NEW YORK, NY – (August 21, 2020) – The wait is finally over. Big Blue football is back – and NBC 4 New York is the home for all the action. The station and the New York Giants announced two special inside looks at the team’s Blue-White Scrimmage, airing Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m. ET and Friday, September 4th at 7 p.m. ET. The “Giants Blue-White Scrimmage Special” is presented by Quest Diagnostics, a Proud Partner in Health of the New York Giants. The program will also be available on-demand through Giants.com, the Giants Mobile App, and on the Giants YouTube page following the completion of each original airing.
“This is the first in-depth opportunity for Giants fans to see their team in action,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York. “Our two unique broadcast specials offer an exclusive look ahead to the upcoming season, featuring final on-field preparations and interviews with Head Coach Judge, along with many of the team’s brightest stars.”
“In these unique times, we are constantly looking for ways to engage Giants fans and provide more access to the organization,” said Giants Chief Commercial Officer Pete Guelli. “This scrimmage special will give them an up-close look at how Coach Judge and this staff are preparing the team for the upcoming season.”
Bob Papa, the voice of the Giants, and Super Bowl champions Carl Banks and Shaun O’Hara will host the “Giants Blue-White Scrimmage Special”, with NBC 4 New York lead sports anchor Bruce Beck joining as a special contributor. The 60-minute look-in will feature head coach Joe Judge mic’d up and will capture the best moments, highlights, and sounds from the sidelines and include interviews with general manager Dave Gettleman, director of college scouting Chris Pettit and post-scrimmage interviews with Giants players.
Held at MetLife Stadium, the intrasquad scrimmage will be a first of its kind for the Giants in recent history. Judge seized the opportunity to “let our guys play at full speed” as they prepare for the 2020 season in an unprecedented time in sports.
“This will look a whole lot like every high school and college scrimmage in America,” says Giants head coach Joe Judge. “Offense on one sideline, defense on the other. We’ll create situations on the field and let them play live football all the way through. We have to get an opportunity to let our guys play at full speed. Let them go out there and experience the game and demonstrate they can operate when coaches aren’t yelling in their ears and trying to make corrections. We just have to get them out there and let them play.”
About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years.
The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.
In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.
About the New York Football Giants
A cornerstone franchise of the National Football League, the New York Football Giants began play in 1925. With eight championships, including a victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, their second in five seasons, the Giants are the only franchise in the NFL with a Super Bowl victory in each of the last four decades. Headquartered at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, N.J., the Giants enter their 96th season of play this fall. For more information, visit www.giants.com.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 47,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. www.QuestDiagnostics.com.
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