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ESPN’s Super Bowl XLVII Coverage for Thursday


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More than 21 Current and Former NFL Players Will Appear on ESPN Shows from New Orleans

ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII continues Thursday, Jan. 31, from the French Quarter in New Orleans (Jax Brewery parking lot, 600 Decatur Street) with appearances more than 32 current and former players, including Hall of Famers Rod Woodson and Thurman Thomas, and Pro Bowlers J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson and DeMarcus Ware.

Monday Night Football’s Mike Tirico will host a SportsCenter Special at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET) with analysts Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski focused on the Xs and Os of the Super Bowl matchups – similar to their weekly NFL Matchup program which uses the all-22 coaches’ film to highlight team strategies and the nuances of the game.

ESPN television and radio shows are open for public viewing all week and fans are encouraged to attend.

Thursday’s schedule (all times CT): 

Time (CT) Show Network(s)
5-9 a.m. Mike and Mike in the MorningHosts: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic

Guests: Packers WR Donald Driver (6:45), Giants WR Victor Cruz (7:00), Texans DE J.J. Watt (7:15), ESPN analyst Cris Carter (7:45), former Patriots OT Matt Light (8:00), Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (8:15), Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware (8:30) and Giants DE Justin Tuck (8:45).

8 a.m.-2 p.m. SportsCenterHost: Hannah Storm. Analysts: Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Jerry Rice. Guests: Ware, Driver, Giants DE Osi Umenyiora, Former Saints QB Archie Manning, Saints S Roman Harper, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, Actor/Comedian Tracy Morgan, Bears LB Lance Briggs and Tuck.  ESPN
9 a.m.-12 p.m. The Herd with Colin Cowherd Host: Colin Cowherd

Guests: Former Redskins QB Joe Theismann (9:30), Umenyiora (9:45), HOF safety Rod Woodson (10:15) and Jets back-up QB Greg McElroy (10:45).

12-3 p.m. SVP & RussilloHosts: Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo

Guests: Gronkowski (11:20), Saints QB Drew Brees (12:30), Tuck (12:45), Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (1:15), Briggs and Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles.

2-3 p.m. SportsCenter Special presented by Little Caesars PizzaHost: Mike Tirico.  Analysts: Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski ESPN
3-4 p.m. NFL LiveHost: Trey Wingo.  Analysts: Cris Carter and Tom Jackson ESPN
3-4 p.m. SportsNation presented by ToyotaHosts: Charissa Thompson and Marcellus Wiley. Analyst: Edwards. Guests: Ware, HOF RB Thurman Thomas, Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich ESPN2
4-5 p.m. NFL32 Hosts:  Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen.  Analysts:  Hoge and Tedy Bruschi. ESPN2
5-6 p.m. SportsCenterHost: Levy.  Analysts: Trent Dilfer and Mark Schlereth. ESPN
7-8 p.m. NFL Semanal Special (Airs at 8:30, and 11 p.m. CT on Latin North)Host: Ciro Procuna. Analysts: Raul Allegre, Alvaro Martin, Eduardo Varela, John Sutcliffe and Mauricio Pedroza. ESPN Dos
8-10 p.m. SportsCenter (Airs at 10 p.m. CT)Host: Stuart Scott. Analysts: Keyshawn Johnson and Steve Young. ESPN

Note: Commentator and guest schedules subject to change

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