Feb 8th, 2021
For the 55th consecutive time, the field for last night’s Super Bowl was prepared by George Toma—the Nitty Gritty Dirt Man, the Marquis de Sod. Toma was selected by then-NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle to prepare the field for the first AFL-NFL Championship Game (the game wasn’t called the Super Bowl until the third version) after seeing the field at Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium in the mid-1960s. Toma has been at every Super Bowl since then, including Super Bowl LV yesterday, five days after his 92nd birthday. He joins “Sports Connections” today to talk about his approach to field management…and then some.