1989 Super Bowl from the Bengals was Merlin Olsen’s last one

The 1989 Super Bowl between the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers was the final one for an NFL legend.

NBC broadcaster Merlin Olsen called his final Super Bowl broadcast during the game before being replaced by former 49ers head coach Bill Walsh.

Olsen was a 14-time Pro Bowler a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Famer and also was an actor, playing farmer Jonathan Garvey on "Little House on the Prairie" and later starred in his own NBC drama, "Father Murphy."

Jan 8, 1989, USA; FILE PHOTO; NBC sports broadcaster Merlin Olsen (left) and Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula (left) on the field prior to the 1989 AFC Championship between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals at Riverfront Stadium.

The 49ers ultimately won the game 20-16 on a late touchdown pass from Joe Montana to John Taylor.

NBC used their new "Quantel Cypher" graphics system during the Super Bowl to replace Chyron and also used a cursive font logo for the first time during the broadcast.

With the win, the 49ers became the first team to win Super Bowls on ABC, CBS and NBC.

Here are additional facts about the 1989 Super Bowl broadcast:

NBC used Rod Stewart music to end the broadcast

The network used Rod Stewart's "Forever Young" to end the broadcast over highlights from the 1989 Super Bowl, 1988 Summer Olympics, 1989 Fiesta Bowl and 1988 World Series. Yanni's instrumental "Everglade Run" was played over the end credits.

Who did the local radio broadcast in Cincinnati?

The was broadcast by WKRC-AM in Cincinnati with Phil Samp and former Bengals Ken Anderson and Dave Lapham.

Jan 22, 1989; Miami, FL, USA; FILE PHOTO; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason (7) in action against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XXIII at Joe Robbie Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Bengals 20-16. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

What did NBC air after the game?

The network showed the movie "Brotherhood Of The Rose." 

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