Day: February 5, 2022

His super analysis goes back decades

On his final day as a football player, Cris Collinsworth displayed his skill as an analyst.
That’s what he’ll be doing on Super Bowl Sunday. When his old team, the Cincinnati Bengals, faces the Los Angeles Rams (6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13), he’ll be in the NBC booth with Mike Tirico.
But in the Bengals’ previous Super Bowl, on Jan. 22, 1989, he was a receiver. His team had just gone ahead of the 49ers 16-13, with three minutes and 20 seconds left. As Bengals coach Sam Wyche recalled it in “Super Bowl Sunday: The Day America Stops” (Addax Publishing, 2000), Collinsworth (shown here in his playing days) “came over and elbowed me and said we may have left too much time.” Read more…

Best-bets for Feb. 7: jeans and skaters everywhere

1) “American History: Riveted: The History of Jeans,” 9 p.m., PBS. At first, jeans were just supposed to be sturdy and practical; cowboys and farmhands could wear them forever. Then they were worn by everyone from civil-rights protestors to hip hop stars to model (including Brooke Shields in the ad shown here). They became fashionable … and expensive; they were ripped and faded (on purpose). It’s a fun and fascinating story. Read more…