The pregame shows
By Times Staff Writer
Published February 5, 2005
2-2:30: Fox opens from its set at Jacksonville's Metropolitan Park, site of the NFL Tailgate Party. Chris Myers examines whether the Patriots, who could win their third Super Bowl in four years, qualify as a modern-day dynasty. Pam Oliver reports on Eagles receiver Terrell Owens' impact on the team, the latest on his injured ankle and how much he's expected to play.
2:30-3: Howie Long offers a feature on hard-hitting safeties Brian Dawkins (Eagles) and Rodney Harrison (Patriots). Singer John Fogarty and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson give live performances from the NFL Tailgate Party.
3-3:30: The best of "10 Yards with TB," a weekly segment this season with Terry Bradshaw asking NFL stars irreverent questions. Fox takes viewers to locations around the world to honor U.S. military personnel.
3:30-4: An NFL roundtable discussion hosted by Fox NFL Sunday insider Jay Glazer, featuring players Jerome Bettis, Tony Gonzalez, John Lynch, Deion Sanders and Michael Strahan.
4-4:30: The pregame show moves inside Alltel Stadium, and play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and color analysts Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth give their thoughts.
4:30-5: Long presents a feature on Patriots linebackers Tedy Bruschi and Willie McGinest. Myers follows with a live interview with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and Oliver speaks live with Eagles coach Andy Reid (both interviews are tentative).
5-5:30: Fox presents exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Owens rehabilitating his right ankle in the weeks leading up to the game. There will be features on quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Tom Brady, and a visit by former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton.
5:30-6: Fox presents a recitation of the Declaration of Independence by current and former NFL players, as the network did the last time it had the Super Bowl in 2002. A parade of World War II veterans follows to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of that war.
6: Alicia Keys sings America the Beautiful, followed by the entrance of the WWII veterans. Starting player introductions read by Philadelphia native Will Smith (Eagles) and Boston native Michael Chiklis (Patriots). A joint service choir made up of cadets from the U.S. Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, West Point and the Coast Guard Academy sings the Star Spangled Banner.
11 A.M.-2 P.M.
THE LAST DAYS OF REGGIE WHITE: A look Reggie White, former Eagles defensive end and Super Bowl champion with the Packers who died the day after Christmas. Andrea Kremer reports White had stopped preaching and hadn't set foot in a church in four years, as she looks at his life after football.
THE TUNNEL: Emmitt Smith, John Elway and Ray Lewis are a few of the Super Bowl champions to talk about the meaning of waiting in the tunnel before introductions. Also, Belichick and the Patriots tell why they decided to be introduced as a team.
TOM BRADY'S PLACE IN HISTORY: He can become one of only four quarterbacks to win three Super Bowls. Kremer talks to some of the best all-time quarterbacks about Brady's place in history.
THE EVOLUTION OF BILL BELICHICK: Greg Garber traces the coach's road from failing in Cleveland to succeeding in New England.
TERRELL OWENS' SPEEDY RECOVERY: Michael Irvin talks to the Eagles receiver about his rehabilitation and the risk of playing so soon.
JEREMIAH TROTTER'S RETURN: Tom Jackson takes a look at the linebacker who left the Eagles after 2001 for greener pastures and more money. He signed with the Redskins, was eventually cut and returned to Philadelphia this season.
DONOVAN McNABB'S HISTORIC DAY: Irvin sits down with the Eagles quarterback to talk about finally getting to a Super Bowl, playing in Philadelphia and why he feels like he's playing for all African-American quarterbacks.
Compiled by John C. Cotey, Times staff writer