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Friday, May 31st, 2013

MIKE FLORIO TO HOST “FACES OF THE FRANCHISE; WHO’S ON YOUR TEAM’S MOUNT RUSHMORE?” SERIES ON PRO FOOTBALL TALK

Debuts Monday, June 3 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network

Series to Celebrate Four Most Influential All-Time Members of Every NFL Team

NBC Sports Network, ProFootballTalk.com, NBC Sports Regional Networks & NBC Sports Social Media Will All Distribute Series Content

NEW YORK – May 30, 2013Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports Network’s daily NFL show co-hosted by Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias, is creating a series “Faces of the Franchise; Who’s on Your Team’s Mount Rushmore?” — to determine the four most influential people in the history of each NFL team. Multiple NBC Sports Group platforms, including NBC Sports Network, ProFootballTalk.com, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and numerous NBC Sports social media assets, will participate in the series.

Coverage begins with Pro Football Talk on Monday, June 3 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and continues through the end of the month. Over the course of 19 episodes, Florio, Kuselias, regular Pro Football Talk analysts and guest related to that day’s highlighted team will discuss, debate and ultimately select their own Mount Rushmore for each team, from among players, coaches, owners and executives. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to vote on ProFootballTalk.com for their own selections.

“The process of identifying 12 finalists for each team has been very difficult. For many teams, cutting the field to four will be nearly impossible. But we’ll do it, and plenty of fans will call us idiots,” said Florio, the creator of Pro Football Talk and ProFootballTalk.com. “Fortunately, the fans also vote on their own final four for each team. We won’t call them idiots, but we may think it based on their selections.”

Pro Football Talk’s “Faces of The Franchise; Who’s on Your Team’s Mount Rushmore?” will kick off with segments devoted to two NFC East teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. The series will conclude on June 28 with the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

Throughout the series, authorities on each team, including Hall of Fame players, legendary coaches, and iconic executives will also appear on Pro Football Talk to participate in the conversation.

In addition to coverage on NBC Sports Network, ProFootballTalk.com and NBC Sports Regional Networks will provide extensive Mount Rushmore coverage, with the regionals devoting extensive coverage of teams in their respective markets.

“Faces of The Franchise; Who’s on Your Team’s Mount Rushmore?” will have a presence on NBC Sports Group social media platforms as well. The NBC Sports and Sunday Night Football Facebook pages will feature “Faces of The Franchise; Who’s on Your Team’s Mount Rushmore?” content. The individual Facebook pages will also include fan polls for each team’s Mount Rushmore. The @NBCSports, @ProFootballTalk, @PFTonNBCSN, and @SundayNightFootball Twitter accounts will also engage fans with news, information and updates.

PRO FOOTBALL TALK’S “FACES OF THE FRANCHISE; WHO’S ON YOUR TEAM’S MOUNT RUSHMORE?”

DATE TEAM(S)
Monday, June 3 Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins
Tuesday, June 4 Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants
Wednesday, June 5 New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers
Thursday, June 6 Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Monday, June 10 Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions
Tuesday, June 11 Chicago Bears
Wednesday, June 12 Green Bay Packers
Thursday, June 13 San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams
Friday, June 14 Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals
Monday, June 17 Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars
Tuesday, June 18 Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans
Wednesday, June 19 Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins
Thursday, June 20 New England Patriots and New York Jets
Friday, June 21 Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers
Monday, June 24 Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders
Tuesday, June 25 Cincinnati Bengals
Wednesday, June 26 Cleveland Browns
Thursday, June 27 Baltimore Ravens
Friday, June 28 Pittsburgh Steelers

Pro Football Talk, airs at 5 p.m. ET every Monday through Friday, and is co-hosted by Florio and Erik Kuselias. The show regularly features a roster of NBC Sports football commentators, including Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Doug Flutie, Ross Tucker, and Peter King, among others. In addition to deep diving on the most topical NFL stories of the day, Pro Football Talk provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

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