NBC traded Tampa Bay, or at least the Tampa Bay Super Bowl.
The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand is reporting a Super Bowl broadcast rotation swap that means CBS will carry Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021 from Raymond James Stadium instead of NBC.
In other words, there will be no home-field advantage for NBC NFL analyst, Tampa resident and former Bucs head coach Tony Dungy.
Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and the NFL on CBS crew will be coming to Tampa Bay for the big game instead of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Football Night in America, who will broadcast Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles in 2022.
According to the Post, the swap “benefits both networks.”
"The move is being made because NBC would like to pair its Super Bowl with the 2022 Olympics. Having the mega-events back-to-back in one year makes selling advertising easier, as NBC will be able to make combo deals instead of competing against another network for many of the same sponsors.
“For CBS, it now will avoid having its next Super Bowl going against the Olympics. If the switcheroo hadn’t happened, then the Super Bowl on Feb. 6, 2022, would be matched up against the Olympics that are set to begin Feb. 4 of that year from Beijing.”
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