For some reason, I just wasn’t in the mood to blog last night so I found a way to watch “The Tenth Inning” and also watched a screener of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Four Days in October” of which I’ll review this weekend. And I totally forgot to do the viewing picks which were up an hour late this morning.
Anyway, let’s give you what’s on tap for NFL Network from today through next Tuesday. Thanks to the fine people at NFL Network PR for sending this schedule.
NFL NETWORK & NFL.COM PROGRAMMING NOTES (9/29-10/5)former falcons head coach Jim Mora sits down with Eagles QB Michael Vick & Steve Mariucci TALKS with Eagles head coach Andy Reid on NFL GameDay Morning Sunday at 9:00 AM ETInterview with Steelers WR Hines Ward on NFL Total Access Thursday at 7:00 PM ETThe Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players Continues Countdown with Numbers 51-60 Thursday at 9:00 PM ETRich Eisen Interviews Drew Brees & Larry David on His NFL.com PodcastSunday is NFL GameDay on NFL Network, starting at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning. Host Rich Eisen joins Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp for the first and most comprehensive pregame show every Sunday.This Sunday features exclusive interviews with Steve Mariucci sitting down with former colleague and Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid. Jim Mora also talks with Eagles’ QB Michael Vick, who once played under Mora in Atlanta, as the team heads into their weekend matchup against former QB Donovan McNabb and the Redskins.Episode #5 of The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players debuts on NFL Network, Thursday at 9:00 PM ET, revealing numbers 51-60 on the list. Among the 10 players to be named this Thursday are a quarterback who has won multiple Super Bowls, two men with ties to Chicago’s last championship team and the first player to lead the NFL in rushing three years in a row. The first 40 players that have been revealed are as follows:100. Joe Namath99. Michael Strahan98. Lee Roy Selmon97. Derrick Brooks96. Mel Hein95. Larry Allen94. Lenny Moore93. Sam Huff92. Michael Irvin91. Fran Tarkenton90. Kurt Warner89. Ernie Nevers88. Ed Reed87. Elroy ‘Crazylegs’ Hirsch86. Willie Davis85. Marcus Allen84. Joe Schmidt83. Norm Van Brocklin82. Ted Hendricks81. Steve Young80. Troy Aikman79. Emlen Tunnell78. Bruce Matthews77. Tony Dorsett76. Art Shell75. Darrell Green74. Marion Motley73. Ozzie Newsome72. Jonathan Ogden71. Paul Warfield70. Marshall Faulk69. Bobby Bell68. Mike Webster67. Kellen Winslow66. Willie Brown65. Randy Moss64. Herb Adderley63. Jim Otto62. Randy White61. LaDainian Tomlinson
The Top 100 is a ten-part series counting down the 100 greatest players in NFL history, as determined by a blue-ribbon panel of football experts, including former players, historians, scouts, team executives and writers. As each member of the Top 100 is revealed, their story is told by a single “presenter” – chosen from the worlds of sports, politics, film, television and literature – who possesses particular interest in that player and insight into his greatness.
- NFL Network analyst Jim Mora interviews his former QB Michael Vick
- Steve Mariucci sits down with Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid
- Michael Lombardi reports from Tennessee for Broncos-Titans
- Steve Wyche reports from Lambeau Field for Lions-Packers
- Kara Henderson reports from Pittsburgh for Ravens-Steelers
- Jason La Canfora reports from Philadelphia for Redskins-Eagles
Thursday, September 30NFL Total Access:
- Interview with Steelers WR Hines Ward
- News of the Day from Philadelphia with Jason La CanforaAround the League:
- Play-by-Play with 49ers announcer Ted Robinson
- Play-by-Play with Titans radio voice Mike KeithFriday, October 1NFL Total Access:
- News of the Day from Philadelphia with Jason La CanforaSaturday, October 2NFL Total Access:
- Jason La Canfora reports live from the Redskins’ hotel in PhiladelphiaThursday 6:00 PM ET – AFC Playbook with Brian Billick, Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann:
- How the Steelers can ride their offense to remain unbeaten
- Why the Texans could lose their second straight game
- Why the Jets could be in trouble against the BillsFriday at 6:00 PM ET – NFC Playbook with Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann:
- Why the Redskins defense won’t be able to contain Michael Vick and the Eagles offense
- How the Falcons can ride their offense to a third straight win
- How the Rams defense can be the key to a second straight winNFL Network host Rich Eisen posted his third podcast of the season, featuring Saints QB Drew Brees and comedian Larry David. Brees reflected back on the Saints Super Bowl-winning season, while David dishes on the New York Jets, filming his show Curb Your Enthusiasm and how he would make a great head coach.Also joining was NFL Network producer Jason Wormser, who recapped all the headlines from Week 3 in the NFL.Last week, Eisen’s second podcast featuring Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and FOX NFL analyst Michael Strahan debuted at No. 14 on iTunes and ranked as high as No. 19 among iTunes’ top podcast episodes (as of September 29).For more information on ‘The Rich Eisen Podcast,’ please visit http://richeisen.nfl.com/?module=HP_spotlight or go to iTunes to download the latest episode.Thursday, September 30
- CHAT: Steve Wyche (12 NOON ET)
- CHAT: Brian Billick (2:00 PM ET)Friday, October 1
- CHAT: Fantasy Focus (12 NOON ET)
- CHAT: Vic Carucci (2:00 PM ET)Sunday, October 3
- 10:00 AM ET – NFL Fantasy LIVE with Michelle Beisner, Michael Fabiano and Dave Dameshek delivers the most up to date information for your fantasy team to have a record-setting day.
Thursday, September 3012 NOON – Playbook (HD)1:00 PM – NFL Replay: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears (HD)2:15 PM – NFL Replay: San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks (HD)3:30 PM – Sound FX: 2010, Week 3 (HD)4:00 PM – Around the League (HD) – LIVE6:00 PM – Playbook: AFC (HD)7:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)8:00 PM – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players – Episode 4 (HD)9:00 PM – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players – Episode 5 (HD) – DEBUT10:00 PM – Playbook: AFC (HD)11:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)Friday, October 112 NOON – Playbook: AFC (HD)1:00 PM – Sound FX: 2010, Week 2 (HD)1:30 PM – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players – Episode 5 (HD)2:00 PM – NFL Replay: 2007, Week 10, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins (HD)4:00 PM – Around the League (HD) – LIVE6:00 PM – Playbook: NFC (HD)7:00 PM – Top 10 Things We Loved About The 2000s (HD)8:00 PM – Canadian Football League: Montreal Alouettes vs. Calgary Stampeders (HD) – LIVE12 MIDNIGHT – Playbook: NFC (HD)Saturday, October 29:00 AM – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players – Episode 4 (HD)10:00 AM – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players – Episode 5 (HD)11:30 AM – Playbook: NFC (HD)12 NOON – NFL Films Presents: Living the Dream (HD)12:30 PM – NFL Replay: 2007, Week 10, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins (HD)1:30 PM – Top 10 Things We Loved About The 2000s2:30 PM – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players – Episode 3 (HD)3:30 PM – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players – Episode 4 (HD)5:00 PM – Playbook: NFC (HD)6:00 PM – Playbook: AFC (HD)7:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)8:30 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Jersey Numbers (HD)9:30 PM – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players – Episode 5 (HD)10:30 PM – NFL Films Presents: Living the Dream (HD)11:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)Sunday, October 3‘NFL GameDay’9:00 AM – NFL GameDay Morning (HD)1:00 PM – NFL GameDay StatZone (HD)4:00 PM – NFL GameDay Scoreboard (HD)7:30 PM – NFL GameDay Highlights (HD)11:30 PM – NFL GameDay Overtime (HD)12 MIDNIGHT – NFL GameDay Final (HD)Monday, October 43:00 PM – NFL Replay Real-Time: 2010, Week 4 (HD)4:00 PM – Around the League (HD) – LIVE6:00 PM – Up to the Minute (HD)6:30 PM – The Coaches Show (HD)7:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)8:30 PM – The Coaches Show (HD)9:00 PM – NFL Follies: 21st Century Follies10:00 PM – The Coaches Show (HD)10:30 PM – NFL Follies: The New Year Mistackular11:30 PM – NFL Total Access: Monday Night Football Pressers (HD)Tuesday, October 512 NOON – NFL Replay Real-Time: 2010, Week 4 (HD)1:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Jersey Numbers (HD)2:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Overtime Finishes (HD)3:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Games with Names4:00 PM – Around the League (HD) – LIVE6:00 PM – Playbook (HD)7:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)Field Pass Block (8:00-11:00 PM ET)8:00 PM – NFL Replay (HD)9:15 PM – NFL Replay (HD)10:30 PM – Sound FX: Best of Steve Mariucci (HD)
More coming up.