‘Good Morning America’ Host Robin Roberts Will Anchor ABC NFL Draft Coverage
Ironically, a woman named after a baseball player will host ABC’s opening night presentation for the 2019 National Football League draft, marking its first coverage of the annual player dispersal.
Good Morning America's Robin Roberts will be live from Nashville on Thursday, April 25 starting at 8 PM ET on ABC and via streaming. Roberts will host the prime-time broadcast of Round 1, joined on a separate set by co-host Rece Davis and the crew from College GameDay Built by Th… Read
Jason Witten Exits ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ To Return To Dallas Cowboys
After one season in the broadcast booth for ESPN’s , Jason Witten is heading back to the field for the Dallas Cowboys.
The network had brought in an entirely new broadcast team for the 2018 season, which was the 11-time Pro Bowl tight end’s first as a color commentator.
"We thank Jason for his many contributions to Monday Night Football and to ESPN over the past year and wish him continued success,” ESPN said in a statement. “We have seen many former… Read
NBC Sports Acquires The All-American Bowl, A High School Football Showcase
With viewer interest in college and NFL football surging, NBC Sports Group is adding a high-profile showcase for high school players to its portfolio, acquiring the All-American Bowl from All American Games LLC.
NBC has broadcast the annual contest held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, since 2004. The company described it as “the nation's premier high school football game” in an announcement of the deal, which gives it multi-platform rights as well as ownership of the… Read
Colin Kaepernick May Soon Sign With An NFL Team: Mark Geragos
Fresh off a settlement of his collusion case against the National Football League, Colin Kaepernick wants back into the NFL. And his attorney predicts it may happen.
Mark Geragos, who helmed the Kaepernick case that was confidentially settled for what some estimated could be as much as $60 million to $80 million, told CNN his client "absolutely wants to play."
"He wants to compete at the highest level," Geragos said. "This is a competitive young man."
Geragos reportedly… Read
No Final Face-Off Between Colin Kaepernick & NFL As Settlement Scored
Looks like the NFL blinked in their looming legal showdown with Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.
With a potentially explosive and divisive hearing on the horizon over the former and present players' collusion lawsuit against the league, the parties have come to a settlement. The touchdown for the social injustice protesting ex-San Francisco 49er and currently Carolina Panthers was made public today by their lawyer Mark Geragos and the NFL in a joint statement.
"For the… Read
Bob Costas Says NBC Axed His Super Bowl Gig Following Concussion Comments
Bob Costas had planned on hosting one final Super Bowl in 2018 before stepping away from NBC but was yanked from coverage following his comments about football’s link to brain damage, the veteran sportscaster told ESPN.
"I think the words were, 'You've crossed the line,’" Costas told ESPN in an article posted Sunday. "My thought was, 'What line have I crossed?’"
According to Costas, who insists there are no hard feelings with the network, he had made his comments about… Read
Super Bowl Viewership Falls To Lowest Since 2008 In Historically Low Scoring Game – Update
UPDATE, 2:14 PM: The score for the New England Patriots' win yesterday over the Los Angeles Rams was historically low and so is the viewership for Super Bowl LIII.
The CBS broadcast game out of Atlanta was seen by a total audience of 100.7 million, according to CBS Sports.
That number comes from when you add up everyone who watched on CBS the network, CBS Interactive, NFL digital properties, Verizon Media mobile properties, ESPN Deportes television and other digital… Read
‘NFL100’ Celebration Kicks Off With Super Bowl Ad Spotlighting 40 NFL Greats
The National Football League kicked off the celebration of its 100th season at Super Bowl LIII with a two-minute ad titled The 100-Year Game, a spot that aired before the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.
The ad showcased many iconic moments from the NFL's nearly hundred years, connecting six generations of current and former NFL players, including 19 Hall of Famers and a total of 53 Super Bowl rings.
Several cultural and sports icons also appear in the ad, including female… Read
Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots Top Los Angeles Rams 13-3, Winning Team’s Sixth Championship
With eight minutes to go in Super Bowl LIII’s fourth quarter, New England Patriots fans at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium started a “Brady, Brady” chant.
The veteran quarterback answered their prayers, as Greatest-of-all-Time Tom Brady began to surgically carve up the Los Angeles Rams secondary, loosening up what had been a tight defensive struggle to that point.
The key play of the drive was a smooth long pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski that saw the big man hit the… Read
Super Bowl LIII First Half: Defense Dominates In A Tight Struggle, With Patriots Up 3-0 Over The Rams
The second-lowest-scoring first half in Super Bowl history has been the story of Super Bowl LIII so far, as two wily elder statesmen of defense – New England’s Bill Belichick and Los Angeles’s Wade Phillips – have managed to impose their will on the game. The result was a narrow 3-0 lead for the New England Patriots at the break.
The low-scoring game was unexpected. CBS analyst Tony Romo, who has made a name for himself as an expert predictor, had touted a higher-scoring… Read
Tom Hanks Narrates Super Bowl Ad For The Washington Post On Journalism’s Importance
UPDATE: The video can be viewed below.
Tom Hanks stepped up for The Washington Post during a Super Bowl commercial. The veteran actor narrated a 60-second spot airing during the big game about the importance of journalists.
The ad featured images of some of the biggest stories since World War II, with Hanks talking about journalists as those who "gather of facts to bring you the story, no matter the cost.”
The Post announced the ad would be airing the day before the spot… Read
Super Bowl LIII National Anthem: Gladys Knight Delivers A Powerful, Controversy-Free Performance
Gladys Knight promised to “unite and represent our country” with her rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Consider it mission accomplished.
The 74-year-old, Grammy-winning singer delivered a powerful, emotional and respectful version of the Star Spangled Banner to her hometown in the prelude to Super Bowl LIII.
In a Super Bowl that has been plagued by political controversy swirling around its halftime show, the national anthem drew relatively little… Read