NFL Network to offer the most comprehensive coverage of Super Bowl XXXVIII

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(Jan. 19, 2004) -- NFL Network provides football fans with the ultimate coverage of Super Bowl XXXVIII beginning Sunday, Jan. 25 through Monday, Feb. 2 with extended daily versions of NFL Total Access, live pregame and postgame press conferences, full coverage of Media Day, playoff episodes of Game of the Week and highlights from Super Bowls I - XXXVII.

In addition, for the first-time ever on television, NFL Network will re-air the commercials from Super Bowl XXXVIII at 11 p.m. ET on Super Bowl Sunday and repeat them the next day, Monday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

The following is a synopsis of NFL Network's Super Bowl week coverage.

Sunday, Jan. 25 becomes Super Sunday -- airing 30-minute highlight shows of all 37 previous Super Bowls nonstop from 8 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. ET.

NFL Total Access will broadcast live from the Media Center in Houston beginning Monday, Jan. 26. The show will broadcast a total of 10 original hours during the week, including special two-hour editions Wednesday through Saturday.

Terrell Davis, a two-time Super Bowl winner and Super Bowl XXXII MVP will join all-time Green Bay Packers receptions leader Sterling Sharpe as part of NFL Total Access' on-air team, alongside host Rich Eisen, plus Seth Joyner, Ken Norton, Jr. and Kara Henderson contribute daily as well.

Dhani Jones (Giants) and Jerome Bettis (Steelers) will work as reporters all week long attending practices as the teams make final preparations for the game. Jones will cover the Patriots, while Bettis handles the Panthers.

Warren Sapp will cover Media Day live on Tuesday, Jan. 27 with the NFC team at 10:00 a.m. ET and the AFC team at noon ET.

Point After: Sounds of Media Day will air on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. ET and serve as a one-hour highlight show of all the sights and sounds of Media Day.

Game of the Week airs one-hour condensed versions of 10 of the 11 postseason games, including all four divisional playoff games, both Championship games and the Super Bowl -- all in HD.

Eleven Games of the Week will air from the regular season, all in HD, re-telling the story of how the 2003 season unfolded.

Live coverage of the AFC head coach press conference on Friday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. ET followed immediately by the NFC head coach at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Live coverage of Commissioner Tagliabue's press conference on Friday, Jan. 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Saturday, Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m. ET offers live coverage of the Hall of Fame press conference, where the 2004 inductees will be announced.

A post-Super Bowl special featuring commercials from the Super Bowl. It originally airs at 11 p.m. ET on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1), and repeats on Monday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET. "Super Bowl XXXVIII Commercials Presented by AOL" will feature the great commercials that run during Super Bowl XXXVIII.

At midnight ET following the Super Bowl, a special Point After from the Super Bowl, covering postgame press conferences, locker room interviews and sounds from Super Bowl XXXVIII.

NFL Films president Steve Sabol, one of only nine people to attend every Super Bowl, continues that streak this year in Houston on behalf of NFL Films and now NFL Network. On Monday, Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. ET, "Sabol's Shots of the Year" is a look back at the 2003 season from a different point of view. From the crimson sea at Arrowhead Stadium to the shower of snowballs in Foxboro, see the most interesting and visually stimulating shots from this year in the NFL in the way only NFL Films does.

On Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET relive Super Bowl XXXVIII with a 60-minute condensed version of the big game in High Definition on Game of the Week: Super Bowl XXXVIII.

NFL Total Access will have 45 people, seven cameras and four editing suites set up in Houston for the week.

NFL Films will have 91 staff members at the Super Bowl including 20 film and sound cameras shooting the game.
What is really funny about this "comprehensive coverage" is that the SuperBowl itself is not being shown on VOOM/NFLNetwork. So how is
this "the most comprehensive SuperBowl coverage"? I must be missing something here. I want to see the SuperBowl in HD on VOOM, not the pre-game show,the post-game shows, or the commercials.

This has nothing to do with VOOM. The NFL sells the Super Bowl to the highest bidder. The highest bidder this year is CBS. The NFL networks has decided that this is the way that they make money. Nothing that VOOM can do about that.

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