FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS MIA HAMM & THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM FEATURED IN “THE WHISTLE,” FRIDAY AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
NEW YORK – November 29, 2012 – The Whistle, NBC Sports Network’s weekly series centered on kids, explores the world of sports from the soccer pitch to the football field in tomorrow’s episode. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mia Hamm and the 2012 London Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, along with NFL Stars Matthew Stafford, C.J. Spiller, Steve Smith, Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman, are featured in Friday’s show, airing at 4 p.m. ET. Highlights include:
· Face Time: An interview with two-time Olympic soccer gold medalist Mia Hamm;
· Unfiltered: A behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 London Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team;
· Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford discusses moments that matter;
· Dynamic Duo: San Francisco 49ers linebackers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman;
· Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith gives tips on how to catch;
· Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller shares his thoughts on the fastest player in the NFL;
· How I Do It: Skating prodigy Mitchie Brusco advises on how to do the ollie, a fundamental skateboarding trick;
· Training Zone: An educational piece on strength and agility.
The Whistle on NBC Sports Network covers the players, the fans, the training and the sports for kids.
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