First and Most Comprehensive Pregame Show on Television Debuts With New Host Rich Eisen & NFL GameDay Final Adds Michael Irvin
‘NFL GameDay’ Programming Features 13 Hours of Unmatched Coverage Every NFL Sunday Starting September 12
NFL GameDay Morning, the first and most comprehensive pregame show on television returns for its third season and adds Rich Eisen, NFL Network’s first on-air personality to its dynamic broadcast team. NFL GameDay Final adds Hall of Famer Michael Irvin to the Sunday night wrap up show on NFL Network.
Starting September 12, Eisen and analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp and Irvin, provide viewers with the latest information, exclusive interviews and in-depth analysis on NFL GameDay Morning every NFL Sunday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM ET.
“Some of the NFL’s most storied franchises built their best teams around Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Warren Sapp and Deion Sanders, so it comes as no surprise we are proud to have these five serve as the pillars of our NFL GameDay team,” said NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger. “The addition of Rich Eisen to the NFL GameDay Morning lineup brings viewers an unmatched level of smart and original analysis on NFL Sundays that can only be found on NFL Network.”
Eisen is a fitting addition to the NFL GameDay Morning lineup as he was the first on-air personality to welcome viewers during the Network’s television debut on November 3, 2003. The two-time Emmy nominated sportscaster has been the face of NFL Network’s quality coverage of league events both in-studio and on location for the past seven years including: Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft.
In addition to NFL GameDay Morning’s all-star lineup in its Los Angeles studios, reporters Jason La Canfora, Michael Lombardi, Kara Henderson, Stacey Dales, Steve Wyche and others are stationed at stadiums around the league, providing the latest reports, interviews and news each week from the biggest matchups. NFL GameDay Morning’s ‘Word on the Street’ segment also gives viewers more inside access with live analysis from individuals closest to the teams from radio play-by-play announcers to beat writers.
NFL Network’s NFL GameDay programming slate is the premiere place for football fans to get all their NFL information Sunday before kickoff, between the action and after the games conclude.
The team of analysts featured on NFL Network’s Sunday coverage are some of the most experienced in the game and leave no topic untouched. Known as the hardest working analyst on NFL Sundays, Mariucci logs in 18-hours at the NFL Network studios each Sunday, from 4:00 AM-10:00 PM PT. The Emmy-nominated analyst gets the most face time on NFL Network Sundays, appearing on NFL GameDay Morning, NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Final.
NFL GameDay StatZone follows NFL GameDay Morning 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 return and are joined by Deion Sanders 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.
This season, NFL GameDay Final, capping off all the action at approximately 11:30 PM ET immediately following Sunday Night Football, also sports new faces with the addition of host Fran Charles and Michael Irvin joining Mariucci 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
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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