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NBC Sports Philadelphia announces Mission LII multiplatform Eagles Super Bowl coverage


NBC Sports Philadelphia announces Mission LII multiplatform Eagles Super Bowl coverage

PHILADELPHIA- (January 26, 2017) – NBC Sports Philadelphia, The Official Pre and Postgame Station of the Philadelphia Eagles, continues to be the place to go for total Eagles coverage during Super Bowl Week. With extensive coverage from Minneapolis, and at home in Philadelphia, no team has the Eagles covered quite like NBC Sports Philadelphia.
The robust 24/7 multiplatform Eagles coverage includes multiple live shows from Minneapolis. Daily coverage will include press conferences, national guests, football experts, plus exclusive content on; including Philly Sports Talk and Quick Slants podcasts. For additional coverage and insight, follow @NBCSPhilly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Talent reporting from Minneapolis include Michael Barkann, Derrick Gunn, Barrett Brooks, John Clark, Reuben Frank, Ray Didinger and Seth Joyner. Several other special guests will bring viewers the sights and sounds of Super Bowl week, and the Eagles preparations for the Championship Game. 
The fun begins on Saturday when Quick Slant's crew of Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks head out for the 17-hour drive to Minneapolis, with a brief overnight stop. "The Adventures of Brooks and Gunn" can be followed on @NBCSPhilly's social media channels. 

NBC Sports Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Week Highlights

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Philly Sports Talk: Monday through Friday at 5 p.m.
Quick Slants: Monday through Saturday at 6 p.m.
Mission LII: Monday through Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Mission LII Sounding Off: Monday through Friday 11 p.m.
Super Bowl Sunday:
Eagles Pregame Live: 3:30 p.m.
Eagles Postgame Live: Immediately after the game ends
End Game: Midnight
NBC Sports Philadelphia+
Philly Sports Talk (replay): weeknights at 8 p.m.
Quick Slants (replay): weeknights at 9 p.m.
Mission LII (replay): weeknights at 9:30 p.m.

Exclusive Super Bowl coverage can be found on, and on the network’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.  Each day, NBC Sports Philadelphia will host a Facebook Live with special guests from Minneapolis.

Programming Details:
Mission LII – Weekdays at 6:30 p.m.
Michael Barkann will host this 30 minute show which highlights the sights, sounds and adventures of Super Bowl week in Minneapolis.
Mission LII Flight Plan – Sunday at 8 p.m.
This two-hour special takes a look back at the Eagles season, and their road to Super Bowl LII.  Click here ( for a preview.
Mission LII Sounding Off weeknights at 11 p.m.
This hour-long show showcases the highlights of the day’s press conferences, including the always entertaining “Media Day”
Philly Sports Talk weekdays at 5 p.m.
Michael Barkann will host his long-running talk show from the Mall of America live each weekday from 5 – 6 p.m. featuring football experts from Philly and around the country.
Quick Slants weekdays at 6 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m.
At 6 p.m. Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks take over as they break down the Eagles-Patriots game in this X’s and O’s driven program.
Super Bowl Sunday – Live coverage begins at 3:30 p.m.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will be live beginning at 3:30 p.m. with an expanded Super Bowl edition of Eagles Pregame Live with Michael Barkann, Ray Didinger, Barrett Brooks and Seth Joyner.  Immediately after the conclusion of the game, Eagles Postgame Live will hit the air.
NBC Sports Philadelphia+
Each evening from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. weeknights, NBC Sports Philadelphia+ will replay Philly Sports Talk, Quick Slants and Mission LII.

NBC Sports Philadelphia looks back at life and career of Eric Lindros in 'The Case for 88'

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NBC Sports Philadelphia looks back at life and career of Eric Lindros in 'The Case for 88'

PHILADELPHIA — As the Flyers get ready to retire Eric Lindros’ jersey,  NBC Sports Philadelphia looks back at Eric’s life and career as a Philadelphia Flyer.  In addition to live coverage of his jersey retirement ceremony during Thursday’s game, NBC Sports Philadelphia will air “The Case for 88,” a look back at his storied career.
Earlier today, John Boruk posted a story to on Eric’s coming full circle in Philadelphia: Eric Lindros Coming Home
Lindros will have his No. 88 jersey retired on January 18, making him only the sixth player in Flyers history bestowed with such an honor. NBC Sports Philadelphia will have complete coverage of the ceremony. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. and can be streamed through or through the NBC Sports App.
The Case for 88
From the drama around him being drafted, the chaos surrounding his trade from the Nordiques to the Flyers, to his up and down career with the team, and ultimately his trade to the Rangers, “The Case for 88” covers it all. Lindros also reflects on his return to the Flyers during the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game, and his induction into the Flyers Hall of Fame in 2014.  We’ll hear from team executives and former players including former Flyers President, Jay Snider, former Flyers GMs Bob Clark and Russ Farwell, and teammates John Leclair, Mark Recchi and Keith Jones during the one-hour retrospective.
“The Case for 88” will air on the following dates and times

NBC Sports Philadelphia
Wednesday, January 17: 10 p.m. (Premiere)
Thursday, January 18: 11 a.m. & Midnight
Saturday, January 20: 5 p.m.
NBC Sports Philadelphia+
Wednesday, January 17:  2 a.m.
Friday, January 19: 9:30 p.m.
Preview here: The Case for 88

Mike Missanelli Show to air live weekdays on NBC Sports Philadelphia beginning in 2018


Mike Missanelli Show to air live weekdays on NBC Sports Philadelphia beginning in 2018

PHILADELPHIA- (December 20, 2017) – NBC Sports Philadelphia and the Beasley Media Group announced a partnership which will bring The Fanatic’s popular afternoon show hosted by Mike Missanelli to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s air beginning in 2018.  The announcement was made by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Brian Monihan and Beasley Media Group Philadelphia’s Vice President and Market Manager Joe Bell. 

“NBC Sports Philadelphia continues to be Philadelphia sports fans’ go-to source for game, news and opinion, on their favorite teams,” said Monihan.  “With the addition of the Mike Missanelli Show to our lineup, we are providing our audience with yet another platform to hear from experts and fans on the state of Philly teams.” 

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to have Mike Missanelli’s show on both 97.5 The Fanatic and NBC Sports Philadelphia,” said Joe Bell, vice president and market manager of Beasley Media Group Philadelphia. “We recently signed a multi-year extension deal with him. This exciting new partnership will be an added bonus for the dedicated Philadelphia fans who are passionate about their sports teams.”

The “Mike Missanelli Show” will air NBC Sports Philadelphia weekdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. “Philly Sports Talk” will air at its regularly scheduled time at 5 p.m.  

Mike Missanelli is a well-known media personality and host of  the  #1 evening drive show--“The Mike Missanelli Show”—on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic.  Missanelli has served for the past 20 years as a sports talk host in Philadelphia and New York.  He graduated from Penn State University, where he played varsity baseball and received a degree in journalism.  The media veteran spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter (10 with The Philadelphia Inquirer), before branching off into positions in radio and television. He is a graduate of Widener University Law School and is a member of the Pennsylvania bar.