"The NFL on CBS," broadcasting its 52nd year of the NFL, continues its 2011 NFL season on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 (4 p.m.), and Sunday, Nov. 27 (1 p.m.), beginning with "The NFL Today" (3:30 p.m.) and (noon), respectively, live from "The NFL Today" studio in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.
"The NFL Today" features a special Thanksgiving day story on the Tom behind New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - Tom Martinez.
You've probably never heard of Tom Martinez. But without him, Tom Brady might not have three Super Bowl rings and be a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player. Martinez has been Brady's personal passing coach and mentor since he first met a 12-year-old Brady 20 years ago. Six months ago their relationship changed forever when Martinez was given just days to live. Brady has been with his coach and friend throughout his battle to survive. Coach Martinez still continues to mentor his most-celebrated student even as his own health deteriorates. Martinez now finds himself fighting a new battle as he needs a kidney transplant to save his life.
"The NFL Today's" James Brown brings this very special Thanksgiving Day story of a friendship and bond that goes way beyond the football field. Deb Gelman is the producer.
Click to view an excerpt of the feature: http://bit.ly/sIbvA5.
In addition, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Enrique Iglesias will perform live during the halftime of the Miami-Dallas game, and Nickelodeon series pop sensations Big Time Rush will sing the National Anthem.
On Sunday, Nov. 27 (noon), "The NFL Today's" Shannon Sharpe goes one-on-one with Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who talks about his transition to a starting NFL quarterback and the streaking Broncos in preparation of the big AFC West showdown with the San Diego Chargers.
In addition, "The NFL on CBS's" Marv Albert highlights the wacky, wonderful world of the NFL by handing out his "NFL Albert Achievement Awards." And, Victoria Secret model Lily Aldridge visits the set of "The NFL Today" with her week 12 picks against the guys.
Brown hosts "The NFL Today," along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Sharpe and Bill Cowher, "The NFL Today" "General Manager" Charley Casserly, as well as Lesley Visser reporting.