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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA KICKS OFF 2017 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA KICKS OFF 2017 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS COVERAGE

Former 49ers Quarterback Jeff Garcia Joins Network as Analyst for “49ers Pregame Live,” “49ers Postgame Live” and “The 49ers Insider Podcast”

 

“49ers Game Plan” Presented by Nissan, New 30-Minute Show Featuring Weekly Sit-Down  with Head Coach Kyle Shanahan or General Manager John Lynch, Debuts Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m.  on NBC Bay Area, Re-Airs at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area

 

“49ers Pregame Live” Presented by Toyota (Season Premiere) Sunday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. Prior to 49ers/Panthers; Show to Originate from the Faithful Mile Before Every Home Game

 

“49ers Postgame Live” presented by Esurance, “The Official Postgame Show of the 49ers” (Season Premiere) Immediately Following Season Opener

 

“49ers Central” (Season Premiere) Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m.

 

“49ers Press Conference Live” (Season Premiere) Monday, Sept. 11

 

NBCSportsBayArea.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long 49ers & NFL News, Analysis, Exclusive Video and “The 49ers Insider Podcast” with Matt Maiocco & Jeff Garcia

 

Original Content Throughout Season Via NBC Sports Bay Area & NFL Personalities’ Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 7, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic 49ers Fan,” is set to kick off the 2017 NFL season with complete “Sunday to Sunday” coverage that includes: former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia (@JeffGarciaJGFA) joining the network’s 49ers coverage team; the debut of 49ers Game Plan – featuring a weekly sit-down with either head coach Kyle Shanahan or general manager John Lynch; in-depth game day coverage with 49ers Pregame Live and 49ers Postgame Live; season-long 49ers and NFL news and analysis on 49ers Press Conference Live, 49ers Central and The Happy Hour; and comprehensive 49ers and NFL news, analysis and insider reports on NBCSportsBayArea.com.  Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms – including live game-day content from Levi’s® Stadium at every 49ers home game – on Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCS49ers).

NBC Sports Bay Area’s lineup of 49ers and NFL related programming for the season:

NEW THIS SEASON:

49ers analyst Jeff Garcia – Former 49ers quarterback (1999-2003) Jeff Garcia will serve as an NBC Sports Bay Area analyst on 49ers Pregame Live and 49ers Postgame Live, and will co-host “The 49ers Insider Podcast” with NBCSportsBayArea.com 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS).  The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback also played for the Cleveland Browns (2004), Detroit Lions (2005), Philadelphia Eagles (2006, 2009) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2007-2008).  Garcia, a native of Gilroy, threw 161 touchdowns and passed for 25,537 yards in his 11-year NFL career.  Following his career at San Jose State University (1991-1993), he played for the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders (1994-1998), where he was a four-time West Division All-Star and won a Grey Cup championship.

49ers Game Plan presented by Nissan49ers Game Plan – hosted by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dave Feldman (@FeldyNBCS) – is a new, half-hour program featuring a weekly sit-down with either 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan or general manager John Lynch, that will debut on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. on NBC Bay Area, and will re-air at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area.  Each week during the NFL season, Shanahan or Lynch will provide The Faithful with an insightful preview of the 49ers’ next opponent, and a recap the team’s previous game.  49ers Game Plan will also include features, game highlights, and interviews with current and former players, coaches, front office personnel and other insiders.  49ers Game Plan will air on NBC Bay Area on Saturdays, and will re-air 10 p.m. on Saturdays on NBC Sports Bay Area.  Visit NBCBayArea.com and NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times.

49ERS GAME-DAY PROGRAMS:

49ers Pregame Live presented by Toyota – Prior to every home game at Levi’s® Stadium, NBC Sports Bay Area kicks off its 49ers game day coverage with 49ers Pregame Live – the only live, locally produced 49ers pregame show.  49ers Pregame Live – a one-hour show that debuts on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus before the 49ers/Panthers game – provides the latest game day news, player updates, a detailed game preview and analysis, and on-field pregame reports. 49ers Pregame Live is hosted by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dave Feldman, former 49ers defensive end and Super Bowl XXIX champion Dennis Brown (@DTBrownSF), and former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia. Plus, NBCSportsBayArea.com 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco will provide additional pregame coverage with up-to-the-minute game day information.  49ers Pregame Live will broadcast live from the Faithful Mile – the official tailgate party location of 49ers games at Levi’s® Stadium – one hour prior to every home game. Fans are encouraged to attend the live broadcasts and to pick up free NBC Sports Bay Area giveaways.

49ers Postgame Live presented by Esurance – Beginning Sunday, Sept. 10, immediately following the 49ers’ season opener against the Panthers (approx. 4 p.m.) on NBC Sports Bay Area, 49ers Postgame Live, “the official postgame show of the 49ers,” continues to be the leading destination for The Faithful, with comprehensive one-hour coverage featuring in-depth game analysis, locker room interviews and player reactions, full coverage of Coach Shanahan's and key players’ press conferences and a preview of the following week’s game. 49ers Postgame Live is hosted by Dave Feldman and features detailed postgame analysis from Dennis Brown and Jeff Garcia.  Matt Maiocco will also provide immediate postgame interviews and reaction from 49ers players and coaches.  49ers Postgame Live will broadcast from the field after home games.

WEEKLY 49ERS PROGRAMS:

49ers Press Conference Live – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com will present 49ers Press Conference Live – coverage from Coach Shanahan’s weekly press conference – the day following games. The network will provide a live, uninterrupted feed from the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times.  Later in the day, at 4:30 p.m., NBC Sports Bay Area will air a half-hour condensed version of Shanahan’s press conference that will be hosted by Dave Feldman, with analysis from Dennis Brown and NBCSportsBayArea.com Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS), and Matt Maiocco reporting from Santa Clara.

49ers Central49ers Central, a half-hour show, is hosted by Dave Feldman along with weekly contributions from 49ers analysts Dennis Brown and 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco.  Throughout the 2017 NFL season, 49ers Central will feature interviews with players and coaches, examine the pivotal plays from the previous week’s game, and provides extensive analysis of the 49ers’ upcoming opponents.  The season debut of 49ers Central is on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. and the show can be seen regularly on Thursdays with re-airs throughout the week.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times.

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto, along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS) – regularly airs live weekdays at 5 p.m.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth 49ers and NFL preview and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

49ERS DIGITAL CONTENT:

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete 49ers and NFL coverage and showcases 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco and Senior Insider Ray Ratto and provides insightful news and analysis, daily insider reports and two regular podcasts: “The 49ers Insider Podcast” with Matt Maiocco & Jeff Garcia and “The Happy Hour Podcast.” NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; press conferences; and content from the network’s news programming.

NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – Throughout the 2017 NFL season, NBC Sports Bay Area will deliver extensive original content across the network’s and on-air personalities’ various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.  Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Levi’s® Stadium at every 49ers home game.

Follow NBC Sports Bay Area: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCS49ers).

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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How to watch Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards 2019 on MyTeams

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How to watch Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards 2019 on MyTeams

Behind every athlete is a coach or a mentor that helped them achieve their dream.

For five Bay Area athletes, they recently got the chance to honor that coach or mentor at the fifth annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards show at the Farimont Hotel in San Francisco, which will air Sunday night at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming live on the MyTeams app.

This year, these athletes were chosen to honor the person that had the greatest impact on their careers.

Klay Thompson, 3-time NBA Champion Guard, Golden State Warriors will honor Jerry DeBusk, Head Basketball Coach, Santa Margarita Catholic High School (1992-2012)

• Pablo Sandoval, 3-time World Series Champion Infielder, San Francisco Giants will honor Bruce Bochy, 3-time World Series Champion Manager, San Francisco Giants (2007-present)

• Marcus Semien, Shortstop, Oakland Athletics will honor Ron Washington, 3rd Base and Infield Coach, Oakland Athletics (1996-2006, 2015-2016), Former MLB player and manager

• Marquise Goodwin, Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers will honor Richard McCroan, Coach and Director of Football Operations, Rowlett High School (2000-present)

• Charles Woodson, Heisman Trophy Winner and Super Bowl Champion Cornerback and Safety, Oakland Raiders (1998-2005, 2013-2015) will honor Vance Bedford, College Football Assistant Coach (1985-2016)

• Kristine Anigwe, 3-time first team All-Pac-12, Cal Basketball will present Lindsay Gottlieb, Head Basketball Coach University of California, Berkeley, with a Coaching Corps Game Changer Award

Here's how you can watch the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards 2019:

When: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. PT
Live Stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports App

Desktop users can stream the show here.

“SPLIT END: THE CURIOUS CASE OF WARREN WELLS,” ABOUT FORMER OAKLAND RAIDERS STAR, DEBUTS JANUARY 12 AT 7:00 PM ON NBC BAY AREA

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“SPLIT END: THE CURIOUS CASE OF WARREN WELLS,” ABOUT FORMER OAKLAND RAIDERS STAR, DEBUTS JANUARY 12 AT 7:00 PM ON NBC BAY AREA

 

Revealing One-Hour Documentary Chronicles Troubled Career

and Life of Former Raiders Receiver

 

“If he could have played long enough, he could have been the greatest wide receiver that ever played.”

– John Madden, Former Raiders Head Coach, on Warren Wells

 

“The most dynamic receiver in football, the most feared player in the AFL.”

– Bill Walsh, then the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals (1968-1975), on Wells

 

Split End: The Curious Case of Warren Wells Narrated by Sway Calloway,

Oakland Native and Hip Hop Icon

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 3, 2019 – What if one of the best football players in the NFL were sent away to live in a dangerous cult?  What if his mind was subjected to various forms of brainwashing and thought control?  The thought of it is too incredible to be believed…but it happened.   Split End: The Curious Case of Warren Wells, a one-hour documentary about the life of former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Warren Wells, debuts on Saturday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. PST on NBC Bay Area/KNTV (@nbcbayarea).

 

NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) will provide an encore presentation of Split End: The Curious Case of Warren Wells on Thursday, January 24 at 8:30 p.m. PST.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for additional air dates and times.

 

For three seasons – 1968 through 1970 – Warren Wells was perhaps the best receiver in football.  He averaged over a thousand yards receiving, 12 touchdowns, and over 23 yards every time he touched the football for the Raiders.  In his four years with the Raiders, Wells caught 156 passes for 3,634 yards and 42 touchdowns. 

 

But problems with alcohol led Wells down a perilous path, one that led him to be “sentenced” to a new age treatment facility called Synanon. 

 

With “houses” in downtown Oakland and San Francisco, and two compounds in Marin County, Synanon was well known to Bay Area residents in the 1970s, but few knew what was really going on inside its walls: a dangerous “game” in which residents were subjected to abuse and ridicule until they eventually broke down. Once subjugated, the “players” were coerced to join Synanon, donate all of their possessions to the group, and “never leave.”  Eventually the “self-help group” asked to be classified as a religion.  This is the world Warren Wells walked into in January of 1972. 

 

Wells, 76, died on December 27, 2018 just days after what is reported to be the Raiders’ final game in the Oakland Coliseum.  Only a few Raiders fans still remember him as a shooting star that lit up the old American Football League; few others know how that star fell after football.  Almost no one, however, knows the full story, Split End: The Curious Case of Warren Wells.

 

“As a young boy growing up in Hayward, California, my first sports love was the Oakland Raiders, especially the dynamic offense of ‘The Mad Bomber’ Daryle Lamonica and his receivers Warren Wells, Fred Biletnikoff and tight end Raymond Chester.  In 1971 we all wondered what had happened to Warren Wells – we knew he was in trouble – but we thought he’d be back better than ever the next year,” said Ted Griggs, President, Group Leader and Strategic Production & Programming Leader for NBC Sports Regional Networks.  “When my father took me to a preseason game in 1972, I saw Wells go out for a pattern and even at 11-years old I knew something was wrong.  He ran in slow motion.”

 

Griggs added:  “When I got a chance to work with John Madden in the 1980s and 1990s, I asked him about Warren.  John told me that he suspected that something happened to him in Synanon – and he was never the same.  That began a near three decade curiosity to find out what really happened to Warren Wells.  I began working on this project in earnest in 2015 and I think, finally, I’ve found some of the answers.  I’m also left with many more questions. I know Warren was loved and cared for in his final years by his nephew Wyron and sister-in-law Consetta.  They helped him successfully battle his problems with alcohol and live happily in his final years.   I do hope Warren Wells rests in peace.”

 

Split End: The Curious Case of Warren Wells is narrated by Oakland native, radio personality, hip-hop artist and Oakland Raiders fan Sway Calloway (@RealSway).

 

About NBC Bay Area / KNTV:

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Bay Area / KNTV is the Bay Area’s investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous, in-depth journalism with unique personalities. Along with broadcasting NBC’s award-winning daytime, prime-time and late night programming, NBC Bay Area produces more than 32 hours of news programming each week. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 3 and 703 and over-the-air on 11. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, hit movies and original programming. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and over-the-air on 11.3.

 

About NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

 

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