ESPN Commentators for the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago

Photos via ESPN Images

ESPN will present the 2015 NFL Draft – its 36th consecutive year televising the event – April 30-May 2 from the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, as the draft makes its Windy City debut. The first two days will air in primetime, and the first hour of Round 1 coverage will again air with limited commercial interruption.

On Thursday, April 30, Chris Berman (covering his 35th draft) will host Round 1 with NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. (his 32nd), Super Bowl winning head coach and Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden, and two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis. NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will report from another set inside the theatre and NFL Insiders host Suzy Kolber will conduct interviews on the gold carpet and inside the green room.

On Friday, May 1, NFL Live’s Trey Wingo will host Rounds 2 and 3 with Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer, and NFL Draft analysts Kiper and Todd McShay. Mortensen, Schefter and Kolber will also contribute to the telecast.

On Saturday, May 2, Wingo, Kiper, McShay and six-time National Football League Executive of the Year Bill Polian, a 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, will cover Rounds 4-7 with Mortensen and Schefter.

ESPN will also dispatch bureau reporters to a handful of NFL team sites, and to be with two of the top prospects in the draft:

  • Florida State’s Jameis Winston in Alabama (Tom Rinaldi)
  • Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in Hawaii (Shelley Smith)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Ed Werder)
  • Tennessee Titans (Sal Paolantonio)
  • New York Jets (Josina Anderson)
  • Chicago Bears (Bob Holtzman)
  • Louis Rams (Britt McHenry)
  • Cleveland Browns (Jeremy Fowler)
  • San Diego Chargers (Jim Trotter)

ESPN’s team of commentators will provide updates and analysis throughout the three-day event across multiple platforms, and editions of ESPN’s NFL Insiders, NFL Live and SportsCenter will originate from Chicago beginning Thursday, April 30. Schedule:

ESPN NFL Draft TV schedule (April 30-May 2):

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Thu, Apr 30 2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN
3:30-4:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA ESPN
7-8 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Golden Corral: Draft Countdown ESPN
8-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Round 1) ESPN
Fri, May 1 2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN
3:30-4:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA ESPN
7-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 2-3) ESPN2
Sat, May 2 12-8 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 4-7) ESPN

*Schedule subject to change.     

 

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NFL Network Analysts Charles Davis & Daniel Jeremiah’s 2015 NFL Draft Conference Call — Transcript & Audio

Provided below are the transcript and audio file of NFL Network analysts Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah’s 2015 NFL Draft conference call held on Monday, April 13:

Transcript: Charles Davis & Daniel Jeremiah Conference Call Transcript

Audio: 

Mary Byrne Joins ESPN Digital & Print Media as Senior Deputy Editor

To tweet: http://es.pn/1Dss1Fb

Will Oversee Editorial Operations for NFL, NHL and NASCAR Coverage

Mary Byrne, a leading journalist with 25 years in the news business, has joined ESPN Digital & Print Media as the new Senior Deputy Editor for NFL, NHL and NASCAR coverage. She will oversee editorial operations for Digital & Print’s daily coverage of these sports, including strategic and tactical planning, as well as cross-platform collaboration and integration with television, radio, fantasy and other ESPN entities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mary, whose unique combination of energy, enthusiasm, experience and ability has made her a singular force,” said Patrick Stiegman, Vice President and Editorial Director, ESPN Digital & Print Media.

Added Chad Millman, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, “Mary is a powerhouse journalist with a passion for news and an eye for storytelling. Her love for the work she does is infectious and surpassed only by the exciting ideas she has about how to incorporate the many platforms important in our current world into everyday coverage.”

ESPN.com senior editorial director John Banks, who led the effort to build the NFL team into a nation of reporters, will assume an important new role tied to daily news and analysis. Banks will lead a team amplifying major on and off-the-field sports news with timely, original pieces and in coordination with the enterprise and daily breaking news and information groups.

Byrne will be based at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters and will report to executive editor Patricia Mays.

About joining ESPN, Byrne said, “I am thrilled to be joining the ESPN team. It’s a tremendous opportunity to give NFL fans exciting, innovative coverage on any and all platforms. I can’t wait to get started.”

Byrne comes to ESPN from USA TODAY where she served as sports managing editor for the past three years. She was just the fourth to hold the role in USA TODAY’s more than 30-year history. Prior to that, she was the deputy sports editor for The Associated Press for six years.

She also served previously as USA TODAY’s Olympics editor and has held positions with the Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, Waterbury Republican-American and Oceanside Blade-Citizen during her career.

Byrne is serving as first vice president of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and is an active member of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM). A native of Michigan, she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish.

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2015 Monday Night Football Preseason Schedule

Bills at Browns and Bengals at Buccaneers on ESPN

ESPN will televise two NFL preseason games as part of its 2015 Monday Night Football schedule. Play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico and analyst Jon Gruden will call the games with reporter Lisa Salters in anticipation of ESPN’s MNF regular-season opener on Monday, Sept. 14. Both MNF preseason games will begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be preceded by a one-hour Monday Night Countdown pregame show.

ESPN’s preseason kicks off Thursday, Aug. 20 when the Cleveland Browns host the Buffalo Bills under new head coach Rex Ryan. Johnny Manziel is likely to vie for the Browns starting quarterback position in 2015, while the Bills have added All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy this offseason.

The ESPN crew then heads to Tampa, where the Buccaneers host Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, Aug. 24 at Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and are expected to have a new franchise quarterback under center. The game will also be a homecoming for MNF’s Gruden, who coached Tampa to a Super Bowl during his seven seasons (2002-08) as the team’s head coach.

ESPN Deportes, ESPN’s 24-hour Spanish-language domestic sports network, will once again offer a Spanish-language production of MNF preseason and regular-season games in 2015. All games will also be available on tablets, computers, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via WatchESPN, which is accessible in more than 93 million households nationwide to fans who receive ESPN’s networks as part of their video subscription.

The 2015 ESPN MNF regular-season schedule is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2015 NFL Preseason Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game
Thursday, Aug. 20 8 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns
Monday, Aug. 24 8 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

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Season Six of Gruden’s QB Camp Premieres Tonight on ESPN2

Three Consecutive Shows Featuring Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley and Bryce Petty

The sixth season of Gruden’s QB Camp premieres tonight, Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The debut includes three 30-minute shows featuring quarterbacks Marcus Mariota (Oregon), Brett Hundley (UCLA) and Bryce Petty (Baylor). In each episode, fans will see the NFL Draft prospects study film with Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden and go through an on-field workout at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.

On Friday, April 10, the series continues with Jameis Winston’s (Florida State) show at 11:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Garrett Grayson’s (Colorado State) show will debut April 18. Photos of Mariota, Petty and Winston are available via ESPN Images. Complete #GrudenQBCamp schedule.

Starting next week, editions of Gruden’s QB Camp will be part of ESPN’s Journey to the Draft Tuesday night programming block. Beginning April 14 at 7 p.m. Journey to the Draft will also include Draft Academy, a four-week series of one-hour shows that gives an up-close and personal look at some of the most high-profile players in the 2015 NFL Draft class.

Gruden’s QB Camp will also be available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play starting April 27, and select episodes will be on VOD as early as April 12.

Gruden QB Camp premieres:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Tue, Apr 7 7 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Experian: Gruden’s QB Camp – Marcus Mariota ESPN2
7:30 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Experian: Gruden’s QB Camp – Brett Hundley ESPN2
8 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Experian: Gruden’s QB Camp – Bryce Petty ESPN2
Fri, Apr 10 11:30 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Experian: Gruden’s QB Camp – Jameis Winston ESPN2
Sat, Apr 11 2 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Experian: Gruden’s QB Camp – Winston & Mariota ABC
Sat, Apr 18 4 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Experian: Gruden’s QB Camp – Garrett Grayson ESPN
Tue, Apr 21 9 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Experian: Gruden’s QB Camp (Compilation Show) ESPN

 

For more on Gruden’s QB Camp, visit ESPN Front Row: http://bit.ly/CampGruden.

 

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ESPN’s Draft Academy Series Returns April 14

draftacademy2015Four-week series features Jameis Winston, Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley and other 2015 NFL Draft top prospects

Photos via Draft Academy
Preview video

ESPN’s Draft Academy, which offers a personal, behind-the-scenes look at top NFL Draft prospects, will return for a second season, beginning Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The series will have a four-week run of original one-hour episodes (7-8 p.m. ET) and be part of ESPN’s weekly Tuesday night Journey to the Draft programming block.

Draft Academy will profile six highly-touted prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft class:

  • Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner and potential No. 1 overall pick;
  • Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, the 2014 Doak Walker Award winner and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year;
  • Georgia running back Todd Gurley, one of the top players entering the 2014 season who is recovering from a knee injury in hopes of becoming a first round pick;
  • Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, the 2014 SEC Defensive Player of the Year;
  • Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith of the National Champion Buckeyes; and
  • North Dakota State running back John Crockett, who ran for more than 4,000 career yards in his three college seasons.

Draft Academy’s April 14 premiere will introduce fans to the players. The remaining three episodes will highlight a different part of their draft experience: April 21 (NFL Combine), April 28 (Pro Day workout) and May 5 (NFL Draft).

In addition to the original airs, Draft Academy episodes will re-air across the ESPN networks and on ABC. SportsCenter, NFL Live and other ESPN shows will feature segments leading up to and after the 2015 NFL Draft (April 30-May 2, ESPN/ESPN2). Additionally, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine will offer related content.

Draft Academy is great storytelling because it showcases the grit, determination and character of some of the biggest names in the 2015 draft class,” said Matthew Volk, ESPN director, programming and acquisitions. “The show’s return represents a key element of our expansive coverage leading up to and through the NFL Draft.”

Draft Academy is being produced by ESPN’s feature unit under the direction of coordinating producer Jose Morales, senior coordinating producer Victor Vitarelli and features manager Lydelle King.

The first season of Draft Academy in 2014 profiled Jadeveon Clowney, the eventual No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans; No. 3 pick, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles; Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee; Cleveland Browns cornerback Pierre Desir; and Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey.

ESPN’s 2015 Draft Academy premiere dates:

Date Time (ET) Show Network
Tue, April 14 7 p.m. 2015 Draft Academy Presented by Courtyard by Marriott: The Journey Begins ESPN
Tue, April 21 7 p.m. 2015 Draft Academy Presented by Courtyard by Marriott: The Combine ESPN
Tue, April 28 7 p.m. 2015 Draft Academy Presented by Courtyard by Marriott: Pro Days ESPN
Tue, May 5 7 p.m. 2015 Draft Academy Presented by Courtyard by Marriott: The Draft ESPN

 

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NFL Media Scores 18 Sports Emmy Award Nominations

New Unscripted Reality Series ‘Undrafted’ Receives Emmy Nomination in First Year

Rich Eisen Earns Fourth Career Emmy Nomination

NFL Films Receives 14 Sports Emmy Award Nominations – Including 4 for ‘Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons’

‘NFL UP!’ & Together We Make Football Receive Nominations

NFL Media – comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL RedZone, NFL.com, NFL Mobile and NFL Now – received 18 Sports Emmy Award nominations, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced today.

 

NFL Media’s unscripted reality series Undrafted, which showcased the journeys of undrafted players seeking to pursue their dreams of playing in the NFL, received a nomination in the Outstanding Sports Documentary Series category after just its first season. Undrafted was produced by NFL Media in association with Mandalay.

NFL Network and DIRECTV’s Rich Eisen earned a nomination in the category of Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host for his work on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning, Thursday Night Football pregame and postgame shows and The Rich Eisen Show, in addition to various other NFL Network programs. This is Eisen’s fourth career Emmy nomination.

For the second consecutive year, the NFL’s national campaign, “Together We Make Football” which celebrated America’s love of football, was nominated for a Sports Emmy in the Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming category. A truly collaborative effort across all NFL Media platforms, Together We Make Football utilized the production strengths of NFL Films along with harnessing digital integration on NFL.com and the 32 club sites, programming integration on NFL Network, and social media assets from across the NFL.

Together We Make Football told the stories of men, women, and children from across the United States, detailing how football has impacted their lives and their love for the game. Those stories were pulled from thousands of submissions that were sent into a contest to win a trip to Super Bowl XLIX. To find out more, visit: togetherwemakefootball.com.

Additionally, NFL Digital Media’s NFL UP! – which won a Sports Emmy Award last year – received a second nomination this year in the category of Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming – Short Format. NFL UP! connects football fans and young athletes to fitness advice and workouts from NFL players. The digital platform gives fans a unique look at fitness training through the lens of professional football. For more visit NFL.com/UP.

In the Outstanding Sports Documentary Series, NFL Media received half of the nominations. For the fourth consecutive year, the critically-acclaimed NFL Network/NFL Films series A Football Life was recognized with a nomination in a series category. NFL Media also received nominations in the Documentary Series category with Undrafted and Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL Network received five total nominations as a network.

NFL Films – the highly decorated production unit of NFL Media – received 14 Sports Emmy nominations, including four for Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

For the past six years, NFL Media has won in the Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound category. This year, NFL Media received two nominations in that category with Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons and Inside the NFL: Super Bowl XLIX Season 7 Finale.

Additionally, for the past three years, NFL Media has won in the Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics category, and has received two nominations in that category this year with Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons and Road to the Super Bowl.

Finally, both NFL Turning Point and Sound FX: Super Bowl XLVIII received nominations in the Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage category for the second consecutive year.

The 36th Annual Sports Emmys Awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 5 in New York City at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Time Warner Center.

Following is a complete list of NFL Media’s nominations:

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS COVERAGE

NFL Turning Point (NBC Sports Network/NFL Films)

Sound FX: Super Bowl XLVIII (NFL Network/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

Football America: Our Stories (FOX/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS DOCUMENTARY SERIES

A Football Life (NFL Network/NFL Films)

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons (HBO/NFL Films)

Undrafted (NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES – SPORTS PROGRAMMING

Together We Make Football (TogetherWeMakeFootball.com/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING – SHORT FORMAT

NFL UP! (NFL Digital Media)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO HOST

Rich Eisen (NFL Network/DIRECTV)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS REPORTER

Tracy Wolfson (TBS/CBS/TNT/truTV/NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK

Inside the NFL: Super Bowl XLIX Season 7 Finale (Showtime/NFL Films)

NFL Films Presents: Shots of the Year (NFL Network/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING LONG FORM EDITING

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons (HBO/NFL Films)

Inside the NFL: Super Bowl XLIX (Showtime/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION/DIRECTION/LYRICS

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons (HBO/NFL Films)

Road to the Super Bowl (FOX/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING POST PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons (HBO/NFL Films)

Inside the NFL: Super Bowl XLIX Season 7 Finale (Showtime/NFL Films)

ABOUT NFL NETWORK

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

 

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‘Caught in the Draft’ Returns to NFL Network Thursday, April 2

NFL Films-Produced Series on Historic NFL Drafts Airs Thursdays at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

Finale Airs Wednesday, April 29 on Eve of 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago

Examines NFL Drafts From 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 & 2005

Before the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off, the NFL Films-produced series Caught in the Draft returns for a second season, providing a comprehensive look back at five previous drafts: 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005.

Premiering Thursday, April 2 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network and airing every Thursday leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, the five-episode series examines five specific drafts which had a profound impact on the National Football League and helped to transform the NFL Draft into the enormous event it has become. The season finale airs on Wednesday, April 29, one night before the start of the 2015 NFL Draft. In addition to NFL Network, Caught in the Draft is also available within the NFL Network 24/7 stream in NFL Mobile.

Actor Oliver Platt narrates the series.

Provided below is a list of each episode of Caught in the Draft and when it airs on NFL Network:

  • 1965: Spies, Superstars & Babysitters (April 2) – The 1965 Draft was the most fiercely fought event between the rival National and American Football Leagues. It was a fierce battle for such future Hall of Fame greats Joe Namath, Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. The two arch-enemies competed for the top college talent by breaking gentlemen’s agreements, testing limits of NCAA boundaries, and even sabotaging each other with “dirty tricks” and deceptions that mirrored the real-world Cold War and the spy movies and TV shows of the era. Features interviews with Joe Namath, Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Craig Morton, Fred Biletnikoff, Ron Wolf and more.
  • 1975: Agents of Change (April 9) – In a draft that would be remembered for Walter Payton, top pick Steve Bartkowski sets the NFL world afire by asking his college dorm-mate Leigh Steinberg to negotiate his contract. Features interviews with Leigh Steinberg, Gil Brandt, Hollywood Henderson, Dan Fouts, Steve Bartkowski, Robert Brazile and more.
  • 1985: Schemes and Dreams (April 16) Bill Walsh trades up with the New England Patriots and lands wide receiver Jerry Rice. But was that the original plan? For the first time, former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Sam Wyche reveals Walsh’s frantic efforts to trade for the top-billed receiver in the draft, Eddie Brown, while Bernie Kosar stuns the world by entering the supplemental draft and landing in Cleveland. Features interviews with Jerry Rice, Bruce Smith, Randall Cunningham, Doug Flutie, Herschel Walker, Ernie Accorsi and more.
  • 1995: Expansion (April 23) – Despite wowing at the NFL Scouting Combine, workout warrior Mike Mamula struggles on the field. Highly-touted running back Kijana Carter has a disappointing career, while draft afterthoughts Terrell Davis and Curtis Martin become stars. Features interviews with Tom Coughlin, Tony Dungy, Derrick Brooks, Curtis Martin, Terrell Davis, Kijana Carter and more.
  • 2005: How Low Will Aaron Go? (April 29) Aaron Rodgers drops in the draft while waiting in the Green Room, while former New York Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi enjoys his best draft ever. Features interviews with Aaron Rodgers, Justin Tuck, Mike McCarthy, Bill Polian, Cadillac Williams, Ronnie Brown and more.

Through archival sources and fresh interviews, Caught in the Draft provides viewers with the most compelling stories from each draft and offers a look inside at just how differently drafts were conducted in the past, and how the nature of the game as it was played in each of those times dictated the types of players selected. Additionally, each episode of Caught in the Draft features graphics and music related to that period of time, truly putting viewers “in the moment” of each decade.

Exclusively for Verizon customers, NFL Mobile offers live streams of NFL Network’s Caught in the Draft via smartphones for fans on the go. Access to the live stream is included at no extra charge with The More Everything Plan from Verizon. Customers not on The More Everything Plan can subscribe to NFL Mobile Premium for $5/month. For more information, visit vzw.com/nfl. Data usage applies for app download and use. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Blackberry devices.

Every Monday – Friday leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, Path to the Draft airs at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with analysts Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks), Charles Davis (@CFD22), Curtis Conway (@CurtisConway80), Brian Baldinger and Charley Casserly, and host Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano). For all of the latest news and analysis leading up to the draft, visit NFL.com/cfb and follow on Twitter (@NFL_CFB).

ABOUT NFL NETWORK

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

 

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NFL Media Programming Notes: March 24-30

NFL_Network_2012_LogoNFL Network Shows and Scheduled Guests

  • Bracketology: The Greatest Game of All Time
  • Mock Draft Live – Airs Wednesdays at 5:30 PM ET on NFL.com and NFL Now & 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network starting April 1
  • Path to the Draft – Monday-Friday at 6:00 PM ET
  • NFL Total AccessMonday-Saturday at 7:00 PM ET

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: St Louis Rams general manager Les Snead, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jason Licht on Tuesday, March 24; NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino on Wednesday, March 25

  • NFL AM – Monday-Friday at 6:00 AM ET
  • NFL Now
  • NFL Network’s Day-by-Day Programming
  • NFL.com Content
  • NFL.com Editorial Content
  • NFL.com/CFB247
  • NFL.com Podcast Central
  • NFL Mobile from Verizon
  • NFL Network Live Streaming

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Bracketology: The Greatest Game of All Time

What is the greatest NFL game of all time?

NFL.com’s fourth annual edition of Bracketology seeks to answer the long-standing debate. This year, fans will decide the greatest game of all time by voting at NFL.com/bracketology.

The field of 32 games was decided by a panel of NFL Media analysts and is divided into four brackets. NFL.com’s Bracketology will have five rounds of voting in a typical bracket style format, with the game with the most votes within its matchup at the end of each round advancing to the next round.

Provided below is this year’s Bracketology schedule:

- Quarterfinals – Tuesday, March 24

- Semifinals Friday, March 27

- Finals Wednesday, April 1

- Winner Unveiled Sunday, April 5

Weekdays at 1:00 PM ET through Tuesday, March 31, NFL Network will air 90-miniute NFL’s Greatest Games editions of select games from the bracket. On Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3 at 1:00 PM ET, NFL Network will air the full game broadcasts of the two games featured in the Finals, with the winning game revealed Sunday, April 5. The full game broadcast of the game determined by fans to be the greatest NFL game of all time will air Sunday, April 5 at 8:00 PM ET.

Fans will also be able to access all 32 games featured on the original list on NFL Now, and every game will be available in full on NFL.com.

Last year, NFL.com’s Bracketology voted on the greatest quarterback of all time (Johnny Unitas). In 2013, fans voted to determine the greatest team of all time (1976 Oakland Raiders) and in 2012 voted on the greatest play of all time (DeSean Jackson’s walk-off punt return for a touchdown against the New York Giants in 2010).

NFL Mock Draft Live – Wednesdays at 5:30 PM ET on NFL.com & NFL Now and 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

NFL Mock Draft Live returns for the third consecutive year, airing Wednesdays at 5:30 PM ET on NFL.com and NFL Now, and at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network, starting April 1.

See which prospects are shooting up the draft board and who’s falling out of the first round. Hosts Matt “Money” Smith and Molly Qerim, and analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks, Lance Zierlein break down the latest mock drafts and player projections leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago.

Each week, NFL Mock Draft Live’s experts release new mock drafts and reveal the best player fits for all 32 teams.

Additionally, NFL Mock Draft Live will interact with fans through social media to see “what’s trending” and which players fans want their teams to draft most.

Path to the DraftMonday-Friday at 6:00 PM ET

With the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in the books, the journey to Chicago and the 2015 NFL Draft continues with the return of NFL Network’s series Path to the Draft.

Path to the Draft airs MondayFriday at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network and provides in-depth analysis of all the top prospects, live coverage from Pro Days around the country, in-studio appearances and live interviews, and more leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago.

NFL Network analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Curtis Conway, Brian Baldinger and Charley Casserly join host Andrew Siciliano to delve into all 32 NFL team needs, break down which players can help each team and discuss where in the draft teams can select the players to help them next season.

Additionally, NFL Network’s draft expert Mike Mayock travels to each of the top Pro Days to provide on-location analysis and interviews.

NFL Total AccessMonday-Friday at 7:00 PM ET

NFL Total Access airs at 7:00 PM ET MondayFriday on NFL Network.

Tuesday, March 24

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Michael Robinson, Heath Evans
  • Guest: St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jason Licht

Wednesday, March 25

  • Hosts: Dan Hellie & Amber Theoharis
  • Analysts: Nate Burleson, Heath Evans
  • Guest: NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino

Thursday, March 26

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson & Lindsay Rhodes
  • Analysts: Nate Burleson, Heath Evans

Friday, March 27

  • Hosts: Scott Hanson & Lindsay Rhodes
  • Analysts: Nate Burleson, Heath Evans

NFL AM – Daily Episodes at 6:00 AM ET; Re-Aires at 10:00 AM ET

Start the day off with the NFL. NFL AM airs MondayFriday at 6:00 AM ET offering analysis, reports from correspondents in several NFL cities, interviews with players and coaches, and game highlights. A two-hour edition of NFL AM airs MondayFriday starting at 10:00 AM ET.

Hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli are joined by analysts Eric Davis and LaVar Arrington each morning, setting the football conversation for the day.

NFL Now

NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service, providing fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere, accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

The NFL…Personalized: Fans can select their favorite NFL teams and players and upload their NFL.com Fantasy roster, and NFL Now dynamically personalizes each fan’s viewing experience. The customization grows over time, as the content engine learns each fan’s preferences and fine tunes the video stream, to the point where no two registered fans will have the same experience on NFL Now.

Provided below is a weekly schedule of NFL Now content:

  • Live streaming events and select news conferences
  • Michael Fabiano personalized fantasy analysis
  • Daily, personalized NFL analysis from Brian Billick, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, Brian Baldinger, Bucky Brooks and others
  • Instant in-game highlights for every game as wells as a personalized highlight Game Center for NFL.com fantasy leagues
  • In-depth analysis for all 32 teams every day
  • 1,200 new NFL Club-produced segments available per week
  • Over 1,000 NFL Films titles available on NFL Now Plus

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NFL Editorial Content – Daily on NFL.com

  • Michael Silver

o    To read his columns: http://on.nfl.com/1lwmZ3q

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NFL Network Programming Schedule

Day-by-Day Programming Schedule:

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Bracketology: The Greatest Game of All Time — Fans to Determine the Greatest NFL Game of All Time

NFL_Network_2012_LogoFourth Annual NFL.com ‘Bracketology’ Begins Monday, March 16

32 Games Divided Into Four Brackets

Fans Can Access All 32 Games Featured on NFL Now

What is the greatest NFL game of all time?

NFL.com’s fourth annual edition of Bracketology seeks to answer the long-standing debate. Starting Monday, March 16, fans will decide the greatest game of all time by voting at NFL.com/bracketology.

The field of 32 games was decided by a panel of NFL Media analysts and is divided into four brackets. NFL.com’s Bracketology will have five rounds of voting in a typical bracket style format, with the game with the most votes within its matchup at the end of each round advancing to the next round.

Provided below is this year’s Bracketology schedule:

Launch – Monday, March 16

- Round of 16 – Friday, March 20

- Quarterfinals – Tuesday, March 24

- Semifinals – Friday, March 27

- Finals – Wednesday, April 1

- Winner Unveiled – Sunday, April 5

Starting TODAY at 1:00 PM ET, and airing weekdays through Tuesday, March 31, NFL Network will air 90-miniute NFL’s Greatest Games editions of select games from the bracket. On Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3 at 1:00 PM ET, NFL Network will air the full game broadcasts of the two games featured in the Finals, with the winning game revealed Sunday, April 5. The full game broadcast of the game determined by fans to be the greatest NFL game of all time will air Sunday, April 5 at 8:00 PM ET.

Fans will also be able to access all 32 games featured on the original list on NFL Now, and every game will be available in full on NFL.com.

Last year, NFL.com’s Bracketology voted on the greatest quarterback of all time (Johnny Unitas). In 2013, fans voted to determine the greatest team of all time (1976 Oakland Raiders) and in 2012 voted on the greatest play of all time (DeSean Jackson’s walk-off punt return for a touchdown against the New York Giants in 2010).

Provided below are the matchups in the four brackets that fans will vote on:

Dynasty Makers

  1. 1981 NFC Championship Game – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
  2. 1983 NFC Championship Game – San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins
  1. 1967 NFL Championship (The Ice Bowl) – Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers
  2. 1971 AFC Divisional Round Game – Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs
  1. Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys
  2. 1992 AFC Wild Card Game – Houston Oilers vs. Buffalo Bills
  1. Super Bowl XXXVI – St. Louis Rams vs. New England Patriots
  2. 1992 NFC Championship Game – Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

Individual Heroics

  1. 1981 AFC Divisional Round Game – San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins
  2. 2010 NFC Wild Card Game – New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks
  1. 1986 AFC Championship Game (The Drive) – Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns
  2. 2009 NFC Wild Card Game – Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals
  1. Super Bowl XLII – New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
  2. 1975 NFC Divisional Round Game – Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings
  1. Super Bowl XLIII – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals
  2. Super Bowl III – New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts

Crazy Endings

  1. Super Bowl XXV – New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills
  2. Week 15, 2010 (Miracle at the New Meadowlands) – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants
  1. 1987 AFC Championship Game (The Fumble) – Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos
  2. 1972 AFC Divisional Round Game – Oakland Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  1. Super Bowl XLIX – Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots
  2. Week 8, 2000 Monday Night Football – Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
  1. 2001 AFC Divisional Round Game (The Tuck Rule) – Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots
  2. 1998 NFC Wild Card Game – Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers

Great from the Get-Go

  1. 1958 NFL Championship – Baltimore Colts vs. New York Giants
  2. 2006 AFC Championship Game – New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts
  1. 1966 NFL Championship – Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys
  2. 1986 AFC Divisional Round Game – New York Jets at Cleveland Browns
  1. 1977 AFC Divisional Round Game (Ghost to the Post) – Oakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Colts
  2. 2011 NFC Divisional Round Game – New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers
  1. 1980 NFC Divisional Round Game – Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons
  2. 1990 NFC Championship Game – New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers

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