For Day 3 from Fort Worth for Super Bowl Week, ESPN and ESPN Radio will provide the following programming.
ESPN and ESPN Radio Super Bowl XLV Programs Originating Live from Sundance Square in Fort Worth – Wednesday, Feb. 2
ESPN’s multimedia coverage of Super Bowl XLV will continue Wednesday from North Texas with scheduled appearances by Dallas Cowboys Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith (Mike and Mike in the Morning), the Gronkowski brothers – Dan, a Broncos tight end; Rob, Patriots tight end; and Chris, Cowboys fullback, (First Take), and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith (SportsCenter Special). Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb also returns for the second day as a guest analyst, this time on the evening edition of SportsCenter.
All TV and radio shows will originate live from Sundance Square (195 West 3rd Street) in Fort Worth throughout the week and fans are encouraged to attend. Wednesday’s schedule (all times CT):
5 a.m. Mike and Mike in the Morning (ESPN Radio/ESPN2)
Hosts: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic
Guests: ESPN sr. NFL writer John Clayton (5:45 a.m., by phone), Hall of Fame Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann (6:15 a.m.), Monday Night Football analyst Ron Jaworski (6:30 a.m.), Emmitt Smith (7:45 a.m.), seven-time Pro Bowler and NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk (8 a.m.), Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (8:15 a.m.), Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg (8:30 a.m.), Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (8:45 a.m.) and Fort Worth chef Tim Love.
9 a.m. First Take / 1st and 10 (ESPN2) **
On-site (in order of appearance): Suh, the Gronkowski brothers – Dan, Rob and Chris; and Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
9 a.m. The Herd (ESPN Radio/ESPNU)
Host: Colin Cowherd
Guest: Fitzgerald (taping 8:30 a.m.), R. Gronkowski (9:45 a.m.), Hall of Fame Raiders defensive end and Fox NFL studio analyst Howie Long (10:15 p.m., phone), and Jones-Drew (10:45 p.m.)
11 a.m. SportsCenter
Host: Hannah Storm
1 p.m. Scott Van Pelt Show (ESPN Radio/ESPN2)
Hosts: Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo
Guests: Jones-Drew (1:30 p.m.), Cleveland Browns and former University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy (2:15 p.m.), Cowboys Pro Bowl wide receiver Miles Austin (2:30 p.m.), R. Gronkowski (taped) and Oregon linebacker and NFL Draft hopeful Casey Matthews, brother of Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
2 p.m. SportsCenter Special / NFL Live (ESPN)
Host: Mike Tirico/Trey Wingo. Analysts: Merril Hoge, Trent Dilfer, Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski
Guests: Jones-Drew (2:10 p.m.), DeMaurice Smith (2:30 p.m.), and Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (3:10 p.m.).
3 p.m. SportsNation (ESPN2)
Hosts: Michelle Beadle and Cowherd
Guests: Austin and Finley. Also, an opossum from the Fort Worth Zoo will be on-set to pick the Super Bowl winner.
3:30 p.m. Rome is Burning (ESPN)
Host: Jim Rome
Guests: Three-time Cowboys Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jay Ratliff and two-time Redskins Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo
5 p.m. SportsCenter (ESPN)
Host: Storm. Analysts: Mike Ditka and Tom Jackson
7 p.m. SportsCenter (ESPN Deportes)
Host: Ciro Procuna. Analysts: Raul Allegre and Alvaro Martin.
8 p.m. SportsCenter (ESPN) … to air at 10 p.m.
Host: Steve Levy. Analysts: Cris Carter. Guest Analyst: McNabb.
Note: Commentator and guest schedules subject to change
** Select interviews/segments originating from North Texas
I want to take a night off from blogging, but it appears I may not be able to. We’ll see what develops.