Super Bowl 2013 Broadcasters: Full Breakdown of CBS' Broadcast Team

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 1, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 29:  Members of the CBS Sports Super Bowl crew (back row) Shannon Sharpe, Bill Cower, James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Jim Nantz- (front row) Dan Marino, Sean McManus and Phil Simms pose on stage at a Super Bowl XLVII Broadcasters Press Conference at the New Orleans Convention Center on January 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Super Bowl XLVII, which is set to kickoff on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS, will feature a stellar broadcast team that will bring you all of the exciting action from the biggest television event of the year.

Besides a bad game itself, the only thing that can spoil such a huge game like the Super Bowl is the collection of people bringing you the action. Luckily for football fans and casual viewers alike, this CBS team is one of the best in the business.

Let's take a look at the full breakdown of who will be taking you through Super Bowl XLVII.

*Note: A full list of pregame festivities and event times can be found on


Pregame Show

CBS' team at the desk is the first thing you will see in this year's main broadcast, led by the infamous James Brown, who will be the leader of this crew that will take you up until kickoff.

Formerly on FOX, Brown's allegiance now stands with CBS and that's been great news for this network. Easily one of the most recognizable faces in broadcasting, Brown has been in the business for nearly 30 years and is knowledgeable in several sports with football and basketball being among them.

As far as analysts go, former NFL stars such as Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe bring years of knowledge with them to the desk and you can guarantee that each will bring a unique perspective into this broadcast.

Specifically, Marino (quarterback) and Sharpe (tight end) are two of the very best at their respective positions in the history of the NFL.

Former head coach, Bill Cowher, gives a great perspective from the mind of a coach and is a great analyst in his own right. Cowher also led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a Super Bowl XL victory.

The newest addition to the team, Clay Matthews, is a current NFL star and one of the best defenders in the league. He will bring great a personality with him to this team and will no doubt help shed some light as to what each team's defense is thinking.


In-Game Broadcast Team

Jim Nantz will be the play-by-play man for this game and is one of the best in the business at his job. Nantz has been in the broadcasting business for nearly 30 years and has covered everything from football to golf.

This will be Nantz's third Super Bowl appearance and he will no doubt knock it out of the park like he normally does.

Sitting alongside Nantz will be former NFL quarterback and Super Bowl winner, Phil Simms. The former New York Giants' signal-caller has also called his fair share of Super Bowl games as this will be his seventh broadcast.

Simms can sometimes be seen as a little dull, but that doesn't change the fact that few analysts are as intelligent about the sport as he.


Sideline Reporters

Steve Tasker is the first of two reporters who will be roaming the sidelines in this game.

Tasker has NFL experience himself as a former player and is also a color commentator for CBS broadcasts during the season. Tasker will help bring an in-depth look at the events of the Super Bowl as one of the insiders who will be reporting right from the field.

Solomon Wilcots will be the second sideline reporter and will also be bringing you any inside information that he can get from the respective team he is covering.

Wilcots was a former NFL defensive back and spent six seasons in the league. He also has experience in the broadcast booth as an analyst during the season.