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Friday morning TV notes

Some notes we didn't have room for in today's dead-tree column:

*NBC's Super Bowl Sunday coverage begins at noon (or 9 a.m., if you count the special edition of The Today Show from Tampa), running six hours leading up to Gridiron Armageddon.

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The pre-game features the Football Night in America crew, captained by Bob Costas, who will conduct an interview with halftime entertainer Bruce Springsteen somewhere in those six hours. John Legend and Journey perform during the pre-game.

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore will provide updates on the Tampa conditions. To make him feel more comfortable, Cantore will be stationed in a wind tunnel, where buckets of water will be dumped on him.

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*NBC hasn't carried a Super Bowl since 1998, when Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire and Phil Simms called the Broncos' 31-24 victory over the Packers.

*The NFL Network is offering a pre-game show that runs parallel to NBC's, going 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Unfortunately, the warm-weather site means Deion Sanders is unlikely to be wearing one of his snazzy hats.

ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*ESPN has hired recently deposed Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards as an NFL studio analyst. He starts next month.

*MLB Network will televise 12 games from the Caribbean World Series, starting Monday with games at 5 and 10 p.m.

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