Power in the N.F.L.
Power in the N.F.L. is an American podcast and web series hosted by Chris Murray. It was launched in October 2008 during the National Football League Lockout as an independent production company. It features interviews with NFL players, front office executives and coaches from teams across the league. Murray usually interviews a few NFL players a week. The series was criticized by former players; one former player, Greg Jennings, asked whether Murray had broken league rules.
Originally, Murray’s show primarily focused on players’ opinions on player contracts. However, after the owners’ lockout of the players during the 2010–2011 N.F.L. season, Murray began to turn the show in a pro-owner perspective. From 2011–2013, the show also covered the lockout and players’ protest movement by interviewing players about their experiences.
Season one and two
Season 1 Chris Murray launched an internet-only version of Power in the N.F.L. in October 2008. Murray was seeking interviews with players who have been with the N.F.L. for a significant amount of time. The first season featured interviews with eleven players: three who were on the team during the N.F.L. lock-out, eight who were on the team during the N.F.L.’s two-year protest, one who was on the team during the first two seasons of the franchise’s history, and one who was on the team during the N.F.L.’s third season and the team’s first Super Bowl appearance.
The show’s theme song is “Livin’ It Up”, by Liza Jane.
The second season of Power in the N.F.L. (formerly “Power 2 the NFL,”) was released on February 7, 2011.
The third season, also named Power 2 the N.F.L., was released on July 31, 2013.
Power in the N.F.L. Season 4
The fourth season, also called Power 2 the N.F.L., was released on October 5, 2014. It was broadcast on NBC with interviews from the 2014