Archive for 'Press Releases'

NFL Names Former White House Official Cynthia C. Hogan Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs

HoganCYNTHIA C. HOGAN, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Counsel to the Vice President of the United States, has been named the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, the NFL announced today.

Hogan will develop and implement the league’s public policy and legislative initiatives and work with NFL teams on local and state issues. She will be based in the NFL’s Washington, D.C. office and will begin September 22. She will report to Paul Hicks, the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs.

“We are pleased to welcome Cynthia to our leadership team,” said Hicks. “Cynthia’s broad experience on a wide-range of public policy issues will help advance our initiatives in Washington and around the country.”

“The complex and compelling issues of interest to the NFL and the opportunity to help shape policy on those issues is a unique and exciting challenge,” said Hogan.  “I could not be more excited about joining the NFL team.”

As part of the White House staff from 2009 to 2013, Hogan analyzed complex legal and policy issues before for Obama Administration, including health care, financial regulation, information technology, privacy and other civil liberties, criminal justice, and national security.

Hogan led numerous special projects, including the Obama Administration’s effort to confirm Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court and also helped coordinate the Administration’s gun violence proposals.

Prior to joining the White House, Hogan was Chief Counsel, Staff Director, and Counsel for Constitutional Law for the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 1991 to 1996.

From 1985-1991, Hogan was an associate at Williams & Connolly. Her practice focused on federal grand jury investigations and litigation. She also was law clerk to the Honorable Edward Cahn, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Hogan holds a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and is a graduate of Oberlin College. A native of Cincinnati, Hogan resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and two children.

#    #    #

Thursday Night Football Preview & Game Capsule — Week 3

Week 3 begins on Thursday night (CBS/NFLN, 8:25 PM ET) with the ATLANTA FALCONS (1-1) hosting the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-2) in an NFC South matchup.

For the complete release, click here

Quotes From Week 2 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’

Read more

Seven From Sunday – Week 2

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 14, the second week of the 2014 season.

For the complete release, click here

Quotes From Week 2 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

Read more

Officiating Video

The following is an officiating video to assist in your coverage of the NFL.

It can be accessed by clicking on the links below or visiting



The video reviews plays from Week 1.  It may not be posted on your website, but if you are interested in tweeting the link to the video from, feel free to do so.

We hope you find this information helpful.  Please contact us with any questions.

Week 2 Tweets of the Week

The following release includes the “Tweets of the Week” from the @NFLFootballInfo, @NFLHistory and @RLiuNFL Twitter feeds.

For the complete release, click here

Fifty-Five NFL Regional/Super Regional Combine Participants on NFL Rosters

On Kickoff Weekend, 20 players who participated in an NFL Regional Combine and/or NFL Super Regional Combine held 53-man roster positions. Eighteen of the 20 participants on active rosters saw game action in their team’s season opener. An additional 28 NFL Regional Combine participants served on clubs’ practice squads, while seven were on teams’ reserve lists.

The 55 total NFL Regional Combine and/or NFL Super Regional Combine participants on NFL rosters is the most at the start of the NFL season in the history of the program, up from 46 in 2013.

Since the program’s inception in 2012, 120 players who have participated in an NFL Regional Combine and/or NFL Super Regional Combine have appeared on NFL rosters.

For the complete release, click here

Preview of Week 2 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant with NFL Media’s Michael Silver on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ – Sunday at 9:00 AM ET

‘NFL GameDay First’ is First on the Field at 7:00 AM ET

Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides more than 15 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First. NFL Network’s coverage continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis of the day’s games, and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon. At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.

Read more

“Thursday Night Football” on CBS and NFL Network More Than Doubles Opening Night Ratings From A Year Ago

Pittsburgh-Baltimore Rating +108% from Last Year

TNF logo

CBS and NFL Network’s debut broadcast of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL earned an overnight household rating/share of 13.7/23, +108% from last year’s comparable game on NFL Network (from 6.6/12; N.Y. Jets-New England; 9/12/13), in the 56 metered markets.

Last night’s programming on CBS and NFL Network from 8:00-11:00 PM averaged a prime time household rating/share of 12.9/22, which was +215% higher than the comparable CBS primetime programming a year ago (from 4.1/7).  CBS’s primetime programming on September 12, 2013 was BIG BANG THEORY repeat (8:00 PM); CBS FALL PREVIEW SHOW (8:31 PM); BIG BROTHER (9:01 PM); and ELEMENTARY repeat (10:00 PM).

The debut of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was CBS’s best primetime Thursday delivery since May 18, 2006 (13.7/21; CSI SPECIAL – 8:00 PM, CSI – 9:00 PM, WITHOUT A TRACE – 10:00 PM).

Last night’s HH rating/share of 13.7/23 for the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game also was +99% higher than the all-time best rating/share on NFL Network (6.9/12; Kansas City-Philadelphia; 9/19/13).

Last night’s game HH rating/share peaked at 14.6/24 from 9:00-9:30 PM, ET.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL will continue next week on September 18 with Tampa Bay at Atlanta.

 ­­­­­* * * * *