FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP TACKLES 2014 NFL DRAFT
Mike Florio to Co-Host Pro Football Talk on NBCSN Live From New York City
NBC Sports Radio to Broadcast Live From Radio City Music Hall
The Dan Patrick Show to Originate From New York City
PFT and Rotoworld to Feature Up-To-The-Minute Coverage of Every Round
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 8, 2014 – A collection of NBC Sports Group cable, radio and digital platforms will present robust programming surrounding the 2014 NFL Draft. NBCSN, NBC Sports Radio, NBCSports.com and Rotoworld, will combine to present up-to-the-minute coverage, daily news and information, and interviews with NFL insiders, top draft prospects, and team officials.
Following is a rundown:
PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON NBCSN
In addition to featuring its traditional 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, Thursday and Friday’s editions of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN will feature comprehensive coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Co-hosts Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias will be joined by NFL analysts and former players Shaun King, Ross Tucker and Jon Ritchie to preview and break down each pick.
During Thursday and Friday’s shows, Pro Football Talk will produce split episodes and originate live from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. and 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Florio will report from NBC Sports’ studio in Manhattan, where he will interview several top prospects and team officials, including 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and UCF quarterback Blake Bortles. Kuselias will co-host from Stamford, where he will be joined by the aforementioned NFL analysts. In addition, each episode will feature live updates from team insiders on-site at Radio City Music Hall and team headquarters across the country. Pro Football Talk on NBCSN will speak with insiders from teams including the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers.
Pro Football Talk airs weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. In addition to Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, PFT Live will be streamed each day at Noon ET exclusively on www.ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com
THE DAN PATRICK SHOW ON NBCSN
The Dan Patrick Show, the renowned sports television show and syndicated radio program starring Football Night in America co-host Dan Patrick, will simulcast live from the show’s New York City man cave. Guests scheduled to appear on Thursday’s show include Khalil Mack, Mike Mayock, Rich Eisen and Donovan McNabb. On Friday, Dan will welcome Adam Schefter, Rebecca Lowe, Daniel Jeremiah, Mike Florio and Jon Hamm.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
On Thursday, May 8 at 3 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Radio’s Donovan McNabb will co-host Under Center with McNabb & Malone from Radio City. Later that evening, from 7 p.m. – midnight ET, the NBC Sports Radio crew of Jon Stashower, Amani Toomer, and Eytan Shander will broadcast live with features, special reports, and expert analysis. Guest experts expected to join the broadcast include two-time Super Bowl champion and NBC’s Football Night in America analyst Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, and Shaun King, former NFL quarterback. The broadcast will stream live on NBCSportsRadio.com and on the NBC Sports Radio mobile app.
Beginning with the No. 1 pick on Thursday evening and continuing through the selection of 2014’s Mr. Irrelevant, Rotoworld will feature up-to-the minute lists and detailed analysis of every player picked and every trade made during each round. Rotoworld’s NFL contributor Mike Clay will provide updated reports as each player is selected during Rounds 1-7. In addition, Rotoworld’s lead Draft writer Josh Norris, and a seasoned collection of NFL writers, will file draft recaps following each round, and “best available” profiles leading in to each day of the draft.
Following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft, Rotoworld will feature post draft reports, including 2014 NFL Draft Surprises, AFC and NFC Draft Grades, and Fantasy Impact Rookies.
For more info click here: www.Rotoworld.com
Pro Football Talk on NBCSports.com will provide up-to-the-minute reports on every pick and trade made during the first round of the NFL Draft. PFT’s comprehensive coverage will also include features on individual team reactions, and updated status reports on the best available players after each round.
For more info click here: www.ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com
Acclaimed sports journalist, and 2012 Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame National Sportswriter of the Year, Joe Posnanski will be on-site at Radio City Music Hall for all seven rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. Posnanski will cover breaking news as it develops, and file feature stories on top prospect Johnny Manziel, and the history of the NFL draft.
For more info click here: www.NBCSports.com
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
In addition, the NBC Sports Regional Networks will provide comprehensive coverage of the NFL Draft from a home team perspective to more than 50 million U.S. homes.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–