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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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NBC Officially Unveils Noah Eagle, Todd Blackledge as New Big Ten Booth

“With their collective college football experience and great enthusiasm for the game, Todd, Noah and Kathryn join a production team that can’t wait to kick off the Big Ten season.”

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It’s officially official: Noah Eagle, Todd Blackledge, and Kathryn Tappen will join the Big Ten on NBC booth when the network begins airing the conference’s football package in 2023.

NBC made the announcement Thursday, after weeks of speculation about the moves.

“We are excited to showcase Big Ten Saturday Night on the NBC Sports’ primetime marquee,” said NBC Sports Executive Producer Sam Flood. “When you hear Todd’s voice, you know it’s a big college football game. It has been that way for decades.

“Noah is one of the industry’s rising young play-by-play commentators, who has excelled calling numerous sports across multiple platforms for a wide range of audiences. We are thrilled to pair him in the booth with Todd.

“Kathryn has told the stories of so many memorable Notre Dame Football moments over the last decade in her on-field reporting and interviews,” Flood continued. “With their collective college football experience and great enthusiasm for the game, Todd, Noah and Kathryn join a production team that can’t wait to kick off the Big Ten season.”

Blackledge joins NBC after working as a college football analyst for the network for the past 17 seasons. Previously, he was the an analyst for CBS and ABC, making 2023 his 30th consecutive season covering college football as an analyst.

Eagle is the son of broadcasting legend Ian Eagle, and currently serves as the radio voice of the Los Angeles Clippers. He comes to NBC after calling college football games for FOX Sports in 2022.

Tappen has spent the past nine seasons working NBC’s college football coverage with Notre Dame. Eight of those nine seasons were spent as the network’s sideline reporter before anchoring the studio coverage from South Bend in 2022.

2023 will mark the beginning of a seven-year contract for NBC to air Big Ten football games in primetime. The move is one of the biggest notable expansions in the college football arena for the network since its partnership with Notre Dame began in 1991.

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CBS Tried ‘Intervention’ With Tony Romo

“They knew, they anticipated this. That’s a credit to them, the people in charge there. But it has not gotten better.”

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After his performance during the 2022 season, many have questioned why CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has seemed off his game after seeing high praise during the early stages of his broadcasting career.

A recent nugget from Andrew Marchand of The New York Post claims CBS executives attempted an “intervention” with Romo before the season.

“Tony Romo needs to study more,” Marchand said during The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast. “He needs to be better prepared. As you move away from the sidelines, you need to do more work. I know CBS is aware of this. They tried an intervention last offseason. They knew, they anticipated this. That’s a credit to them, the people in charge there. But it has not gotten better.”

Marchand also argued that it appears as if Romo’s partner — Jim Nantz — is content to let the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback struggle.

“This was the narrative out of CBS when Romo was getting all of the publicity: you heard from Nantz’ side and people from CBS that Nantz was the one creating Romo,” quipped Marchand. “The issue now is, why isn’t Nantz helping Romo get to this next level?”

Romo — who signed a 10-year, $180 million contract with CBS in 2020 — addressed his critics in an interview with Jenna Lemoncelli of The New York Post, saying he’s simply trying new things.

“I mean, some changes are good, some you’re like, ‘Ah, I shouldn’t do that’. But I always trial and error a bunch and sometimes it works.”

The 42-year-old Romo appeared to push back on the insinuation that he doesn’t prepare for broadcasts like he used to during the interview.

“You’re going to fail all the time, but at the same time, you succeed because of that, as long as you think about it and try to understand how to improve and then go about the process to make that happen, which is work ethic and commitment. But you got to have a plan for it before.”

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Jason Benetti: Negotiations With Chicago White Sox ‘Kind of A Pain’

“I just thought it would be easier. But just because it wasn’t easier doesn’t mean it didn’t get done.”

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Jason Benetti and Steve Stone recently saw their contracts renewed by NBC Sports Chicago to team once more as the television voices of the Chicago White Sox. Benetti says the talks about a renewal weren’t without their hiccups.

In a profile with Chicago Sun-Times writer Jeff Agrest, Benetti said the talks about the situation weren’t exactly what he envisioned.

“The really good news is we got somewhere good,” Benetti said. “It was kind of a pain, really. There were some things that we had to get through that I thought were silly, and I’m sure they thought some of the stuff that I was talking about might’ve been silly. But we got there in the end.”

Agrest reported the Atlanta Braves were watching the situation with bated breath. Their television play-by-play announcer, Chip Caray, recently departed for the same position with the St. Louis Cardinals.

One of the sticking points in the negotiations between the White Sox and Benetti was how many regular season contests he would miss due to his work with FOX Sports. Benetti is announcing MLB and college football games for the network in 2023 and did his first NFL work for FOX Sports this season. Benetti admitted that were points of frustration along the way.

“I think the work has been strong and I appreciate the heck out of the fans and I have loved the Sox for all my life. I just thought it would be easier. But just because it wasn’t easier doesn’t mean it didn’t get done. Where I have put myself, totally honestly, the place I am is we got it done, and that means something. It means both sides wanted it to happen.”

Chicago White Sox Senior Vice President of Revenue and Marketing Brooks Boyer told Agrest he didn’t see any complications in the negotiations.

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