THE BIG BOYS (and girls) COME TO TOWN
On Sunday, 28 October, NFL GameDay Morning personalities Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin will make the jump from NFL Network’s Los Angeles studios to the field at Wembley Stadium to call the Week 8 matchup between the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Eisen, Mariucci, Warner and Irvin have paired together on the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning since 2011, providing viewers with expert analysis, entertaining commentary and up-to-the-minute reports prior to kick off on Sundays.
“NFL GameDay Morning has some of the most knowledgeable voices covering the NFL, and their chemistry resonates with fans every Sunday,” said Mark Quenzel, NFL Senior Vice President of Programming & Production. “Bringing this team, their experience and unique perspective together for a live national game telecast between Jacksonville and Philadelphia in London was an opportunity we wanted to take advantage of.”
As the three-time Emmy-nominated host of NFL GameDay Morning and the Emmy-nominated Rich Eisen Show, Eisen will handle play-by-play duties on a regular season NFL game for the first time in his 24-year broadcasting career. He has previously called a live game telecast of the Senior Bowl for NFL Network.
“After a decade-and-a-half of planting new broadcast flags for the NFL Network, this one may be the most thrilling of all,” Eisen said. “I can’t wait to get to Wembley to start the call so I’m going to use this press release to remind everyone that the yellow line is unofficial.”
The matchup will also be the first game analyst assignment for Mariucci and Irvin. Warner is no stranger to the role with a previous stint in the booth on a pair of NFL games on NBC, in addition to his current position as colour analyst for Westwood One’s live radio coverage of Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl.
Joining the broadcast team are Melissa Stark and Peter Schrager, who will provide news from the sidelines. Stark will be making her first appearance as a sideline reporter since 2002 as a member of ABC’s Monday Night Football broadcast team. In addition to co-hosting NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, Schrager has served as an NFL sideline reporter for FOX Sports since 2016.
Coverage of Eagles vs. Jaguars begins at noon on NFL Network with NFL GameDay Kickoff, hosted by Kay Adams alongside Steve Smith Sr., Reggie Bush and Kyle Brandt, live from Wembley Stadium. Halftime and postgame coverage will originate from NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ and feature Colleen Wolfe, Michael Robinson and Mike Garafolo.
Special editions of Good Morning Football with Adams, Brandt, Schrager and Nate Burleson live from London Monday through Friday at noon and Saturday at 2pm.
London edition of the Kyle Brandt Football Experience Friday at 11pm.