Super Bowl Sunday – TV Day Planner – NFL Network


What we as fans must remember about watching television on Super Bowl Sunday this is a marathon and not a sprint so pace yourself, this will be a long day. Also, it is important to remember that Fox, ESPN, NFL Network and all involved in pre-game programming understand that for many people in the audience today’s Super Bowl Game is the only football they have seen all year. These are the “casual fans,” and the networks need to gear their programming to add features that can reach a mass audience.

There will be plenty of the hardcore X’s and O’s stuff that the hardcore fan wants but it up to show where to find it. So, as I have done for the past seven years here is my annual Day Planner, a guide to finding what to watch and where on Super Bowl Sunday.

NFL Network starts things off at 7 a.m. ET – ‘NFL GameDay First’ – The start of 8.5 hours of pre-game programming on the network.

Look for Sterling Sharpe, Shaun O’Hara and Brian Billick to use their two hour block to breakdown the game with some key features right off the top. From 7 am to 9 am here is what you will see in order.

  •  What will be the Broncos’ game plan on offense?
  •  Who will be Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s go-to guy?
  •  How will the Broncos attack Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

Then from the Seattle side you will get the following.

  • How will the Broncos defend Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson?
  • Will Russell Wilson withstand the pressure of playing in the Super Bowl in just his second year in the NFL?
  • How will the Seahawks wide receivers attack the Broncos’ secondary?

At 9 a.m. on NFL Network it will be the Super Bowl edition of “GameDay Morning.”

  • Rich EisenSteve MariucciMarshall FaulkKurt WarnerWarren Sapp Michael Irvin – MetLife Stadium main set

They will have over a dozen reporters all around the area reporting on a number of things. Here are the highlights.

9:00 AM ET Hour

Is Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson ready for the big stage?

NFL GameDay Morning examines Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ call

The best cold weather games of all-time

10:00 AM ET Hour

How Super Bowl XLVIII affects Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s legacy

NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer examines the culture of the locker room

The NFL GameDay Morning examine Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and his impact on the game

11:00 AM ET Hour

NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin sits down with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

Network’s Mark Kriegel’s feature on why New York City is a football city, highlighting the stories of New Yorkers such as Al DavisHoward CosellVince Lombardi and Sonny Werblin

Super Bowl Bold Predictions

 12 Noon ET Hour

NFL Media’s Mike Silver sits down with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll

Feature on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning writing letters to players when they retire and the impact the handwritten notes have.    Includes interviews with Tony DungyMatt BirkJohn Lynch and Troy Brown

In honor of Groundhog Day, NFL GameDay Morning discusses which underground storyline will be cast on Super Bowl Sunday

 1:00 PM ET Hour

Stanford head coach David Shaw joins live to discuss his former player, Seahawks cornerbackRichard Sherman

NFL GameDay Morning provide the Super Bowl X-factors

The NFL GameDay Morning discuss trash-talking in the NFL

 2:00 PM ET Hour

Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Brett Favre joins the show from his home in Mississippi

NFL GameDay Morning examines Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s journey to SuperBowl XLVIII

 3:00 PM ET Hour

Model Chrissy Teigen joins the show live

NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner sits down with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning

Super Bowl XLVIII edition of M&M

 4:00 PM ET Hour

NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders sits down with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman

The cast of the upcoming movie Draft DayKevin CostnerJennifer    Garner and Dennis Leary join the show

Super Bowl XLVIII edition of Tale of the Tape

 5:00 PM ET Hour & Remaining Half Hour

o   NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders breaks down the key matchups of Super Bowl XLVIII

o   NFL GameDay Morning provide their Super Bowl XLVIII game picks

 Following the game, NFL GameDay Final is live from MetLife Stadium with postgame interviews with players and coaches, in-depth analysis and complete game highlights.