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Broadcaster recalls first Super Bowl

Broadcaster recalls first Super Bowl

Genius move to include the great Jack Whitaker in the CBS Super Bowl preview in Pasadena recently. Getting Whitaker to talk about Super Bowl I is like having Longstreet talk about Manassas, or Moses read from the Book of Exodus.

Jim Nantz, the network's current alpha voice, gushed over Whitaker during introductions. And why not?

Whitaker, 91 and living in Palm Desert, is one of sports broadcasting's founding fathers — erudite and handsome, with the profile of a falcon and a flair for a good story. In the era CBS was inventing instant replay, Whitaker was doing play by play and later crafting instant essays on Super Bowls, the Kentucky Derby and the...