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LT joining NFLN and Sirius XM Radio

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Sydalish, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

    Nov 11, 2007
    Two new gigs for LT as he forges his post-NFL path....

    LaDainian Tomlinson joins NFL Network's 'First on the Field'

    Former NFL MVP and five-time Pro Bowl running back LaDainian Tomlinson has joined NFL Network and will serve as an analyst on the network's new Sunday morning "First on the Field" show, it was announced Wednesday.

    On Kickoff Sunday (Sept. 9) and every Sunday during the season, NFL Network will be there when you wake up with First on the Field at 7:00 AM ET featuring hosts Melissa Stark and Sterling Sharpe, Tomlinson and NFL Insider Michael Lombardi.

    First on the Field, a two-hour Sunday morning spin around the league, will become the first live pregame show to originate from NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ. The show will feature live reports from game sites, and in the final 30 minutes will have "coast-to-coast" segments featuring live discussions with talent from NFL GameDay Morning (Sunday, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM ET).

    Collectively the First on the Field and NFL GameDay Morning roster (Tomlinson, Sharpe, Michael Irvin, Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk and Warren Sapp) earned three NFL MVP trophies, was selected for 33 Pro Bowls, accounted for 649 touchdowns and captured six Super Bowl rings.

    "We are excited to add LaDainian Tomlinson to the NFL Network team and what better way to introduce him on a new show to kick off NFL Sundays," said NFL Network Executive Producer Eric Weinberger. "Our seasoned First on the Field roster will benefit from the fresh off-the-field perspective from one of history's top running backs."

    Melissa Stark joined NFL Network last season as a contributing reporter. First on the Field marks her first full-time regular broadcasting position since anchoring MSNBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. She also served as a correspondent for NBC's The Today Show. Previously, Stark spent three years as a sideline reporter for ABC's Monday Night Football and was a correspondent and regular contributor to ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown.

    A five-time Pro Bowl receiver with the Green Bay Packers, Sterling Sharpe was among the first talent to join NFL Network in 2003. He is also featured on the network's twice weekly Playbook Xs-and-Os show. Previously, Sharpe spent seven years as an NFL analyst for ESPN and one season with NBC. Sharpe never missed a game in seven seasons with the Packers and ranks second in club history with 595 receptions. He led the NFL in catches three times, touchdown catches twice and receiving yards once.

    LaDainian Tomlinson joins NFL Network after a storied 11-year NFL career with the San Diego Chargers (2001-09) and New York Jets (2010-11). Tomlinson earned NFL MVP honors in 2006 after scoring a league-record 31 touchdowns and topping the league with 1,815 rushing yards. A first-round draft choice in 2001, Tomlinson posted eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (2001-08) and ranks second all-time in rushing touchdowns (145) and fifth in career rushing yards (13,684). Tomlinson's teams were 37-10 when he rushed for 100 yards. He also had four career 200-yard rushing games - tied for third-most all-time. Michael Lombardi begins his fourth season with NFL Media, serving as an analyst, reporter and NFL Network's "General Manager." In addition, Lombardi offers his unique perspective on each week's games in his signature NFL.com "Front Office View" column every Monday during the season. Lombardi has more than two decades of NFL front office experience with theOakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns,Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers.

    "First on the Field" will be streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon and will feature companion programming on NFL.com and digital products.

    NFL Network broadcasts seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming is streamed live on NFL Mobile from Verizon. For more information, log on to www.nfl.com/nflnetwork. NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

    Tomlinson joins Sirius XM Radio, NFL Network as analyst

    By Nate Davis, USA TODAY
    Updated 39m ago
    It seems those two years in America's media capital rubbed off on LaDainian Tomlinson.

    Two months removed from his official retirement as the NFL's fifth-leading rusher (after his final two seasons with the New York Jets), LT is moving into the next phase of his life by following many of his peers into the broadcasting business.

    The 2006 MVP will make his debut as a Sirius XM Radio analyst Friday by hosting In the Endzone with LT, a fantasy football-oriented show that will air Wednesday nights during the season on Sirius' fantasy channel.

    (Yes, LT, determining the No. 1 fantasy pick each season has become a much more vexing task since your nine-run with the San Diego Chargers ended after the 2009 season.)

    Tomlinson will regularly provide standard football analysis as well, co-hosting The Opening Drive with former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker for four hours every Wednesday morning.

    And if that's not enough, LT will also be in front of the camera on Sunday mornings as an analyst for NFL Network's new two-hour show First on the Field, which will kick off its gameday coverage at 7 a.m. ET.
    He'll be hard pressed to match the success he had in his fist professional career. But if Tomlinson's half as good an analyst as he was a player, the folks at Sirius should be thrilled. He pulled no punches about the Jets' divided locker room after last season on Showtime'sInside the NFL, just the kind of insight and observation that diehard fans (and reporters) thirst for.

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  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

    Feb 14, 2007
    Who will cover for him during the playoffs?
  3. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

    Oct 28, 2009
  4. PosterFormerlyKnownAsCBF

    PosterFormerlyKnownAsCBF Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2006
    Nate Kaeding.
  5. Lance19

    Lance19 BoltTalker

    Oct 2, 2011
    LT's Replacement.jpg

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