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.
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 »
It’s the first of what will be several Draft-heavy editions of the show as the calendar has flipped to April and all eyes are pointed toward Nashville at the end of the month. Ian’s guest of honor is Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn (16:00), who dives deep into his past…Read More »
Ian, Mike and Tom take a break from hanging by the pool at the Biltmore to record this edition of RapSheet + Friends live and in person. They talk about Gronk’s retirement, failing to tweet news and letting others get the scoop and much more. Ian is also joined by…Read More »
In the aftermath of the free agency frenzy, Ian’s guests this week include new Green Bay Packer Za’Darius Smith (12:45) and new Tennessee Titan Adam Humphries (48:30). Meanwhile, Mike Garafolo takes us through how he broke the news of Odell Beckham Jr.’s trade to the Browns and Tom Pelissero is…Read More »
It’s an early edition of RapSheet + Friends, as Ian, Mike and Tom go into full bunker mode as soon as NFL Network’s wall-to-wall free agency coverage begins later today (Sunday March 10th). Off the top of the show, the guys react to and give the inside story on the…Read More »
It’s a post-franchise-tag edition of RapSheet + Friends this week as Ian, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero look at the guys who got tagged, what it means for free agency and more – including the inner workings of life as an NFL Network reporter during free agency (22:10). It’s a…Read More »
Ian, Mike and Tom get together at the Combine in Indianapolis, but the budget only allowed for two microphones. Hilarity ensues. There’s also a lotion-related incident. You just have to listen. Meanwhile, Ian is joined by a pair of special guests: Packers GM Brian Gutekunst to talk about the process…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 »