Ep. 36 - Michael Fiur
Updated: Feb 3, 2021
"The lines are almost blurred other than you do ultimately have the athletes playing on the playing field. Then you're integrating these other elements. But I think they're critical. I think that ultimately fans are looking for that 360 experience."
Michael Fiur’s work will begin when the Super Bowl ends this Sunday. For the 16th year in a row, Michael and his team will produce the Lombardi Trophy Presentation in which the winning team will accept their trophy after the contest. In addition to the Super Bowl postgame, Michael was involved with producing several halftime shows during his time with Radio City Music Hall, and we relive some of those shows in this episode. Michael also discusses his other production work, including the entire program around the College Football Playoff Championship and the US Open. He shares what goes into bringing life to the areas around the competition and how important he feels the entertainment component is to making games into events.
Listen this episode here and below find show notes including links to videos of many of the Super Bowl halftime shows we discuss.
Super Bowl XXVI Halftime (1992 - Gloria Estefan, Dorothy Hamilll, Brian Boitano)
Super Bowl XXVII Halftime (1993 - Michael Jackson)
Super Bowl XXX (1996 - Diana Ross)
Neil Austrian Named NFL President - Washington Post (1991)
Super Bowl XXII (1988 - Chubby Checker, Rockettes)
Super Bowl XXXI (1997 - ZZ Top, Blues Brothers)
Super Bowl XXX!! (1998 - Motown)
Super Bowl XXXIII (1999 - Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)
CFP Player Entrance (2020)
CFP Trophy Presentation (2021)
Andy Grammar National Anthem (2018(
The Day The World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
No one appreciated New York's history 1969 season at the time - NY Post (2019)