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NBC Sports To Cover Super Bowl 50 Across All Platforms

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NBC Sports Group’s broadcast, cable, digital and radio platforms will cover Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, Calif., in the week leading up to the game. With many programs originating from San Francisco, NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Radio, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Live Extra, and NBC Sports Group’s social media channels will combine to present up-to-the minute coverage, daily news and information, athlete and VIP interviews, and live original programming surrounding the big game.

THE DAN PATRICK SHOW – WEEKDAYS AT 9 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN’s daily coverage of Super Bowl 50 from San Francisco will kick off each morning with The Dan Patrick Show from 9 a.m. – Noon ET, beginning on Monday, Feb. 1. Dan and the Danettes’ will conduct their show live from the Observation Post at the Presidio. Throughout the week, The Dan Patrick Showwill feature live interviews with current and former players, including Football Night In America’s Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison, Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Tim Brown, current NFL players J.J. Watt, Drew Brees, and Blake Bortles, and head coach Jim Harbaugh.

PRO FOOTBALL TALK – WEEKDAYS BEGINNING MONDAY AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 1, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison and co-hosts Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister will anchor Pro Football Talk on NBCSN live all week at the Mosconi Center in downtown San Francisco. In addition to all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide array of NFL newsmakers, Pro Football Talk will provide in-depth analysis of all the angles surrounding Super Bowl 50. Following is NBCSNs Pro Football Talk schedule during Super Bowl week:

Pro Football Talk Super Bowl Week Schedule on NBCSN

Date

Time (ET)

Monday, Feb. 1

4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

6-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

6-7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4

6-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5

6-7 p.m.

NFL TURNING POINT – THURSDAY, JAN. 28 AT 1:30 A.M. ET

NFL Turning Point will analyze how Panthers and Broncos punched their tickets to Super Bowl 50, with a brand new episode Thursday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 a.m. ET/Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 p.m. PT, on NBCSN. NBCSN will air encore presentations on Thursday, Jan. 28, and Friday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the show will examine last week’s AFC and NFC Championship Games and focuses on the biggest moments from both contests. NFL Turning Point features anatomy-of-a-play type segments and long form, Game-of-the-Week style narratives that includes the pre-game and post-game access, sideline sounds, jaw-dropping cinematography and incredible storytelling that is synonymous with NFL Films.

CRIS COLLINSWORTH’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SPECIAL – SUNDAY, JAN. 31 AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC

16-time Emmy Award-winner and Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth will review the 2015 NFL season and look ahead to the big game onCris Collinsworth’s Sunday Night Football Special, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. The one-hour special will take a look back at some of the best moments of the 2015 season on Sunday Night Football, and will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Arizona Cardinals’ practice complex, filmed prior to their Divisional matchup with Green Bay.

Collinsworth will also be joined by Pro Football Focus analyst Steve Palazzolo to examine the matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Collinsworth uses PFF’s data as part of his weekly SNF game preparation. Nearly half of NFL clubs work directly with Pro Football Focus to use its play-by-play and player-grading analytics.

NBC SPORTS RADIO

NBC Sports Radio will surround Super Bowl 50 with daily coverage from radio row in San Francisco across more than 425 radio affiliates, highlighted by Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison, featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; Going Deep with Amani Toomer and Dan Schartzman; and Pro Football Talk Live, featuring NFL insider and Football Night In America commentator Mike Florio.

Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs will kick off NBC Sports Radio’s live programming each morning from 9 a.m. – Noon ET, followed by Pro Football Talk Live from Noon – 3 p.m. ET. Coverage continues in the afternoon with Under Center with Mark Malone from 3 – 7 p.m. ET, followed by the Jon Stashower Show from 7-10 p.m. ET, and Going Deep with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET.

NBC Sports Radio is produced and distributed by Westwood One in partnership with NBC Sports Group. Westwood One is also the radio rights holder for Super Bowl 50. Their broadcast begins on Super Bowl Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Radio Super Bowl Week Schedule

Program

Time (ET)

Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs

9 a.m. – Noon

Pro Football Talk Live

Noon – 3 p.m.

Under Center with Mark Malone

3-7 p.m.

The Jon Stashower Show

7-10 p.m.

Going Deep with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman

6-7 p.m.

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Joe Buck: ESPN Is Letting Us Set Tone For Monday Night Football

“It wasn’t well, you are at ESPN, you have to figure out how we do it.”

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While Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be calling football games on Monday nights for ESPN instead of Sunday afternoons for FOX this year, fans shouldn’t expect the broadcasts to be that much different, if at all, than what they’ve been used to over the last 20 years. 

Buck was recently a guest on the Green Light with Chris Long podcast and said that ESPN knows that he and Aikman have to be comfortable in order for Monday Night Football to be a success.

“I know we are in the honeymoon phase. I’m not dumb. That stuff wears off after a while. They are like ‘however you guys have always done a game, that’s the way we want you to do a game whether it’s with regard to meetings vs. conference calls or when you guys show up, how you like the booth set up. However you want it, we are going to do it your way’ and that’s to their credit. It wasn’t well, you are at ESPN, you have to figure out how we do it.”

Buck and Aikman are obviously already very familiar with each other. Buck said that it will be important not to take that for granted or second guess what they already know.

“I think the one thing Troy and I have to avoid is trying to be different than we’ve been. They hired us based on what we’ve done and who we are and how we relate to each other and the way we see a game,” said Buck. 

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Mike Tirico, Tom Brady, Manningcast Win Sports Emmys

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The annual Sports Emmys were handed out on Tuesday night, and some usual names and new names ended up taking home hardware.

Among the usual names were NBC’s Mike Tirico, who won for Outstanding Personality/Studio Host, and soon-to-be Sunday Night Football broadcast colleague Cris Collinsworth, who was named Outstanding Personality/Sports Event Analyst.

But among the new names as Sports Emmy winners include Tom Brady and both Eli and Peyton Manning.

Brady’s Man in the Arena saga won Outstanding Documentary Series, while the Mannings were rewarded for their work on the Monday Night Football Manningcast, which won Outstanding Live Series.

Here’s a rundown of some of the key Sports Emmy winners:

Here is a full list of winners and nominees for the 2022 ceremony.

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Joe Buck Says He Won’t Miss World Series

“This is the first time since I was 18-years-old, and I’m 53, that I’m not doing a baseball game.”

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Among the bigger chain reactions set off by Joe Buck leaving FOX for ESPN was the sudden vacancy in FOX’s main MLB broadcast booth.

The 2022 World Series will mark the first time since 1995 that Buck will not be on the microphone.

Speaking to Chris Long on his podcast Green Light, Buck hopes to be in a more exotic location watching World Series games this fall.

“I would like to be in Cabo San Lucas with a margarita in my hand and a half-smoked cigar watching Game 7 of the World Series,” Buck said. “Cheering on Joe Davis and John Smoltz, and Ken Rosenthal, and Tom Verducci, and Pete Macheska and Matt Gangl and right on down the line.”

Buck added he’ll take pleasure in turning the broadcast off if it’s Game 7 and there’s an insurmountable lead. But the broadcasting legend said even on a bigger scale, not calling any baseball games at all this season, let alone the World Series, is a bit surreal after covering the sport for so long.

“This is the first time since I was 18-years-old, and I’m 53, that I’m not doing a baseball game,” he said. “And that’s really weird to me, but I walk away really proud of what I and we did.”

He added that he will not miss the opportunity, because he does not feel like he will “leave any unfinished business” in FOX’s MLB booth.

Buck further praised his FOX colleagues and said it was time for a change. He knows Joe Davis will thrive in the opportunity.

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