Comcast SportsNet Bay Area set to kick off comprehensive 2013 San Francisco 49ers coverage

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area set to kick off comprehensive 2013 San Francisco 49ers coverage
August 28, 2013, 9:15 am
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Coverage Highlighted by Additions of Former 49ers Defensive Tackle and Super Bowl Champion Dana Stubblefield and Former NFL and Stanford Head Coach Dennis Green to “49ers Postgame Live,” “The Official Postgame Show of the 49ers” – (Season Premiere) Sunday, September 8, Immediately Following 49ers/Packers Game

Two-Time All-Pro Linebacker NaVorro Bowman to Appear Weekly on “49ers Central,” “Yahoo! SportsTalk Live” and to Contribute to CSNBayArea.com

“49ers Press Conference Live” (Season Premiere) Monday, September 9 at 12 PM

“49ers Central” (Season Premiere) Wednesday, August 28 at 4:30 PM

“SportsNet Central,” “Yahoo! SportsTalk Live” and CSNBayArea.com to Provide Northern California’s Most Comprehensive 49ers, NFL News and Analysis All Season Long

Plus, Weekly Magazine Show “49ers Total Access”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 28, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports” and the official cable television home of the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, is set to kick off the 2013 NFL season with season-long coverage that includes the region’s most comprehensive 49ers news and analysis, daily insider reports and in-depth interviews with players, coaches and front office personnel.

Bolstering the network’s extensive 49ers coverage is the addition of former 49ers defensive tackle, 1997 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl Champion Dana Stubblefield and former NFL and Stanford head coach Dennis Green to 49ers Postgame Live,“The Official Postgame Show of the 49ers.”  Stubblefield and Green join the 49ers broadcast team of Comcast SportsNet’s award-winning anchor/reporter Dave Feldman (@FeldyCSN) and former 49ers defensive end and Super Bowl XXIX champion Dennis Brown, along with Comcast SportsNet’s 49ers reporter Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN) and CSNBayArea.com’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) reporting from the stadium. Stubblefield will join the network’s 49ers broadcast team for home games while Green will provide his expert analysis for road games.  Plus, 49ers two-time All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman (@NBowman53) will make weekly appearances on Comcast SportsNet’s 49ers Central and Yahoo! SportsTalk Live as well as make contributions to CSNBayArea.com.

“As we enter the Farewell Season of the ‘Stick and reflect on all the great players and coaches who were such a vital part of the success of our franchise, how fitting it is to add Dennis Green and Dana Stubblefield to the strong foundation built by Dave Feldman’s knowledge of this market and our fan base,” said Bob Sargent, Director of Broadcasting & Corporate Sales, San Francisco 49ers.  “Their deep connection to the roots of this team and unique personalities will provide our fans the top notch coverage they deserve and expect from the Official Post Game Show of the 49ers.”

“We are tremendously excited with the addition of Dana, Dennis and NaVorro to our team of NFL analysts,” said Ted Griggs, President, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California.  “They are among the most respected names in the game, represent celebrated generations of 49ers football and will bring unique and insightful perspectives to our in-depth coverage over the course of the 2013 NFL season.”

Stubblefield, a first-round selection (26th overall pick) by the 49ers in 1993, played 11 seasons in the NFL (49ers, 1993-1997; Washington Redskins, 1998-2000; 49ers, 2001-2002; Oakland Raiders, 2003).  In his rookie season, he recorded 10.5 sacks for the 49ers, earning himself the 1993 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year recognition. A three-time Pro Bowl selection (1994, 1995 and 1997) and two-time All-Pro selection (First Team selection in 1997 and Second Team selection in 1995), Stubblefield also went on to win the 1997 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and become Super Bowl XXIX Champion with the 49ers.

Green won 117 games as a head coach with the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals and began his coaching career in 1973. A product of the prolific Bill Walsh coaching tree during his time as a coach with the Stanford Cardinal and 49ers, he has also served as a coach at Dayton (1973), Iowa (1974-1976) and Northwestern (1981-1985).  In 1992, Green became only the second African American head coach in NFL history (after Art Shell) when he was selected for the position with the Vikings.  His best season as a NFL head coach came during the Vikings’ 15-1 season and NFC Championship Game appearance in 1998. Green last served as a head coach for the California Redwoods/Sacramento Mountain Lions in the United Football League from 2009-2011.

Bowman, a third-round selection (91st overall pick) by the 49ers in 2010, played college football for Penn State University. A two-time first-team All-Pro inside linebacker over the past two seasons, he led the 49ers in tackles in 2011 and 2012 and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2012. In last season’s playoffs, his biggest contribution came in the 49ers’ NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons, where he sealed the team’s victory by deflecting Matt Ryan’s fourth-down pass attempt in the red zone, giving San Francisco their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1995. Bowman and Patrick Willis make up one of the best linebacker duos in the NFL today.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s lineup of 49ers and NFL related programming for the season:

49ers Postgame Live presented by Esurance – Beginning Sunday, September 8, immediately following the 49ers' season opener against the Green Bay Packers (approx. 4:30 p.m.), 49ers Postgame Live continues to be the leading destination for the 49ers Faithful, with comprehensive one-hour coverage featuring in-depth game analysis, locker room interviews and player reactions, full coverage of head coach Jim Harbaugh and key players’ press conferences and a preview of the following week’s game.  Following home games, Dave Feldman, Dennis Brown and former 49ers defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield will host 49ers Postgame Live from Candlestick Park.  After road games, Feldman, Brown and former NFL head coach Dennis Green will be based in the network’s studios in San Francisco.  Comcast SportsNet’s 49ers reporter Mindi Bach and CSNBayArea.com’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco will conduct player and coach interviews from the stadium.

49ers Press Conference Live – Hosted by Dave Feldman along with 49ers analyst Dennis Brown and Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN), 49ers Press Conference Live presents coverage from Jim Harbaugh’s weekly press conference from the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara.  Feldman and Brown will anchor the one-hour program from the network’s studios; Comcast SportsNet’s 49ers reporter Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN) and CSNBayArea.com’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco will report live from Santa Clara.   49ers Press Conference Live makes its 2013 season debut on Monday, September 10 at 12 p.m.  Throughout the season, 49ers Press Conference Live airs at 12 p.m. the day following the game.

49ers Central – 49ers Central, a half-hour show, is hosted by Dave Feldman along with weekly contributions from 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman, 49ers radio play-by-play announcer Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson), 49ers analyst Dennis Brown, 49ers reporter Mindi Bach and CSNBayArea.com’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco.  Throughout the 2013 NFL season, 49ers Central features interviews with players and coaches, examines the pivotal plays from the previous week’s game and provides extensive analysis of the 49ers’ upcoming opponents.  The season debut of 49ers Central is on Wednesday, August 28 at 4 p.m. and the show can be seen regularly on Wednesdays with re-airs throughout the week.  Visit CSNBayArea.com for air dates and times.

SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-verse (6 p.m.) & Hyundai (10:30 p.m.) – During the 2013 NFL season, tune into SportsNet Central (@SNCAuthentic) for in-depth, comprehensive news coverage on the 49ers and the NFL, interviews with players and coaches, expert analysis, breaking local and national news, up-to-the-minute scores, the best local video highlights and daily insider reports. Anchored by Dave Feldman and Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN), SportsNet Central is the place for local fans to turn seven nights a week with half-hour newscasts at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight.

Yahoo! SportsTalk Live presented by Farmers Insurance – Hosted by veteran Bay Area sports announcer Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz), Yahoo! SportsTalk Live (@YSTL) – airing Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – is a live, hour-long sports talk show featuring opinionated commentary, in-depth analysis and lively debate on the day’s trending sports and entertainment stories in the Bay Area.  Throughout the 2013 NFL season, Yahoo! SportsTalk Live will feature NFL experts and a number of special guests from the 49ers, including regular appearances from 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman, CSNBayArea.com’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco and Senior Insider Ray Ratto, who will break down the games and preview the matchups for the 49ers and other key games from around the NFL.

CSNBayArea.com – CSNBayArea.com delivers complete 49ers coverage and showcases 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco and Senior Insider Ray Ratto on the site’s “49ersTalk” (@CSN49ers) section, contributions from 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman, insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports, special web-exclusive videos and commentator blogs.  CSNBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Comcast SportsNet's SportsNet Central and Yahoo! SportsTalk Live, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.  Additionally, CSNBayArea.com will utilize NBC Sports’ “ProFootballTalk” for nationally-based NFL content.

49ers Total Access – 49ers Total Access is your ticket for insider access to the 49ers. 49ers Total Access is an Emmy Award-winning show that delivers up close details from both on and off the field from each week’s 49ers game.  Every Saturday at 11 p.m. during the 2013 season, the half-hour magazine-style show takes the viewer behind the scenes of one of the NFL’s most storied franchises.  Visit CSNBayArea.com for air dates and times.