NBC Sports Regional Networks to launch new football round table: 3 and Out

NBC Sports Regional Networks to launch new football round table: 3 and Out
September 25, 2013, 2:00 pm
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Weekly Program Tackles the NFL’s Top Storylines with Hard-Hitting Analysis and Debate From CSN Regionals in Top Football Markets, including Chicago, New England, Baltimore,
Bay Area, Washington, Philadelphia, Houston and New York  

“3 and Out” Debuts on CSN Chicago Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM CT

Chicago, IL (September 25, 2013) – NBC Sports Regional Networks today announced that it will introduce “3 and Out” -- a new football analysis and debate program that will debut on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM CT on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and air each remaining week of the 2013 NFL season across its lineup of Comcast SportsNet RSNs. The 30-minute program will employ next generation fiber optics to connect a panel of accomplished and spirited football analysts, each located within a separate NFL market, to break down the three most impactful storylines affecting that week’s action. Comcast SportsNet Chicago will air “3 and Out” The announcement was made by Tom Stathakes, NBC Sports Regional Networks SVP of Production and Programming.

NBC Sports Regional Networks’ Comcast SportsNet RSNs provide the major media markets they serve with comprehensive coverage of the NFL teams that matter most in more than 50 million U.S. homes. With a deep roster of football analysts at large across the country and state of the art communications technology, Comcast SportsNet’s ability to virtually come together each week and produce a football analysis roundtable like “3 and Out” is unique.

While each week’s three selected storylines will dictate which panelists will make up the “3 and Out” panel, the program will feature frequent appearances and contributions from CSNChicago.com’s Bears “Insider” John ‘Moon’ Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin), “Bears Pre/Postgame Live” host Chris Boden (@CSNBoden), “Pro Football Weekly” and “The Lance Briggs Show” host Pat Boyle (@CSNBoyle), and “SportsTalk Live” host David Kaplan (@thekapman). Additional regular appearances from talent across the NBC Sports Regional Network’s Comcast SportsNet RSNs include CSN Houston’s Kelli Johnson, CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Brian Mitchell, CSN New England’s Mike Felger and CSN Bay Area’s Ray Ratto.

“We feel great about the fact that there is nothing like ‘3 and Out’ among the many football shows currently available,” said Stathakes. “Our ability to feature multiple perspectives, many of which will be on the ground in the markets where these stories are unfolding, will give our discussion and debate a level of depth and texture that is hard to find. While some think that we only produce great NBA, MLB and NHL live event coverage, fans in our markets know how well we cover the NFL, and ‘3 and Out’ is our first move to expand on that area of strength.”

The Comcast SportsNet RSNs are off to a hot start this football season as several networks have already posted triple-digit ratings increases for NFL pre- and postgame coverage in their territory. “3 and Out’s” rotating panel of analysts will contribute engaging and counterbalancing points of view to each week’s debate, mixing in perspectives from former NFL players, the passionate “voices of the fan,’ and the keen analysis of seasoned journalists. The program will also feature an “Extra Point” segment, where each analyst will sign off with a thought-provoking final comment. At the wheel of each week’s discussion is Johnson, who will manage the cadence and contributions of the program’s panelists from Comcast SportsNet Houston.

Viewers are urged to check their local listings or visit CSNChicago.com for air “3 and Out” air dates/times.