CBS's Super Bowl broadcast was set to run on Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, but the best moment belonged to co-rapporteur Tracy Wolfson.
In what is probably the most interesting part of the entire television program, Nantz threw her down to Wolfson after the final whistle when she tried to meet Tom Brady amidst a sea of photographers.
For three minutes, Wolfson stood next to Brady, who hugged everyone from coach Bill Belichick to owner Bob Kraft. Finally, Brady stopped to talk to her.
She wasted no time at the scene, congratulating Brady instead, and then asked a reasonable question how satisfying the victory was for him. With her second question, she tried to move on and inquired about the importance before deciding on the bill, trying to see if Brady might retire.
"It was great," Wolfson told The Post. "It was definitely a fight. I joked that the game was an offensive fight, so it was only fair that the winning interview was a fight as well. That's why you do this job. I hug it and I love it.
After the final whistle, Wolfson shot at Brady to find her position.
"The circle is around you," said Wolfson, who grew up in Rockland County New City. "I'm small and I have just clinging to Tom and the microphone and just waiting and patiently waiting. "
Her patience was rewarded as she stood out in a very boring game.
Hits and Miss: Super Bowl or No Super Bowl, Romo was relaxed, which is why he was unusually good at listening, but he and Nantz did not go deep enough to explain why Belichick suppressed Sean McVay's crime, and they never mentioned that Julian Edelman had suspended the year because of performance enhancing drug use ̵
Pregame Bluff: Nate Burleson was the star of the CBS preliminary round, Burleson, who starred on both The NFL Today and The NFL "Good Morning Football" is still showing the potential to host a non-sports show.
If you did not know that he was playing a receiver in the NFL, you would think he was just a host. He is very calm and has completed some segments, including part of the opening, where the CBS crew went into the field like in the Super Bowl.
He has one more year on his CBS deal They saw the otherwise quiet foreplay, he was the star.
"We are looking at different ways," said Burlesons agent Mark Lepselter. "I've been saying for some time that Nate is one of the few talents that can move in a meaningful way."
Ian Eagle showed why Dan Patrick said he was the best sports competitor in the industry a few years ago. Eagle showed that his hosting skills are comparable to his game by game. Not many can do that with Bob Costas, the flag bearer, and another Syracuse graduate, Mike Tirico, along with Nantz, also in this group.
The best story during the CBS preliminary round was how Russell Wilson said during his first Super Bowl, Joe Namath was in charge of the coin toss. Namath turned it around early. He then looked at Wilson and said, "I've always had a quick release."
CBS usually keeps her near the waistcoat, and her audition show was pretty much that. The opening of John Malkovich-Peyton Manning was a bit too a lot of. They tried to beat the opening of their AFC Championship Malkovich – which was excellent – and it felt a bit short.
The best two Super Bowl features I've seen were ESPN's "NFL Countdown". Jen Lada put together a piece that was voiced by Drew's Brees, on Bree's and Bears tight end Zach Miller, and their relationship with a high school quarterback who has lost a leg. Quarterback, Alex Ruiz, came back to play after Brees gave him a prosthetic leg. Miller returned for his first game. It was a jerk. ESPN gave Ruiz tickets to the Super Bowl, which was a nice touch. …. ESPN also had a good opportunity with Joe Torre, Nick Saban and Mike Krzyzewski over Belichick. Torre said Belichick was the best there was. Both functions took many minutes and hours for television. Both were really good.