POSTED: Monday December 8th 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHLIGHTS FROM WEEK 14 OF NBC’s “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA”

With host Bob Costas, co-host Cris Collinsworth, co-host Keith Olbermann, co-host Dan Patrick, analysts Tiki Barber and Jerome Bettis, and reporter Peter King of Sports Illustrated



       “All that CFL seemed to rub off on the Bills.” – ‘Football Night’s’ Olbermann on the Bills losing in Toronto




       “I apologize to Jets fans everywhere for putting them in
the Super Bowl because they are dead.”—\‘Football Night\‘s\’
Collinsworth




       NEW YORK – Dec. 7, 2008 – Following are highlights from
NBC\‘s \“Football Night in America\” studio show, as host Bob Costas,
co-host Cris Collinsworth, co-host Keith Olbermann, co-host Dan
Patrick, analysts Tiki Barber and Jerome Bettis, and reporter Peter
King of Sports Illustrated take a look at the day\‘s top storylines in
the NFL:



OLBERMANN ON THE BILLS LOSING IN TORONTO: \“All that CFL seemed to rub off on the Bills.\”



COLLINSWORTH ON THE JETS: \“I apologize to Jets fans everywhere for putting them in the Super Bowl because they are dead.\”



COLLINSWORTH ON THE BENGALS: \“Is it proper etiquette to send a thank you note after you play the Bengals?\”



COLLINSWORTH ON THE SAINTS: \“When the Saints can find a running game to
go along with a very dynamic passing game this is a spectacular
offense.\”



COLLINSWORTH ON MATT RYAN VS. DREW BREES: \“It looked like two guys battling for the MVP Award out there.\”



OLBERMANN ON THE LIONS: \“The Lions lost and Rod Marinelli didn\‘t even have a funny news conference.\”



BETTIS ON CLINTON PORTIS PLAYING DESPITE INJURIES: \“He does it because
he has to. This offense is predicated around him running the football
so he understands he\‘s got to be out there.\”



FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA:

Michael Weisman is the executive in charge of production, \“Football
Night in America,\” Sam Flood is coordinating producer and Bucky Gunts
serves as director.




       Members of the media can get more information about NBC
Universal and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web
site at www.nbcumv.com.



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