Our friends at SportsNation invited ESPN Front Row photographer Joe Faraoni inside to track the show throughout the day in photos.
This “Day In The Life” glimpse at how the show operates centered upon the unveiling of the winner of EA Sports Madden 12 cover voting. After about 13 million votes were cast, Peyton Hillis edged Michael Vick.
Here’s the day in pictures. Our thanks to Colin Cowherd, Michelle Beadle and all our friends at SportsNation.
4:59 P.M. – Studio B
The winner is revealed: Peyton Hillis celebrates.
4:54 P.M. – Studio B
Behind the scenes of SportsNation
4:27 P.M. – Outside Studio B
Talent Producer Jason Romano (l) and Colin Cowherd check twitter and email while waiting outside the Studio B while last minute changes and updates are being made for the big Madden NFL 12 Reveal.
3:35:03 P.M. – Studio B
SportsNation Producer Ande Wall on the set
3:27:20 P.M. – Studio B
(l to r) Peyton Hillis with co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd with Michael Vick
3:22:44 P.M. – Studio B
Co-host Colin Cowherd with quarterback Michael Vick
3:05:03 P.M. – Studio B
(l to r) Peyton Hillis with co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd and Michael Vick
3:03:13 P.M. – Studio B
Michael Vick and Peyton Hillis wait behind the set before going on the show
2:59:03 P.M. – Studio B
Co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd on the SportsNation set.
2:48 P.M. – Studio B
Peyton Hillis and Michael Vick before they go on the set.
2:43 P.M. – Studio B
Behind the scenes of SportsNation
1:48:20 – Make Up Room
That's co-host Michelle Beadle getting her hair and make up done.
1:42:58 P.M. – Make Up Room
Co-host Michelle Beadle gets her hair and make up done.
1:42:19 P.M. – Make Up Room
Co-host Michelle Beadle prepares for the show.
1:08:07 – Conference Room
Michael Vick takes your questions in the chat room.
1:07:02 P.M. – Conference Room
Peyton Hillis takes your questions in the chat room.
12:47:22 – ESPN Radio
Peyton Hillis and Colin Cowherd are in the studio.
12:46:30 P.M. – ESPN Radio
Peyton Hillis, Colin Cowherd and Michael Vick step to the microphones.
12:42:04 P.M. – Newsroom
The SportsNation braintrust considers the EA Sports Madden 12 cover reveal game plan.
12:17:21 P.M. – Newsroom
Jamie Horowitz reflects upon his argyle sock.
11:44:54 A.M. – ESPN Radio
Colin Cowherd on the set during ESPN Radio's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd"
11:25:33 A.M. – Newsroom
Co-host Michelle Beadle on the phone.
10:26:36 A.M. – Conference Room
Gabe Goodwin, Travis Gordon, Peter Coughter, Jaime Horowitz practice how the Madden cover winner reveal will go during the SportsNation show.
10:19:29 A.M. – Conference Room
Jamie Horowitz listens as ideas are exchanged.
10:18:26 A.M. - Conference Room
Jaime Horowitz (standing) presents Danny Corrales (laughing) with iced tea for his birthday during the 10 a.m. meeting
10:09:10 – Conference Room
Ande Wall and Zach Benabid during the 10 a.m. SportsNation meeting.
10:02:29 A.M. – Conference Room
Zach Benabid (SportsNation.com Editor) during the 10 a.m. meeting
8:57 A.M. – Newsroom
Staff members listen up for the run down of the day.
8:54 A.M. – Newsroom
Jamie Horowitz (you can tell by the initials) prepares for the show
8:51 A.M. – Newsroom
Behind the scenes of SportsNation with Ande
8:43 A.M. – Newsroom
Jamie Horowitz and Gabe Goodwin (Segment Producer) mapping out the day's events.
8:38 A.M. – Newsroom
(l to r) Kevin Wildes (Coordinating Producer), Matt Ketaineck (back to camera), Jamie Horowitz
8:33 A.M. – Newsroom
Jamie Horowitz (Coordinating Producer), Matt Ketaineck (Graphics Producer), Whit Albohm (SN Producer), Kevin Wildes (Coordinating Producer) discuss the day's events.
8:12 A.M. – Newsroom
SportsNation Segment Producer Gabe Goodwin's breakfast
8:08 A.M. – Newsroom
SportsNation Producers Whit Albohm (l) and Ande Wall discuss plans for the day 's show over coffee.
8:04 A.M. – Newsroom
SportsNation Producer Whit Albohm formats Wednesday 's 4 p.m. show at 8 a.m. before some of the other SportsNation staff arrive for the day.