ESPN’s Postseason NFL Countdown Super Bowl XLIX Features

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  • Chris Berman and Analysts Live at Scottsdale Fashion Square for Special Four-Hour Show;
  • Suzy Kolber with Super Bowl Champions Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis and Steve Young at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale
  • Reporters Sal Paolantonio (Patriots) and Ed Werder (Seahawks) with Team Reports
 
ESPN will present a special four-hour edition of Postseason NFL Countdown on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. MT, previewing Super Bowl XLIX from two primary locations in Arizona – Scottsdale Fashion Square (main set), and University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
Host Chris Berman, covering his 33rd Super Bowl, will be joined by analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson on the main set in Scottsdale, along with NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, and segment host Wendi Nix. Suzy Kolber will host coverage from the stadium with a trio of Super Bowl champions: Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis and Steve Young. Reporters Sal Paolantonio (covering the Patriots) and Ed Werder (Seahawks) will also provide live team updates throughout the program.
 
ESPN’s roster of Countdown analysts – with a combined 10 Super Bowl rings in 15 appearances in the NFL’s biggest game – will preview the New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX game, analyzing the players, teams, key matchups and more.
Planned Countdown features, in order of timing by quarter-hour (all times subject to change):
 
Opening Tease: The Drive (10 a.m. ET)
Actor Michael Madsen voices Countdown’s opening tease about “The Drive” – a metaphor for the hard-fought journey to Super Bowl XLIX for the teams and the players.
 
Russell Wilson Visualization (10:30)
On Sunday, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will be the youngest quarterback in league history to take a team to back-to-back Super Bowl games, about four months younger than Tom Brady was when he led the Patriots to consecutive Super Bowls a decade ago. Wilson also has the most wins in the first three seasons of any quarterback – regular or postseason. Countdown’s Chris Berman highlights how Wilson’s success on the field is a byproduct of his ability to visualize every situation of a game in his mind before the first snap.
 
Depression in the NFL (10:30)
Beyond the glitz and glamor of the National Football League are former players who struggle daily to cope with life as the cheering stops and the demands of a regimented professional career slowly turn into a distant memory. Some become depressed. On the 20th anniversary of Junior Seau’s first Super Bowl appearance, ESPN’s Jim Trotter offers in-depth piece on how former pro football players cope with depression and the impact on their family members. Seau’s wife, Gina Seau, former players Boo Williams, Eddie George and George’s wife, Taj, were interviewed for the story.
 
Bobby Wagner’s Motivation (11:00)
Coming out of Colony High School in Ontario, Calif., in 2008, Bobby Wagner was underrated by recruiters. He was deemed too slight of frame for a linebacker and unrefined in his play to be recruited by any major college football program. Utah State University was the only program willing to grant him a scholarship. Four years later, when Seattle selected Wagner with the 47th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, many draft experts questioned the team’s choice. Countdown’s Michelle Beisner reports how the young Pro Bowl linebacker uses the doubts about his ability to play in the NFL as a motivation to excel.
 
Frank Caliendo on Bill Belichick’s Legacy (11:30)
In a faux SC Featured, ESPN’s long-form feature segment that airs on SportsCenter, Countdown comedian and impersonator Frank Caliendo delves into the legacy of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. In the piece, Caliendo plays several characters including quarterback Andrew Luck, ESPN’s Lou Holtz, Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells and ESPN’s Chris Berman, while comedian Aries Spears plays the role of Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.
 
The Kansas City Turning Point (11:30)
The defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks lost 20-24 to the Chiefs in Kansas City in week 11 on November 16, 2014, falling to a 6-4 record. The team called a players-only meeting where an impassioned Kam Chancellor addressed the team. Since that meeting, Seattle has yet to lose another game and is now playing in its second straight Super Bowl. Countdown’s Chris Berman travelled to Seattle ahead of the team’s NFC Championship Game to hear more about Chancellor’s speech, which became the turning point for the ’Hawks season.
 
Julian Edelman (12:00)
SportsCenter anchor Jade McCarthy travelled to Woodside, Calif., Julian Edelman’s hometown, to tell the story of how Edelman developed from an undersized high school quarterback to a diminutive, go-to NFL wide receiver on the cusp of becoming a Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots. McCarthy interviewed Edelman’s former coaches and parents who offered insight on the upbringing that helped shape the receivers career in the NFL after the Patriots selected him with the 232nd overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. 
 
Gronk’s Spikes (12:00)
ESPN.com senior writer Greg Garber takes a closer look at the ground-shaking, on-field celebrations that occur every time Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski scores a touchdown.
 
Marysville-Pilchuck (12:30)
A shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October 2014 that killed two students and severely wounded four others rocked a small, close-knit community an hour outside Seattle. After the tragic event, the Seahawks organization offered the school’s football team a momentary respite from its grief. Head coach Pete Carroll invited them to practice at the Seahawks facility and several Seattle players – running back Marshawn Lynch, linebacker Bobby Wagner and tight end Luke Wilson – attended the school’s pep rallies. At the Seahawks’ home game on Nov. 2, the Seahawks wore “MP” decals on their helmets in support of the Marysville-Pilchuck community. Countdown’s Beisner story focuses on the special bond forged between the Seahawks and Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the aftermath of this tragedy.
 
The Bill Belichick-Tom Brady Marriage (12:30)
In their 15th season together as the New England Patriots coach and quarterback, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have won 160 regular-season and 20 postseason games – the most wins in each category by a coach-quarterback team in the NFL. As the head coach and quarterback prepare to play in a record sixth Super Bowl together, Patriots owner Robert Kraft narrates the story of the relationship between the tutor and his pupil, and highlights reasons for their success.
 
I am Confetti (1:00)
A first-person narrative of what it feels like to be a piece of confetti in the postgame Super Bowl celebration, written by Countdown producer Johann Castillo.
Additional Content on ESPN’s Super Bowl XLIX Sunday Shows:
NFL Matchup – Super Bowl XLIX Edition
In a special Super Bowl XLIX edition, ESPN’s NFL Matchup (ESPN2, 7 a.m. ET) with host Trey Wingo and analysts Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski will preview the Patriots-Seahawks game. Highlights:
 
  • Factor Back – Marshawn Lynch Read Option Run: Hoge breaks down the Seahawks running game, which goes through running back Marshawn Lynch in a zone-read.
  • X and O Files – Russell Wilson Read Option: Hoge continues the breakdown of the Seahawks run game, describing the option Russell Wilson has as a runner when the defense overcommits to stopping Lynch.
  • Hoge Breakdown – Seahawks Foundational ‘Cover 3’: Hoge takes a deep dive at the Seahawks defense, and shows how and why their simple “Cover 3” scheme is so effective against opposing offenses.
  • Passing Thought – Antonio Gates’ Success vs. Seattle: Jaworski shows how the Chargers used tight end Antonio Gates for some successful plays in week 2 against the Seahawks, and says the offensive scheme from that matchup bodes well for a big day from Patriots Rob Gronkowski.
  • Let’s See it Hoge – Eddie Royal Beats Richard Sherman: Staying with the week 2 game vs. the Chargers, Hoge walks the viewer through a play where Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was exploited by a great play design and argues the Patriots will look to replicate the play same offensive scheme in Super Bowl XLIX.
  • Money Down – Doug Baldwin’s Third Down Efficiency: Hoge explains why wide receiver Doug Baldwin is quarterback Russell Wilson’s favorite target in the most critical down and distance situations for the Seahawks offense.
  • Jaworski Covers the Field – The Gronkowski Threat: Jaworski describes a staple play from the Patriots offense that puts opposing defenses in a bind as they attempt to account for tight end Rob Gronkowski.
  • Game Within the Game – Attacking the Seahawks ‘Cover 3’: Jaworski explains a play the Eagles offense used against the Seahawks base coverage that resulted in a touchdown and argues it is one example of a successful scheme against the tough Seattle defense.
  • Eye in the Sky – Patriots Spy Defense: Hoge details how the Patriots defense will try to account for quarterback Russell Wilson’s threat as a scrambling quarterback by assigning a player to spy him on all passing downs.
 
ESPN’s Super Bowl Sunday coverage:
Sun, Feb 1 1-1:30 a.m. NFL Matchup ESPN2
7-7:30 a.m. NFL Matchup ESPN2
8-10 a.m. SportsCenter (from Arizona) ESPN
8-8:30 a.m. Outside the Lines ESPN2
8:30-9 a.m. The Sports Reporters (Arizona) ESPN2
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Postseason NFL Countdown (Arizona) ESPN
10:30-11:30 p.m. NFL PrimeTime (Arizona) ESPN
11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. SportsCenter (Arizona) ESPN
11:30 p.m.-12 a.m. NFL Countdown: Best of Countdown ESPN2
 
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Quotes From NFL Network’s ‘Super Bowl Live,’ ‘NFL Total Access’ & ‘Super Bowl Tonight’ — Thursday, January 29

NFL_Network_2012_LogoQuotes from Thursday’s Editions of Super Bowl Live, NFL Total Access & Super Bowl Tonight

“[Seahawks GM John Schneider] said the moment they traded Percy Harvin was really something that galvanized this team…So they took a leap and they admitted a bigtime mistake: the trade of Percy Harvin giving up a first rounder, paying him all that money and they decided to simply move on.” – Ian Rapoport on how the Percy Harvin trade changed the season for the Seattle Seahawks

“If [the Seattle Seahawks] don’t get pressure on [Tom] Brady, it’s going to be a long day because you just can’t matchup with [Rob Gronkowski] if Tom has time.” – Heath Evans on the Seattle Seahawks matching up with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

“[The Seattle Seahawks] go out there and they play hard and they finish. That’s what this team does is they finish.” – Michael Robinson on the Seattle Seahawks

“If [Marshawn Lynch] talked to the media, he wouldn’t be the back that he is today.” – Michael Robinson on Marshawn Lynch

“[Marshawn Lynch] is a fantastic performer and I guess he has to do what’s right for him. There are a lot of fans, including myself, we’d love to hear what he has to say. Until then we’ll just hope that he comes around.” – Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders on Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch

“Tom [Brady] is one of the best in this era, no question about it.” – Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

“[Matt] Forte is the best running back in the league.” – Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett on Matt Forte

“We’re very close. Our relationship is never going to change. That’s my little brother right there. I think the world of him and he thinks the world of me. We’ve been doing a lot of great things together over the course of the time we were at LSU, and now that we are in the NFL the sky is the limit for us.” – Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson on teammate Tyrann Mathieu

“I know my talents, I know how hard I play and I know what I bring to the table so I’m not worried about it and I don’t hear it.” – Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray on the rumors of the Cowboys bringing in a different running back and assuming he’ll have the same success

“If you ask me, I feel like [Peyton Manning] could still come back and play another year.” – Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on Peyton Manning

“I would love to be back in Denver.” – Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on his contract situation

“The only thing I listen to is what Chip [Kelly] decides and that’s all I care about.” – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on the trade rumors

On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL AM, Super Bowl Live, NFL Total Access & Super Bowl Tonight are available for viewing:

- Terrell Davis Surprises Katy Perry with Girl Scout Cookies – NFL Network’s Terrell Davis surprises Katy Perry on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465437/Terrell-Davis-surprises-Katy-Perry-with-Girl-Scout-cookies?icampaign=nflcom-cs-homepage-videoswap_generic_nfl

- How Can the Seahawks Stop Gronk? – Host Amber Theoharis and analysts Heath Evans and Willie McGinest analyze what the Seahawks will need to do to stop Rob Gronkowski:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465545/How-can-the-Seahawks-stop-Gronk

- Robinson: If Lynch Had Talked, He’d be a Different Back – Host Scott Hanson and analysts Steve Mariucci and Michael Robinson discuss Marshawn Lynch:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465490/Robinson-If-Lynch-talked-he-d-be-different-back

- Ryan Tannehill Joins Super Bowl Live – Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill joined Matt “Money” Smith and Dave Dameshek on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465344/Ryan-Tannehill-talks-Texas-A-M-fans-handsome-quarterbacks

- Sanders on Lynch: ‘He Has to do What he Believes is Best’ – Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders joined Michael Irvin on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465340/Sanders-on-Lynch-He-has-to-do-what-he-believes-is-best

- Moon: Seattle Can Be Good For a Long Time – Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon joined Michael Irvin on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465335/Moon-Seattle-can-be-good-for-a-long-time

- Bennett on Forte: ‘Best Running Back in the League’ – Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett joined Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465330/Bennett-on-Forte-Best-running-back-in-the-league

- Is the Seahawks Defense the Best of All Time? – Host Marc Istook and analysts Jamie Dukes and Curtis Conway discuss the best defense of all time from the Social Media Command Center:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465307/Is-the-Seahawks-defense-the-greatest-of-all-time

- Peterson on Mathieu: He’s My Little Brother – Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson joined Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465321/Peterson-on-Mathieu-He-s-my-little-brother

- Murray: ‘I Know What I Bring to the Table’ – Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray joins Michael Irvin on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465320/Murray-I-know-what-I-bring-to-the-table

- Aikman: I’m a Big Fan of Lynch and Wilson – NFL Hall of Fame member Troy Aikman joins Michael Irvin on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465284/Aikman-I-m-a-big-fan-of-Lynch-and-Wilson

- Montana: I’ve Liked Wilson from the Beginning – NFL Hall of Fame member Joe Montana joins Michael Irvin on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465226/Montana-I-ve-liked-Wilson-from-the-beginning

- Thomas: ‘I Would Love to be Back in Denver’ – Denver Broncos wide receiver DeMaryius Thomas joins Michael Irvin on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465223/Thomas-I-would-love-to-be-back-in-Denver

- Brees Joins the Social Media Command Center – New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees joins the Social Media Command Center:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465216/Brees-joins-the-social-media-command-center

- Green: Dalton Can’t Win by Himself – Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ Green joins Michael Irvin on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465187/Green-Dalton-can-t-win-by-himself

- Foles: My Teammates Believe in Me – Philadelphia Eagles Nick Foles joins Michael Irvin on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000465175/Foles-My-teammates-believe-in-me

- Snoop Dogg Joins NFL Total Access – Rapper Snoop Dogg joined NFL Total Access to preview Super Bowl XLIX:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-super-bowl-total-access/0ap3000000465550/Snoop-Dogg-Seahawks-may-pull-it-off?icampaign=nflcom-cs-homepage-videoswap_generic_nfl

- Drew Brees Joins NFL AM – New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees joins NFL AM:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-am/0ap3000000465038/Brees-This-game-will-be-one-for-the-ages

- Blake Bortles Joins NFL AM – Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles joins NFL AM in Arizona:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-am/0ap3000000465045/Bortles-on-how-Jaguars-build-in-2015

Coming up on Friday, January 30

– The following guests will appear on NFL AM at 6:00 AM ET:

  • Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera
  • Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett
  • Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach
  • Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks
  • Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings
  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
  • Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis
  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin
  • Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith

–  Super Bowl Live provides live coverage on NFL Network from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET. The following guests will appear:

  • San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York
  • Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Torry Holt
  • New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson
  • Former New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch
  • Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett
  • New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham
  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton
  • Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen
  • Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas
  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders

– From 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET, Super Bowl Live airs from the Fan Gallery at the Super Bowl Media Center in Arizona on NFL.com, hosted by Matt “Money” Smith along with Dave Dameshek, Adam Rank and Molly Qerim. The following guests will appear:

  • Houston Texans running back Arian Foster
  • Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings
  • Former UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley
  • New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham
  • Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett
  • Former New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch
  • Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas
  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton
  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

– At 7:00 PM ET, NFL Total Access airs from the NFL Experience and Super Bowl Central in Arizona with hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis, and analysts Willie McGinest, Heath Evans, LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Robinson, and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy joins the show

– Break down Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks with Playbook Primetime: Super Bowl XLIX Preview at 8:00 PM ET. Sterling Sharpe, Shaun O’Hara and Brian Billick take viewers inside the matchup and lets you know who will win Super Bowl XLIX

– NFL Network’s series A Football Life continues with a two-part edition on Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath starting at 9:00 PM ET

ESPN’s Super Bowl XLIX Coverage for Friday

espn-nfl-liveHouston Texans’ J.J. Watt Joins Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic as Co-Host of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike; Cardinals QB Carson Palmer and Musician Lenny Kravitz on Early SportsCenter

ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona continues Friday, Jan. 30, from set locations at Scottsdale Fashion Square (7014-590 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale) and The McCormick Hotel in Scottsdale, site of the two-hour First Take (ESPN2, 8-10 a.m. MT) and His & Hers (ESPN2, 10-11 a.m.) programs.

Texans Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt will join Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic as guest host at Scottsdale Fashion Square in the 6 a.m. MT hour of tomorrow’s Mike & Mike morning show (ESPN Radio and ESPN2).

The early SportsCenter will welcome Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (8:40 a.m.) and musician Lenny Kravitz (10:40), who will perform with Katy Perry during this weekend’s Super Bowl halftime, and ESPN’s Ron Jaworski will join Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on Pardon the Interruption’s (3:30 p.m. MT, ESPN) Five Good Minutes segment for a Xs and Os preview of Super Bowl XLIX.

ESPN television and radio shows at Scottsdale Fashion Square are open for public viewing all week. Friday’s schedule:

Time (MT) Show Network(s)
4-8 a.m. Mike & Mike

Hosts: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic

Guests: Texans DE J.J. Watt (6:00) and Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck (7:00)

ESPN Radio, ESPN2
8-11 a.m. SportsCenter

Hosts: Hannah Storm and Jay Crawford

ESPN Analysts: Herm Edwards; Ryan Clark (Redskins S); Merril Hoge; Ron Jaworski and NFL Insider Adam Schefter

Guests: Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (8:40); Saints TE Jimmy Graham (9:20); Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (9:40) and Musician Lenny Kravitz (10:40)

ESPN
8-10 a.m. First Take (The McCormick Hotel in Scottsdale)

Host: Cari Champion; Lead Commentators: Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith

Guests: Bears TE Martellus Bennett (8:15); McCoy (8:30) and Hall of Fame NFL RB Eric Dickerson (9:00)

ESPN2
10-11 a.m. His & Hers (The McCormick Hotel in Scottsdale)

Hosts: Michael Smith and Jemele Hill

Guest: Graham (10:20)

ESPN2
8-11 a.m. The Herd with Colin Cowherd

Host: Colin Cowherd

Guests: Buffalo Bills new HC Rex Ryan (8:30); Palmer (9:15); ESPN’s Trent Dilfer (9:45); NFL Live’s Trey Wingo and Mark Schlereth (10:15)

ESPN Radio, ESPNU
11 a.m.-2 p.m. SVP & Russillo

Hosts: Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo

Guests: ESPN’s Tedy Bruschi (12:30) and Fox Sports NFL Analyst John Lynch (1:00)

ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS
1-2 p.m. NFL Insiders

Host: Suzy Kolber. Insiders: Adam Schefter, Mortensen and Bill Polian.

ESPN
2-3 p.m. NFL Live presented by Golden Corral

Host: Trey Wingo. Analysts: Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi.

ESPN
3-3:30 p.m. Around the Horn

Panelist (from Scottsdale): ESPN.com’s Jackie MacMullan

ESPN
3:30-4 p.m. PTI

Hosts: Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon.

“Five Good Minutes” Guest: ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski

ESPN
4-5 p.m. SportsCenter

Hosts: John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak.

Analysts: Steve Young and Trent Dilfer

ESPN
4-5 p.m. NFL Semanal

Hosts: Ciro Procuna. Analysts: Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre, John Sutcliffe, Mauricio Pedroza and Pablo Viruega

ESPN in Latin America
5-8 p.m. Sedano & Stink

Hosts: Jorge Sedano and Schlereth.

ESPN Radio

Note: Commentator and guest schedules subject to change

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Tom Brady & AFC Champion New England Patriots Face Russell Wilson & NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX This Sun. on NBC

superbowl_nbc-nflSunday’s Coverage Begins With NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show at Noon ET

Live Stream of Super Bowl XLIX Coverage Available as Part of “Super Stream Sunday

NBC UNIVERSO to Air Super Bowl XLIX to Spanish-Language Homes Across America

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 29, 2015 – NBC presents coverage of Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, Feb. 1, with Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots facing Russell Wilson and the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Super Bowl Sunday coverage begins at Noon ET with NBC Sports’ six-hour Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show.

In defeating Indianapolis, 45-7, in the AFC Championship Game, New England advanced to its eighth Super Bowl – tying for the most in NFL history (Dallas, Pittsburgh). Brady will start in his sixth Super Bowl on Sunday, the most by any quarterback, while Bill Belichick has more postseason wins than any coach in NFL history (21).

Seattle, last year’s Super Bowl champions, won the NFC Championship Game, 28-22, in overtime against Green Bay. The Seahawks are aiming to become the ninth back-to-back Super Bowl champions in NFL history and the first to do so since Brady and the Patriots did it in 2003-04.

New England and Seattle led the NFL in point differential during the regular season, with +155 and +140, respectively.

Al Michaels (play-by-play) calls his ninth Super Bowl alongside 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth (analyst), in the Super Bowl booth for the third time. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Michele Tafoya reports from the Super Bowl sidelines for the third time, her second for NBC.

NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.

NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will be joined by NBC Sports’ Football Night in America team of Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott, Tony DungyRodney HarrisonHines WardMike Florio and Peter King, and Sunday Night Football’s Michaels, Collinsworth, and Tafoya, contributing to the pre-game coverage with interviews, features, and live on-site commentary and analysis. Liam McHugh will serve as an on-site host at the stadium, Carolyn Manno and Randy Moss will report from the team hotels, and Doug Flutie will appear in on-field segments. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will join NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX coverage as a guest analyst.

The Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show will also feature the events surrounding the Super Bowl, including an interview with halftime headliner Katy Perry; live musical performances from the NFL Experience; reports and interviews by NBC Sports’ popular figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski with celebrities attending the game; reports from the festive atmosphere at the NFL Experience and Super Bowl XLIX Tailgate Party; and much more.

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie will interview President Barack Obama as part of the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show airing late Sunday afternoon.

Click here for more information on the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/27/nbc-sports-presents-six-hours-of-super-bowl-xlix-pre-game-coverage/

NBC UNIVERSO TO AIR SUPER BOWL XLIX TO SPANISH-LANGUAGE HOMES ACROSS AMERICA

NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network NBC UNIVERSO, debuts on Sun., Feb. 1, as the home of the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX. The network will offer comprehensive football coverage and nine consecutive hours of exciting football action and related entertainment beginning at 2 p.m. ET. NBC UNIVERSO is the evolution of the cable channel mun2.

Click here for more information: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/27/nbc-universo-to-air-the-exclusive-spanish-language-telecast-of-super-bowl-xlix-for-millions-of-viewers-on-multiple-platforms/

“SUPER STREAM SUNDAY

Following the launch of NBCUniversal’s first ever TV Everywhere consumer campaign titled “Watch TV Without The TV,” NBCUniversal is creating “Super Stream Sunday” on Feb. 1, providing consumers with an unprecedented ability to enjoy 11 continuous hours of NBC streaming content without having to log-in, designed as a way for consumers to trial NBC’s TV Everywhere content offering. “Super Stream Sunday” content will include NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, the Super Bowl XLIX pre- and post-game shows, and NBC’s post-game presentation of The Blacklist.

Click here for more information: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/20/nbcuniversal-creates-super-stream-sunday-to-promote-tv-everywhere/

DIGITAL & SOCIAL COVERAGE

NBC Sports Digital’s unprecedented coverage of Super Bowl XLIX includes more than 10 hours of live stream programming on Super Bowl Sunday, 24/7 news and analysis on NBCSports.com and ProFootballTalk.com, long-form reporting on NBCSportsWorld.com, and NBC Sports Group’s most comprehensive social media campaign ever across a plethora of platforms.

Click here for more information: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/26/nbc-sports-digital-surrounds-super-bowl-xlix-with-robust-collection-of-digital-and-social-media-extensions/

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS

The Sunday Night Football bus makes its last stops of the season, returning to Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX this weekend after its Week 16 SNF visit. The Sunday Night Football bus gives fans the opportunity to interact with America’s most-watched primetime television show with exclusive activities, memorabilia and an interactive 55-inch touch screen housing social media elements, photos and video.

Click here for more information and for a schedule of the Sunday Night Football bus’ stops during Super Bowl week: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/26/sunday-night-football-bus-returns-to-arizona-for-super-bowl-xlix/

NBC SPORTS GROUP AND NBCUNIVERSAL PROGRAMMING

NBC Sports Group and NBCUniversal will surround Super Bowl XLIX with their most comprehensive Super Bowl promotional effort ever. Using the “Big Event Strategy,” NBC Sports Group will leverage NBCUniversal’s robust collection of broadcast and cable networks, websites, radio and social media platforms, and additional promotional assets to drive further awareness of the game.

NBC Sports Group’s cross-channel promotional campaign for Super Bowl XLIX will include advertising and editorial support on television, radio, online and on-site, and will include NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, E!, Bravo, Telemundo, Mun2, Golf Channel, Esquire, Oxygen, SyFy, The Weather Channel and the collection of NBCUniversal television, radio and digital networks.

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PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON NBCSN WEEKNIGHTS, 5:30 P.M. ET

Pro Football Talk, which will air weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET during Super Bowl week, is co-hosted by Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister. They will be joined by PFT contributors Jason TaylorKevin Gilbride, and Ross Tucker on-site at “Super Bowl Central,” NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programing during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix.

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NBC SPORTS SUPER BOWL FAN CHALLENGE

NBC Sports is sending two lucky fans to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., with the NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge, as part of its multi-platform promotion leading up to the game on Sunday, Feb. 1, on NBC.

Through Jan. 6, fans visited the NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge and completed weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize – VIP access and two (2) tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

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NBCSN SUNDAY SPORTS REPORT SUNDAY NIGHT AT 10:30 P.M. ET

NBCSN Sunday Sports Report, a weekly, one-hour program that showcases the news and highlights of the sports properties that are carried by NBC Sports Group, will air Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Hosted by Liam McHugh, NBCSN Sunday Sports Report goes in-depth into the high-profile sports properties that primarily air on NBC and NBCSN, including the Olympics, NFL, NASCAR, NHL, Premier League, golf, Triple Crown horse racing, Notre Dame Football, Formula One, IndyCar and more.

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NBC SPORTS RADIO

NBC Sports Radio travels to Arizona during Super Bowl week to provide insight and analysis throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio, Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs, Under Center with McNabb & Malone, The Jon Stashower Show, and Going Deep with Amani & Dan will broadcast on-site at “Radio Row,” from the Super Bowl XLIX Media Center in Phoenix, Ariz.

To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com

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NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

COMCAST SPORTSNET NEW ENGLAND: Comcast SportsNet New England will bring Patriots fans all the excitement of Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona, with 13 of its shows originating from Phoenix. Coverage includes Sports SundaySportsNet CentralEarly Edition, Sports Tonight, Felger & MazzQuick SlantsPatriots Wednesday LiveNew England TailgatePatriots Football WeeklyMonday Night Patriots, Pre-Game and Post-Game Live, and signature hockey program Cross-Check with Felger & Milbury.  Talent on-site for Comcast SportsNet will include Ty LawTroy BrownDan KoppenMichael FelgerTom E. CurranMike GiardiKevin WalshKay AdamsFred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie.

COMCAST SPORTSNET NORTHWEST: Comcast SportsNet Northwest will air Hawks Talk Nightly, a half hour special originating from Phoenix each night though Saturday, January 31. The on-site talent consists of legendary Northwest sportswriter Dwight Jaynes, former University of Oregon football star and former Seattle Seahawk Jordan Kent, CSNNW.com football insider Aaron Fentress, and a host of additional guests.

Follow “Sunday Night Football” on Twitter @SNFonNBC

Become a fan of “Sunday Night Football” on Facebook at: Facebook.com/SNFonNBC

Follow “Sunday Night Football” on Instagram @snfonnbc

Visit SNF All-Access at: http://snfallaccess.nbcsports.com/

For more information about NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit the Super Bowl XLIX media guide NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com /super-bowl/.

–SUPER BOWL XLIX–

INSIDE THE NFL Super Bowl XLIX Edition From University Of Phoenix Stadium on SHOWTIME

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Can the Patriots’ Offense break the Seahawks’ Defense?

Plus, A Timely Feature On How Wilson Footballs Are Made

Click on the link below to watch video tease on The Final Stich: The Making of Super Bowl’s Footballs http://s.sho.com/15QqnjB

INSIDE THE NFL Premieres Tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

NEW YORK (Jan. 27, 2015) – INSIDE THE NFL Super Bowl Edition premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.  Host Greg Gumbel is joined by expert analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and Ed Reed along with Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., to discuss what lies ahead on Super Bowl Sunday.

Also featured on this week’s installment of INSIDE THE NFL are an analysis of last Saturday’s Bill Belichick press conference, a timely feature on the making of Super Bowl footballs, Seattle’s chances against an offense that averages 29 points per game and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin coaching his team to victory in the Pro Bowl last Sunday.

For limited time only, this week’s episode will also be available on SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® after it airs.

INSIDE THE NFL is produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films. The executive producers are Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, Ross Ketover and Pat Kelleher of NFL Films.  Pete Radovich Jr., the Emmy Award-winning Creative Director for CBS Sports, serves as coordinating producer.

BELOW ARE SELECT HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK’S EDITION

On Deflate-Gate…

Boomer Esiason– “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on Saturday, when Bill Belichick held a press conference and he basically refuted everything that’s been out there in the news. He said … that nobody on the Patriots’ staff was deliberately tampering with the footballs. Now, what I take out of that is that he’s put his legacy on the line.  He’s put Tom Brady’s legacy on the line.  And he’s put the reputation of Robert Kraft on the line. He is “ALL IN” as they say.”

Brandon Marshall – “The reason why [tampering with the balls issue] this is so important is because of the conditions. When it’s wet outside, or if it’s snowing, that’s when you want a lighter ball so you can grip it … I think it’s important to note the process of how the officials come into the locker room, they look at the balls.  They check them out … They mark them and then, it’s the honor system.”

On Rob Gronkowski…

Phil Simms – “When you look at Seattle’s defense, I think they have three-to-four guys that can cover him. It’s not like most teams that can’t find one guy that matches up. You know, we looked at these linebackers, we talked about them. The corners can match up. The safeties can cover him…”

On the Seattle Seahawks…

Boomer Esiason – “They are going to be aggressive. They are not going to be moving all over the place with these formations … They are right in your face … You do not want to accelerate your thinking. I think Tom Brady has been around a long time. He trusts his offense his line…“

On Seattle and its Boot Passes…

Brandon Marshall – “You are not the No. 1 run offense in the League all year and then  get to the Super Bowl and that’s gone. So, when you have that ability to run the ball … that creates one-on-one matchups and that creates big plays …”

On The Patriots’ Strategy…

Brandon Marshall – “We know that Bill Belichick is going to do his best to take away their No. 1 option, and that’s Marshawn Lynch.”

Ed Reed – “New England’s defense is going to have to play disciplined football for 60 minutes, just like everyone else has to play that way against Seattle. If you don’t, Russell Wilson is going to get those plays.”

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NBC Sports Presents Six Hours Of Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Coverage

superbowl_nbc-nflNBC Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show Begins on NBC at Noon ET on Sunday, Feb. 1

Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Mike Florio, Peter King, Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya Preview Super Bowl XLIX with Analysis and Commentary

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh Serves As Guest Analyst

NBC Sports Commentators Have Combined to Win 7 Super Bowls

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie Interviews President Barack Obama

Josh Elliott Interviews Katy Perry

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski To Report From Super Bowl Tailgate Party

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Jan. 27, 2015Bob Costas will open NBC Sports’ six-hour Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show with a live report from Arizona at Noon ET on Sunday, Feb. 1, on NBC. In the hours leading up to the game, NBC Sports will surround the Super Bowl with live reports from the team hotels and the stadium, in-depth features and interviews with players and coaches from the Seahawks and Patriots, and X’s and O’s analysis from its roster of expert commentators.

In addition to Costas, NBC Sports’ Football Night in America team of Dan Patrick, Josh Elliott, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Mike Florio and Peter King, and NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya, will contribute to the pre-game coverage with interviews, features, and live on-site commentary and analysis. Liam McHugh will serve as an on-site host at the stadium, Carolyn Manno and Randy Moss will report from the team hotels, and Doug Flutie will appear in on-field segments.

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will join NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX coverage as a guest analyst. Harbaugh led the Ravens to a win in Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, has reached the postseason in five of his six seasons as Baltimore’s head coach, including twice defeating the Patriots in postseason play.

NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX commentator roster has combined to win seven Super Bowls (Dungy-2, Harbaugh-1, Harrison-2, Ward-2) and one Super Bowl MVP award (Ward, Super Bowl XL).

Coverage will also feature the events surrounding the Super Bowl, including an interview with halftime headliner Katy Perry; live musical performances from the NFL Experience; reports and interviews by NBC Sports’ popular figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski with celebrities attending the game; reports from the festive atmosphere at the NFL Experience and Super Bowl XLIX Tailgate Party; and much more.

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie will interview President Barack Obama as part of the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show airing late Sunday afternoon.

Following is a summary of NBC Sports’ Super Bowl XLIX pre-game coverage:


THE GAME

Football America: Our Teams: Inspired by the season-long “Together We Make Football” campaign, NBC and NFL Films kick off the NBC Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show with Football America: Our Teams at Noon ET. The film will feature “Together We Make Football” winners Christian Osterhout and the Boron Bobcats High School Football Team, telling their stories of how football has played an integral role in their lives and communities.

Interviews: During the two weeks leading up to the game, NBC Sports conducted extensive interviews with Super Bowl XLIX players and coaches, including:

  • Bob Costas with Patriots QB Tom Brady
  • Dan Patrick with Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
  • Josh Elliott with Seahawks WRs Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse
  • Tony Dungy with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, and with Seahawks CB Richard Sherman and FS Earl Thomas
  • Rodney Harrison interviews Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and DT Vince Wilfork, and conducts an on-field session with Patriots CB Darrelle Revis

Hotel & Arrival Reports: Randy Moss will provide updates from the Seahawks’ team hotel, while Carolyn Manno will report from the Patriots’ team hotel. They will also report on their respective teams’ arrivals at the stadium.

On-Field X’s and O’s: Hosted by Liam McHugh, former NFL QB Doug Flutie and Tony Dungy will be on-field at University of Phoenix Stadium to walk through different offensive plays, and demonstrate how those plays are executed.

Hometown Hero: How does a player get to the Super Bowl? NBC Sports will visit the hometowns of six of Sunday’s featured players – Tom Brady, Jamie Collins and Patrick Chung of the Patriots, and Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and Jon Ryan of the Seahawks. The visits include the people who made an early impact on their lives, including former coaches, teachers and neighborhood friends.

Coach’s Clicker: Throughout the NBC Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show, John Harbaugh will join Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison and Dan Patrick for Coach’s Clicker segments, breaking down specific elements and schemes from both teams. Segments focus on Marshawn Lynch, and Tom Brady and the Patriots offense. In addition, Harbaugh will illustrate how he would attempt to stop New England as coach of the Seahawks, while Dungy will assume the role of Patriots head coach and discuss how to limit the Seattle offense.

Pat Tillman’s Legacy: NBC Sports presents a feature on the legacy of former Arizona Cardinals S Pat Tillman, who left the Cardinals to join the U.S. Army Rangers, and was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. Josh Elliott sits down with Ed Woodward, a recipient of the Pat Tillman Scholarship who was forced to retire from the Air Force due to a medical condition, but has persevered to live out his twin brother’s dream of becoming a doctor.

Great Super Bowl Moments: NBC Sports reviews some of the most memorable moments in recent Super Bowl history. Flashback segments will include a look back at Super Bowl XL with game MVP Hines Ward, a review of former Giants WR David Tyree’s miraculous catch in Super Bowl XLII with Rodney Harrison, which took place at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, and a conversation with Seahawks LB and Super Bowl XLVIII Malcolm Smith about what it will take to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Super Bowl Super Fans: NBC Sports’ Jimmy Roberts tells the story of the only three fans in the world known to have attended every Super Bowl to date. Patriots fan Don Crisman, San Francisco 49ers fan Larry Jacobson, and Pittsburgh Steelers fan Tom Henschel sit with Roberts to discuss their favorite Super Bowl memories and devotion to one of sports’ biggest spectacles.

Dude Perfect: NBC Sports Group has teamed with trick-shot experts and comedy stars Dude Perfect to create a trick-shot video that will debut during the pre-game show. Participating in the video will be Giants rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. and two-time Super Bowl winner, Super Bowl XL MVP, and NBC NFL analyst Hines Ward. The content will be pushed out on NBC Sports’ social media platforms, and the trick-shot video will be available on NBCSports.com/dudeperfect following its release.

Super Bowl Wives: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will spend a day with wives of Patriots and Seahawks players during Super Bowl week to get a glimpse of spouses of Super Bowl players prepare for Super Bowl XLIX.

NASCAR Gridiron Challenge: NBC News anchor and NASCAR enthusiast Brian Williams and Hines Ward take fans behind the wheel by introducing them to a segment of the NASCAR Gridiron Challenge. The event paired NASCAR drivers, including Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth, with former NFL greats, including Ward and Flutie, as they raced around Charlotte Motor Speedway at speeds upwards of 180 mph.


INTERVIEWS

President Barack Obama: NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie will conduct a live interview with President Barack Obama from The White House late in the NBC Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show.

Thomas Bach: Bob Costas sits down for a one-on-one conversation with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, about the upcoming 2016 Summer Games in Rio, and Boston’s bid for the 2024 Games.

Katy Perry: Josh Elliott interviews global superstar Katy Perry, who will headline Sunday’s Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. Perry cemented her status as a best-selling superstar with the global success of three multi-platinum studio albums. She is currently touring the world on the Prismatic World Tour, which continues to be a hugely successful global spectacle, with 17 sold out arenas in the UK, 66 sold out arenas in North America and 25 sold out arenas in Australia/New Zealand during this year. Click here for more information: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2015/01/10/katy-perry-invites-lenny-kravitz-to-join-her-during-pepsi-super-bowl-xlix-halftime-show-february-1-on-nbc/


ENTERTAINMENT 

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon will present special Super Bowl editions of his “Superlatives” segment with Patriots and Seahawks players and NBC on-camera personalities, as well as his “Puppy Predictors” segment to predict the winner of Super Bowl XLIX.

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski: “Johnny and Tara” will be based at the Super Bowl XLIX Tailgate Party, the official NFL pre-game party for VIP guests. They will be joined by Josh Elliott to interview celebrities who annually attend the NFL’s championship game and will also provide their own Super Bowl observations. Celebrity interviews will include:

  • Elizabeth Banks, who is starring in the upcoming NBCUniversal picture Pitch Perfect 2;
  • Chris Pratt of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, who is starring in the upcoming NBCUniversal film Jurassic World, and;
  • Adriana Lima, internationally recognized model and actress best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret

Men In Blazers and Premier League: Michael Davies and Roger Bennett of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW on NBCSN will be featured in a segment of the Super Bowl XLIX Pre-Game Show. In addition, Premier League host Rebecca Lowe will join Dan Patrick and Tony Dungy for a quick recap of scores and highlights from “football across the pond.”


COMCAST SPORTSNET REGIONAL COVERAGE

Comcast SportsNet New England, part of the NBC Sports Group, will bring Patriots fans back home all the excitement of Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona with thirteen (13) of its shows originating from Phoenix beginning Sunday, Jan. 25, including: Sports Sunday, SportsNet Central, Early Edition, Sports Tonight, Felger & Mazz, Quick Slants, Patriots Wednesday Live, New England Tailgate, Patriots Football Weekly, Monday Night Patriots, Pre-Game and Post-Game Live, and signature hockey program Cross-Check with Felger & Milbury.

On-site commentators for Comcast SportsNet will include Ty Law, Troy Brown, Dan Koppen, Michael Felger, Tom E. Curran, Mike Giardi, Kevin Walsh, Kay Adams, Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie, who will bring regional viewers all the information in the week leading up to the game.

–SUPER BOWL XLIX–

Inside Sports Illustrated 1.29.15

THIS WEEK’S SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Richard Sherman Dishes on the Legion of Boom and SI Pays Tribute to One of Baseball’s Greats

NEW YORK, NY (January 29, 2015) – This week’s Sports Illustrated cover features Seattle’s Legion of Boom. As the Seahawks line up for another run at the Lombardi Trophy, Richard Sherman exclusively offers his own take on the state of the game, while also reflecting on how he will evoke change by being a great role model. Andy Benoit analyzes the three key arguments for the Seahawks and the Patriots, including Russell Wilson’s speed and New England’s hidden gem in Devin McCourty. With all eyes on “deflategate,” Ben Raskin recaps past Super Bowl distractions.

This week’s regional cover pays tribute to Mr. Cub – Ernie Banks and his impact on the Chicago Cubs. In remembrance, Rich Cohen discusses Banks’s life and how he became –and still is – the heart and soul of the Wrigley Field faithful. The two-time national league MVP and Hall of Famer’s buoyant spirit never changed throughout numerous losing seasons. Also in the issue, Luke Winn delves into Coach Larry Krystowiak and how he’s transformed the University of Utah Men’s Basketball program from a historically bad team to one that has Final Four potential. Winn explores the turnaround for a program on the verge of having its best season record since 1998. Albert Chen takes a look at the growing industry that is daily fantasy sports and the way it has captivated fans, while maximizing revenue and expanding its demographics. Lee Jenkins delves into the life of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the struggles he’s endured since entering the league.

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Richard Sherman: Boomsday

Before Richard Sherman became the center of the media’s attention he received a contract extension, and when asked what the increase in pay would do for him he simply replied that he wasn’t playing football for the money but rather to be the best in the game. In this piece, Sherman discusses not only his Legion of Boom teammates, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane, but also his coach, Pete Carroll. Sherman, conveys his disappointment in Roger Goodell, as well as NFL management, talks about the difficulties that New England’s offense might pose and speaks on the league’s top defenders (hint: It’s not who you think). This is not just a football piece by a football player though, Sherman seamlessly transitions from football life to the everyday world as he opens up about media scrutiny and social issues that players face but are not allowed to speak out on and relates all of this into how he plans on being the best role model he can be as he prepares for the arrival of his first child, and the challenges that lie ahead for him.

“I’ll be the guy who has $50 million in the bank and plays like he has $5.” – Richard Sherman

Albert Chen: Every Sunday Is Super Bowl Sunday

With new fantasy leagues emerging constantly, each day can be a payday for players of snake drafts or keeper leagues. Growing from 500,000 participants in 1988 to over 40 million in 2014, fantasy football has become more than a hobby; it’s become a way of life to those willing to invest. Daily fantasy sports (or, DFS as the professionals call it) have turned amateur fans into stat-studying magicians who live and die by mathematics, analytics, spreadsheets and just a bit of intuition. But more than just a nice payout, DFS leagues are changing the way fans interact with the game, as well as the way that leagues interact with fans. MLB has a sponsorship deal with DraftKings, as does the NFL and the NHL while the NBA has inked a four-year partnership with FanDuel. Leagues have shown their support for these games and the revenue for the companies has ballooned to $97 million between them. This much is clear; the traditional season long fantasy games are long gone and the bright future that is DFS has only begun.

“I’ve been playing fantasy football since 1983; I’m in 26 leagues now. I’ve seen the evolution of fantasy. I see all the weaknesses that piss people off. Daily fantasy fixes it all. It’s not just a fad. It’s the future.”- Bob Harris, emcee and DFS participant

“If the NFL is looking for its [most ardent] audience, this is where they find it. There’s not a more passionate group.”- Harris

Luke Winn: Keep Chopping Wood

Thanks to a former NBA player, a one in 1,000 recruit and the Navy SEALs, head coach Larry Krystkowiak – and his childhood mantra– have brought the Utah Utes from historically bad to Final Four good. After landing recruit Jakob Poeltl in a lottery that included 1,000 other schools (according to Poeltl’s mother) and enticing young guard Delon Wright– brother to the NBA’s Dorrell Wright–  to stay in school rather than enter the NBA draft coach Krystkowiak began to see the results he knew would come. This Coach K saw it all. He became the coach with only four players returning, lost his starting center to injury and became desperate enough to hold walk-on tryouts for starting jobs. Through it all, he knew that the train was, moving though, and used exercises employed by the Navy SEALs, a scholarship offer that landed him a top 100 recruit and a stingy defense to get the Utes to where they are today– on the brink of greatness. They are on pace to finish with their best record since Andre Miller and the 1998 squad landed in the national title game and it comes as no surprise to anyone on the team.

“I’m not saying much today, but when I am, you’ve gotta be listening. Good thing we’re not Navy SEALs, because we’d all have our asses shot up right now.”- Coach Krystkowiak

“What I would tell people back then was, I can see myself at Utah. And just look where we’re at now.”- Point Guard Delon Wright

Lee Jenkins: Work In Progress

For many players a 19-foot jumper and a smooth postgame interview would be nothing to blink at. For Michael Kidd-Gilchrist it represented a culmination of a lifetime of hard work. Recruiting for Kidd-Gilchrist started when he was seven; at 12 he was friends with Jay-Z and his middle school team was sponsored by Reebok. He played alongside No.1 pick Kyrie Irving in high school and alongside No.1 pick Anthony Davis in college. He won a national championship in 2012 and was selected No.2 overall by the Hornets in the NBA draft. But while Davis and Irving thrived in the NBA and gained All-Star status, Kidd-Gilchrist struggled to find his identity. He enlisted the help of shooting guru Mark Price to fix his erratic shot and mend his confidence while he also sought assistance from a speech pathologist to help him with his stutter. At age 21 he has overhauled so many things about himself during his long journey that he is at last comfortable with where he is makes that jumper and his perfect post-game interview that much sweeter.

“What I saw was a tenacious defender who could get to the basket and a motor that would not shut off. I thought, if there is a way to improve the shot, this kid is going to find it.” – Charlotte general manager Rod Higgins

“Everybody has flaws, and I’m a prime example, but this is me. I’ve come a long way. Everyone can see it. I can see it myself.”- Michael Kidd- Gilchrist

Rich Cohen: Ode to Joy

Ernie Banks – 1931-2015

Sports Illustrated pays tribute to Mr. Cub. An inextinguishably bright light on some very grim teams. He was, and remains, the heart and soul of the Wrigley faithful and the city of Chicago. Losing with him wasn’t always fun, but losing without him would have been intolerable.

Quotes From NFL Network’s ‘Super Bowl Live,’ ‘NFL Total Access’ & ‘ Super Bowl Tonight’ — Wednesday, January 28

NFL_Network_2012_LogoQuotes from Wednesday’s Editions of Super Bowl Live, NFL Total Access & Super Bowl Tonight

“It’s Beast Mode. The thing about Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks, they celebrate the uniqueness of this guy. Russell Wilson may be the face of the franchise, he may be your franchise quarterback, but the heartbeat the soul of this team is Marshawn Lynch. When you have a dominant runner like that you have to deal with some things. I’ve talked to Marshawn…I’ve always tried to tell to Marshawn to talk up. There’s one thing he told me, he said, ‘Mike I’m not going to let anybody live my life for me…My Mom told me that.’ He said she told me that because if I get in trouble, nobody’s going to come to my defense. So, I go by the beat of my own drum and you can only respect that.” – Michael Robinson on Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch

“The more and more I look at [Marshawn Lynch] the more and more I realize just how brilliant this guy is…Beast Mode understands the power and what he’s doing and he’s wearing the Beast Mode hat. That tells me you are using the media…He has figured it out.” – Michael Irvin on Marshawn Lynch’s media interaction this week

“Two totally different mind frames, two totally different attitudes, but both of them have one goal and that’s to be the best. You know before Darrelle Revis got hurt with the ACL he was on his way. Now this year, he’s back on his way to being one of the best. And we all know what Richard Sherman does.” – Ike Taylor on Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman

“The thing that I’m most disappointed about was not being able to get that ring for my buddy Junior Seau. I played 12 years with him; nine in San Diego, three with the Patriots. Not to be able to make that play to get him a ring just hurts my heart.” – Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison on the David Tyree catch in Super Bowl XLII

“I’m going to go with the Patriots because I like Tom Brady…I don’t see him losing three Super Bowls.” – Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell on the Super Bowl matchup

“We have a lot of pieces in place. We have so many core young guys who are stepping in and becoming wiser and better NFL professionals. As soon as we get our defensive coordinator situation worked out, I think we’re going to be just fine.” – Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell

“I’d like to think I can fit in on any team to be honest with you but I’m a Raider through and through. It’s just the blood running through my veins and I love it. I’ll never be anything but a Raider.” – Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece

“I think we can, I do. I really do think we can.” – Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden on whether or not they can win with Johnny Manziel at quarterback

“I’ve seen absolutely nothing in demeanor or skill set to indicate Johnny Manziel has any chance of surviving in this game.” – Brian Billick on Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel

“Let’s talk about what bulletin board material does…It’s not going to get me more hyped because I’m already hyped to play the football game. That’s not the logic. Now what bulletin board material will do…It will give me some added fuel at the right time.” – Michael Irvin on bulletin board material going into Super Bowl XLIX

“Jamie [Collins] is becoming a household name.” – Heath Evans on the New England Patriots defense

“[Vince Wilfork] probably won’t get an MVP award, but he’s going to have to be the MVP of this team if they’re going to get a win on Super Bowl Sunday.” – Heath Evans on Vince Wilfork

“If you want to crown [the Seahawks wide receivers] with any type of title or name you should also crown them by being the best blocking wide receivers in the game.” – Nate Burleson on the Seattle Seahawks wide receivers

“I think Derek [Carr] did a great job of progressing throughout the year. Then bring Jack [Del Rio] and his staff in and what they’ve done and obviously being a part of his team when I first came out…I thought that was a great hire. He’s going to come back and show us how to have a tough, poised mindset to be in these close games and pull them out.” – Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew looking ahead to next year’s team

New England Patriots Cornerback Darrelle Revis with NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer

NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer sat down with New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis for an interview on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access.

On what went through his mind when he realized he was finally going to the Super Bowl:

“Just relief of trying to get there for eight years. It’s finally here and I’m very excited. It’s just great. It’s been a long ride.”

On how he evaluates his play now:

“Actually I feel I’m a better player; more mentally. I guess you get better with age people say. You have a lot more wisdom.”

On ways in which he feels a greater appreciation for where he is:

“I’ve always been humble and this even humbled me even more. To definitely get a second chance at my career, there’s still chapters I’m writing in this legacy.”

On what next year holds:

“I’m here now and I’m happy to be here. You just never know with contract situations and the whole business side of it.”

To view the entire interview, visit:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-super-bowl-total-access/0ap3000000464930/Revis-gets-a-second-chance

On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL AM, Super Bowl Live, NFL Total Access & Super Bowl Tonight are available for viewing:

- Michael Irvin on Marshawn Lynch Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp discuss Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch on NFL Total Access:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-super-bowl-total-access/0ap3000000464915/Irvin-on-Lynch-He-s-a-smart-man?icampaign=nflcom-cs-homepage-videoswap_generic_nfl

- Maurice Jones-Drew Joins NFL Total Access – Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew joins NFL Total Access to discuss the Raiders and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-super-bowl-total-access/0ap3000000464939/Jones-Drew-on-Lynch-He-has-it-all

- Will LeGarrette Blount’s Comments Fuel the Seattle Seahawks? Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp discuss the impact of New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount’s comments:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-super-bowl-total-access/0ap3000000464921/Will-Blount-s-comments-fuel-the-Seahawks

- Mike Haynes Discusses Physical Defensive Backs – NFL Hall of Fame Member Mike Haynes joins Super Bowl Live to discuss defensive backs:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464650/Mike-Haynes-talks-physical-defensive-backs

- Ike Taylor Reviews Steelers Season – Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor joins Super Bowl Live and talks about the Steelers season:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464655/Taylor-reviews-Steelers-season

- Will the Cardinals Regress in 2015? – NFL Network’s Matt “Money” Smith and Dave Dameshek analyze the 2015 Arizona Cardinals:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464664/Will-the-Cardinals-regress-in-2015

- Rodney Harrison Remembers Tyree Catch – NFL Analyst Rodney Harrison joins Super Bowl Live to discuss the David Tyree catch:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464668/Rodney-Harrison-remembers-Tyree-catch

- Fred Jackson Ranks Former NFL RBs – Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson joins Super Bowl Live and ranks all-time great running backs:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464687/Fred-Jackson-ranks-former-NFL-RBs

- Le’Veon Bell: Blount, Lynch Run with Anger – Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell joins Marshall Faulk on Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464677/Le-Veon-Bell-Blount-Lynch-run-with-anger

- Campbell – We Have a lot of Core Guys Ready to Go – Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell joins Super Bowl Live:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464705/Campbell-We-have-a-lot-of-core-guys-ready-to-go

- Do Brady and Belichick Need to Win to Secure Legacy? – Host Chris Rose and analysts Brian Billick and Daniel Jeremiah analyze what this game means to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s legacy:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464710/Do-Brady-and-Belichick-need-to-win-Super-Bowl-to-secure-legacy

- Seattle Seahawks Becoming a Dynasty? – Host Chris Rose and analysts Brian Billick and Daniel Jeremiah discuss the Seattle Seahawks:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464720/Seattle-Seahawks-becoming-a-dynasty

- Joe Haden: I Think We Can Win with Manziel at QB – Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden joins Super Bowl Live and talks with Marshall Faulk:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464758/Haden-I-think-we-can-win-with-Manziel-at-QB

- Justin Houston on Dominant Sack Numbers – Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston joins Super Bowl Live to discuss his season:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-player-interviews/0ap3000000464756/Justin-Houston-on-dominant-sack-numbers

- Billick: Manziel Will Not Be in the NFL in Five Years – NFL Network’s Brian Billick weighs in on Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464777/Billick-Manziel-will-not-be-in-NFL-in-5-years

- Why is Marshawn Lynch the Way he is? – Host Chris Rose and analysts Brian Billick and Michael Robinson discuss why Marshawn Lynch is the way he is:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/super-bowl-live/0ap3000000464830/Why-is-Marshawn-Lynch-the-way-he-is

- Super Bowl XLIX Media Day: The Shek Report – NFL Network’s Dave Dameshek breaks down Tuesday’s Super Bowl XLIX Media Day:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/the-shek-report/0ap3000000464422/Super-Bowl-XLIX-Media-Day-The-Shek-Report

- LaDainian Tomlinson Joins NFL AM LaDainian Tomlinson joins Eric Davis and LaVar Arrington on NFL AM:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-am/0ap3000000464445/Tomlinson-Don-t-look-past-Blount

- Jeremy Hill on NFL AM – Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill joins NFL AM:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-am/0ap3000000464507/Jeremy-Hill-It-s-a-blessing-to-have-Hue-and-Marvin

Coming up on Thursday, January 29

– The following guests will appear on NFL AM at 6:00 AM ET:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell
  • New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees
  • Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill
  • Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly
  • Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen
  • Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman
  • Former Super Bowl-winning head coach Dick Vermeil
  • Former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice
  • Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning

–  Super Bowl Live provides live coverage on NFL Network from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET. The following guests will appear:

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles
  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green
  • New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas
  • Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana
  • Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman
  • Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson
  • Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray
  • Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon
  • Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett
  • Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton
  • Former NFL safety John Lynch
  • Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Theismann
  • New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.

– From 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET, Super Bowl Live airs from the Fan Gallery at the Super Bowl Media Center in Arizona on NFL.com, hosted by Matt “Money” Smith along with Dave Dameshek, Adam Rank and Molly Qerim. The following guests will appear:

  • NFL Network analysts Michael Irvin & Warren Sapp
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles
  • New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees
  • New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings
  • Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson
  • Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett

– At 7:00 PM ET, NFL Total Access airs from the NFL Experience and Super Bowl Central in Arizona with hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis, and analysts Willie McGinest, Heath Evans, Michael Irvin, Michael Robinson and Nate Burleson, and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan joins the show

– NFL Network’s new show Super Bowl Tonight airs at 8:00 PM ET, with host Melissa Stark and analyst Deion Sanders from the NFL Experience in Arizona

– A few days before Super Bowl XLIX kicks off, NFL Network calls a players only meeting with Players Only: Super Bowl XLIX at 10:00 PM ET. Hall of Famers and Super Bowl champions Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Warren Sapp breakdown the matchup between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks

NBC Sports Digital Surrounds Super Bowl XLIX With Robust Collection Of Digital And Social Media Extensions

nbc-sports-groupProFootballTalk.com to Deliver 24/7 Coverage and Analysis of Super Bowl XLIX News

NBCSports.com National Columnist Joe Posnanski Studies “The Unquantifiable Quality That Sets Super Bowl QBs Apart From Average Players”

Super Stream Sunday to Include Live Stream of Super Bowl XLIX, Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, and Super Bowl Pre- and Post-Game Shows

NBC Sports Group Rolls Out Its Most Comprehensive Social Media Campaign Ever

Phoenix, Ariz. – January 26, 2015 - NBC Sports Digital’s unprecedented coverage of Super Bowl XLIX includes more than 10 hours of live stream programming on Super Bowl Sunday, 24/7 news and analysis on NBCSports.com and ProFootballTalk.com, long-form reporting on NBCSportsWorld.com, and NBC Sports Group’s most comprehensive social media campaign ever across a plethora of platforms.

“Whether it’s Joe Posnanski’s in-depth look at Super Bowl quarterbacks, Mike Florio’s continuous news updates, the fun and creative efforts by our social team, or the live stream of Super Bowl XLIX itself, NBC Sports Digital has something for every football fan during the best week of the year,” said Rick Cordella, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group.

EDITORIAL

ProFootballTalk.com

Led by creator of ProFootballTalk.com, host of PFT Live and PFT on NBCSN, and Football Night In America contributor Mike Florio, the site will provide on-site coverage from Phoenix all week. ProFootballTalk.com reporters Michael David Smith and Darin Gantt will be on-site at Super Bowl Media Day and provide all-encompassing coverage, as well as in-depth analysis of all the news surrounding the NFL and the biggest game of the season.

PFT Live will stream from Noon-1 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, from NBC Sports’ Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix.

NBCSportsWorld.com

NBCSportsWorld.com, NBC Sports Digital’s franchise dedicated to long-form storytelling, will surround Super Bowl XLIX with two weeks of coverage, from January 19 through February 1.

The site will feature in-depth stories from award-winning writer Joe Posnanski, including Posnanski’s review on “The Unquantifiable Quality That Sets Super Bowl QBs Apart From Average Players”. The story will examine New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, and many other NFL QBs who have played in the big game.

In addition, football writer Tom Gower will have stories comparing and contrasting the construction of the Patriots and Seahawks, plus a story on how New England TE Rob Gronkowski will be the most difficult player to defend during Super Bowl XLIX.

Rotoworld.com

Rotoworld.com, the industry-leading source for fantasy football news and information, will provide comprehensive coverage around Super Bowl XLIX. Fantasy Sports Writer Association award-winner Evan Silva’s “matchups” column will feature player-by-player breakdowns of the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com will provide 24/7 coverage and analysis of all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX.

Digital video correspondent Jenna Corrado will be on-site gathering interviews from players and fans, and will deliver reports from Super Bowl XLIX festivities throughout the week.

In addition, NBCSports.com NFL reporter Corey Griffin will file daily stories from Phoenix; from game analysis to features from Media Day and events around the city. Stories will include “How Michael Bennett became Seattle’s most indispensable defensive player,” “Five Matchups that will define the game” and “49 Things to know about Super Bowl XLIX”.

CSNNewEngland.com

CSN New England Patriots Insider Tom Curran will write about “The culture clash between the button-downed Patriots and the anything-goes Seahawks,” and how this game will continue to define the legacy of Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Curran also will have a comprehensive look at whether quarterback Tom Brady and Belichick are the greatest QB/coach combination in NFL history.

SUPER STREAM SUNDAY

As previously announced, following the launch of NBCUniversal’s first ever TV Everywhere consumer campaign titled “Watch TV Without The TV,” NBCUniversal is creating Super Stream Sunday on Feb. 1, providing consumers with an unprecedented ability to enjoy 11 continuous hours of NBC streaming content without having to log-in, designed as a way for consumers to trial NBC’s TV Everywhere content offering. Super Stream Sunday content will include NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, the Super Bowl XLIX pre- and post-game shows, and NBC’s post-game presentation of The Blacklist.

The special access event kicks off at noon ET with NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game coverage and concludes with The Blacklist, which follows post-game coverage at approximately 10 p.m. ET. Consumers accessing NBC Sports Live Extra and NBC.com during Super Stream Sunday will not be prompted to log-in with their cable/satellite/telco credentials; however, as part of this special access, they will receive consistent messaging in and around the experience about the ease in authenticating after the end of The Blacklist.

All Super Bowl content will be live streamed to desktops and tablets via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Digital’s live streaming product. The Blacklist will also be streamed to desktops through NBC.com. (NOTE: NBC Sports Digital does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)

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In addition, NBC UNIVERSO is home to the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in the U.S., and will present live coverage on television and online. On Super Bowl Sunday, NBC UNIVERSO will present four hours of pre-game coverage and football-related entertainment, including Sabor Al Super Bowl, Estrellas del Medio Tiempo and La NFL en NBC UNIVERSO Super Bowl XLIX Pre-game Show and online at nbcuniverso.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Announced last Thursday, NBC Sports Group will present its most comprehensive social media campaign ever to promote NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX, including around-the-clock coverage across all of NBC Sports’ social media platforms.

NBC SPORTS SOCIAL CENTRAL: During Super Bowl week, the NBC Sports social media team will be everywhere from Media Day to the sidelines on Super Bowl Sunday, covering every moment and play of #SB49. During gameday, NBC Sports’ Social Central will be a communications hub for all things social, spanning from Super Bowl Central, NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programming during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix, and University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, to NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Members of the NBC Sports social, digital, and marketing teams will be primed and ready to cover and react to any moment from pre-game through the final whistle and trophy presentation, including a social team member embedded with on-air production to relay any breaking news. Social media and digital content will be updated in real time.

PATRICK PETERSON TO SERVE AS SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL CORRESPONDENT: Arizona Cardinals DB Patrick Peterson, a four-time Pro Bowler, will serve as NBC Sports Group’s social and digital media correspondent during Super Bowl week. As a member of the hometown Cardinals, Peterson will document his Super Bowl week on behalf of NBC Sports through his social media accounts. He will also film several videos around the city that will be pushed out through the SNF social media accounts and on NBCSports.com, including attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for most selfies taken in one hour.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® ATTEMPT: NBC Sports Social will be at Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Tuesday, January 27, as Patrick Peterson attempts to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the most selfies taken in one hour. Peterson will snap as many selfies as he can with the students from Deer Valley High School to break the current record of 657 selfies. In addition, the Sunday Night Football bus will be at the school and open to students after the record attempt. Fans can follow GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® on Twitter: @GWR and Instagram:Guinnessworldrecords.

DUDE PERFECT: NBC Sports Group has teamed with trick-shot experts and comedy stars Dude Perfect to create a trick shot video that will debut Sunday, February 1, during NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game show. Participating in the trick shot video will be Giants rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. and two-time Super Bowl winner, Super Bowl XL MVP, and NBC NFL analyst Hines Ward. The content will be pushed out on NBC Sports’ social media platforms, and the trick-shot video will be available on NBCSports.com/dudeperfect following its release.

TUMBLR: As announced yesterday, NBC Sports Digital recently launched a Super Bowl-centric NBC Sports Tumblr page that will showcase Super Bowl XLIX’s television advertisements immediately after they air on NBC. Prior to Super Bowl Sunday, the page will be populated with original content created by NBC Sports’ marketing media team, as well as from re-blogging NFL-related Tumblr posts. On game day, the new page will transform into a hub for Super Bowl TV ads, and can be accessed at NBCSports.com/Ads.

#MYSUPERBOWLPICK: NBC Sports will ask influencers, celebrities, athletes and fans to tweet and post who they anticipate will win the game using #MySuperBowlPick to help drive the conversation around game day. In addition, social media handles from various NBCUniversal properties and celebrities will offer their picks.

Using the “Twitter Mirror,” NBC Sports will collect photos and picks from celebrities and athletes on-site at “Super Bowl Central” and at University of Phoenix Stadium to be featured on-air. TheSNF social media accounts will also be tracking fan picks to see which team is leading the social vote.

  • AROUND-THE-CLOCK COVERAGE: NBC Sports will cover Super Bowl XLIX from various Sunday Night Football and NBC Sports social media accounts to make sure every fan has access to the content they want leading up to the game.
  • Facebook: The NBC Sports and Sunday Night Football Facebook accounts will provide users with news from ProFootballTalk, shareable images, videos, and chats with NBC Sports Group commentators.
  • Twitter: @SNFonNBC will provide real-time news and photos from Phoenix as well as #MySuperBowlPick content through the “Twitter Mirror.” @ProFootballTalk and @NBCSports will post news and information on the game, and behind-the-scenes content from PFT Live.
  • Instagram: SNF on NBC and NBC Sports Instagram accounts will be one-stop shopping for photos throughout Super Bowl week with behind-the-scenes access to NBC’s production, including photos of NBC Sports Group commentators and sideline coverage documenting the game from kickoff through the celebratory confetti.
  • Vine: The NBC Sports social team will create content around Phoenix with on-site Vine influencers that will be posted on the Sunday Night Football and NBC Sports Vine accounts throughout Super Bowl week.
  • Pinterest: For fans on Pinterest, Pinterest.com/NBCSports has Super Bowl themed boards to help plan the best Super Bowl party. On-site content from NBCSports.com will also be housed on Pinterest during Super Bowl week.

– NBC SPORTS GROUP –

ESPN’s Super Bowl XLIX Coverage for Monday

espn-logo130 Hours of TV/Radio Planned from Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona

ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX kicks off Monday, Jan. 26, at 6 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. MT and continues throughout the week with more than 130 hours of television and radio programming originating from set locations at Scottsdale Fashion Square (7014-590 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale) in Arizona.

Multiple editions of SportsCenter, NFL Live, NFL Insiders, Sunday NFL Countdown, Mike & Mike, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, SVP & Russillo and First Take and are some of the popular ESPN television and radio programs that will be based in Scottsdale throughout the week. Full release on ESPN Super Bowl plans.

Chris Berman, covering his 33rd Super Bowl, John Andersen, Jay Crawford, Lindsay Czarniak, Greenberg, Golic, Suzy Kolber, Steve Levy, Ryen Russillo, Hannah Storm, Scott Van Pelt and Trey Wingo will be among the show hosts. ESPN NFL analysts and experts will include the likes of Tedy Bruschi, Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Trent Dilfer, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski, Keyshawn Johnson, Ray Lewis, Chris Mortensen, Bill Polian, Adam Schefter, Mark Schlereth and Steve Young, as well as active NFL player Ryan Clark. They will appear on various programs throughout the week to offer their analysis and perspective on the Patriots-Seahawks matchup in Super Bowl XLIX.

ESPN television and radio shows at Scottsdale Fashion Square will be open for public viewing all week. Monday’s schedule:

Time (MT) Show Network(s)
4-8 a.m. Mike & Mike Hosts: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic

Guests: Comedian and Impressionist Frank Caliendo (5:30 a.m.); and New York Jet Nick Mangold (7:30 a.m.)

ESPN Radio, ESPN2
8-11 a.m. SportsCenter Hosts: Hannah Storm and Jay Crawford

Guest: Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brad Kiesel

ESPN
8-10 a.m. First Take (The McCormick Hotel in Scottsdale)Host: Cari Champion; Lead Commentators: Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith

Guest: Chicago Bears K Jay Feely (8:15)

ESPN2
8-11 a.m. The Herd with Colin CowherdHost: Colin Cowherd

Guest: NBC Super Bowl XLIX play-by-play commentator Al Michaels (10:00)

ESPN Radio, ESPNU
11 a.m.-2 p.m. SVP & RussilloHosts: Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo

Guest: Kiesel (11:30)

ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS
1-2 p.m. NFL Insiders Host: Suzy Kolber. Insiders: Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen and Bill Polian ESPN
2-3 p.m. NFL Live presented by Golden CorralHost: Trey Wingo. Analysts: Ryan Clark (Redskins S), Mark Schlereth, Ron Jaworski, and Insider Schefter ESPN
3:30-4 p.m. PTIHosts: Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon.

Five Good Minutes Guest: (TBD)

ESPN
4-5 p.m. SportsCenter Hosts: John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak.

Analysts: Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, and Insider Mortensen

ESPN
4-5 p.m. NFL Semanal Hosts: Ciro Procuna. Analysts: Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre, John Sutcliffe, Mauricio Pedroza and Pablo Viruega ESPN in Latin America
5-8 p.m. Sedano & StinkHosts: Jorge Sedano and Schlereth. ESPN

Note: Commentator and guest schedules subject to change

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