Amid all the hype, filler, commercialism and other pregame nonsense that has become a part of Super Bowl Sunday pregame programming, at least there’s still one special worth checking out every year. NFL Films’ outstanding Road to the Super Bowl is back, documenting the season-long journey of the New England Patriots and the New York Giants that will culminate with Super Bowl XLVI. Press release with details and highlights from the NFL below:
NFL FILMS’ “ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL” DEBUTS ON NBC AT 12:00 NOON ET ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
42nd Year of TV’s Longest-Running, Most-Honored Annual Sports Special
One-Hour Special Culled From 1.7 Million Feet of Game Film & 400 Hours of Game Audio from 133 Coaches & Players
How did the New York Giants and New England Patriots advance to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis? Re-live the journey as only NFL Films can present it on “Road to the Super Bowl” on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5 at 12:00 Noon ET on NBC.
“Road to the Super Bowl” begins with Kickoff Weekend and chronicles the 2011 NFL season utilizing NFL Films’ signature captivating video and sound from on the field and in the locker room from exclusive player and coach wirings.
“For those who love football, this show is red meat,” said NFL Films president Steve Sabol. “No interviews, no talking heads, all action.”
“Road to the Super Bowl” is the longest-running (42 years) and most honored (28 Sports Emmys) annual sports special. “Road to the Super Bowl,” which debuted following the 1969 season, was culled by NFL Films producers from more than 1.7 million feet of game footage to 980 feet for the one-hour special. In addition, more than 400 hours of audio were captured from 133 exclusive coach and player on-field wirings. Original orchestral music, including a 60-person choir, was used in producing the show.