On-Air Special Includes Introduction by NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and “Halftime Show” Featuring Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush
NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — An all-star roster of current and legendary NFL players, including the AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning, New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker and John Madden star in the hour-long finale of Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core — Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7:00 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon‘s Nicktoons channel. The animated special features an introduction by NFL Network analyst Rich Eisen, and will include its own “halftime show” featuring an exclusive musical performance by Nickelodeon’s hit music group, Big Time Rush.
Rush Zone wraps up its 22—episode premiere season with a riveting showdown at Cowboys Stadium as Cowboys Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones, Cowboys and Jets players and NFL superheroes, the Rusherz, help Ish, an unlikely 10-year-old hero, to defeat the evil Sudden Death. Â During the hour-long finale, Nicktoons will also air segments featuring Nickelodeon’s Pick Boy, reporting from Cowboys Stadium about the pre-Super Bowl excitement. On Sunday, Feb. 6, the finale will be available on iTunes as the exclusive download-to-own platform.
The NFL coaches, players and personalities who voice themselves in the finale are: Eli Manning (New York Giants quarterback), Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals wide receiver), Brian Dawkins (Denver Broncos free safety), Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams running back), Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions wide receiver), Wes Welker (New England Patriots wide receiver), Marcus Allen (Hall of Fame running back, Los Angeles Raiders/Kansas City Chiefs), Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers head coach), Norv Turner (San Diego Chargers head coach), Sean Payton (New Orleans Saints head coach), Cowboys Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones, John Madden (Hall of Fame coach and NFL commentator ), Michael Strahan (former New York Giants defensive end and NFL commentator), Shannon Sharpe (legendary Pro Bowl tight end and NFL commentator), Bob Papa (NFL Network and New York Giants sportscaster) and Rich Eisen (NFL Network analyst).