NFL Stars Manning, Fitzgerald, & Davis to be Featured on THE WHISTLE, 10/19


THE WHISTLE, NBC Sports Network's weekly series centered on kids and sports, focuses on performance, training and fun in tomorrow's episode. NFL stars Eli Manning, Vernon Davis and Larry Fitzgerald, along with the famed Harlem Globetrotters and Dew Tour champion Chaz Ortiz, are featured in Friday's show, airing at 4 p.m. ET. Highlights of the episode include:

· Two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning looks back on the
Giants' Super Bowl XLVI victory;

· Arizona Cardinals' six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald
talks about the hardest passes to catch, and cornerback Patrick
Peterson dishes on trash-talking in the NFL;

· San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis discusses his love of painting;

· St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford gives insights on calling audibles;

· Training Zone: Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly on the importance of eating breakfast;

· That's a Rap: A glimpse at football players attempting to rap;

· An interview with new Denver Nuggets player Andre Iguodala;

· The Harlem Globetrotters give tips on how to spin a basketball;<

· 18-year old and two-time Dew Tour Champion Chaz Ortiz gives us a tour of his home in suburban Chicago;

· Two-time Women's Motocross Association Champion and deaf rider Ashley Fiolek shares about BMX;

· Commish for a Day: A fun look at what kids would do if they could be commissioners of any sport for a day;

· An educational piece on the importance of strength and agility training.

NBC Sports Network will air an episode of The Whistle every Friday at 4 p.m. ET. The Whistle covers The Players, the fans, the training and the sports for kids.

About the NBC Sports Network:

NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and the 34th America's Cup. In addition, NBC Sports Network features college football, college basketball, college hockey, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, Caught Looking, NBC Sports Talk, and Pro Football Talk.