Among NBC’s planned pregame wrinkles will be a live on-set reunion of the two principals in the most famous catch in Super Bowl history.
NBC analyst and former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison will talk with former Giants receiver David Tyree about the play on which he kept the winning drive alive in Super Bowl XLII by holding onto the ball as Harrison wrestled him to the ground.
“Just to make Rodney really comfortable during the show we're doing a look back at what happened with that catch,’’ producer Sam Flood joked. “Then live on the set, David Tyree and Rodney Harrison will be talking about that moment. I don't think Rodney and David have been together for a while.
“We're going to get them on that set, no rehearsal, just get them talking about that moment in the moment just having seen it retold again.”