MADDEN AND MICHAELS AT THE SUPER BOWL

When NBC broadcasts its first Super Bowl in 10 years on February 1 in Tampa, the men behind the microphones will be the legendary duo of Al Michaels and John Madden, whom the Washington Post called “the most entertaining two-man pro football announcing team on television,” and USA Today readers just voted as the best NFL game announcers. They will call their third Super Bowl together having previously called Super Bowls XXXVII and XL for ABC.

For Madden, the most honored NFL broadcaster of all time with 16 Emmy Awards, this will be the 11th Super Bowl of his distinguished broadcasting career and 13th Super Bowl overall when combining his coaching and broadcasting career. Only Pat Summerall with 16 has called more Super Bowls than Madden. Of Madden’s previous 10 Super Bowl broadcasts, eight were called with Summerall. Madden won Super Bowl XI as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders and served as an assistant coach for the Raiders in Super Bowl II.

For Michaels, who’s been called “TV’s best play-by-play announcer” by the Associated Press, this marks his seventh Super Bowl, which equals the number called by the legendary Curt Gowdy.

Since 1982 when John Madden called his first Super Bowl, the 49ers 26-21 victory over the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI, Madden and Michaels have combined to call 14 of the 27 Super Bowls played.

MADDEN AND MICHAELS SUPER BOWL HISTORY
Madden and Michaels Together
Super Bowl XXXVII
San Diego Tampa Bay 48 Oakland 21
Super Bowl XL
Detroit Pittsburgh 21 Seattle 10

Madden Only
Super Bowl XVI
Pontiac San Francisco 26 Cincinnati 21

Super Bowl XVIII
Tampa L.A. Raiders 38 Washington 9

Super Bowl XXI
Pasadena N.Y. Giants 39 Denver 20

Super Bowl XXIV
New Orleans San Francisco 55 Denver 10

Super Bowl XXVI
Minneapolis Washington 37 Buffalo 24

Super Bowl XXXI
New Orleans Green Bay 35 New England 21

Super Bowl XXXIII
Miami Denver 34 Atlanta 19

Super Bowl XXXVI
New Orleans New England 20 St. Louis 17

Michaels Only
Super Bowl XXII
San Diego Washington 42 Denver 10

Super Bowl XXV
Tampa N.Y. Giants 20 Buffalo 19

Super Bowl XXIX
Miami San Francisco 49 San Diego 26

Super Bowl XXXIV
Atlanta St. Louis 23 Tennessee 16

Madden as a coach: Assistant Coach in Super Bowl II, Head Coach in Super Bowl XI

Super Bowl II
Miami Green Bay 33 Oakland 14

Super Bowl XI
Pasadena Oakland 32 Minnesota 14

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