On Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 (6:30 PM, ET, kick-off), CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will set the scene to call the Golden Celebration of that “first meeting” as the CBS Television Network culminates its coverage of the 2015-2016 NFL season with SUPER BOWL 50, live from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. SUPER BOWL 50 will mark the Network’s 19th Super Bowl broadcast overall, the most of any network.
Nantz and Simms will call the action, marking their fourth time calling the game together. Nantz will call play-by-play for his fourth Super Bowl and sixth overall as he hosted two others for the Network. Simms will provide analysis for his eighth Super Bowl, second only to John Madden as analyst for the most Super Bowl broadcasts, and the sixth for CBS Sports. Nantz and Simms will be joined on the broadcast by reporters Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn, who will serve as sideline reporters for their first Super Bowl, as well as NFL Officiating Expert Mike Carey.
The Network’s live four-hour Super Bowl pre-game show, THE SUPER BOWL TODAY (2:00 PM, ET), will include host James Brown, analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, along with Ian Eagle, Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Amy Trask, NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as reporters Wolfson, Washburn and Allie LaForce, and Contributor Jim Rome. Other contributing guests including players and coaches will be announced later.
Brown will host his eighth Super Bowl pre-game show, while Gonzalez and Scott will make their Super Bowl broadcast debuts. Also working their first Super Bowl broadcast will be Eagle, Green, Trask, Carey, and LaForce.
In addition, CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, will debut its Super Bowl coverage with more than 75 hours of original programming including extended post-game coverage with SUPER BOWL TODAY POST-GAME SHOW, hosted by Brown, Esiason, Cowher, Gonzalez and Scott.
11:00 AM, ET: SUPER BOWL 50: BEFORE THEY WERE PROS – Through the lens of SUPER BOWL 50 and the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll, we will showcase the impact of high school football across America. In SUPER BOWL 50: BEFORE THEY WERE PROS we will follow NFL players and legends who made it to the pinnacle of their sport as they go back to the communities that helped shape them into men of high character. NFL Films will follow these players to capture the lessons that the game of football has taught them by highlighting stories of family, resiliency, teamwork and mentorship.
12:00 NOON, ET: ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL – ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL is NFL Films’ annual look back at the greatest sights and sounds of the 2015 NFL season. Culled by NFL Films producers, the one-hour special will feature the best of nearly 100 players and coaches wired for sound, focusing on the most exciting moments and the best teams on the journey to Santa Clara for SUPER BOWL 50. Original orchestral music was once again used in producing the show. ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL debuted following the 1969 season.
1:00 PM, ET: PHIL SIMMS ALL-IRON TEAM: SUPER BOWL EDITION sponsored by GEICO – A true football lovers’ show, CBS Sports’ lead NFL analyst and former N.Y. Giants Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms will take a look back at the evolution of the Super Bowl over the last 50 years and will highlight a player or coach from each decade that represents what the Super Bowl was about at that time. Those highlighted include: Minnesota Vikings legendary Hall of Fame head coach Bud Grant (1970’s), Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Mike Singletary (1980’s), Hall of Famer Deion Sanders (1990’s), Drew Bledsoe, talking about the Patriots teams of the 2000s, as well as others. In addition, the show will feature legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg, who called eight Super Bowls, including the first one where Simms worked as an analyst in 1996. Enberg will talk about his memories as a broadcaster, including being involved with Super Bowl I in Los Angeles. [The All-Iron Trophy is an old-fashioned iron, emblematic of Simms’ obsession with ironing. According to his mother, as a child, Phil pressed his football and baseball uniforms, and to this day remains committed to creases.
2:00 PM, ET: THE SUPER BOWL TODAY – With a focus on celebrating the pageantry of SUPER BOWL 50 and the teams and players participating, THE SUPER BOWL TODAY also will look back at the history leading up to the game with special features, historic vignettes that encapsulate the eras surrounding the Super Bowl, past and present player interviews and will look to the future of what the Super Bowl will be like in the next 50 years. (More details on features will be announced in the coming weeks.)
Originating live from sets at Super Bowl City at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, along with Ian Eagle and Greg Gumbel, will host the Network’s pre-game show previewing all the football and excitement leading up to SUPER BOWL 50. Trent Green, Amy Trask, NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, reporters Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, and Allie LaForce, along with contributor Jim Rome, also will cover the pre-game activities.
6:00 PM, ET: SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW – The SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW featuring pre-game musical performances, the singing of the National Anthem, team introductions and a special tribute to Super Bowl MVPs.
6:30 PM, ET: SUPER BOWL 50 – Kick-off of SUPER BOWL 50 live from Santa Clara on the CBS Television Network.
SUPER BOWL TODAY POST-GAME SHOW and Trophy Presentation – Brown, Esiason, Cowher, Gonzalez and Scott will recap the highlights of SUPER BOWL 50 and Nantz will present the Lombardi Trophy to the SUPER BOWL 50 champions.
Immediately following the SUPER BOWL TODAY POST-GAME SHOW, extended post-game coverage will continue live with Brown, Esiason, Cowher, Gonzalez and Scott on the SUPER BOWL TODAY POST-GAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network.