Good, bad, and ugly posts tend to naturally force writers to give the negative more coverage than the positive. Had NBC broadcast Super Bowl XLVII, that might have made things tough on me. But with CBS in charge and a 34-minute power outage in the mix, it was easy to find enough problems to fill the "bad" and "ugly" columns. This was not a smooth broadcast, but I did notice some non-terrible things, too, and I'll kick off the recap with those.
* The introduction featuring Joe Namath, Don Shula, Marcus Allen and other Super Bowl legends was pretty sick. I liked the CBS intro with Jay-Z and Rihanna three years ago, and they stuck with a classical remix this time, using Queen's "We Will Rock You." It was tasteful, well-produced and not too cheesy.
* I focused mainly on the game, but Boomer Esiason went in on Ray Lewis late in the pre-game and it was the best thing that came out of a CBS broadcaster's mouth the entire day or night. It's too bad Boomer had to jump over to the radio side and we never heard from him the rest of the night on CBS. Boomer's final comment on the CBS airwaves Sunday night: "This is not Ray Lewis' personal Super Bowl." Nice.no comments