Mike Florio to Host ‘Faces of the Franchise; Who’s On Your Team’s Mount Rushmore’ Series on ‘Pro Football Talk’ on NBC Sports Network


via press release:





Debuts Monday, June 3 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network


Series to Celebrate Four Most Influential All-Time Members of Every NFL Team

NBC Sports Network, ProFootballTalk.com, NBC Sports Regional Networks & NBC Sports Social Media Will All Distribute Series Content




NEW YORK – May 30, 2013 – Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports Network’s daily NFL show co-hosted by Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias, is creating a series — “Faces of the Franchise; Who’s on Your Team’s Mount Rushmore?” — to determine the four most influential people in the history of each NFL team. Multiple NBC Sports Group platforms, including NBC Sports Network, ProFootballTalk.com, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and numerous NBC Sports social media assets, will participate in the series.


Coverage begins with Pro Football Talk on Monday, June 3 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and continues through the end of the month. Over the course of 19 episodes, Florio, Kuselias, regular Pro Football Talk analysts and guest related to that day’s highlighted team will discuss, debate and ultimately select their own Mount Rushmore for each team, from among players, coaches, owners and executives. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to vote on ProFootballTalk.com for their own selections.


“The process of identifying 12 finalists for each team has been very difficult. For many teams, cutting the field to four will be nearly impossible. But we’ll do it, and plenty of fans will call us idiots,” said Florio, the creator of Pro Football Talk and ProFootballTalk.com. “Fortunately, the fans also vote on their own final four for each team. We won’t call them idiots, but we may think it based on their selections.”


Pro Football Talk’s “Faces of The Franchise; Who’s on Your Team’s Mount Rushmore?” will kick off with segments devoted to two NFC East teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. The series will conclude on June 28 with the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.


Throughout the series, authorities on each team, including Hall of Fame players, legendary coaches, and iconic executives will also appear on Pro Football Talk to participate in the conversation.


In addition to coverage on NBC Sports Network, ProFootballTalk.com and NBC Sports Regional Networks will provide extensive Mount Rushmore coverage, with the regionals devoting extensive coverage of teams in their respective markets.


“Faces of The Franchise; Who’s on Your Team’s Mount Rushmore?” will have a presence on NBC Sports Group social media platforms as well. The NBC Sports and Sunday Night Football Facebook pages will feature “Faces of The Franchise; Who’s on Your Team’s Mount Rushmore?” content. The individual Facebook pages will also include fan polls for each team’s Mount Rushmore. The @NBCSports, @ProFootballTalk, @PFTonNBCSN, and @SundayNightFootball Twitter accounts will also engage fans with news, information and updates.







Monday, June 3

Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins


Tuesday, June 4

Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants


Wednesday, June 5

New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers


Thursday, June 6

Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Monday, June 10

Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions


Tuesday, June 11

Chicago Bears


Wednesday, June 12

Green Bay Packers


Thursday, June 13

San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams


Friday, June 14

Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals


Monday, June 17

Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars


Tuesday, June 18

Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans


Wednesday, June 19

Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins


Thursday, June 20

New England Patriots and New York Jets


Friday, June 21

Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers


Monday, June 24

Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders


Tuesday, June 25

Cincinnati Bengals


Wednesday, June 26

Cleveland Browns


Thursday, June 27

Baltimore Ravens


Friday, June 28

Pittsburgh Steelers





Pro Football Talk, airs at 5 p.m. ET every Monday through Friday, and is co-hosted by Florio and Erik Kuselias. The show regularly features a roster of NBC Sports football commentators, including Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Doug Flutie, Ross Tucker, and Peter King, among others. In addition to deep diving on the most topical NFL stories of the day, Pro Football Talk provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers.



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