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WELCOME HOME, GREG GUMBEL; NBC READIES FOR ITS LAST DANCE
Published January 22, 1998
NBC's Greg Gumbel, who will serve Sunday as the host of the Super Bowl, agreed to a five-year deal averaging $1.75M a year with CBS, according to USA TODAY. Gumbel will serve as CBS' No. 1 play-by-play man for AFC football, and will "probably" work with Phil Simms. NBC's Cris Collinsworth has agreed to a five-year deal with Fox "for about" $1M a year and will join its NFL pre-game show (USA TODAY, 1/22). UP CLOSE & PERSONAL: NBC "is promising an 'inside-the- helmet'" view on Sunday, as the net will utilize the latest in real-time 3D graphics, putting the viewer "behind the quarterback's face mask." Assisting NBC is CA-based Silicon Graphics Inc. (Glenn Lovell, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 1/21). SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR....: NBC will hold a "final fiesta" after its Sunday Super Bowl telecast, which will feature Donna Summer. In N.Y., Neal Travis reports that the post-game celebration is "appropriately" called "The 'Last Dance' Party" (Neal Travis, N.Y. POST, 1/22).