Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Complete SB XLI TV Day Planner

Here is your Super Bowl Day Planner. I have all the features from ESPN, NFL Network and CBS so that you the fan will be able to know when to make that beer/soda run, get the extra ice, do all the important things and not miss anything that might interest you. This public service has been done for you the last three years and I hope you enjoy the game.

Cheers.....Jim Williams

The Features on ESPN where their pre game starts at 11am:
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, the Super Bowl XXXV MVP and former University of Miami All-American, will join ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown as a guest analyst during the program’s three-hour Super Bowl XLI preview edition Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. ET, from Miami. The telecast will feature host Chris Berman and analysts Tom Jackson, Michael Irvin, Mike Ditka and Ron Jaworski from ESPN’s South Beach set (12th and Ocean Drive), as well as Stuart Scott, Super Bowl XXIX MVP Steve Young, guest analyst Lewis and NFL Insider Chris Mortensen appearing from Dolphin Stadium. ESPN reporters Ed Werder (covering the Bears) and Sal Paolantonio (Colts) will provide live updates from the team hotels.

Program highlights with planned telecast times:

Making History (12:00 p.m.)
For the first time, the Lombardi Trophy will be hoisted by an African-American head coach with Lovie Smith or Tony Dungy set to make NFL history on Sunday. Greg Garber examines how both coaches got to the Super Bowl and what it means for the NFL, the African-American community and the country.

The Mayne Event: Big Bobbles (12:20 p.m.)
What does Kurt Warner have to do with the Bears’ secret defensive strategy to win the game? Kenny Mayne finds out in The Mayne Event.

Soundtracks: AFC Championship (12:30 p.m.)
Sunday’s “Soundtracks” will feature the best audio from the New England Patriots-Indianapolis Colts AFC Championship match-up.

Bears Linebackers (12:40 p.m.)
Brian Urlacher is carrying on the tradition of outstanding Chicago Bears linebackers. In a unique feature by Nichols on the lineage of Bears linebackers, Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary and Urlacher talk about what it means to play the position for the Bears franchise.

Reggie Wayne (12:55 p.m.)
On September 24, Indianapolis receiver Reggie Wayne had four catches for 82 yards in the Colts win over the Jaguars. Just hours later, Wayne learned that his brother Rashad had been killed in a car accident. Wayne talks to Countdown’s Tom Jackson about that day, how his brother's death affected him and how his teammates have helped him get through this family tragedy.

Rex Grossman (1:10 p.m.)
The "other" quarterback in the big game comes from a football family, too. Grossman's father was a quarterback at Indiana University and his grandfather played for the Baltimore Colts. Rachel Nichols profiles the Bears quarterback's journey from grade school to the NFL.

Peyton Manning (1:35 p.m.)
The Mannings are football's first family. While Archie and sons Peyton and Eli have made names for themselves in the NFL, it is the other Manning brother who inspires Peyton. Tom Rinaldi tells the story of Cooper Manning and the close relationship he has with his brother Peyton.

Countdown will also feature a series of vignettes highlighting: Colts placekicker Adam Vinatieri in the clutch, Lovie Smith’s demeanor, Peyton Manning’s audible and the Bears’ defense.

The NFL Network also starts their pre game show at 11am and as we have seen all week they have been right there with ESPN earning top coverage honors,

11 a.m. -- NFL Total Access at the Super Bowl
NFL Total Access - NFL Total Access is the NFL's show of record, providing daily news, interviews and analysis from around the league. This special Super Bowl edition of Total Access looks ahead to Super Bowl XLI between the Bears and the Colts.

2:30 p.m. -- Championship Chase: Chicago Bears
Championship Chase 2006: Chicago Bears - Follow the Chicago Bears throughout the 2006 season. This championship chase provides the NFL Films signature highlights and sideline sound each week. Watch the Bears battle through adversity and triumph on their way to Miami and Super Bowl XLI.

3 p.m. -- NFL Replay
NFL Replay - 2006 NFC Championship - NFL Replay features the 2006 NFC championship game between NO and CHI. NFL Replay games air in a 90-minute fast-paced format, without halftime and other elements not critical to the outcome.

4:30 p.m. -- Championship Chase: Indianapolis Colts
Championship Chase 2006: Indianapolis Colts - Follow the Indianapolis Colts throughout the 2006 season. This championship chase provides the NFL Films signature highlights and sideline sound each week. Watch the Colts battle through adversity and triumph on their way to Miami and Super Bowl XLI.

5 p.m. -- NFL Replay
NFL Replay - 2006 AFC Championship - NFL Replay features the 2006 AFC championship game between NE and IND. NFL Replay games air in a 90-minute fast-paced format, without halftime and other elements not critical to the outcome.


CBS Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XLI continues with THE SUPER BOWL
TODAY, the Network's pre-game studio show (2:00-6:00 PM, ET) with host
James Brown along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, and Shannon
Sharpe, as well as NFL Insider General Manager Charley Casserly,
reporters Lesley Visser, Sam Ryan and contributor Dick Enberg.
¨James Brown, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe welcome
viewers with some pre-game analysis and highlights from the NFL Tailgate
party set, while Lesley Visser and Sam Ryan report on each team.
Following are the approximate air times for features on THE SUPER BOWL
TODAY (subject to change):

2:15 PM, ET
¨Shannon Sharpe tackles the Colts' defense talking with Dwight
Freeney and Bob Sanders. Jeff St. Arromand produces.

2:30 PM, ET
¨THE SUPER BOWL TODAY features Chicago Bears running back Thomas

2:45 PM, ET
¨Dick Enberg visits with legendary coaching genius of the San Francisco
49ers Bill Walsh. Deb Boulac produces.

3:00 PM, ET
¨Sam Ryan covers Indianapolis Colts record-breaking wide receiver
Marvin Harrison. Jeff St. Arromand produces.

3:10 PM, ET
¨Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason go mach speed as they take a ride
with the famous Thunderbirds fighter jets.

3:30 PM, ET
¨THE SUPER BOWL TODAY features Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tank

3:40 PM, ET
¨CBS EVENING NEWS Chief Investigative Reporter Armen Keteyian sits down
with Joy Piccolo and Connie Payton, wives of former Chicago Bears
running backs Brian Piccolo and Walter Payton. Sarah Rinaldi

4:00 PM, ET
¨James Brown visits with the head coaches of the Chicago Bears Lovie
Smith and the Indianapolis Colts Tony Dungy to talk about the meaning of
their historic meeting as the first African-American head coaches in the
NFL to lead their teams to the Super Bowl. Charlie Bloom produces.

4:10 PM, ET
¨Randy Cross reports from Baghdad with the troops as they watch Super
Bowl XLI and participate in the first-ever Baghdad Bowl (flag football
game). Suzanne Smith produces.

4:30 PM, ET
¨Lesley Visser visits with Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman. Deb
Gelman produces.

4:45 PM, ET
¨CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor Katie Couric reports the story of Pittsburgh
Steelers wide receiver and last year's Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward about
his Korean heritage, what it was like growing up and the impact his
success has had on children and others in Korea. Pete Radovich

¨Boomer Esiason looks at the tradition of great Chicago middle
linebackers from Dick Butkus to Mike Singletary to Brian Urlacher. Deb
Boulac produces.

5:30 PM, ET
¨Dan Marino sits down for a quarterback-to-quarterback talk with the
Indianapolis Colts' Peyton Manning. Charlie Bloom produces.
Performances by Stevie Nicks (3:55 PM, ET), Cirque du Soleil (5:45 PM,
ET), and Billy Joel singing the national anthem (6:15 PM, ET) also will
be a part of the pre-game show.

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