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Road to the Super Bowl Kicks of 41st Year on Sunday

What do you get when you take 1.7 million feet of game film and reduce it to 980? Tired interns for one. Also, the 2010 (2011?) edition of Road to the Super Bowl.

The one-hour special debuts at noon on Super Bowl Sunday. The longest-running and most-honored annual sports special – if you’re going to be in a niche category, you should dominate it, we guess – will be shown for the 41st straight year. Highlights include 400 hours of exclusive audio and a 60-person choir. Also football. Lots and lots of football.

“For those who love football, this show is red meat,” said NFL Films president Steve Sabol. “No interviews, no talking heads, all action.”

Maybe the executives in charge of the Super Bowl pre-game show could take notes?

The full release is after the jump.

41ST Year of TV’s Longest-Running, Most-Honored Annual Sports Special

One-Hour Special Culled From 1.7 Million Feet of Game Film &

400 Hours of Game Audio from 133 Coaches & Players

How did the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers advance to Super Bowl XLV in North Texas? Re-live the journey as only NFL Films can present it on “Road to the Super Bowl” on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6 at 12:00 Noon ET on FOX.

“Road to the Super Bowl” begins with Kickoff Weekend and chronicles the 2010 NFL season utilizing NFL Films’ signature captivating video and sound from on the field and in the locker room from exclusive player and coach wirings.

“For those who love football, this show is red meat,” said NFL Films president Steve Sabol. “No interviews, no talking heads, all action.”

“Road to the Super Bowl” is the longest-running (41 years) and most honored (28 Sports Emmys) annual sports special. “Road to the Super Bowl,” which debuted following the 1969 season, was culled by NFL Films producers from more than 1.7 million feet of game footage to 980 feet for the one-hour special. In addition, more than 400 hours of audio were captured from 133 exclusive coach and player on-field wirings. Original orchestral music, including a 60-person choir, was used in producing the show.

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