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Friday, June 5th, 2020

JOE NAMATH, LOVIE SMITH, FORMER NBA PLAYER DREW GOODEN, AND INDYCAR DRIVER GRAHAM RAHAL TODAY ON “LUNCH TALK LIVE WITH MIKE TIRICO” & “THE RICH EISEN SHOW” ON NBCSN

Today at Noon ET on NBCSN – Lunch Talk Live with Mike Tirico – Guests Include Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Namath, Illinois Football Coach Lovie Smith, Former NBA Player Drew Gooden, INDYCAR Driver Graham Rahal, NBC Sports INDYCAR Analyst Townsend Bell, and NBC Sports Horse Racing Reporter Britney Eurton

Today at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN – The Rich Eisen Show – Guests Include INDYCAR Driver Graham Rahal and Film Director David Anspaugh

Today at 11 a.m. ET ON NBCSN – NBC Sports Football Flex Features Nos. 27 and 28 on Chris Simms’ Top 40 Quarterback Countdown

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 5, 2020 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Namath, Illinois football coach and former NFL head coach Lovie Smith, former NBA player and NBC Sports Washington analyst Drew Gooden, and INDYCAR driver Graham Rahal, who will compete in tomorrow’s 2020 NTT INDYCAR Series season opener on NBC at 8 p.m. ET, highlight today’s guests across Lunch Talk Live with Mike Tirico and The Rich Eisen Show on NBCSN.

Today’s Lineup on NBCSN (7 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET):

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. PFT Live (LIVE)
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. PFT Live
11 a.m. – Noon NBC Sports Football Flex
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch Talk Live with Mike Tirico (LIVE)
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Rich Eisen Show (LIVE)
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch Talk Live with Mike Tirico

 

Lunch Talk Live begins at Noon ET on NBCSN, with Namath, Smith, Gooden, NBC Sports INDYCAR analyst Townsend Bell and NBC Sports horse racing analyst Britney Eurton joining Tirico on today’s episode. Namath will also speak with NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh throughout Sunday’s broadcast of Super Bowl III at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN as part of Super Bowl Week in America.

The hour-long show airs weekdays at Noon ET on NBCSN, with an encore at 3 p.m. ET, and streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Select content and interviews will additionally be hosted on NBC Sports’ YouTube channel and social media platforms. The full show will also be available on The Mike Tirico Podcast.

Today’s Lunch Talk Live guests, which feature dynamic and cross-sport pairings, include:

    • Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Namath
    • Illinois football coach & former NFL head coach Lovie Smith
    • Former NBA player and NBC Sports Washington analyst Drew Gooden
    • NBC Sports INDYCAR analyst Townsend Bell
    • NBC Sports horse racing reporter Britney Eurton

 

The Rich Eisen Show, which will be presented live on NBCSN from Monday through Friday from 1-3 p.m. ET through June 12, follows Lunch Talk Live today at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Today’s guests on The Rich Eisen Show include:

    • Film director David Anspaugh (Rudy, Hoosiers)
    • INDYCAR driver Graham Rahal

 

At 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports Football Flex, a one-hour show showcasing the most topical news and analysis from NBC Sports’ digital football content, features Nos. 27 and 28 on Chris Simms’ list of the top 40 NFL quarterbacks.

“This has to result in a change of hearts and attitudes. That’s how this is going to get solved… and the only way that’s going to happen is communication,” Tony Dungy told Tirico yesterday about improving social injustice.

Click here for more quotes from yesterday’s shows.

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