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Sports Uncovered Podcast: How to listen to episode on Barret Robbins' Super Bowl disappearance

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Sports Uncovered Podcast: How to listen to episode on Barret Robbins' Super Bowl disappearance

Had the Eagles won the 2002 NFC Championship Game, they would've faced the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, and possibly rewritten franchise history.

It also may have changed the life of former Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins, the Pro Bowl center who spent the day before the Super Bowl bar-hopping and drinking before ultimately missing the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It stands as one of the strangest Super Bowl stories of all-time.

In the fifth episode of NBC Sports' "Sports Uncovered" podcast series, "The Mysterious Disappearance that Changed a Super Bowl", NBC Sports Bay Area takes a deep dive into Robbins' story, from his early diagnosis with depression in college to the self-destructive day of drinking that took him all the way into Mexico.

The episode features interviews with Robbins' former teammates like Barry Sims, former Raiders executives like Bruce Allen, and more.

The episode releases Thursday, July 9. You can listen to this episode and the entire "Sports Uncovered" series by subscribing for free wherever you listen to podcasts.

To catch every episode, be sure to subscribe to "Sports Uncovered" and have every episode automatically downloaded to your phone. Sports Uncovered is available on the MyTeams app and on every major podcasting platform: Apple, Google Podcast, iHeart, Stitcher, Spotify, and TuneIn

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Premier League reschedules soccer fan festival in Philly amidst coronavirus concerns

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Premier League reschedules soccer fan festival in Philly amidst coronavirus concerns

UPDATE, March 12: NBC Sports announced Thursday its Premier League Mornings Live fan festival has been rescheduled for the fall amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic:

ORIGINAL STORY, Feb. 24: Soccer fans in Philadelphia are getting as close to the Premier League as they can without hopping on a plane.

NBC Sports announced Monday its Premier League Mornings Live fan festival is coming to Philly on April 4 and April 5, setting up at Dilworth Park for a jam-packed weekend of soccer.

The festival, which will be free for fans to attend, will feature a live broadcast of NBC Sports's Premier League morning show from outside City Hall, meet-and-greets with club mascots, and of course live broadcasts of matches: the weekend features a marquee matchup on Sunday, April 5, between top-of-table Liverpool and second-place Manchester City.

In College GameDay-like fashion, the live broadcasts begin bright and early at 7 a.m. on April 4, and fans are advised to arrive early to guarantee entry. You can RSVP here for your chance at free entry to the fan festivals.

Philly is the third of three Premier League Mornings Live destinations during the 2019-20 campaign, after Austin, Texas and Miami Beach. New York, Washington D.C., and Boston all received the fan festival treatment during the 2018-19 campaign.

"It seems only fitting that we round off our Premier League Mornings Live events for the 2019/20 season by bringing soccer fans together in the city famed for brotherly love, Philadelphia," Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said in a release Monday.

"The event at Dilworth Park will be another exciting chance for NBC Sports and us to bring Premier League action direct to supporters in the US and will be the first time at a Mornings Live Fan Festival where we have hosted an esports final. We hope that this and the other great free activities available to fans will encourage them to come down and get involved."

Soccer fans from across the country will be able to interact with the event by sharing their #MyPLMorning on social media, from wherever they are watching. Select viewer photos will be featured on air throughout the weekend.

Comcast NBCUniversal celebrates NFL Kickoff 2018 in Philadelphia

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Comcast NBCUniversal celebrates NFL Kickoff 2018 in Philadelphia

  • Special “Countdown to Kickoff” event in the City of Brotherly Love next Thursday September 6th as Today, CNBC & NBC Sports present coverage from morning til midnight.

  • Vince Lombardi trophy, “Sunday Night Football” bus, giveaways, and special guests live on the Comcast Center Plaza in center city beginning at 7 a.m. ET

  • Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host Atlanta Falcons in “NFL Kickoff 2018” game Thursday night; coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC

STAMFORD, CT. and PHILADELPHIA, PA — With the Philadelphia Eagles returning to the field after their first-ever Super Bowl title, Comcast NBCUniversal will celebrate NFL Kickoff 2018 with unmatched participation by its sports, news and entertainment assets in downtown Philadelphia one week from today on Thursday, September 6th. 

Anticipating widespread excitement in the City of Brotherly Love, NBCUniversal programs will broadcast all day from Center City Philadelphia. NBC News’ TODAY, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, CNBC’s Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer will be on-location on the Comcast Center Plaza, while NBC10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia provide all-day exclusive coverage to create an unprecedented “Countdown to Kickoff.” 

NFL Kickoff 2018 on September 6th features the Super Bowl LII champion Eagles hosting the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field (7:30 p.m. ET on NBC).

In addition, the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs are in Philadelphia with Golf Channel and NBC televising all four rounds of the BMW Championship from nearby Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, PA, from September 6th-9th. The Sunday Night Football bus will appear at Aronimink’s Clubhouse on Wednesday, September 5th for PGA TOUR players to explore.

Below is a summary of the “Countdown to Kickoff” events happening live on the Comcast Center Plaza on September 6th: 

  • TODAY: Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones will broadcast LIVE from 7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. ET. The Vince Lombardi Trophy – its first stop as it makes its way around the city throughout the day – the Sunday Night Football bus, special guests and more will all be featured throughout the program.

  • Squawk on the Street: CNBC’s Jim Cramer will join his co-anchors Carl Quintanilla and David Faber, who are live from Post 9 at the New York Stock Exchange, for the 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET hour.

  • Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer: CNBC’s Jim Cramer will host Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer from 4:00-5:30 p.m. ET, taking questions from the audience. Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer airs on CNBC weeknights at 6 p.m. ET.

The events on the Comcast Center Plaza are open to the public. Philadelphia community members and visitors are invited to show their support and share their excitement for the Eagles with a national audience. The events will occur rain or shine. 

Additional NFL Kickoff 2018 coverage and events from NBCUniversal partners on September 6th include:

NBC10: As the official station of the Philadelphia Eagles, NBC10 is thrilled to welcome the Super Bowl Champions as they kick off the NFL season in their hometown. NBC10’s “Eagles on 10” programming will include unparalleled coverage throughout the entire day, from the Comcast Center Plaza in the morning, to the NFL Experience at Penn’s Landing, to Xfinity Live and culminating with exclusive access inside the Linc in South Philadelphia.

NBC Sports Philadelphia: The home of the Authentic Eagles fan will have all-day multiplatform coverage of the defending Super Bowl Champions.  Live Eagles coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with the Mike Missanelli Show from Penn’s Landing as part of the NFL Kickoff Experience. Starting at 5 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Philadelphia will be live on location at Xfinity Live in South Philadelphia. Fans can stop by for great giveaways and be part of the live broadcast.  Immediately following the game, fans can tune into NBC Sports Philadelphia for Eagles Postgame Live for live reaction, player interviews and Coach Pederson’s press conference. End Game with Marc Farzetta wraps up coverage.  Fans can be part of the action by following @NBCSPhilly on all social media channels.

Golf Channel: Football Night in America studio host Mike Tirico is scheduled to join Morning Drive, the network’s daily lifestyle news show airing from 7:30-9:30 a.m. ET, to preview NBC Sports’ coverage of NFL Kickoff 2018.

Media contacts:

NBC Sports Group: 
Dan Masonson
Dan.Masonson@nbcuni.com
(203) 356-2790

Comcast:
Kate Finn
Kate_finn@comcast.com
(215) 286-7727

Katie Lubenow
Katie_Lubenow@Comcast.com
(215) 286-5691