FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 25th, 2013
“CRIS COLLINSWORTH SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SPECIAL” SUNDAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBC
Collinsworth Reviews the 2012 NFL Season and Previews Super Bowl XLVII
Round Table Interview Featuring Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, London Fletcher and Jeff Saturday
NFL Pro Bowl Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NFL Pro Bowl Pre-game, Halftime and Post-game Show to Air Live on NBC from New Orleans
NEW YORK – January 25, 2013 – Cris Collinsowrth’s Sunday Night Football Special will air this Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. The 13-time Emmy Award-winner, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his three seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth, will look back at the 2012 NFL season, review major highlights from this season’s Sunday Night Football broadcasts, and preview Super Bowl XLVII.
During the 60-minute special, Collinsworth will announce his selections for the 2012 Collinsworth Awards in the categories of Best Offensive Player, Best Defensive Player, Offensive Rookie-of-the-Year, Defensive Rookie-of-the-Year, Coach-of-the-Year, and Comeback-Player-of-the-Year. Collinsworth will also take an in-depth look at how the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens offenses and defenses will match-up against each other in New Orleans.
The show includes a round table interview featuring NFL players in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl including Super Bowl XLI Champion and current Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher, and Green Bay Packers C Jeff Saturday.
NFL PRO BOWL ON NBC
The NFL Pro Bowl returns to NBC in primetime at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 27. Pre-game, halftime, and post-game coverage of the Pro Bowl will originate from the NBC Sports set in New Orleans. Host Dan Patrick will be joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Peter King, and Mike Florio.
Calling the Pro Bowl is six-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), who just completed his 27th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 13-time Emmy Award-winner Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his three seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who last year in her first season with SNF, won the inaugural Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporter. In addition to Tafoya, former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie will report from the sideline.
NBC SPORTS NETWORK SUPER BOWL COVERAGE
NBC Sports Group will have a robust collection of original programming from New Orleans, La., during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII across NBC, NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Radio. Programs originating from New Orleans include, The Dan Patrick Show, The Box Score, Pro Football Talk, and the debut of The Crossover: with Beadle and Briggs. The more than 24 hours of Super Bowl week programming on NBC Sports Network is the most ever in the network’s history from a Super Bowl site.
In addition, NBC Sports Radio and other related NBC Sports Group content will be delivered from the Super Bowl host city.
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