NFL Network To Have Wall-To-Wall Senior Bowl Coverage

Discussion in 'NFL Draft Discussion' started by SRW, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    NFL Network To Offer Unprecedented Exclusive HD Coverage
    Of The 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl
    Network will air over 21 hours of live and original HD coverage of the game and its practice sessions during Senior Bowl Week.


    MOBILE, Ala. (January 18, 2008) -- The NFL Network’s exclusive high-definition coverage of the 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl game and its practices will offer viewers an unprecedented 21 hours of live and original coverage of the event.

    NFL Network’s exclusive high-definition coverage of the league’s next generation of NFL stars begins Monday, January 21 at 3:00 p.m. (CST) from Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

    Practice coverage runs Monday, January 21 through Thursday, January 24 with live two-hour telecasts from North and South team practices. Each night at 7:00 p.m. a 30-minute Path to the Draft Senior Bowl Recap Show airs providing interviews and analysis.

    The week culminates Saturday, January 26 with the 59th annual Under Armour Senior Bowl at 3:00 p.m., beginning with a special Total Access Senior Bowl pre-game show at 2:30 p.m.

    The NFL Network crew of Paul Burmeister, Mike Mayock and Charles
    Davis during last year's Under Armour Senior Bowl practice coverage
    at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

    The network’s on-air talent roster from Mobile will include Paul Burmeister, Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and newcomer Ernie Accorsi. Accorsi, most recently the New York Giants’ general manager from 1998-2006, brings years of player personnel and front office expertise to the telecast.
    Rich Eisen will calls Saturday’s game alongside Mayock, Davis and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trent Dilfer.

    The Senior Bowl features 100 of the country’s best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South. This year, the North team will be coached by Lane Kiffin and the Oakland Raiders staff, while Mike Nolan and the San Francisco 49ers coaches lead the South.

    “NFL Network is the only network able to dedicate round-the-clock coverage to the upcoming draft class,” said NFL Network Executive Producer Eric Weinberger. “The Senior Bowl is really the first day of our coverage of the 2008 NFL season and leads nicely into our extensive draft coverage over the next four months.”

    The Senior Bowl game and coverage of its practice sessions will also air on Sirius Satellite Radio, giving the event several hours of worldwide radio exposure, as well. Senior Bowl content will also appear throughout the week on, the official website of the NFL.

    The Senior Bowl is attended annually by over 800 NFL coaches, scouts and front office personnel searching for the next great NFL superstar. NFL Network will be there for the entire week with 21 hours of programming from Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Fans will have an open window to the action all week, including practices and the game, giving them the same view every team uses to help determine its draft.

    Last year, the Senior Bowl produced 12 first-round picks in the NFL Draft, 90 total selections and a top five choice for the seventh consecutive year. 2007 Senior Bowl participant Patrick Willis was named the 2007 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press and is one of 24 former Senior Bowl participants to be named to the 2008 Pro Bowl.
    Among players who have accepted invitations to participate: quarterbacks John David Booty (USC), Colt Brennan (Hawaii), Brian Brohm (Louisville), Chad Henne (Michigan) and Andre Woodson (Kentucky); receivers Early Doucet (LSU) and Limas Sweed (Texas); offensive linemen Sam Baker (USC) and Kirk Barton (Ohio State); defensive linemen Sedrick Ellis (USC) and Andre Fluellen (Florida State); linebackers Dan Connor (Penn State) and Shawn Crable (Michigan); and defensive back Tom Zbikowski (Notre Dame).

    Below is a day-by-day breakdown of NFL Network’s planned television coverage of the 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl:

    2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl on NFL Network – all times are CST

    Monday, Jan. 21
    3:00 – Day 1: North Team Practice (HD)
    7:00 – Day 1: Path to the Draft Senior Bowl Recap Show (HD)
    Tuesday, Jan. 22
    9:30 – Day 2: North Team Practice (HD)
    3:30 *– Day 2: South Team Practice (HD)
    7:00 -- Day 2: Path to the Draft Senior Bowl Recap Show (HD)
    Wednesday, Jan. 23
    9:30 – Day 3: North Team Practice (HD)
    3:30 *– Day 3: South Team Practice (HD)
    7:00 – Day 3: Path to the Draft Senior Bowl Recap Show (HD)
    Thursday, Jan. 24
    9:30 – Day 4: North Team Practice (HD)
    3:30 *– Day 4: South Team Practice (HD)
    7:00 – Day 4: Path to the Draft Senior Bowl Recap Show (HD)
    Saturday, Jan. 26
    2:30 – NFL Total Access Senior Bowl Pre-game Show (HD)
    3:00 – 2008 Under Armour Senior Bowl (HD)
    6:00 – NFL Total Access Senior Bowl Post-game Show (HD)
  2. DallasArmor09

    DallasArmor09 Well-Known

    Im pumped for this. Watch it every year and it is fun to watch these kids give it their all about to join the NFL
  3. eaglesrule4ever

    eaglesrule4ever Pro Bowler

    yeah i watch it every year basically to see who would be a good fit with the eagles and just because it is one of the last games of the year.I never miss any of the last games.
  4. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    Same here....just one more reason to love NFL Network. They have great coverage of this every year.
  5. DallasArmor09

    DallasArmor09 Well-Known

    Yep. I will tape it if i can't be there to watch it when it airs!!! These young talents playing in this game are the future of the sport we all love!!!
  6. Ablaze

    Ablaze wtf?

    I'll be watching that for sure, if I remember. :icon_confused:
  7. DallasArmor09

    DallasArmor09 Well-Known

    They have cut into the Senior Bowl Pracitce for a Tony Dungy Press Conference he is returning!!! Im lmfao
  8. 49erGenius

    49erGenius Banned

    Is anybody concerned of the coaches that coach these games, meaning ones that have trouble winning for the kids? I feel at times the coaching seriously lacks at these games, like they're more like an exhibition fun game rather then a serious game. I hope it's a good contest though, but I wish the coaches they get take it more seriously.