FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
TWO-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPION RODNEY HARRISON JOINS “PRO FOOTBALL TALK” EVERY WEEKDAY ON NBCSN DURING NFL SEASON
Veteran Football Night In America Studio Analyst to Team With Pro Football Talk Hosts Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister Beginning Monday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m. ET
Season Premiere of Fantasy Football Live Airs Tuesday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Fifth Season of NFL Turning Point Debuts Wednesday, September 16, at 10 p.m. ET
Stamford, Conn. – August 4, 2015 – Two-time Super Bowl champion and veteran Football Night In America studio analyst Rodney Harrison will join co-hosts Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister every weekday throughout the 2015 season on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk.
The show’s new format debuts Monday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m. ET, although it will regularly air each weekday at 6 p.m. ET. NBCSN’s two additional NFL programs, Fantasy Football Live and NFL Turning Point, will debut on Tuesday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. ET, and Wednesday, September 16, at 10 p.m. ET, respectively.
PRO FOOTBALL TALK
The 30-minute Pro Football Talk provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers. (Pro Football Talk will occasionally air at 6:30 p.m. ET on select nights during the 2015-16 Premier League season.)
“As is the case on Football Night in America, Rodney’s passion for the game, insight and strong opinions will give viewers a unique perspective of the NFL,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer, NBC Sports and NBCSN. “Plus, Rodney loves to remind Mike which one of them played 15 seasons in the NFL and which one practiced labor law in Clarksburg. The combination should result in some fun friction.”
A three-time All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl champion, Harrison joined NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated studio show Football Night in America as an analyst in 2009, and has drawn significant critical acclaim for his blunt and hard-hitting analysis. He also hosts Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison & Dan Schwartzman, a two-hour weekend NFL talk show for NBC Sports Radio.
For more about Harrison, click here for his bio.
Florio, who created the innovative, NFL-focused football website ProFootballTalk.com, partnered with NBC Sports in July 2009. Since then Florio and NBC Sports Group have expanded the PFT brand to include Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, PFT Live on NBCSports.com, and Pro Football Talk Live on NBC Sports Radio. In addition, Florio is a regular contributor to NBC’s acclaimed Football Night in America.
For more about Florio, click here for his bio.
Paul Burmeister joined NBC Sports Group in 2011, as co-host for Pro Football Talk. In addition to his weeknight role on Pro Football Talk, Burmeister also serves as a play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of college football and college basketball. Prior to his broadcasting career, Burmeister was a quarterback at the University of Iowa and spent time with the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent.
For more info about Burmeister, click here for his bio.
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE
NBCSN’s third season of Fantasy Football Live will debut Tuesday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. ET., following Pro Football Talk. The 30-minute, multi-platform fantasy football program will once again air Tuesday through Thursday nights during the NFL regular season.
Fantasy Football Live on NBCSN combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports, including unique metrics from Yahoo Sports’ leading fantasy football platform, and full integration with NBC Sports’ premier fantasy sports information site, Rotoworld.com.
Fantasy Football Live is hosted by NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs, and features a roster of NBC Sports, Rotoworld and Yahoo Sports fantasy analysts, including NBCSN’s Kay Adams, NBC Sports NFL analysts Brian Westbrook, Jon Ritchie and Ross Tucker, and Yahoo Sports’ Brad Evans, Brandon Funston and Andy Behrens.
Leading up to Week 1 of the season, Fantasy Football Live will feature extensive draft preview coverage. During the season, Tuesday night episodes will examine top waiver wire pickups, while Wednesday evening shows will address matchups and rankings heading into the upcoming weekend. Thursday episodes will place a heavy emphasis on that night’s NFL matchup. The show will also regularly include advice and analysis on daily fantasy leagues.
NFL TURNING POINT
The fifth season of Emmy Award-nominated NFL Turning Point, NBCSN’s weekly NFL show co-produced by NFL Films, will debut Wednesday, September 16, at 10 p.m. ET, its regular timeslot.
Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the 30-minute long program will air weekly throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl.
Each week NFL Turning Point is built around select NFL matchups from the previous weekend, and focuses on the crucial “turning point” moments that ultimately defined the outcome of each game. The show also features anatomy-of-a-play type segments and long-form game-of-the-week style narratives that include pre-game and post-game access, sideline sounds, jaw-dropping cinematography and incredible storytelling that is synonymous with NFL Films.
In 2015 NBCSN will air a total of 22 episodes. The season finale, scheduled to air on Wednesday, February 4, 2016, will look back at the turning point of Super Bowl 50.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–