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NBC Sports To Cover Super Bowl 50 Across All Platforms

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NBC Sports Group’s broadcast, cable, digital and radio platforms will cover Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, Calif., in the week leading up to the game. With many programs originating from San Francisco, NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Radio, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Live Extra, and NBC Sports Group’s social media channels will combine to present up-to-the minute coverage, daily news and information, athlete and VIP interviews, and live original programming surrounding the big game.

THE DAN PATRICK SHOW – WEEKDAYS AT 9 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN’s daily coverage of Super Bowl 50 from San Francisco will kick off each morning with The Dan Patrick Show from 9 a.m. – Noon ET, beginning on Monday, Feb. 1. Dan and the Danettes’ will conduct their show live from the Observation Post at the Presidio. Throughout the week, The Dan Patrick Showwill feature live interviews with current and former players, including Football Night In America’s Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison, Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Dan Marino and Tim Brown, current NFL players J.J. Watt, Drew Brees, and Blake Bortles, and head coach Jim Harbaugh.

PRO FOOTBALL TALK – WEEKDAYS BEGINNING MONDAY AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 1, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison and co-hosts Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister will anchor Pro Football Talk on NBCSN live all week at the Mosconi Center in downtown San Francisco. In addition to all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide array of NFL newsmakers, Pro Football Talk will provide in-depth analysis of all the angles surrounding Super Bowl 50. Following is NBCSNs Pro Football Talk schedule during Super Bowl week:

Pro Football Talk Super Bowl Week Schedule on NBCSN

Date

Time (ET)

Monday, Feb. 1

4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

6-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

6-7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4

6-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5

6-7 p.m.

NFL TURNING POINT – THURSDAY, JAN. 28 AT 1:30 A.M. ET

NFL Turning Point will analyze how Panthers and Broncos punched their tickets to Super Bowl 50, with a brand new episode Thursday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 a.m. ET/Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 p.m. PT, on NBCSN. NBCSN will air encore presentations on Thursday, Jan. 28, and Friday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the show will examine last week’s AFC and NFC Championship Games and focuses on the biggest moments from both contests. NFL Turning Point features anatomy-of-a-play type segments and long form, Game-of-the-Week style narratives that includes the pre-game and post-game access, sideline sounds, jaw-dropping cinematography and incredible storytelling that is synonymous with NFL Films.

CRIS COLLINSWORTH’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SPECIAL – SUNDAY, JAN. 31 AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC

16-time Emmy Award-winner and Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth will review the 2015 NFL season and look ahead to the big game onCris Collinsworth’s Sunday Night Football Special, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. The one-hour special will take a look back at some of the best moments of the 2015 season on Sunday Night Football, and will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Arizona Cardinals’ practice complex, filmed prior to their Divisional matchup with Green Bay.

Collinsworth will also be joined by Pro Football Focus analyst Steve Palazzolo to examine the matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Collinsworth uses PFF’s data as part of his weekly SNF game preparation. Nearly half of NFL clubs work directly with Pro Football Focus to use its play-by-play and player-grading analytics.

NBC SPORTS RADIO

NBC Sports Radio will surround Super Bowl 50 with daily coverage from radio row in San Francisco across more than 425 radio affiliates, highlighted by Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison, featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; Going Deep with Amani Toomer and Dan Schartzman; and Pro Football Talk Live, featuring NFL insider and Football Night In America commentator Mike Florio.

Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs will kick off NBC Sports Radio’s live programming each morning from 9 a.m. – Noon ET, followed by Pro Football Talk Live from Noon – 3 p.m. ET. Coverage continues in the afternoon with Under Center with Mark Malone from 3 – 7 p.m. ET, followed by the Jon Stashower Show from 7-10 p.m. ET, and Going Deep with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET.

NBC Sports Radio is produced and distributed by Westwood One in partnership with NBC Sports Group. Westwood One is also the radio rights holder for Super Bowl 50. Their broadcast begins on Super Bowl Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Radio Super Bowl Week Schedule

Program

Time (ET)

Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs

9 a.m. – Noon

Pro Football Talk Live

Noon – 3 p.m.

Under Center with Mark Malone

3-7 p.m.

The Jon Stashower Show

7-10 p.m.

Going Deep with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman

6-7 p.m.

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Lauren Shehadi: Ernie Johnson Is The Model For Studio Hosts

“To me, he’s the greatest in-studio host. What he does best is facilitate greatness.”

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In addition to her job at MLB Network being a host on MLB Central, Lauren Shehadi is hosting TBS’s Tuesday night baseball coverage each week with Jimmy Rollins, Curtis Granderson, and Pedro Martinez. The Tuesday night games are new for Turner Sports this year after doing only Sunday games during the regular season in addition to the network’s postseason coverage. 

Shehadi was a guest on The Kyle Koster Show this week and she was asked what the goal was for her with the MLB on TBS Tuesday broadcasts. She takes a lot of inspiration from what she sees on Inside The NBA on TNT.

“I always think about Ernie Johnson in the same building. To me, he’s the greatest in-studio host. What he does best is facilitate greatness. He gets the most out of Shaq and Kenny [Smith] and Charles [Barkley]. If there’s no ego involved, it’s all about how the show can be so great.

“You look at him and you think how can I be like that? You want to be authentic and be yourself, but in the sense of getting the best out of your guys and girls that you talk to every day. That was my goal going in, Be authentic.”

Shehadi said she gets to spend a lot of time with Johnson and the rest of the Turner Sports crew. Tuesday nights tend to be something of a corporate family reunion. 

“On Tuesday nights, we all sit in a room and we all watch NBA, MLB, and NHL when it’s on. We get Shaq’s reaction to Sandy Alcantara’s slider in real-time. What we see from Inside The NBA is when they do demos. When they get up and walk and they are casual and they do little bits, that’s what we try to take to our show, but we want it to feel authentic.” 

When Shehadi isn’t hosting Turner Sports’ baseball coverage, she is a part of MLB Central every weekday on MLB Network with Robert Flores and Mark DeRosa. On that show, the goal for her is how to make baseball relatable to everyone: 

“That’s the sweet spot of MLB Central. No question is silly. Nobody is smarter than the other. We laugh at ourselves. We laugh at each other. It is just a fun 4 hours, grab your coffee, let’s talk the game, let’s laugh because life is short and baseball is fun.” 

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AT&T Sportsnet’s Kelsey Wingert Shows Off Stitches After Being Drilled Line Drive

“The veteran reporter is expected to get married in June. Doctors are “hoping” the scar doesn’t effect her big day.”

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Baseball reporters at the regional level have some of the toughest jobs in all of sports. Not only do they cover each for all 162 games, but there’s always the potential for getting drilled by a foul ball.

While all MLB ball clubs have expanded their netting this season to protect fans sitting close to the field, Rockies sideline reporter Kelsey Wingert suffered a nasty injury via a foul ball earlier this week.

A scary incident took place on Monday’s outing against the Rockies and San Francisco Giants at Coors Field in Denver. In the ninth inning, Giants outfielder Austin Slater hit a foul ball off Daniel Bard, with the ball heading straight to the dugout, right where Wingert was standing while reporting for AT&T Sportsnet.

After getting attended to by the Rockies medical staff and walking it off, giving fans a “thumbs up,” Wingert ended up having to go to the hospital where she received multiple stitches to her forehead.

The 29-year-old reporter took to Twitter on Wednesday to express her gratitude towards the Rockies organization and AT&T Sportsnet general manager David Woodman, who along with his wife Paula, stayed by her side at the hospital.

“I had a CT scan to make sure there was no internal bleeding or fractures and all came back clear. Thank God,” Wingert said on Twitter Wednesday. “The stitches will have to come out in a week. I’m very lucky it wasn’t worse. It was just really scary and bummed me out given the circumstances.”

You would think this was the first time Wingert got hit by a ball but back in 2018 while working for Fox Sports and the Atlanta Braves she was struck by a foul ball while standing near a camera past the Braves dugout, resulting in a fractured eye socket. 

Wingert retweeted a photo taken of her black eye after returning home where she made light of what could’ve been an awful occurrence.

While recovering from her wound, Wingert will be taking a few games off. The veteran reporter is expected to get married in June. Doctors are “hoping” the scar doesn’t effect her big day.

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Greg Olsen To Partner With Kevin Burkhardt For Super Bowl LVII

“Last season was the first Burkhardt and Olsen worked together. They largely won rave reviews.”

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The deal isn’t done yet, but Andrew Marchand of The New York Post reports that Greg Olsen is on his way to joining Kevin Burkhardt in the top NFL booth at FOX. Although Tom Brady will take over that role after he retires and leaves the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Olsen will spend at least this season on FOX’s A-Team.

Last season was the first Burkhardt and Olsen worked together. They largely won rave reviews.

Earlier this year, the former Panther told The Mac Attack on WFNZ in Charlotte that he was disappointed he didn’t get to call a postseason game. He will more than make up for that in 2023. As Burkhardt’s partner, Olsen is in line to be the analyst for Super Bowl LVII.

Marchand writes that we could get a taste of what is to come in February. He speculates that if the Buccaneers are not in the Super Bowl, it is possible Tom Brady could make his FOX debut, either in the booth alongside Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen or as part of the network’s studio show.

Now, FOX has to make a decision about it’s number 2 NFL booth. According to Marchand, Drew Brees is a candidate to be the analyst. Adam Amin and Joe Davis have emerged as candidates for the play-by-play role.

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