(Phoenix, AZ) –Many people focus their eyes and ears on the players for Super Bowl media week, but we must remember the people calling the game.
On day two of media week, many got a chance to visit and see the Fox media team as the network gears up for its 10th call of the Super Bowl. There were a lot of familiar faces, including Erin Andrews, who will be doing her fourth super bowl as a sideline reporter. However, FOX has added to their star-studded broadcast team. Newly acclaimed broadcaster Greg Olsen will join Kevin Burkhardt as they call their first super bowl together.
Four-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski will be featured on the Super Bowl pregame show starting at one o’clock eastern time, along with the usual crew of Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Micheal Strahan, Jimmy Johnson, and Jay Glazer.
Not only did the FOX crew tell us about their excitement and build-up for the big game on Sunday, but they also were able to give some essential advice to younger sports journalists trying to make their way into the industry. Pat Summerall award-winning sideline reporter Erin Andrews talked about how preparation has been the key to her life and getting to where she is now.
“I would say the biggest thing that has helped me in my life is preparation because when you prepare as much as I have because you know I never played this sport…athletes know you put in the time, and they trust you,” Andrews said.
Super Bowl pregame host Curt Menefee cut straight to the chase when asked what advice he would give younger sports journalists trying to make their way into the industry.
“Work your tail off…people try and figure the shortcut from how to get from A to Z fast, and the way to get there is from A to B and B to C and work your way up,” Menefee said.
The Fox crew is getting ready to produce their 10th Super Bowl broadcast.