- Super Bowl at XL
Super Bowl at XL (XL is the
Roman numeralfor 40) was a series of television specialsthat aired on ESPNin February 2006to promote ABC's telecast of Super Bowl XL.
The series consisted of seven distinct specials:
*"Super Bowl Top 10" (one hour) contained several lists of 10 items related to the game, including best coaches, best scoring drives, and most unusual moments.
Stuart Scottwas the host.
*"Super Bowl 40-Man Depth Chart" (one hour) honored the greatest players from the first 39 games, broken down by position.
Chris Bermanwas the host.
*"40 Minutes That Define the Super Bowl" (one hour) was the producers' selections of the most important events in and around the game, arranged in chronological order and totalling exactly 40 minutes.
Dan Patrickwas the host.
*"40 Things You Didn't Know About the Super Bowl" (half-hour) features an unusual fact from each of the first 39 games, plus a bonus fact about the then-upcoming game.
Mike Greenbergand Mike Golicwere the host.
*"Sounds of the Super Bowl" (half-hour) was a compilation of the best
soundbitescaptured by NFL Filmson game day; Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films, was the host.
*"Hidden Images of the Super Bowl" (half-hour) featured rarely-seen and never-before-seen footage from the game; Sabol was the host.
Suzy Kolber's Super Bowl XL Interview Special" (half-hour), Kolber talked to fellow ESPN personalities Joe Theismann, Tom Jackson, and Ron Jaworskiabout their Super Bowl experiences.
All hosts shot their segments on location at the
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which was the site of Super Bowls I and VII. Except for the two NFL Films shows, they were produced by Televerse Mediain cooperation with ESPN Original Entertainment.
The programs re-aired on
ESPN Classicand ESPN2between January 8and January 12, 2007.
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