EAGLES COVERAGE SOARS ON COMCAST SPORTSNET with THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE TEAM Coverage Before, During and After Every Game On-Air and Online
Former Eagles’ Tra Thomas and Dan Klecko Added to Comcast SportsNet’s Coverage Team
PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 6, 2011) – Comcast SportsNet, the leader in local sports and the official cable home of the Philadelphia Eagles, lines up the most comprehensive Eagles lineup in the network’s history. This season’s lineup includes five “Eagles Pregame Live” programs from Lincoln Financial Field, plus online chats during every pre and postgame show, and ramped up Insider coverage on CSNPhilly.com. Comcast SportsNet’s jammed-packed lineup takes football fans inside the action with all programs available in high definition.
Eagles Pregame Live presented by GEICO
Hosted by Michael Barkann, “Eagles Pregame Live presented by GEICO” features an entertaining and informative panel including former Pennsylvania Governor and long-time Eagles’ season ticket holder Ed Rendell, NFL Hall of Fame writer and CSNPhilly.com Eagles Insider Ray Didinger and Derrick Gunn reporting from the field. New to the panel are former Eagle Tra Thomas, a three time Pro Bowler who played on the offensive line for the team for 11 seasons and CSNPhilly.com columnist Reuben Frank.
Each week, Marshall Harris will be live from PJ Whelihan’s bar while Gregg Murphy will get the pulse of the fans through chats on CSNPhilly.com. “Eagles Pregame Live presented by GEICO” airs one hour prior to all Eagles games.
“Eagles Pregame Live presented by GEICO” will be live from Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, September 25 at Noon; Sunday, October 2 at Noon; Sunday, October 30 at 7 p.m.; Monday, November 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 13 at 12 p.m. In addition to the live show, Comcast SportsNet will be interacting with fans and handing out cool giveaways.
“Halftime Live” exclusively on CSNPhilly.com, is an online show hosted by Gregg Murphy and Tra Thomas. This quick hitting program will break down the first half of the Eagles’ game, answer viewer emails and discuss the Eagles’ second-half needs. Fans will also hear from Derrick Gunn with live reports from the stadium.
Eagles Postgame Live presented by Your Local Chevy Dealers
The 15th season of “Eagles Postgame Live presented by Your Local Chevy Dealers” continues to provide Eagles fans with immediate reaction to all games through insightful analysis, lively debate, and live player and coaches’ press conferences. “Eagles Postgame Live presented by Your Local Chevy Dealers” features Michael Barkann, Ed Rendell, Ray Didinger, Derrick Gunn, Tra Thomas and Marshall Harris. Fans can also chat with Gregg Murphy during every “Eagles Postgame Live” program.
Reid Out Loud
Comcast SportsNet will air Andy Reid’s day after game press conference live each week. “Reid Out Loud,” will air most Monday’s at 12 p.m.
Comcast SportsNet and the Eagles have partnered together to bring fans a weekly hard-hitting football show, “Eagles Extra.” This 30-minute program takes fans on a look back at the previous game and previews next week’s matchup. Hosted by Gregg Murphy and Dan Klecko, each week a member of the Philadelphia Eagles will join them to break down that week’s game. Klecko, a graduate of Temple University, was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2003 and played one season for the Eagles. He has three Super Bowl rings, two with the Patriots and one with the Indianapolis Colts. “Eagles Extra” will air on Comcast SportsNet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Eagles Locker Room
Comcast SportsNet will air highlights from the Eagles’ Wednesday press conferences on “Eagles Locker Room.” Expected to speak each week are Andy Reid and Michael Vick. Hosted by Derrick Gunn, “Eagles Locker Room” will air on Comcast SportsNet every Wednesday at 11 p.m. beginning on September 14.
Daily News Live
“Daily News Live” packs an added punch this year with the help of current and former Eagles players, plus local and national football experts, and the always enthusiastic debate with writers from the Philadelphia Daily News. Regularly scheduled guests include: Ray Didinger, Tra Thomas, Brian Baldinger and Reuben Frank.
Nightly at 6:30, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., SportsNite will have the most in-depth Eagles coverage anywhere including interviews with key players and coaches, feature reports and expert analysis. In addition every Thursday through Saturday, Ray Didinger and Brian Baldinger will go “Under Review” to breakdown the upcoming game and look at what the Eagles need to do against their net opponent.
Every Sunday on “Full Contact” two of Philly’s local sports personalities face off against each other in a no-holds barred, 10 round debate with fans picking the winner. This interactive program fully integrates fans into the show through Twitter (Twitter.com/CSNPhilly) and Facebook (Facebook.com/CSNPhilly). “Full Contact” is hosted by Gregg Murphy and airs every Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
CSNPhilly.com columnist Reuben Frank and CSNPhilly.com managing editor Andy Schwartz will have daily coverage throughout the week and on game days, both in articles and blogs. Eagles’ Insider Ray Didinger will have columns, analysis and answer fans e-mails. On game days, Gregg Murphy will host live chats during “Eagles Pregame Live” and “Eagles Postgame Live,” plus fans can check out CSNPhilly.com’s in-game live feature that allows fans to not only chat during the game, but also follow all the stats, play by play and tweets. At halftime, fans can also watch CSNPhilly.com’s exclusive “Halftime Live” program featuring Murphy and Tra Thomas.
Eagles Season Ticket Giveaway
One lucky fan will be able to see the Eagles up close and personal this season courtesy of Comcast SportsNet. Fans can log onto CSNPhilly.com (Keyword: Season Tickets) beginning on Wednesday, September 7th, for their chance to win a pair of lower level regular season tickets. Fans can gain additional entries by posting the contest on their Facebook and Twitter pages. The winner will be announced on Daily News Live on Wednesday, September 21st.
Comcast On Demand
“Daily News Live,” “Eagles Postgame Live” and “Eagles Extra” will also be available On Demand for Comcast Cable customers.
*All programs and guests are scheduled to change without notice
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