Though it’s only April, ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew can hear its theme song a little more clearly today.
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posted by Allie Stoneberg on April 4, 2013 5:45 PM
posted by Bill Hofheimer on March 13, 2013 9:28 AM
Less than a full day into NFL Free Agency, ESPN has announced a major signing of its own.
Two-time Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl champion and 12-time Pro Bowler Ray Lewis is joining the company as a NFL studio analyst.
Lewis, who will have a prominent role on Monday Night Countdown and Sunday NFL Countdown, is visiting the ESPN campus in Bristol, Conn., today as part of the EA Sports Madden cover vote. He is scheduled to appear on multiple programs throughout the day, including ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning (9:45 a.m. ET), SportsCenter (10 a.m.) and NFL Live (4 p.m.), where he will discuss his new ESPN role.
In the Front & Center podcast above, John Wildhack, ESPN’s executive vice president, production, talks about the addition of Lewis to ESPN’s NFL roster and what fans can expect from the future Hall of Famer as a broadcaster.
posted by Allie Stoneberg on February 3, 2013 10:00 AM
Former NFL official Gerry Austin, who just completed his first season as ESPN’s Monday Night Football Rules Consultant, is no stranger to Super Bowl games in New Orleans.
Austin worked for the NFL from 1982-2007. During that 25-year span, he was a part of three officiating crews that called the Super Bowl, two of which were played at the Superdome, site of this weekend’s Ravens-49ers game.
Austin was a side judge for Super Bowl XXIV (San Francisco versus Denver) and the referee for Super Bowl XXXI (Green Bay versus New England). continue reading…
posted by Hannah Worster on February 2, 2013 12:00 PM
ESPN set up camp in New Orleans this week to cover Super Bowl XLVII, providing more than 120 hours of television and radio programming out of the French Quarter.
It takes a lot of hardworking people to make it all happen. In the video above, meet some ESPN staffers and hear what they are doing to make ESPN the destination for Super Bowl news and information.
ICYMI: Highlights from the past week on Front Row
• Earlier this week, Mike and Mike in the Morning cohost Mike Greenberg announced his first novel, “All You Could Ask For,” will be released by William Morrow on April 2nd. Greenberg also revealed that 100 percent of the author’s proceeds will go directly to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
• Staff from ESPN’s operation and production units talked about the adjustments they made in New Orleans to inclement weather.
• While on campus, new Cleveland Indians skipper and former ESPN baseball analyst Terry Francona couldn’t pass up the chance to give his Sunday Night Baseball successor John Kruk a few light-hearted tips for his first year in the booth.
• ESPN commentators offered their predictions for Super Bowl XLVII. Of the 35 ESPN commentator picks, 21 chose the San Francisco 49ers, while 14 selected the Baltimore Ravens as the anticipated winner.
Row of Four
Our favorites from across ESPN over the past week continue reading…
posted by Tania Eicoff on February 2, 2013 8:00 AM
As we all know, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens go head to head in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. this Sunday at 6:30pm.
But did you know that ESPN International will air the Super Bowl around the world in more than 162 countries and territories?
ESPN Brazil, in particular, has enhanced its NFL coverage in a country where about 90 percent of sports fans are futebol — or soccer — fans.
ESPN Brazil has been covering American football since 2005 and it has been growing in popularity ever since. Super Bowl XLVII marks the fourth consecutive year ESPN Brazil has covered the big game: Their on-air and production crew this year is the largest to date to make the trip north.
ESPN Brazil’s New Orleans’ team includes on-air journalists Everaldo Marques, play-by-play announcer and host of Semana NFL and The Book is on the Table (a rules-of-the-games series on NFL, NBA, MLB, and other big United States sports leagues), analyst Paulo Antunes and sideline reporter André Kfouri.
“In Brazil, American football fans watch all games. They don’t follow just one team,” Marques said. continue reading…
posted by Jay Jay Nesheim on February 1, 2013 3:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS — This is the perfect city for an on-location shoot for ESPN2′s quirky afternoon show, SportsNation.
The local crowds and funky vibe of the city add an extra level of excitement to what is already a high-energy show. The Super Bowl also brings many athletes and celebrities to the host city, so guests such as Eli Manning and Bill Romanowski took some time to head to SportsNation’s French Quarter set.
Front Row spent some time chatting with the cast and crew of the show, including host Marcellus Wiley, coordinating producer Whit Albohm, associate producer Danny Corrales and senior project coordinator Jeremy Frankel, to learn what it takes to produce SportsNation on the road.
Video produced by Tonya Malinowski
posted by Sheldon Spencer on January 31, 2013 1:00 PM
Jeffri Chadiha has been covering Super Bowls every year since the late 1990s, when he reported on the 49ers and Raiders beats for the San Francisco Examiner.
He’s in New Orleans this week contributing to ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII. While he considers every Super Bowl assignment a privilege, Chadiha admits that every year it’s a challenge to find unique stories to tell.
“I always believe, especially in today’s media age, that you have to be different in everything you do. You can’t be predictable. You can’t try to follow the pack,” Chadiha says in the above Front & Center podcast.
You’ll see that he and ESPN.com colleague Elizabeth Merrill found fresh ways to tell great stories tied to the NFL’s biggest stage in their Lost Heroes Of The Super Bowl project.
In this Front & Center podcast, Chadiha discusses — among other things — the reporting process during Super Bowl Week; his perspectives on the Harbaugh brothers; and his Hot Read feature for ESPN.com regarding “sideline chaos.”
posted by Allie Stoneberg on January 31, 2013 9:30 AM
When San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss declared himself the best ever to play the position during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day on Tuesday, ESPN was in a unique position to react to those comments.
After all, Jerry Rice — a Pro Football Hall of Fame member who many consider the NFL’s greatest player, regardless of position — is an ESPN analyst. Hall of Fame finalist Cris Carter, a mentor to Moss and a former teammate, is also an ESPN analyst.
posted by Hannah Worster on January 28, 2013 3:25 PM
ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII continues Tuesday, Jan. 29, from the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans (Jax Brewery parking lot, 600 Decatur Street) and from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, site of Super Bowl Media Day.
Following Media Day, ESPN’s SportsCenter Special at 3 p.m. ET will focus on the “Super Bowl Media Day experience” with host Steve Levy, three-time Super Bowl champion Tedy Bruschi and former NFL head coach Herm Edwards.
Tuesday’s schedule (NOTE: All times CT, in chart below). For the full release click here:
posted by Bill Hofheimer on January 25, 2013 2:00 PM
Super Bowl Week is a massive undertaking for ESPN.
With hours upon hours of coverage and literally hundreds of employees descending upon the host city to cover every facet of the NFL’s biggest game, it doesn’t get much bigger.
Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans is certainly no exception.
Beginning Monday at 5 a.m. CT, Mike and Mike in the Morning will kick off a week’s worth of ESPN TV, radio and other multi-platform coverage — more than 120 hours in all — culminating with post-game highlights and analysis of the much-anticipated Baltimore Ravens-San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday, Feb. 3.
In the Front & Center podcast above, ESPN coordinating director Mike Feinberg discusses the months of planning that have gone into getting the company ready for Super Bowl week. He also discusses final preparations and what fans can expect to see from ESPN’s set location in the heart of the French Quarter.
For more, this NOLA.com story highlights the construction of the ESPN set in the Jax Brewery parking lot this week.