For the 27th consecutive year and 41st time overall, WestwoodOne will serve as the exclusive network radio home of the Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLVIII takes place February 2nd, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Kevin Harlan will once again handle play-by-play duties with Boomer Esiason serving as our game analyst. Mark Malone and Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton will be our sideline reporters and Emmy-winning sportscaster Jim Gray hosts the pregame and halftime shows. Our broadcast of Super Bowl XLVIII will begin at 5 PM Eastern.
Scott Graham hosts “Super Sunday” at 4 PM Eastern and will co-host “Super Bowl Preview” with Boomer Esiason, which kicks off our Super Bowl Sunday coverage at Noon Eastern. A special Super Bowl edition of NFL Insider hosted by Mark Malone follows at 1 PM Eastern. New to our gameday lineup this year is a two-hour live broadcast – “The Super Bowl Tailgate Show” – which will originate from the NFL’s official Tailgate Party at the Izod Center adjacent to MetLife Stadium. “The Super Bowl Tailgate Show” begins at 2 PM Eastern and will be hosted by Craig Carton, with contributions from Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, Laura Okmin and more.
Our coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII actually begins on Monday, January 27th with the debut of “Seven Days to Sunday: The Road to Super Bowl XLVIII.” The hour-long preview show will air each night, Monday through Saturday, during the week leading up to the biggest game of the year. “Seven Days to Sunday” will be hosted by Scott Graham and will feature interviews with players from both teams participating in Super Bowl XLVIII, as well as coaches and other special guests, including Commissioner Roger Goodell. The show will also contain a nightly flashback segment, as WestwoodOne delves into its deep archives to remember previous Super Bowls with old highlights and reflections from some of the game’s greatest legends. Each night’s show will be co-hosted by a different WestwoodOne analyst, including James Lofton, Rod Woodson and Mark Malone, among others.
We’ve reached the midpoint of the preseason, which means the gang’s visits to training camps across the country are nearly at an end. On this week’s episode, Ian and Tom record the show 25 yards apart in…Read More »
The training camp misadventures continue as Ian checks in from Packers camp, Mike Garafolo struggles with his golf game and Tom Pelissero takes time out of his busy day to explain the collective bargaining agreement. Meanwhile, Ian continues to put his microphone in front of players on his coast-to-coast tour.…Read More »
It’s yet another training camp edition of RapSheet + Friends, and that means Ian’s got friends all over the place. Mike and Tom were able to coordinate schedules this week so we get to hear from both together on Texans-Packers practice, holdouts, life on the road and what Tom Brady…Read More »
With the guys hopping around the country, it’s a special wacky training camp edition of the show. Ian is with the Texans in Houston and is joined in the training room by NFL Network colleagues James Palmer and Mike Silver – a self-proclaimed upgrade over Ian’s regular friends, Tom Pelissero…Read More »
It’s a defensive back edition of the show as the guys get set to head off around the country on training camp visits. Ian’s special guests are Bears corner Kyle Fuller (16:15) and Saints safety Vonn Bell (35:30) and as always, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero are on hand to…Read More »
Ian, Mike and Tom are back after a whopping four weeks of vacation, during which time they actually worked some between the golf and trips to bodies of water. Ian’s special guest is former Redskins quarterback and all-around good guy Joe Theismann (15:40). Meanwhile, the guys play catch-up, discuss the…Read More »
NASHVILLE, TN – Soon after being selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, the players on hand in Nashville sat down to talk with Laura Okmin on our Westwood One Sports set. Hear the interviews below.Read More »
Ian’s guests this week are former Stanford running back Bryce Love talking about the NFL Draft (13:00) and the guy who is working with Kyler Murray, Jim Zorn (45:20). The guys also talk about Murray’s visits to various NFL teams, the “Aaron Rodgers is a bad guy” story in Green…Read More »
After the games, we talk to guys who get it done. When you want to get it done, turn to Grainger — the one-stop shop for the ones who never stop. Grainger… for the ones who get it done. After Seattle demolished Denver in the big game, Seahawks linebacker Malcolm…Read More »
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – After the Seattle Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, our sideline reporters Mark Malone and James Lofton got into the scrum on the field at MetLife Stadium to talk to members of the Seahawks, including Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll…Read More »
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – With a suffocating defense and an efficient offense, the Seattle Seahawks destroyed the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII 43-8 to secure the first championship in franchise history. Linebacker Malcolm Smith was named the game’s MVP. Smith intercepted a Peyton Manning pass and returned it for…Read More »
10:45 PM ET: Here’s the final call of the game. 9:39 PM ET: Less than nine minutes remain in Super Bowl XLVIII and all that’s left now is to wind down the clock. Time to head to the sidelines to snap some postgame photos. Back later with a recap, complete…Read More »
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – It’s hard to think of much else to say about Peyton Manning’s fantastic 2013 season, during which he set new NFL records for passing yards and touchdown passes with 5,477 yards and 55 TDs. He’ll look to finish the season on a high by winning today’s…Read More »
Peyton Manning comes in to Super Bowl XLVIII with years of experience, a Super Bowl ring and the gaudiest single-season passing stats in NFL history. Russell Wilson, on the other, comes in having mastered the art of racking up the only stat that matters: wins. Ahead of the game at…Read More »