The defending Super Bowl 48 champions Seattle Seahawks and the AFC champion New England Patriots play for the championship of the National Football League at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Chris Berman (Boomer) and Tom Jackson (TJ) have highlights from all the NFL's game, presented in an exciting and suspenseful fashion. Also features additional things like "Primetime Players". Airs on ESPN.
When the original team of Bornacotti and Dawson was ended, the show should of ended, or at least should have had a name change. The new format is rather dry, uninspired, and the show feels like it is slickly over produced. Nothing against Costas, Dan Marino,Cris Collinswoth, and Cris Carter, the show doesn't have that same feel it did during the 1980's and into the 90's. The beginning of the end was when the producers discontinued the segment "Where are they Now?" which highlighted the stars of the past, and honored the history of the game. One of the most chilling was one the featured former St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals Quarterback Niel Lomax, who only two years before was one of the best QBs in the NFL, but was now recovering from total hip replacement, and reflecting on a career that ended way too soon. The show reached a low point when it added the very unfunny Wanda Sykes (who's own Fox show was canceled after three weeks, but the originals were allowed to run), to be in some of the worst , and sadly forced comedy segments ever seen on cable TV. Being a fan of the original, I would have simply preferred if HBO had changed the name of the show, to maybe The NFL Report hosted by Bob Costas. I admittedly have not be able to watch an entire show in almost three years, because it simply just isn't worth it anymore. I get more highlights, better insight, and overall, a bit more fun watching Chris Berman's fastest 3 minutes on ESPN then I do watching the New Inside the NFL. pretty sad when someone can do in 3 minutes what you can't do in 60.
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