February 16, 2009

Only Sprint Customers With NFL Mobile Live Can Watch All of NFL Network’s Live Coverage of The NFL Scouting Combine Presented By Under Armour On Their Mobile Phones.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2009-- The 2008 NFL season has ended but the 2009 season begins this week with the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour and only Sprint (NYSE: S) wireless subscribers will be able to watch all of NFL Network’s live television coverage of the six-day event on capable phones.

NFL Network’s coverage of the NFL’s annual showcase of college football’s finest begins with NFL Total Access live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. ET. NFL Network will have exclusive coverage of all the Combine workouts plus interviews, press conferences and all the NFL news from the Combine and it will be available to Sprint subscribers with Sprint TV or NFL Mobile Live.

Sprint subscribers will also have exclusive access to Matthew Stafford’s blog. Stafford, the former University of Georgia quarterback projected to be a top-10 pick in the Draft, will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at what his life is like as a potential NFL draftee beginning with the Combine, through his “pro day” (when he will perform for specific teams), team visits and interviews, all the way through Draft day.

“Most fans don’t have the ability to watch the Combine or Draft from start to finish and Sprint is making it possible for them to catch both live as their schedules allow,” said Steve Gaffney, Sprint’s director of sports and entertainment marketing. “And only a fraction of the population can experience what Matthew Stafford will during the next couple months. Through his Sprint blog, fans will get the chance to read his thoughts and learn about his experiences as he goes through the process.”

Several other features will be included within NFL Mobile Live for the Combine including player profiles, video-on-demand highlights, daily top performers, and “Rich Eisen’s Weekly Take,” a video segment featuring the NFL Network host’s unique commentary.

For six days, fans will be given an all-access pass to more than 300 college stars as they converge on the Combine for on-field drills, physical testing, exams and interviews with more than 600 NFL personnel including head coaches, general managers and scouts.

NFL Network will provide 25 hours of live Combine programming in high definition. The 2009 Scouting Combine, presented by Under Armour, covers all the action including press conferences, positional workouts, the 40-yard dash, bench press and other drills.

Sprint brings fans closer to the game with NFL Mobile Live, the only wireless source for complete, live access to NFL action on the NFL Network including the combine and the NFL Draft April 25-26 from New York. Unlimited access to NFL Mobile Live is available at no additional cost to Sprint data plan subscribers by texting “NFL” to 7777. NFL Mobile Live is available on select phones and normal text message and wireless data rates apply.

NFL Mobile Live is included at no additional charge in Sprint’s Everything plans starting at $69.99, including Simply EverythingSM, which combines unlimited voice, messaging and extensive data services – such as NFL Mobile Live – for just $99.99 per month. With other Sprint plans, customers can get NFL Mobile Live by adding a Data Pack, starting at $15 per month. NFL Mobile Live is available on most Sprint handsets.

Fans can find information on how to access NFL Mobile Live, only from Sprint, at nfl.com/mobile or sprint.com/nfl.


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Source: Sprint Nextel

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Dave Mellin, 720-840-4788