Sports Uncovered

Sports Uncovered

Sports Uncovered shines a new light on the most unforgettable moments and personalities in sports Season 3: My New Favorite Olympian beginning June 2. Subscribe now! Season 2: Hosted by Michele Tafoya Season 1: Hosted by Mike Tirico Presented by the storytellers at NBCLX

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May 14, 2021 1 min

Who should you root for at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? My New Favorite Olympian will introduce you to the most inspiring members of Team USA and the issues they champion. New episodes will drop every Wednesday beginning June 2.

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Perhaps the most interesting man in Minnesota, Bud Grant played basketball for the Minneapolis Lakers before becoming a Hall of Fame head coach for the Minnesota Vikings. Sunday Night Football’s Michele Tafoya, a longtime Minnesota resident, explores how Grant became the only person to play in both the NBA and NFL.

Guests include:

Bud Grant (Hall of Fame coach)

Tony Dungy (Hall of Fame coach)

Fran Tarkenton (Hall of Fame quarterback)

Pa...

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January 21, 2021 49 min

Kobe Bryant’s closest confidants share their favorite Kobe memory so we can better understand how and why Kobe became Kobe. You will hear previously untold tales from Hall of Famers and Olympic champions, WNBA superstars and other influential figures in Kobe’s life. 

Part 1: Kobe the man

1:58 Kobe the student (Lower Merion HS coach Gregg Downer)

5:19 Kobe the friend (World’s fastest man Usain Bolt)

9:04 Covering Kobe (Hall of Fame phot...

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How did Gayle Sierens become the first woman to call play-by-play of an NFL game, and why did it take 30 years for another woman to do the same? Sunday Night Football reporter Michele Tafoya investigates by talking to Sierens, her broadcast partner and the pioneering producer who made it happen. 

Guests include:

Gayle Sierens (First woman to call an NFL game) 

Beth Mowins (Second woman to call an NFL game) 

Dave Rowe (Sierens’ broadcas...

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November 19, 2020 60 min

Why did the Raiders trade head coach Jon Gruden, and why did they spend $100 million to bring him back? Michele Tafoya, the longtime Sunday Night Football sideline reporter, unmasks Gruden by talking to his closest confidants and "Chucky" himself.

Guests include:

Derrick Brooks (Hall of Fame Buccaneers linebacker)

Tim Brown (Hall of Fame Raiders wide receiver)

Rich Gannon (Longtime Raiders quarterback)

Jon Gruden (Raiders head c...

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July 16, 2020 39 min

Bill Belichick’s closest confidants reveal the side of the New England Patriots head coach the public doesn’t get to see.


Guests include:

Doug Flutie (Heisman Trophy winner)

Rodney Harrison (two-time Super Bowl champion)

Charlie Weis (Former Patriots offensive coordinator)


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Barret Robbins in his own words—from prison—revealing the real reasons why he disappeared and missed playing in the Raiders’ loss in Super Bowl XXXVII.


Guests include:

Barret Robbins

Tim Brown (Heisman Trophy, Pro Football Hall of Fame)

Bill Romanowski (four-time Super Bowl champion)

Amy Trask (Former Raiders CEO)

Rod Woodson (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

Greg Papa (Former Raiders radio play-by-play announcer)

Andrea Kremer (Emmy-winning NFL...

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June 25, 2020 43 min

How the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins survived seven hours of playoff hockey as they battled in the longest game of the NHL’s modern era


Guests include:

Brian Boucher (Flyers goalie)

Bob Boughner (Penguins defenseman)

Keith Jones (Flyers forward)

Chris Therien (Flyers defenseman)

Ron Tugnutt (Penguins goalie)

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Untold stories that explain why the NFL’s biggest stars revere Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins safety who was killed at 24 while protecting his family


Guests include:

Landon Collins (three-time Pro Bowl safety)

Joe Gibbs (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

Jonathan Vilma (three-time Pro Bowl linebacker)

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How the University of Oregon ignited a fashion arms race across all sports, both collegiately and professionally, by going from having Donald Duck as its mascot to trendsetting Nike uniforms that attracted five-star recruits to Eugene.


Guests include:

Mike Bellotti (former Oregon head coach)

Tinker Hatfield (Nike designer)

Joey Harrington (Heisman Trophy finalist)


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May 28, 2020 62 min

How a two-word fax from Michael Jordan changed the course of NBA history, plus never-before-heard stories about his secret workouts with another NBA team


Guests include:

David Falk (Jordan’s longtime agent)

Tim Hardaway (five-time NBA All-Star)

LeBron James (three-time NBA champion)

Steve Kerr (eight-time NBA champion)

Chris Mullin (Basketball Hall of Fame)

Dominique Wilkins (Basketball Hall of Fame)


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Mike Tirico introduces Sports Uncovered, the newest podcast series from NBC Sports that will shine a fresh light on the most unforgettable moments in sports. The debut episode, "I'm Back," will explore how a two-word fax from Michael Jordan changed the course of NBA history, plus uncover never-before-heard stories about his secret workouts with another NBA team.

Subscribe for free to Sports Uncovered to get “Sports Unco...

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“I’m back.” You remember the two-word fax from Michael Jordan announcing his return to the NBA, but there is much more to the story that you don’t know. Subscribe to Sports Uncovered right now to get “I’m Back” automatically downloaded on May 28.  

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