Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw did not take part in the network’s Super Bowl coverage after the death of his father.
Bill Bradshaw died Thursday after a long illness, Fox said Sunday. He was 86.
Terry Bradshaw was with his family in Louisiana.
Fox Sports dedicated the broadcast to the Bradshaws.
Michael Strahan, who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame a day earlier, replaced Bradshaw on Sunday’s pregame show. Strahan, the former New York Giants defensive end, was originally scheduled to help host Fox’s red carpet coverage.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Bill Bradshaw retired as vice president of manufacturing for Riley Beaird.
Terry Bradshaw won four Super Bowls as quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers before going into TV.
Blackout hits California
Time Warner Cable says it was investigating a blackout on its standard-definition Fox channel in Southern California that cut off the Super Bowl telecast for its customers.
The company said in a Twitter message that it was working to resolve the problem, which did not affect the Fox high-definition channel.
Hundreds of football fans took to Twitter to complain about the blackout, which occurred shortly before the halftime show. Two other Time Warner cable channels — KCAL-TV and KTLA-TV — were also blacked out.
Riders collapse at station
Emergency medical workers pushed their way through the crowd to treat several people who collapsed at a packed New Jersey train station on the way to the game.
Long lines came to a standstill in front of airport-style security machines at Secaucus Junction. People were squeezed together in an enclosed stairwell.
As more trains arrived, police tried to thin the sweating, jostling crowd by spreading people across the platform.
Leary picks Seahawks
Denis Leary was rooting for Russell Wilson to win it all because he thinks there needs to be a little parity when it comes to who owns the Lombardi trophy.
“The Manning family had three trophies,” the comedian and actor said, referring to Eli Manning’s two and brother Peyton’s one. If the Broncos had defeated the Seahawks, Peyton Manning would have his second.
“I love Russell Wilson and they’re the underdogs so I’m rooting for them,” said Leary on the red carpet at MetLife Stadium before the game began.
Fleming sings anthem
Soprano Renee Fleming hit some high notes on “land of the free” likely never heard before at a Super Bowl when she sang the national anthem.
Regal in a long white cape over a black dress, Fleming finished in 2 minutes, 3 seconds.