ESPN’s Super Bowl LII Coverage from Minnesota on Thursday


ESPN’s Super Bowl LII Coverage from Minnesota on Thursday

  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on Golic and Wingo
  • Hall of Famers Tim Brown, Anthony Munoz and Emmitt Smith to Appear on ESPN Shows
  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and USC’s Sam Darnold on NFL Live

ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl LII from Minnesota will continue Thursday with SportsCenter segments and live shows – including Golic and Wingo, NFL Live and ESPN Radio’s Stephen A. Smith Show. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a trio of Pro Football Hall of Famers – Tim Brown, Anthony Munoz and Emmitt Smith – will headline ESPN’s guest list from the Twin Cities.

Also, Super Bowl XLVIII-winning quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, and USC quarterback Sam Darnold, a top 2018 NFL Draft prospect, will join host Trey Wingo on NFL Live from ESPN’s Super Bowl production headquarters at the IDS Center Crystal Court in Minneapolis.

Thursday will also be the final NFL Live for Wingo, who has been the show’s primary host since its inception in 2003. Beginning next week, Wendi Nix assumes the role as Wingo – who will continue to be part of ESPN’s NFL coverage – focuses on his new Golic and Wingo ESPN Radio show.

ESPN Super Bowl LII Programming – Thursday:

Time (CT) Show/Location Network(s)
3 a.m. First & Last (Radio Row, Mall of America)

Host: Mike Golic Jr.

ESPN Radio
5 a.m. Golic and Wingo (Hard Rock Café, Mall of America)

Hosts: Mike Golic and Trey Wingo

Guests: Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz (6:30); Vikings DE Jared Allen (7:00); Panthers TE Greg Olsen (7:30); Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (8:00); Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (8:30); Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (8:40)

ESPN Radio / ESPN2
7 a.m. SportsCenter* (IDS Crystal Court)

Host: Mike Greenberg; Analysts: Louis Riddick, Rex Ryan, Ryan Clark, Tedy Bruschi and Chris Mortensen

Guest: Broncos LB and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller (8:30); Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (8:30)

9 a.m. First Take* (Hard Rock Café, Mall of America)

Host: Stephen A. Smith

Guests: Saints CB Marshon Lattimore (10:20); Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (10:40); Smith (11:10); legendary Chiefs TE/Fox Sports analyst Tony Gonzalez (11:35)

12 p.m. The Stephen A. Smith Show (Radio Row, Mall of America)

Host: Smith

Guests: ESPN’s Ryan Clark (12:15); former Steelers RB Merril Hoge (12:30); Hall of Famer Tim Brown (1:15); USC QB and NFL Draft prospect Sam Darnold (1:30)

ESPN Radio
12:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by Golden Corral (IDS Crystal Court)

Host: Trey Wingo; Analysts: Bruschi, Riddick, Matt Hasselbeck and Mortensen

Guests: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (12:45); Darnold (1:00)

2 p.m. The Michael Kay Show (Radio Row, Mall of America)

Hosts: Michael Kay, Don La Greca and Peter Rosenberg

Guests: Former Giants C Shaun O’Hara (2:10); Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino (2:30); former NFL QB Doug Flutie (2:50); Vikings GM Chris Spielman (3:10); “The Two Bills” Director Ken Rodgers (3:30); Cardinals RB David Johnson (3:50); New York Jets C Nick Mangold (4:00); Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (TBD)

5 p.m. SportsCenter* (IDS Crystal Court)

Host: Steve Levy; Analysts: Bruschi, Randy Moss and Adam Schefter

10 p.m. SportsCenter* (IDS Crystal Court)

Host: Levy; Analyst: Bruschi


*Segments only; full show originates elsewhere.

Note: Commentator and guest schedules subject to change

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Bill Hofheimer

I oversee ESPN’s College Sports PR, while also working on ESPN soccer, Around the Horn, PTI and more. Previously oversaw communications for ESPN's Monday Night Football and NFL studio shows.
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