Weekly Series Detailing the Top Players in the NFL Premieres Saturday, April 27 Following Conclusion of 2013 NFL Draft
The Top 100 Players of 2013 Reactions Show Follows at 9:00 PM ET, Features Commentary from NFL Network Analysts, NFL Players & Fans
For the third consecutive year, current NFL players have voted to determine the top 100 players in the NFL. The Top 100 Players of 2013 presented by Buffalo Wild Wings debuts Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM ET, immediately following NFL Network’s live coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft. In the first episode, players ranked #100-91 will be profiled.
The 11-episode, weekly series continues Thursday, May 2 at 8:00 PM ET, and each subsequent Thursday until the back-to-back episode finale unveils the top 10 players of 2013 on June 27 at 8:00 PM ET and 9:00 PM ET.
Following each weekly episode, The Top 100 Players of 2013 Reactions show airs live from the NFL Network studios at 9:00 PM ET. Hosted by Lindsay Rhodes and joined by current NFL Network analysts, the one-hour show provides instant reaction to players unveiled – and not unveiled – on the latest episode. NFL players who have been voted onto the top 100 will also join the reactions show throughout the series.
Also featured during The Top 100 Players of 2013 Reactions show, the Player Rater – an anonymous current NFL player – voices his opinions on NFL peers and their rank on the top 100. Additionally, the voice of the fan will be prominently heard each week as the results of instant twitter polls and NFL.com voting will be announced and debated each show.
On Sunday, April 21 at 8:00 PM ET, The Top 100 Players of 2013 Preview Show hosted by Michelle Beisner from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey offers a preview of the NFL Films-produced series. During the show, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman fills out a portion of his top 100 ballot.
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The Top 100 Players of 2013 Series Features
Player Rater: Returning for the second season, Player Rater – anonymous NFL player(s) – will be prominent throughout The Top 100 Players of 2013 series to give unfiltered reaction to the rankings of his peers. Under the Twitter handle @PlayerRater_13, the unidentified, current NFL player will live tweet during each episode. In The Top 100 Players of 2013 Reactions show the Player Rater will further elaborate on his tweets featured during the episode.
NFL Players and Fans Tweet: New this season, prominent NFL players will be live tweeting throughout each episode of The Top 100: Players of 2013. The variety of players will offer instant reaction under both their own and the @NFLNetwork Twitter handle as they find out both their own and peers ranking .
Fans also will participate on Twitter throughout each episode of The Top 100 Players of 2013. Fans can vote if each player has been ranked #toohigh, #toolow, or #justright. The results of that fan vote and others polls throughout the series will be unveiled in the subsequent reactions show.
NFL.com: From now until May 31, fans can vote on the greatest players going into the 2013 NFL Season at NFL.com/Top100 . Each week, results will be shown on The Top 100 Players of 2013 Reactions show. Additionally, after players are unveiled at their specific rankings, fans can vote for the most overrated and underrated players. Also, be sure to catch bonus footage of players who just missed being named on the top 100 each week.
The Top 100: Players of 2013 Episode Schedule
• Preview Show Sunday, April 21 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #1 (100-91) Saturday, April 27 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #2 (90-81) Thursday, May 2 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #3 (80-71) Thursday, May 9 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #4 (70-61) Thursday, May 16 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #5 (60-51) Thursday, May 23 8:00 PM ET
• Halfway Recap Monday, May 27 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #6 (50-41) Thursday, May 30 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #7 (40-31) Thursday, June 6 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #8 (30-21) Thursday, June 13 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #9 (20-11) Thursday, June 20 8:00 PM ET
• Finale Preview Wednesday, June 26 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #10 (10-6) Thursday, June 27 8:00 PM ET
• Episode #11 (5-1) Thursday, June 27 9:00 PM ET
Winner of 107 Emmy awards, NFL Films is widely recognized as the most honored filmmaker in sports. Under the vision of their founders Ed and Steve Sabol, NFL Films has revolutionized the way America watches football and set the standard in sports filmmaking. The Top 100: Players of 2013 is just a part of the long list of successful NFL Films productions, along with the Emmy-nominated A Football Life, The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players, Hard Knocks and America’s Game.
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