ESPN and ESPN Radio Kickoff Super Bowl XLIII
Weeklong Coverage from Tampa Monday at 6 a.m.
Multiple Programs Originating Live from Cotanchobee Park and Channelside Bay Plaza
ESPN’s multimedia coverage of Super Bowl XLIII will kick off Monday at 6 a.m. ET and continue throughout the week with more than 90 hours of domestic television and 65 hours of radio programming originating live from Tampa, Fla. and ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. studios. Popular ESPN television programs – including NFL Live, SportsCenter and Sunday NFL Countdown – will originate from ESPN’s main set at Cotanchobee Park (across from the St. Pete Times Forum). ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning (simulcast on ESPN2) will also originate from this set, while The Herd with Colin Cowherd and Tirico & Van Pelt will broadcast live from Channelside Bay Plaza throughout the week.
Additionally, popular shows First Take, Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption (PTI) and Outside the Lines will have daily interviews, guests, panelists and segments from Tampa all week.
Chris Berman, covering his 27th Super Bowl, will report from Tampa during Monday’s 11 p.m. SportsCenter. Merril Hoge, Tom Jackson, Mark Schlereth, Cris Carter, Trent Dilfer and Trey Wingo will also be among the ESPN personalities who will appear on various ESPN programs throughout the day from the main set as they get fans ready for Sunday’s game between the Cardinals and Steelers.
ESPN TV and radio shows will be aired live throughout the week, and fans are encouraged to attend. The planned line-up of ESPN programs and special guests for Monday, Jan. 26 (all times ET):
6 a.m. Mike and Mike in the Morning (ESPN Radio / simulcast on ESPN2)
Hosts: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic
Guests: John Clayton, Dick Vitale and Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood (in order of appearance)
10 a.m. First Take / 1st and 10 (ESPN2)**
On-site: Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers (Arizona Republic), Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), New York Jets running back Leon Washington and NFL writer Rick Stroud (St. Petersburg Times) (in order of appearance).
10 a.m. The Herd (ESPN Radio) – (Channelside Plaza Courtyard)
Host: Colin Cowherd
Guests: Chris Mortensen and NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott (in order of appearance)
1 p.m. Tirico & Van Pelt (ESPN Radio) – (Channelside Plaza Courtyard)
Hosts: Mike Tirico and Scott Van Pelt
Guests: Buccaneers running back Cadillac Wiliams, Chris Mortensen and NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus (in order of appearance)
1 p.m. Around the Horn – taped for 5 p.m. (ESPN)**
On-site: Woody Paige (Denver Post)
2:30 p.m. Pardon the Interruption – taped for 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)**
Co-host, on-site: Michael Wilbon
3 p.m. Outside the Lines (ESPN)**
3:30 p.m. NFL Live / SportsCenter Special (ESPN)
Host: Trey Wingo. Analysts: Mike Golic and Mark Schlereth
Guest: Buccaneers Linebacker Derrick Brooks
4:30 p.m. Rome is Burning (ESPN)
Host: Jim Rome
6 p.m. SportsCenter (ESPN)
Host: Mike Greenberg Analysts: Tom Jackson and Merril Hoge
7 p.m. SportsCenter (ESPN Deportes)
Host: Ciro Procuna and John Sutcliffe
9 p.m. SportsCenter – taped for 11 p.m. edition (ESPN)
Host: Chris Berman Analysts: Cris Carter and Trent Dilfer
* Commentator and guest schedules subject to change
** Select interviews/segments originating from Tampa
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