Class for the Ages — Roundtable Featuring Hall of Famers Warren Sapp, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, & Warren Moon: Thursday at 10:00 PM ET & Friday at 9:00 PM ET
The Road to Canton – Warren Sapp: Relentless: Friday at 8:00 PM ET
NFL Network broadcasts exclusive coverage of the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Saturday at 7:00 PM ET. The 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class is highlighted by NFL Network analyst and 13-year NFL veteran Warren Sapp. Former NFL players Larry Allen, Chris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Curley Culp & Dave Robinson and former head coach Bill Parcells complete the 2013 Class. A contingent of 130 Hall of Fame legends will participate in the 2103 Enshrinement Ceremony to celebrate the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary.
NFL Network’s programming leading up to the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony is highlighted by:
Class for the Ages – Thursday at 10:00 PM ET & Friday at 9:00 PM ET
Thursday at 10:00 PM ET & Friday at 9:00 PM ET, Class for the Ages features a unique roundtable discussion. Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Warren Moon, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s newest member, Warren Sapp, explain the impact and satisfaction that comes along with reaching football immortality in a candid, one-hour special.
Among the topics the five Pro Football Hall of Famers discuss:
· What does it mean to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
· What made Bill Parcells a Hall of Fame coach?
· Will wide receivers Andre Reed and Tim Brown be voted into the Hall of Fame?
· The impact of fellow Hall of Famer Deacon Jones and his passing this year.
Class for the Ages segments:
· Warren Sapp is welcomed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
· Does today’s passing game influence Hall of Fame voting for wide receivers?
The Road to Canton – Warren Sapp: Relentless – Friday at 8:00 PM ET
Debuting Friday at 8:00 PM ET, The Road to Canton – Warren Sapp: Relentless chronicles the life of Warren Sapp. The one-hour special features footage of Sapp’s undeniable talent as a high school standout, his transformation at the University of Miami, and his dominance in the NFL.
Before Sapp was a 300-pound force on the defensive line, the Plymouth, Florida native was a slimmed-down tight end, punter and kicker at Apopka High School. When the future NFL Defensive Player of the Year put on 70 pounds as a freshman at Miami, he changed positions to defensive line and his Hall of Fame career was launched.
Despite being a top NFL prospect, Sapp fell in the 1995 NFL Draft. During the program, Warren Sapp opens up about the experience and mistakes in judgment which caused the fall – including his admittance to marijuana use. His mother, Annie Roberts, reflects on the tumultuous time in her son’s life.
Once solidified in the NFL, Sapp developed a fierce rivalry with quarterback Brett Favre. Relentless chronicles the long-standing on-the-field battle which turned into a friendship bonded by mutual admiration.
Relentless features interviews with the most impactful people in Sapp’s life:
· Chip Gierke –Warren Sapp’s high school football coach
· Derrick Brooks
· John Lynch
· Tony Dungy
· Brett Favre
· Jon Gruden
· Bryan Glazer
· Drew Rosenhaus
NFL Total Access – Live from Canton, Ohio – Saturday, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
NFL Total Access airs Saturday at 4:00 PM ET live from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio and leads into the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony.
Host Rich Eisen is joined by Pro Football Hall of Famers and current NFL Network analysts Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk. Former NFL coaches and current NFL Network analysts Steve Mariucci and Brian Billick and NFL Network reporter Stacey Dales will also be Canton, Ohio.
The three-hour broadcasts features guests and perspective on the entire 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class. Highlights include:
· Bill Parcells’ Coaching Style: Willie McGinest and Harry Carson will join Eisen and Sanders, Faulk, and Irvin on-set to discuss Parcells’ coaching style. Both players played for Parcells: McGinest in New England and Carson for the New York Giants.
· Chris Carter’s Journey: A special look at Chris Carter’s NFL journey which started ominously and concludes with his enshrinement. The former wide receiver opens up about former NFL head coach Buddy Ryan cutting him in Philadelphia. Hear how Chris Carter’s wife believes that move set off a chain of events which saved his life.
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