Needing more sports news in the morning…well you’ll get it at least from the NFL Network.
The NFL Network has announced the launch of its new four-hour long morning show called NFL AM. According to USA Today, the show will be on Monday through Friday at 6 a. m. Eastern time starting July 30.
Now even though the show starts at 6am ET there are no plans to move it to the east coast away from the network’s headquarters, so the show will be going live at 3am PT.
The show’s talent roster features Mark Kriegel from FOXSports.com, former San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl-winning cornerback Eric Davis, Brian Webber from FOX Sports Digital, Nicole Zaloumis from Comcast Sports Net-New England and Steve Wyche from NFL Media. The show will be based at NFL Network’s Culver City, Calif., studios. No other sport is the sole focus of a show of this length each and every weekday morning.
“‘NFL AM’ will give fans a great reason to look forward to the morning,” Mark Quenzel said, NFL Network senior vice president of programming and production. “We know that our fans are looking for more football and we are excited to provide a personality-driven show which focuses on football and everything around it. There will be no better way to start their day.”
Beginning Monday, Sept. 3, “NFL AM” will encore each weekday at 7 a.m. PT for West Coast fans.
“NFL AM” will be streamed live on NFL Mobile only from Verizon and will feature companion programming including fantasy info and lifestyle content on NFL.com and NFL digital platforms.
“It’s mind-boggling how much content is out there,” NFLN executive producer Eric Weinberger told USA Today. “How can you fill up four hours dedicated to the NFL every morning? It’s surprisingly easier that it sounds.”
Personally I am an NFLN groupie and I love myself some Rich Eisen, but every morning for four hours, even during the off season might be a bit excessive. On the other hand, it shows how much people really love the NFL and want their NFL news.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,