their own talents and skills. “We’ve seen the teams, we know what they are about,” said Simms. “Ron Rivera has an emotional football team and his decision-making can sometimes go along those lines. Gary Kubiak…his team is tough, controls tempo of the game, and if all goes the way they want, that’s how they’d like to see the Super Bowl go.”
THE SUPER BOWL TODAY Pre-game Blowout
CBS Sports is bringing a pre-game show to Super Bowl Sunday that is sure to stand out from those in the past.
THE SUPER BOWL TODAY features an incredible roundtable of football knowledge for the pre-game show, which will be led by the one and only James Brown, and he’ll be joined by Coach Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez, Bart Scott and Boomer Esiason. They will evaluate both teams and detail their thoughts on who has the advantages and disadvantages in the game.
One of the most intriguing pieces that will be coming during the pre-game show was unveiled by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and it has to do with the six living men who have called previous Super Bowls. It’s quite the list: Jim Nantz, Jack Whitaker, Joe Buck, Dick Enberg, Greg Gumbel and Al Michaels. Learn the history and valor of one of the biggest games in sports as they reveal what it’s like to call all of the action time and time again.
CBS Sports’ THE SUPER BOWL TODAY pre-game show kicks off at 2 PM, ET live from Santa Clara, Calif. and will include in-depth interviews with Peyton Manning and Cam Newton, and so much more.
CBS Sports broadcasts Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7 (6:30 PM, ET), live from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., as the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Nantz and Simms call the action, along with Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn reporting.
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.