Team and Hall of Fame Broadcaster to Bring Fans “Under Center with Kirk Cousins,” “Skol Stories” and an In-Stadium “Halftime Update”
Eagan, Minn. (August 7, 2019)– The Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Hall of Fame broadcaster Mark Rosen have announced a new partnership heading into the 2019 season.Rosen and the team will bring fans exclusive, behind-the-scenes content through two weekly content series -“Under Center with Kirk Cousins” and “Skol Stories.”In addition, they will introduce“Halftime Update”– a new in-stadium segment for fans attending home games at U.S. Bank Stadium.
“I’m thrilled to partner with the Vikings to bring fans quality, behind-the-scenes stories and to be involved in the game day atmosphere at U.S. Bank Stadium,” saidRosen. “The Vikings have a vision of generating content that can’t be found anywhere else, and I can’t wait to be a part of that. I’m very excited to sit down with Kirk Cousins each week during the season and welcome the fans into our conversations.”
Rosen, a long-time sports broadcaster at WCCO-TV, retired from television in January 2019 after 50 years at the station. Over the course of his career, he was front and center for monumental sports moments, including the 1980s Olympic medal-round “Miracle on Ice,” the Minnesota Twins’ World Series wins in 1987 and 1991, the introduction of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minneapolis Miracle in the 2018 NFC Divisional Playoffs. At the time of his retirement, Rosen was the longest-tenured sports broadcaster in any major U.S. city.
“Mark has a passion for storytelling that aligns with our goal of producing valuable content and experiences for Vikings fans,” said Vikings Vice President of Content & Productions Bryan Harper. “His impressive career, along with his credibility in the market and extensive knowledge of the team, made this a natural partnership.”
UNDER CENTER WITH KIRK COUSINS
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will team up with Rosen to deliver unique content via a weekly 60-minute series featuring current Vikings players, prominent Minnesotans and guests with personal connections to Cousins. Other segments will focus on game reactions with sound from press conferences, the locker room, game highlights and NFL Network. Cousins and Rosen will also answer fan questions and voicemails on a regular basis. The series will feature both video and audio components and will be available across multiple platforms.
·Tune-in: KFAN-FM 100.3
·Hosts: Kirk Cousins and Mark Rosen
·Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (first episode to air Tuesday, September 3)
·Vikings Platforms: Vikings.com, Vikings App, Vikings Now Connected TV App and YouTube
·Audio Podcast: KFAN iHeart Radio App, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc.
A segment as momentous asRosen’s career, the broadcaster will use his decades of connections to the Vikings organization to tell the stories of Vikings Legends. Co-hosted by Vikings.com’s Mike Wobschall, the 30-minute weekly audio broadcast will voyage through Vikings history to tell the full tale of the franchise.
·Hosts: Mark Rosen and Mike Wobschall
·Time:6:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursdays (first episode to air Thursday, September 5)
·Vikings Platforms:Vikings.com, Vikings App
·Audio Podcast:KFAN iHeart Radio App, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc.
Designed to deliver expanded broadcast-style football analysis to the in-stadium audience, the live “Halftime Update” will highlight key storylines from the Vikings first half and touch on pertinent updates and scores from around the NFL. Rosen will team with a guest analyst to present the segment, which will serve as a companion piece to the live entertainment taking place during each halftime at U.S. Bank Stadium.
·Tune-in:U.S. Bank Stadium
·Time:Halftime of Vikings Home Games
You can listen back to the full interview from Wednesday morning with Kirk Cousins on The Power Trip Morning Show in the player below...