FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
TOM BRADY AND DEFENDING SUPER BOWL CHAMPION PATRIOTS MEET NICK FOLES AND NFC CHAMPION EAGLES IN SUPER BOWL LII THIS SUNDAY ON NBC
Sunday’s Coverage Begins With NBC’s Super Bowl LII Pre-Game Show at Noon ET
Super Bowl XXXIX Rematch: New England Defeated Philadelphia 24-21
“Super Stream Sunday” Returns With 11 Continuous Hours of NBC Streaming Content on Super Bowl Sunday
Universo to Televise Super Bowl LII to Spanish-Language Homes Across America
NFL Honors Airs Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC
Super Bowl Week Coverage from Minnesota Continues Tomorrow with Golden Knights at Wild at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 1, 2018 – NBC Sports presents coverage of Super Bowl LII this Sunday, Feb. 4, as Nick Foles and the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles take on Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. Super Bowl Sunday coverage begins at Noon ET on NBC as NBC Sports previews the game with a comprehensive six-hour Super Bowl LII Pre-Game Show.
Philadelphia, which completed a “worst-to-first” turnaround, advanced to its third Super Bowl in franchise history after defeating the No. 2 seed Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game. Foles, who is the only quarterback in NFL history to record a 100+ passer rating in each of his first three career postseason starts, looks to lead the Eagles to the team’s first Super Bowl title.
The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots defeated the No. 3 seed Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC Championship Game to advance to an NFL-record 10th Super Bowl. Brady, who is the all-time leader in Super Bowl passing yards (2,071), completions (207), passing attempts (309) and touchdown passes (15), will make his NFL-record eighth career Super Bowl start. Brady and head coach Bill Belichick aim to expand on their NFL-record five Super Bowl wins together, the most by any head coach and quarterback duo, with back-to-back Super Bowl victories for the second time in franchise history (XXXVIII and XXXIX).
Super Bowl LII marks a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX when New England defeated Philadelphia 24-21 on February 6, 2005, in Jacksonville.
Seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package, and 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth (analyst), who played in two Super Bowls as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, will be in the booth, with two-time Emmy Award-winning reporter Michele Tafoya on the sideline for television’s most-watched show of the year. This marks the 10th Super Bowl assignment for Michaels, and the fourth for both Collinsworth and Tafoya.
NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl LII is led by Sunday Night Football executive producer Fred Gaudelli and SNF director Drew Esocoff.
SUPER BOWL LII PRE-GAME SHOW
NBC’s Super Bowl LII Pre-Game Show is hosted by Dan Patrick alongside co-host Liam McHugh, who will be joined by NBC Football Night in America teammates Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio and Chris Simms. Paul Burmeister and Randy Moss also will report from the Patriots’ and Eagles’ hotels, while Kathryn Tappen will be on location from the NFL Tailgate Party. Motorsports icon and two-time Daytona 500 winning driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make his NBC debut as a contributor on the network’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl LII. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reprises his role from Super Bowl XLIX as a guest analyst, providing his opinion and insight during pre-game, halftime, and post-game.
The Super Bowl LII Pre-Game Show will also feature the events surrounding the Super Bowl, including an exclusive interview with halftime headliner Justin Timberlake; live musical performances; a live report from Mike Tirico in PyeongChang, South Korea, previewing the upcoming Olympic Winter Games, as well as from Olympian Bode Miller in Minneapolis; and reports from the festive atmosphere inside the Super Bowl LII Tailgate Party, which will include NBC Sports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rutledge Wood with NASCAR drivers Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney, as well as famed Telemundo voice Andres Cantor and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore; and much more.
Click here for more information on the Super Bowl LII Pre-Game Show.
UNIVERSO TO AIR SUPER BOWL LII TO SPANISH-LANGUAGE HOMES ACROSS AMERICA
Telemundo Deportes continues its exclusive Spanish-language live NFL game telecasts on Universo, presenting Spanish-language coverage of Super Bowl LII. Telemundo Deportes’ commentators Edgar Lopez and Rene Giraldo call the Super Bowl on Universo, with Veronica Contreras serving as sideline reporter. Miguel Gurwitz will host the telecasts with pre and post-game studio coverage.
“SUPER STREAM SUNDAY”
In celebration of Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, NBCUniversal presents “Super Stream Sunday,” providing consumers with an unprecedented ability to enjoy 11 continuous hours of unauthenticated NBC streaming content. “Super Stream Sunday” content will include NBC’s presentation of Super Bowl LII, Justin Timberlake headlining the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, the Super Bowl LII pre- and post-game shows, and NBC’s post-game presentation of This is Us. Viewers accessing NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC.com during “Super Stream Sunday” will not be prompted to log-in with their cable/satellite/telco credentials.
Click here for more information on NBC’s 11 continuous hours of streaming content on Super Bowl Sunday.
On the eve of Super Bowl LII, Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special recognizing the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2017 season, from Northrop at the University of Minnesota this Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. In addition, the show includes the announcement of the Associated Press’ annual accolades and the newest Pro Football Hall Of Fame class.
NHL FROM MINNESOTA: GOLDEN KNIGHTS – WILD AT 8 P.M. ET
NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s pre- and post-game studio show, will originate live from Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis from Tuesday to Friday (Jan. 30-Feb.2), prior to NHL coverage on NBCSN. Hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor NBCSN’s NHL Live coverage throughout the week, alongside former players and analysts Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick, and Mike Milbury.
NBCSN will feature a matchup between the Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. ET.
|Friday, Feb. 2||8 p.m.||Vegas Golden Knights @ Minnesota Wild||NBCSN|
|Saturday, Feb. 3||9 p.m.||NFL Honors||NBC|
|Sunday, Feb. 4||Noon||Super Bowl LII Pre-Game Show||NBC|
|Sunday, Feb. 4||6 p.m.||Super Bowl LII||NBC|
DIGITAL & SOCIAL CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT COVERAGE
NBC Sports will surround Super Bowl week with its most comprehensive digital and social consumer engagement campaign ever to promote the network’s coverage of Super Bowl LII. NBC Sports Group is teaming up with popular digital show Hot Ones, featuring Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, a special Super Bowl edition of Buzzfeed’s hit series Worth It and “way-too-early” Super Bowl predictions from athletes including Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and more.
Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ campaign during Super Bowl week.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS
NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football bus makes its final appearances of the season stopping in the Land of 10,000 Lakes for Super Bowl LII. This season, the bus has carried the Vince Lombardi Trophy to various SNF locations before arriving in Minneapolis, Minn., for Super Bowl LII earlier this week. The bus also features four screens presenting different perspectives from on-field cameras, a replica of the Football Night in America desk, a wall with life-size player images for fan photos, and more.
Click here for more information and for a schedule of the Sunday Night Football bus’s stops during Super Bowl week.
NBCUNIVERSAL SURROUNDS SUPER BOWL LII
NBCUniversal will drive awareness and buzz for Super Bowl LII with extensive week-long, on-site coverage by many of its most high-profile programs and personalities. Many of NBCUniversal’s high-profile programs and platforms will feature Super Bowl content or originate from Minneapolis this week, including: TODAY, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Access, E! News, Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street, Mad Money, Fast Money Halftime Report, Titulares y Mas, The Dan Patrick Show, Top Chef, NHL Live, PFT Live, NBC Sports Radio, and NBC Sports Digital, among others.
This content, part of NBC Sports Group’s cross-channel promotional campaign for Super Bowl LII, will be presented across NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Regional Networks, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Telemundo, Golf Channel, and the collection of NBCUniversal television, radio and digital networks.
Click here for a full list of programming.
PFT LIVE ON NBCSN WEEKDAY MORNINGS FROM 7 A.M. – 9 A.M. ET
NBCSN’s PFT Live hit the road earlier this week, as many of NBC’s NFL commentators join hosts Mike Florio and Chris Simms on Radio Row at Mall of America to provide insight and analysis on-site in Minneapolis throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl LII.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio is in Minneapolis to provide insight and analysis throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl LII. Programs on site include PFT Live with Mike Florio and Chris Simms, The Dan Patrick Show, Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs, The Chris Mannix Show, Going Deep with Amani and Dan, The Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison & Dan Schwartzman, The Leisuremen, and Under Center with Mark Malone.
Most NBC Sports Radio programs are airing on-site at “Radio Row,” from the NFL Experience inside Mall of America in Minneapolis, and feature interviews with current and former players and coaches, and industry insiders.
To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC SPORTS BOSTON: NBC Sports Boston will provide more than 70 hours of Mission: 6 Super Bowl-related multi-platform coverage originating from on-site in Minneapolis. On-location programming will include every one of the networks’ news and opinion shows, plus dedicated Patriots-related programs, including: Sports Sunday, Arbella Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, Felger & Mazz, Toucher & Rich, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, Patriots Wednesday, New England Tailgate, Football Fix, Patriots Football Weekly and Football Day in New England which includes Pre-Game Live and Post-Game Live. NBC Sports Boston will also have a robust digital and social media presence throughout the week and weekend with exclusive behind-the-scenes content from Minneapolis through talent and fans via @NBCSBoston.
Click here for more information on NBC Sports Boston’s coverage of Super Bowl LII.
NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA: NBC Sports Philadelphia provides wall-to-wall multiplatform coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII appearance. Michael Barkann, Derrick Gunn, Barrett Brooks, Dave Zangaro, Reuben Frank and a host of others will bring the sights and sounds of Super Bowl Week to Philadelphia fans, including press conferences, insider access and expert analysis. Philly Sports Talk and Quick Slants will air live weekdays from Minneapolis, with additional Mission LII programming all week long. Coverage on Super Bowl Sunday begins midnight Saturday, and continues all day long on NBC Sports Philadelphia and www.nbcsportsphiladelphia.com. Fans can follow @NBCSPhilly for added Eagles coverage on all social media platforms.
Click here for more information on NBC Sports Philadelphia’s coverage of Super Bowl LII.
For more information about NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Super Bowl LII, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit the Super Bowl LII media guide click here.
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