THREE-TIME NFL MVP BRETT FAVRE TO JOIN NFL NETWORK’S NFL GAMEDAY MORNING PRIOR TO SUPER BOWL XLVII

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From the field where he led the Green Bay Packers to a win in Super Bowl XXXI, Favre to give his thoughts on the 2012 season, the matchup between the 49ers and Ravens, and his life away from the field

Twenty-year NFL veteran and three-time league MVP, Brett Favre will join NFL Network’s 8.5-hour edition of NFL GameDay Morning (Sunday, 9:00 AM ET) live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome prior to Super Bowl XLVII.

Favre will join host Rich Eisen along with his former coach Steve Mariucci, and Super Bowl champions Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders and Brian Billick to discuss his thoughts on the 2012 NFL season, the Super Bowl XLVII matchup, and his life away from the field.

In 1997, Favre led the Green Bay Packers to a 35-21 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI in game played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the same field where Favre will provide analysis prior Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.

Favre’s appearance on NFL GameDay Morning is part of NFL Network’s more than 140 total hours – 85 live – of programming from 11 sets across New Orleans featuring a roster of 35 on-air personalities with a combined 17 Super Bowl rings. Super Bowl XLVII is the 10th Super Bowl NFL Network has covered since the network was started in 2003.

“There aren’t too many retired athletes who continue to attract the attention and draw that Brett Favre does, and NFL Network is thrilled to have him on NFL GameDay Morning leading up to Super Bowl XLVII,” said Eric Weinberger, Executive Producer of NFL Network. “Surrounded by a former mentor in Steve Mariucci and players he competed against over the years such as Deion Sanders and Warren Sapp, and from the field where he guided the Packers to a victory in Super Bowl XXXI, Brett should give our viewers some unique insight and analysis into the game and his life away from the field.”

Super Bowl Sunday Coverage on NFL Network

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, NFL Network provides more than 16 hours of live pregame and postgame coverage:

  • At 7:00 AM ET, First on the Field is live from the NFL Experience, with host Melissa Stark and analysts LaDainian Tomlinson, Sterling Sharpe and Steve Wyche providing the day’s first breakdown of the matchup.
  • At 9:00 AM ET, an 8.5-hour edition of NFL GameDay Morning airs from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the NFL Experience and the Fan Plaza. Host Rich Eisen anchors the coverage from inside the stadium, joined by Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin, with Stark and analysts Deion Sanders and Brian Billick providing additional analysis. Host Amber Theoharis and analysts Shaun O’Hara and Willie McGinest are live from the NFL Experience, while host Chris Rose and analysts Darren Sharper and Heath Evans provide their insight from the Fan Plaza.

Following the game, NFL GameDay Final is live from the Superdome and the Fan Plaza with postgame interviews with players and coaches, in-depth analysis and highlights.

ABOUT NFL NETWORK

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Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

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