NEWS AND NOTES FROM THIS WEEK’S “INSIDE THE NFL”
Tonight’s Episode Features A First Look at NFL Films Intimate Highlights From One of the Great Super Bowls of All Time; Plus, Special Features Including “Super Bowl Experience” And Behind-The-Scenes After The Game
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 – at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Only On SHOWTIME
NEW YORK (Feb. 4, 2009)—This week’s INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME tackles every angle of Super Bowl XLIII in a recap of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ historic run to the championship—–Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Catch the sights and sounds from the sidelines of Super Bowl XLIII as the renowned NFL Films highlights debut on SHOWTIME. Plus, INSIDE THE NFL Special Correspondent Jenn Brown provides a taste of the “Super Bowl Experience” and goes behind-the-scenes after the final whistle at Raymond James Stadium.
Host James Brown anchors INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME with All Pro NFL greats Cris Collinsworth, Phil Simms and Warren Sapp serving as expert analysts. INSIDE THE NFL is being produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films with new shows airing on SHOWTIME every Wednesday during the NFL season through February 11, 2009. The executive producers are Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports, and NFL Films President Sabol.
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News and Notes from this week’s show:
SUPER BOWL NOTES
(On Phoenix’s Antrel Rolle standing near the field of play, blocking Larry Fitzgerald from tackling James Harrison during the interception):
SAPP: I always say it’s not the position of the players, it’s the dis-position of the players. And where he was standing Antrel Rolle prevented Larry Fitzgerald from running and making that tackle and getting James Harrison on the ground and preventing a 14-point swing right at the end of the first half.
COLLINSWORTH:…It ended up being a huge play because he was in the white line where the players (on the bench) are not supposed to be. And he (Fitzgerald) did catch him (Harrison) at the five so you’ve got to believe that he would have caught him at the 20 if he didn’t run into his teammate.
LOMBARDI LEAGUE REPORT
(On where Hines Ward stands with the Pittsburg receiving corps):
LOMBARDI: He is in the last year of his contract and he is due to make $5.8 million, which is a lot of money for a receiver. He won’t get another contract. The Steelers have a policy, they will let you have two contracts. They don’t give you the third. This is his final year of the contract. I believe the Steelers come to Hines Ward and re-define his role, re-shape his role and that will lead to maybe re-shaping his contract. They have got to get Nate Washington under contract. He is a free agent. And then Limas Sweed and Santonio Holmes will be there.