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NFL Network Names Broadcast Talent for AFFL Coverage

Giants Play-by-Play Voice Bob Papa, Former NFL QB Dan Orlovsky and NFL Network’s Kay Adams and Cole Wright Make Up Broadcast Team for Live Games Beginning June 30

NFL Network has announced its broadcast assignments for live coverage of the American Flag Football League’s (AFFL) U.S. Open of Football Tournament, making its television debut Saturday, June 30.

Giants radio voice Bob Papa will be joined in the booth by former NFL QB Dan Orlovsky and Good Morning Football’s Kay Adams on the sideline for live AFFL game action June 30 – July 1 from Pittsburgh, July 7-8 from Atlanta and for the Ultimate Final July 19 in Houston. NFL Total Access host Cole Wright will pick up play-by-play duties and join Orlovsky and Adams July 14 in Indianapolis.

NFL Network’s coverage of the U.S. Open of Football Tournament is made up of 11 live game broadcasts featuring the top eight amateur flag football teams in the nation. The amateur teams will battle it out for a chance to test their skills against one of the four Pro teams captained by former NFL, NBA and Olympic standouts including Michael Vick (Roadrunners), Chad Ochocinco (Ocho), Nate Robinson (Holdat), Carlos Boozer (Holdat) and Michael Johnson (Godspeed).

The last amateur team and pro team standing will meet in the Ultimate Final July 19 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston for the chance to win a $1 million cash prize.

Each AFFL game experience will also feature appearances from notable NFL Legends in the local community that will be on hand to interact with fans. Among the confirmed appearances are:

June 30 Pittsburgh Willie Parker, James Conner
July 1 Pittsburgh Santonio Holmes, Jesse James
July 7-8 Atlanta Michael Vick

NFL Legends that will be on hand July 14 in Indianapolis and July 19 in Houston will be announced via the AFFL social channels at a later date.

Fans looking to attend the U.S. Open of Football Tournament can purchase games tickets at AFFL.com.

The complete AFFL live game broadcast schedule available on NFL Network and on TuneIn​ can be found below:  ​

 

“America’s Bracket” Quarterfinal ​

Saturday, June 30 – 7:00 PM ET • Highmark Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA

Game 1: Dallas Ducks vs. Primetime

Game 2: Fighting Cancer vs. Strong Island Bulldogs

 

Sunday, July 1 – 4:00 PM ET • Highmark Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA

Game 1: Mean Machine vs. Code Red

Game 2: Church’s Money vs. Money Team

 

U.S. Open of Football Tournament Semifinal

Saturday, July 7 – 7:00 PM ET • Fifth Third Bank Stadium • Atlanta, GA

Game 1: Amateur semifinal – Teams TBD

Game 2: Pro Championship Bracket – Roadrunners vs. Ocho

 

Sunday, July 8 – 7:00 PM ET • Fifth Third Bank Stadium • Atlanta, GA

Game 1: Amateur semifinal – Teams TBD

Game 2: Pro Championship Bracket – Godspeed vs. Holdat

 

U.S. Open of Football Tournament Dual Finals

Saturday, July 14 – 4:00 PM ET • Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl • Indianapolis, IN

Game 1: America’s Bracket final – Teams TBD

Game 2: Pro Bracket final – Teams TBD

 

U.S. Open of Football Tournament Ultimate Final

Thursday, July 19 – 8:00 PM ET

America’s Bracket Champion vs. Pro Bracket Champion

In addition to tickets, fans can also find more information on the AFFL and the 2018 U.S. Open of Football Tournament including: playoff bracket, pro team bios, game rules and more at www.affl.com. For videos, highlights and photos of AFFL action on social, follow the @FlagFootball and @NFL handle, as well as the #AFFL hashtag on Twitter.

Article written by:

Liz has covered the NFL for five seasons and currently serves as Managing Editor for Ninety-Nine Yards (formerly NFLGirlUK). Since launching the website in 2014, she has made regular appearances on the TalkSport2 ‘All American Sports Show’ with Nat Coombs and in 2016 was ranked No.37 (of 400+) in the “Super Bowl: Top 50 UK Influencers” by marketing software producers Analytica for “igniting conversations” between fans.

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