NBC Adds Another Analyst To Super Bowl Pregame Show

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Hey, who thinks ten people for a pregame show is too many? Certainly not NBC! The Peacock added yet ANOTHER analyst to their set for their five hour pregame show, putting their current total at eleven. The latest to join the ridiculous count is current Patriot, Rodney Harrison. Via NBC PR....

Rodney Harrison, who earned two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots, will join NBC's Super Bowl XLIII Pregame Show it was announced today. In a 15-year-career, Harrison has made three Pro Bowl appearances and is the only player in NFL history with both 30 career sacks and 30 career interceptions.

NBC's Super Bowl XLIII Pregame Show kicks off at Noon ET and will be led by its "Football Night in America" studio team of Bob Costas (host), Cris Collinsworth (co-host), Keith Olbermann (co-host), Dan Patrick (co-host), Jerome Bettis (analyst), Tiki Barber (analyst) and Peter King (reporter). Tony Dungy, Mike Holmgren and Matt Millen were also recently announced as contributors.

In addition to his two Super Bowl rings, Harrison was part of perhaps the most famous play in Super Bowl history, attempting to defend David Tyree's miracle reception in last year's Super Bowl XLII. During NBC's pregame coverage, Harrison will discuss his role in Super Bowl lore as part of a feature on the Tyree catch.
At this point they're going to have to go over to Conan, and borrow some mics or something. I haven't even seen what they're planning, and I'm already aggravated by this nonsense. With that many people on board, all day Sunday is going to be a dizzy, convoluted, set of random pieces with no real semblance of order. It's just impossible for it not to be.

9 Comments:

Okay, this is getting to be just a wee bit much. I can see how they may want to add 1 or 2 special guests for the Super Bowl pregame show, but 4??? (Millen, Holmgren, Dungy, and now Harrison).

I'm actually surprised that it appears that Tiki Barber is going to be used as a studio analyst and not as a sideline reporter. He's better at the latter, in my opinion.

JFein said...
Jan 27, 2009, 9:49:00 AM  

Do people really watch the pregame stuff? Like normal people? I don't turn on the Super Bowl coverage until about 530 or so, since they usually have like a pregame concert these days and the girls at the Super Bowl parties like that.

I cannot even imagine watching NBC from noon to 5pm without wanting to punch myself repeatedly.

Ed James said...
Jan 27, 2009, 10:21:00 AM  

Harrison is there to help breakdown cheap shots, personal fouls, and his inability to cover bad WR's.

GMoney said...
Jan 27, 2009, 10:43:00 AM  

Think Harrison has any shot at the Hall of Fame?

Matt Larkin said...
Jan 27, 2009, 12:01:00 PM  

Harrison will host a segment called How To Play Dirty and Get Away With It.

Brad James said...
Jan 27, 2009, 1:19:00 PM  

"Marvin Harrison has just been added for an eight part segment entitled 'Harrison vs. Harrison' in which they will lock eyes and argue about the National Football League.

It will be intense and you will watch it."

-Dick Ebersol

Bigface said...
Jan 27, 2009, 1:25:00 PM  

At this point, they should heed Simmons suggestion and just create a Hollywood Squares-type multi-leveled desk to accompany all the analyst with Costas having his own desk ala John Davidson. By why stop there? Why not add more? What about bring Joe Montana back? or Shanahan and Gruden? This might have trainwreck potential.

walnuts said...
Jan 27, 2009, 3:21:00 PM  

As A patriot fan, is there not another picture of rodney harrison that can be used? I mean he's th dirtiest player in the league can't se get a pic of him doing something dirty. Watching that catch live and in every highlight show wwas more then enough punishment.

Ghost. said...
Jan 27, 2009, 5:21:00 PM  

You all better tell Joe Buck that David Tyree made a catch in the Super Bowl last year.

Secor314 said...
Jan 27, 2009, 8:00:00 PM  

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