Fox would have shown a perfect television show for the Super Bowl on Sunday if he hadn't been on the sidelines.
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman called a flawless game that complemented the action and was not too intrusive. You made your usual call, whatever you want.
The network's new graphics were clean, adding that it felt like a larger television show. Overall, it was a really enjoyable show honoring the year of preparation.
The only problem was the part-time job.
Fox had almost every shot, except for the Chiefs 'late touchdown, which looked at Damien Williams' right foot before the ball crossed the goal line.
It wasn't the worst, but it was a fundamental success to end an otherwise ideal broadcast.
After perfection disappeared, Fox later gave up the equivalent of a homer.
At the end of the game, Chris Myers was in a difficult situation amid the chaos after the game. He had Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and Reid's wife Tammy with the confetti in flight.
This is the biggest stage, and the smartest thing you can do is to simplify the questions here. Myers was a bit scattered – especially strange, and ended up saying, "Your better half, Tammy, forgive me, Mrs. Reid …" Then he asked her a question before cutting her off.
A producer was probably in Myer's ear with instructions, but it was awkward.
On the other hand, Erin Andrews often doesn't say much in her reports, and this Super Bowl was no different.
After the 49ers' first touchdown, she reported that the San Francisco sideline was happy. She added that Kyle Juszczyk, the 49ers coach, was able to play multiple positions because he had gone to Harvard. So he's smart.
At the beginning of the second half, she said that she had spoken to Shanahan. He didn't like the offensive passport interference call against George Kittle at the end of the second quarter. She couldn't figure out why he was using his time-outs as he did to end the first half.
The secondary journalist's job is to create added value from her or his point of view. Tell us something we can't see. Andrews just gave the audience the obvious. She threw some back with a pretty solid interview after playing Shanahan.
Fox did very well overall, but the sidelines were not his strong point. We give it a very good rating of 4.37 out of 5 clickers
NFL TV Free Agency: While NFL reporter Josina Anderson has an exclusive interview with Antonio Brown about his future for Super Bowl Sunday, there are questions about what Anderson will do next with ESPN, the post has learned.
With Anderson's contract this summer, she and ESPN could head towards a split, sources say. Although nothing has yet been done, it would not be surprising if both sides agreed that Anderson would take a new job.
Anderson Brown asked strong and difficult questions on Sunday.
Notes before the game: Fox has mastered the four-hour pregame show. The main reason was the pace, it felt big and fast. These shows drag on often. Here were the hits and misses.
Beat: The exclamation mark was the child's video, which ran across the USA and made cameos with various stars. The star of the video delivered the ball on the field. It was fun.
young lady: The pre-game music acts – Pit Bull for example – don't make sense, but the NFL seems to like it. Who looks at the early to middle parts of these long pregame shows? The Diehards. You don't want music.
Beat: Alex Rodriguez made a nice short film with Dan Marino. A-Rod grew up in Miami and adored Marino. When Rodriguez mentioned some of Marino's best moments, he sounded sincere. It was real stuff.
young lady: Later, A-Rod said almost two decades ago, he told Texas Ranger teammate Pat Mahomes, then 6, that he should concentrate on baseball because of the money. The story doesn't sound believable.