First Pregame Show on Television Kicks Off Season Premiere with Michael Lombardi’s 1-on-1 Interview with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick
Thursday Night Football Analyst Mike Mayock Contributes Analysis
Michael Irvin Returns For Third Season Under New, Multi-Year Deal
Fresh off a 2010 Emmy nomination, NFL GameDay Morning, the first and most comprehensive pregame show on television, returns for its fourth season Sunday, September 11 at 9:00 AM ET to lead off NFL Network’s 11 total hours of LIVE NFL GameDay Sunday coverage.
Highlighting its 2011 season premiere, NFL GameDay adds a Super Bowl MVP who also won a pair of AP NFL MVP awards to television’s most decorated NFL analyst team as Kurt Warner joins Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin on NFL GameDay Morning. In his second season with NFL Network, Warner becomes the sixth member on the desk to offer his insight prior to kickoff on NFL Sundays.
Warner adds to NFL Network’s already impressive analyst roster on Sundays that also includes three Hall of Famers with Deion Sanders, Warner’s former Rams teammate Faulk and Irvin. In August, Irvin signed a multi-year agreement to extend his relationship with NFL Network, as an analyst on NFL GameDay Morning, NFL GameDay Final and other network productions.
Live on remote, NFL Network’s new Thursday Night Football analyst Mike Mayock will also contribute his expertise on the weekend’s games with X-O analysis every week this season.
This Sunday, NFL GameDay Morning kicks off its season premiere with an array of features and elements to get fans ready for the 2011 season. In addition, as the league kicks off on the 10th-anniversary of 9/11, NFL GameDay Morning reflects and remembers through the memories of individuals from the NFL and beyond.
Michael Lombardi’s 1-on-1 conversation with Bill Belichick leads off this season’s ‘Sunday Sitdown,’ as the Patriots head coach on the brink of his 37th NFL coaching season embarks on a new year with a team that includes Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth joining veterans Tom Brady, Matt Light and Wes Welker. Belichick talks about his expectations for this season’s squad, as well as his turn in the spotlight as the focus of the NFL Films-produced documentary, Bill Belichick: A Football Life, which debuts next Thursday, September 15 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network.
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As a key component to NFL GameDay Morning, NFL Network reporters return to their posts at NFL stadiums around the league, providing up-to-the-minute, late-breaking reports on Sunday’s matchups. This week, Steve Wyche (Eagles vs. Rams), Albert Breer (Steelers vs. Ravens), Stacey Dales (Falcons vs. Bears) and new reporter Steve Cyphers (Colts vs. Texans) are stationed at Week 1 matchups. In addition, live reports from Ground Zero add perspective on the significance of the NFL regular season opening on a day of reflection.
Following NFL GameDay Morning is NFL GameDay StatZone at 1:00 PM ET with up-to-the-minute scores, statistics and news accompanying audio from Sirius NFL Radio’s “Around the League” program. After the conclusion of the early afternoon games at 4:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Scoreboard takes viewers around the league for post-game press conferences and game highlights in addition to, statistics and news during the late afternoon games. Paul Burmeister hosts, alongside Tom Waddle and Jamie Dukes.
At 7:30 PM ET, Eisen, Mariucci, Sanders team up for NFL GameDay Highlights providing a fast-paced and entertaining look at the afternoon games with live press conferences, highlights and analysis prior to Sunday’s primetime matchup.
NFL GameDay Final, caps off all the action immediately following Sunday Night Football with host Fran Charles joining Mariucci, Irvin and Sanders. NFL GameDay Final puts a bow on all of Sunday’s action with highlights, insider commentary, on-field interviews and postgame press conferences from all the games of the day in a comprehensive 90-minute package.
NFL GameDay Schedule
9:00-1:00 PM – NFL GameDay Morning (HD)
1:00-4:00 PM – NFL GameDay StatZone (HD)
4:00-7:30 PM – NFL GameDay Scoreboard (HD)
7:30-8:30 PM – NFL GameDay Highlights (HD)
11:30-1:00 AM – NFL GameDay Final (HD)
(* All times ET)
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