Tuesday, May 26th, 2020


Six-Part Weekly Anthology Series Begins Thursday, May 28, with ‘I’m Back,’ Covering Michael Jordan’s First NBA Comeback Announcement

Original Storytelling to Explore New & Forgotten Aspects of Well-Known Topics Through Exclusive, High-Profile Interviews

Featured Teams & Personalities Include: Jordan, Bill Belichick, Sean Taylor, Barret Robbins, Oregon Ducks and Philadelphia Flyers

NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico Introduces Each Podcast Episode

STAMFORD, Conn. May 26, 2020 – NBC Sports Regional Networks will debut a new six-episode podcast anthology series, “Sports Uncovered,” that re-examines some of the most memorable and compelling storylines and events in sports history, beginning Thursday, May 28. New episodes will publish each Thursday through July 2.

The original storytelling franchise utilizes exclusive, in-depth interviews with prominent participants, witnesses and experts to explore new, underreported or forgotten aspects of well-known topics centered in each of the NBC Sports Regional Networks markets.

“Sports Uncovered” episodes cover the following topics: Michael Jordan’s NBA return, in-depth looks at Bill Belichick and the late Sean Taylor, the story behind Barret Robbins’ Super Bowl disappearance, the University of Oregon’s uniform revolution, and the Philadelphia Flyers’ marathon five-overtime thriller.

NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico introduces each podcast episode and featured guests throughout the series include basketball greats Dominique Wilkins, Chris Mullin and Steve Kerr, Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie and finalist Joey Harrington, Pro Football Hall of Famers Joe Gibbs and Tim Brown, agent Drew Rosenhaus, former Flyers Brian Boucher and Keith Jones, and more.

Click here for the “Sports Uncovered” trailer with Mike Tirico.

Podcast episodes are available for download on all major podcast platforms, including:, NBC Sports’ Scores app, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.

“Sports Uncovered” schedule:

May 28 Chicago “I’m Back”
June 4 Boston “The Bill Belichick You Don’t Know”
June 11 Northwest “The Uniform Craze That Revolutionized College Football”
June 18 Washington “Sean Taylor, the NFL Superstar We Didn’t Get to Know”
June 25 Philadelphia “Marathon on Ice”
July 2 Bay Area “The Mysterious Disappearance that Changed a Super Bowl”


“I’m Back”

NBC Sports Chicago

Description: How a two-word fax from Michael Jordan changed the course of NBA history, plus never-before-heard stories about his secret workouts with another NBA team.

Release Date: May 28

Featured Guests Include:

    • David Falk, Jordan’s longtime agent
    • Steve Kerr, Eight-time NBA champion
    • Chris Mullin, Basketball Hall of Famer
    • Dominique Wilkins, Basketball Hall of Famer


The Bill Belichick You Don’t Know

NBC Sports Boston

Description: Bill Belichick’s closest confidants reveal the side of the New England Patriots head coach the public doesn’t get to see.

Release Date: June 4

Featured Guests:

    • Doug Flutie, Former Patriots quarterback and NBC Sports Notre Dame Football analyst
    • Rodney Harrison, Former Patriots defensive back and NBC Sports’ Football Night in America analyst
    • Charlie Weis, Former Patriots offensive coordinator

The Uniform Craze That Revolutionized College Football

NBC Sports Northwest

Description: How the University of Oregon ignited a fashion arms race across the NCAA and all sports, by going from having Donald Duck as its mascot to trendsetting Nike uniforms that attracted five-star recruits to Eugene.

Release Date: June 11

Featured Guests:

    • Mike Bellotti, Former Oregon football head coach
    • Tinker Hatfield, Nike designer
    • Joey Harrington, Former Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist


Sean Taylor, the NFL Superstar We Didn’t Get to Know

NBC Sports Washington

Description: Untold stories that explain why the NFL’s biggest stars revere Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins safety who was killed at 24 while protecting his family.

Release Date: June 18

Featured Guests:

    • Landon Collins, Redskins safety
    • Joe Gibbs, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Redskins head coach
    • Drew Rosenhaus, Taylor’s agent
    • Jonathan Vilma, Taylor’s college teammate and three-time Pro Bowl linebacker


Marathon on Ice

NBC Sports Philadelphia

Description: How the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins survived seven hours of playoff hockey as they battled in the longest game of the NHL’s modern era.

Release Date: June 25

Featured Guests:

    • Brian Boucher, Former Flyers goalie and NBC Sports hockey analyst
    • Keith Jones, Former Flyers forward and NBC Sports hockey analyst
    • Chris Therien, Former Flyers defenseman


The Mysterious Disappearance That Changed a Super Bowl

NBC Sports Bay Area

Description: Barret Robbins in his own words — from prison — revealing the real reasons why he disappeared and missed playing in the Raiders’ loss in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Release Date: July 2

Featured Guests:

    • Barret Robbins, Former Raiders center
    • Tim Brown, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Raiders wide receiver
    • Bill Romanowski, Former Raiders linebacker and four-time Super Bowl champion


Podcast episodes are available for download on all major podcast platforms, including:, NBC Sports’ Scores app, Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.