CBS' Brown to host record 10th Super Bowl pregame show
(AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)CBS' James Brown knows what it is like to host Super Bowl pregame shows when the day transcended beyond the teams competing for a championship. Brown hosted Fox's pregame for the 2002 Super Bowl, which occurred nearly five months after 9/11. With the coronavirus pandemic still at the forefront, Brown realizes Sunday's “Super Bowl Today” show could offer the same opportunities, but in a different manner. This is a different kind of backdrop where many people have just been fatigued, given all of the challenges that we’ve had to endure during this time.”AdThis will be a record 10th Super Bowl pregame hosted by Brown and his sixth for CBS. He became the pregame host for Fox in 1994 when they outbid CBS for the rights to the NFC package.
Chiefs' Chad Henne goes from backup QB to playoff stage
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Chad Henne came off the bench cold in the heat of a tense playoff game and delivered the game-sealing plays for Kansas City in his most consequential performance in a win since 2013. He got the nod again the following week in a playoff game against Green Bay with a limited number of plays on a wrist band. JEFF HOSTETLER: Hostetler had started just two games in almost seven full seasons for the Giants when Simms injured his foot in Week 14. FRANK REICH: Two years after losing to Hostetler, the Bills relied on a backup to make it to their third consecutive Super Bowl. He threw for 725 yards and six touchdowns in wins over Minnesota in the NFC title game and New England in the Super Bowl.
Former Alabama, NY Giants coach Ray Perkins dies at 79
FILE - University of Alabama head coach Ray Perkins explains techniques to his quarterbacks in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in this March 23, 1983, file photo. (AP Photo/File)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Ray Perkins, the former Alabama receiver who replaced Bear Bryant as Crimson Tide's coach and started the transition with the New York Giants that led to two Super Bowl titles, died Wednesday in Tuscaloosa. “I think he probably handled the circumstance of the situation he was in taking over for coach Bryant as well as anybody in the world could," Saban said after practice Wednesday. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of coach Perkins,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said. In 1981, Perkins led the team to its first postseason berth since 1963.