Who is announcing the Super Bowl? A first time duo for the big game

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Super Bowl 57 is just days away. All eyes will be on the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs as they play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Annually, millions of fans worldwide will tune in to watch the biggest game in American sports, making football’s biggest game the most watched TV program all year.

The NFL always faces the tall task of ensuring the logistics of the host city’s preparation combined with setting sets the stage for TV presentation. Luckily, the league is in good hands with this year’s TV partner, FOX.

One of our great country’s biggest and most popular networks has covered numerous Super Bowls in the past as well as the week-to-week broadcasts we see during the regular season. Let’s make sure you know everything you need to know about how to watch the game and more about who is calling it.

Super Bowl LVII: What you need to know

  • Who: Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs
  • What: Super Bowl LVII
  • When: Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023
  • Where: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: FOX
  • Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen

Here’s more on Fox’s top crew.

The NFL rotates which of the major networks carries the Super Bowl. NBC, CBS, and FOX are the usual hosts of the game with ABC joining the rotation four years from now.

Each of the previously mentioned networks is given the opportunity to carry the game as part of the 2021 TV deal requiring them to pay the league around $2 billion to broadcast regular season games. FOX will carry the Super Bowl in 2023 for the first time since the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers squared off three years ago in Super Bowl 54.

FOX saw some major changes for the 2022 season. None were more significant than replacing their A team, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman (who left to announce Monday Night Football games for ESPN) with play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and color commentator Greg Olsen.

With only a couple of seasons together in the booth under their belt, Burkhardt and Olsen have done a pretty good job. The Super Bowl is an entirely different animal though. This is the first time that both have called one.

Burkhardt, a graduate of William Paterson University, has spent his entire career in sports media. His first job was with a Northern New Jersey radio station, WGHT. He covered local sports for eight years.

In 2007, he joined SportsNet New York to call New York Mets games. He then joined Compass Media in 2011 to handle play-by-play duties for a radio station covering the Dallas Cowboys. Burkhardt joined FOX in 2013 to call NFL games for the network. He also assisted with coverage of Major League Baseball and college basketball.

Burkhardt’s partner in crime, as mentioned, is former NFL star Greg Olsen. Prior to joining Fox in 2021, Olsen was one of the league’s top tight ends for 14 years. He was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears. He spent the majority of his career with the Carolina Panthers, but he spent his final season playing with the Seattle Seahawks. Olsen was named to the All-Pro team twice and made three Pro Bowl appearances.

For Birds fans keeping a tally, Burkhardt and Olsen have covered two Eagles games this season. The first was the Christmas Eve loss to the Dallas Cowboys, The second was Philly’s NFC Championship Game victory over the San Francisco 49ers to put them in the Super Bowl. Let’s hope this next game turns out like the most recent. It would be nice to hear Jalen Hurts sing the fight song one more time. Hopefully, A.J. Brown has finally learned the words.

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