We have a lot of reviews, recaps and critiques of CBS’ production of Super Bowl XLVII. Phil Simms is a common theme here. Keep that in mind as you read the stories from across the country. If there’s one thing that unites sports media observers, it’s bad announcing.
Here’s my review that was written very early this morning.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch feels Phil Simms did not get the job done.
Will Leitch of Sports on Earth goes all Wu-Tang on CBS. Leitch does not spare anyone on the Tiffany Network.
Drew Magary at Deadspin would like the networks’ NFL pregame shows to undergo a huge overhaul.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says CBS’ Steve Tasker was thrust into a starring role when the Superdome’s power went out.
USA Today has the results of its annual Ad Meter survey.
And USA Today explains how the results ended up as they did.
Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report says Phil Simms wasn’t up to par.
Dan Levy at the Bleacher Report looks at the best and worst of the Super Bowl on CBS.
Keith Thibault over at Sports Media Journal says CBS didn’t step up to the plate.
Marc Berman at Media Insights deciphers the preliminary ratings.
TVbytheNumbers notes that the Parents Television Council is up to no good once again.
Ken Kerschbaumer of Sports Video Group talks about how CBS handled the Super Bowl blackout.
Brad Gagnon from Awful Announcing reviews the CBS telecast.
David Lieberman of Deadline says sports rights fees are rising at a very fast rate.
Jordan Zakarin of the Hollywood Reporter writes about another Will Farrell Old Milwaukee Super Bowl ad that aired in only three markets last night.
George Winslow at Broadcasting & Cable notes that internet usage dropped by double digits during the Super Bowl.
Tim Nudd from Adweek looks at some of the Super Bowl’s best ads.
Simon Dumenco of Advertising Age has the 10 Super Bowl commercials that blew up social media.
Toni Fitzgerald at Media Life says Super Bowl XLVII became the third most-watched program in US TV history.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times writes that CBS, especially Phil Simms could have done better.
Newsday’s Neil Best says Phil Simms was all over the place last night.
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick certainly wasn’t thrilled with CBS.
Ken McMillan of the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record is in the minority who felt CBS got the job done on Sunday.
At the Albany Times Union, Pete Dougherty notes that CBS failed to inform viewers properly during the Superdome power outage.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun is no fan of CBS’ coverage and today is no exception.
However, David finds praise for NFL Network’s pregame show especially for Baltimore native Melissa Stark.
Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times says Phil Simms was a lowlight of CBS’ coverage.
Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald writes that CBS’ telecast was a mixed bag.
David Barron with the Houston Chronicle says the Superdome blackout could prove to be a boon for those advertisers which bought time late in the Super Bowl.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer chooses his top 10 Super Bowl ads.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that Milwaukee finished in the top 10 for local market ratings for Super Bowl XLVII.
Dusty Saunders of the Denver Post says the Superdome blackout made Super Bowl XLVII even more memorable.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News feels CBS’ explanation of the blackout made for surreal TV.
Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times writes that CBS is seeing red after Ravens QB Joe Flacco’s “F” bomb seeped on air.
Charlie McCollum of the San Jose Mercury News says CBS didn’t rise up to the levels of the Big Game.
Peter Hartlaub at the San Francisco Chronicle notes that CBS had problems explaining the blackout.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail offers his critique of the CBS broadcast.
SportsRantz says we know the Baltimore Ravens will kick off the 2013 NFL season on NBC, but will it be against New England or Pittsburgh?
Cork Gaines from the Business Insider Sports Page says Fox is already promoting Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey.
And to end our linkage today, The Big Lead has the best pictures of Extra co-host and exhibitionist Maria Menounos during Super Bowl Week.
That does it. Enjoy the rest of your Monday.