CNN Sports Super Bowl XXX memories

It was Super Bowl XXX, January 28, 1996. History tells us the Cowboys beat the Steelers, 27-17 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. When CNN Sports offered dominant, unprecedented TV sports coverage, shows like NFL Preview and more were among the most highly watched programs on the network. This was my first Super Bowl as a sportscaster.

I was lucky to be there for several years before CNN Sports went away, including that big game in the desert alongside so many great producers, reporters and anchors. I spent most of my time in the lead-in coverage handling stories about the underdog Steelers. The wonderful Daryn Kagan, who many of you know from her long career as a CNN News anchor, was on the Cowboys side. Of course we helped each other out and supported a huge team effort covering this event as a whole.

Football great James Lofton, (@lofton80 on twitter) still calling games today on radio and tv, was starting his broadcasting career after hanging up the cleats in a hall of fame career. There were so many others handling the coverage of that event in front of and behind the camera. I was just a small cog…

In those days there was no such thing as a viral video, we barely saw our own work because the internet, social media, even desktop editing was still part of the future, and nobody had cell phones to watch their stories on. So I only have a few stories from this big game.

Of course, I long for those days and wish I knew then what I know now, but who doesn’t say that! CNN Sports, thanks for the memories.

Super Bowl XXX Standup

One Comment Add yours

  1. Brent Weber says:

    Reblogged this on Postcards from The Web and commented:

    A Super Bowl memory I originally posted on my sports blog, scorecardscribblings.com

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