HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS TO KICK-OFF SUPER BOWL WEEKEND WITH SPECIAL GAME TELECAST ON FOX SPORTS 1
(PHOENIX, Jan. 14, 2014) – In conjunction with FOX Sports’ broadcast coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, FOX Sports 1 has announced that their week-long prelude to the big game will include a special appearance by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters.
Kicking off Super Bowl weekend, the Globetrotters will battle their long-time rivals, the Washington Generals, in a game telecast on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11:30 a.m. EST on FOX Sports 1 (check your local listings).
FOX Sports play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson calls the high-flying action, as Showman Special K Daley, scoring machine Ant Atkinson, the hilarious Dizzy Grant, female star T-Time Brawner and an exciting new generation of Globetrotters put on a captivating assortment of trick shots, mesmerizing ball handling, 4-point launches and rim-rattling dunks – with a side-splitting array of comedy guaranteed to entertain the whole family.
“Super Bowl weekend is one of the biggest traditions in American culture, and it’s only natural that one of the country’s all-time favorites, the Harlem Globetrotters, is part of this electrifying weekend,” said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting programming with FOX Sports 1.”
FOX Sports 1’s complete lineup for Super Bowl week can be found at msn.foxsports.com/media/page/press. Tune in on Twitter as the event will be live-tweeted by the Globetrotters (@Globies) using the hash tag #SuperGlobie.
Sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios, Howard Johnson Hotels, World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight thrilling decades.