ESPN Presents Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Saturday


ESPN Presents Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Saturday

ESPN will present the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony for the 23rd year, live from Canton, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. ET. NFL Live’s Trey Wingo will host the telecast with analyst Herm Edwards and senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen, the 2016 Dick McCann Award for his “long and distinguished contribution to pro football through coverage.”  In addition, legendary ESPN NFL host Chris Berman will emcee the Enshrinement Ceremony for the 18th year. (The Ceremony will re-air in its entirety on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 5 a.m. ET on ESPN2)

Beyond the Enshrinement Ceremony, ESPN’s weekend coverage will include Jim Trotter’s SportsCenter SC Featured: Jerry Jones special on Friday, Aug. 4, at 9 p.m. – an all-access look at the Dallas Cowboys owner and 2017 Hall of Fame inductee. ESPN and ESPN2 will also air NFL’s Greatest Games and Super Bowl Highlights specials Saturday afternoon starting at 12 p.m. that showcase the legendary careers of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Program Network(s)
Fri, Aug 4 7 p.m. SportsCenter on the Road – SVP at Steelers Camp ESPN
9 p.m. SportsCenter Featured: Jerry Jones ESPN2
Sat, Aug 5 12 p.m. SportsCenter Featured: Jerry Jones ESPN2 (ESPN at 3:30 p.m.)
  12:30 p.m. Super Bowl XXXII Highlights – Terrell Davis (MVP) ESPN2 (ESPN at 2:30 p.m.)
  1 p.m. NFL’s Greatest Games: Super Bowl XXXIV – Kurt Warner (MVP) ESPN2
  3 p.m. Super Bowl XXXIV Highlights: Kurt Warner (MVP) ESPN
  7 p.m. Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony ESPN

SportsCenter Live from Pro Football Hall of Fame

SportsCenter will have live segments from the Professional Football Hall of Fame beginning on today (Thursday). Dallas reporter Stefano Fusaro will provide coverage from the 2017 Hall of Fame Game – Cowboys vs. Cardinals – on Thursday night, Jim Trotter will report from the Hall of Fame induction, and SportsCenter will air video tributes for each of the inductees as well as the best from the Hall of Fame speeches.

NFL Live
Leading into the weekend, ESPN’s NFL Live is airing segments that reflect on the careers of some of inductees in the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. On Friday’s program, analyst Damien Woody and NFL Insider Jeff Darlington will reflect on Jason Taylor’s career. Woody played on the New York Jets with Taylor in 2010, while Darlington reported on the defensive end when he was with the Miami Dolphins.
NFL Nation reporters – including Todd Archer (Cowboys), reporting from Canton – and other writers will provide coverage leading up to and surrounding Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend. Highlights:

  • Mike Sando: Who can make it for next year
  • Kevin Seifert: 10 players who should be in the HOF
  • Darren Rovell: The business of Jerry – How Jerry Jones changed the NFL landscape
  • Jeff Legwold: Capsules on the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class
  • Josh Weinfuss: Kurt Warner and his days at Northern Iowa

In addition, the site will feature the best quotes of the night from the induction speeches, as well as quick-reaction stories on each inductee written off their speeches – Kenny Easley (Sheil Kapadia), Jason Taylor (James Walker), Morten Anderson (Mike Triplett), Terrell Davis (Legwold), LaDainian Tomlinson (Eric Williams), Jerry Jones (Archer), and Kurt Warner (Alden Gonzalez).


Mac Nwulu

I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties over the years. I am currently focused on soccer and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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