KANSAS CITY (August 9, 2011) – As Time Warner Cable’s Emmy Award-winning “Fantasy Huddle” prepares to embark on its fifth season, the show will be heading out on the road for a special episode with the men and women of the United States Army.
“Fantasy Huddle,” a weekly fantasy football-related show produced by Time Warner Cable Metro Sports, will be recording an hour-long episode at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Fort Riley, Kan. Soldiers from Fort Riley and their family members will be in attendance along with the Metro Sports Fantasy Huddle crew of Chris Gough, Herbie Teope and Dave Neilson.
“Time Warner Cable has a great respect for the United States military, and we are always looking for ways to get involved and give back,” said Chris Huwe, General Manager of Metro Sports. “We know that a lot of the soldiers at Fort Riley are big football fans, and we’re excited to get in front of them and get them fired up for the start of the 2011 season.”
The episode at Fort Riley will be broadcast in more than 20 Time Warner Cable national markets beginning on Thursday, Aug. 25 on both 24-hour sports and news networks via linear channels and On Demand platforms. The program will also be broadcast in many TWC markets with Army installations, including Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Jackson, S.C. and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
“Fantasy Huddle” has received widespread recognition since its debut in 2007, winning a regional Emmy award in 2009 in the category of outstanding news/interview-discussion program. The upcoming taping at Fort Riley will be especially meaningful to producer/host Herbie Teope, who proudly served on Army active duty for 20 years and retired from Fort Riley.
“As an Army veteran, soldiers have an eternal place in my heart, so this show is going to be very special for me,” Teope said. “I spent three great years with the 1st Infantry Division in Germany, retired from active duty at Fort Riley and I look forward to returning to my roots.”
“We‘re excited to have ‘Fantasy Huddle’ broadcast from Fort Riley and showcase nationwide our base and the men and women who serve here,” First Infantry Division Command Sergeant Major Jim Champagne said. “Having a veteran such as Herbie involved with the show makes it even more special. This will be a great opportunity for our soldiers to enjoy one of the comforts of home by taking part in an outstanding football discussion.”
In addition to the “Fantasy Huddle” taping, Metro Sports’ “Braggin’ Rights” will also be taping several segments with Army personnel. “Braggin’ Rights,” which is also an Emmy Award-winner, is a trivia competition hosted and produced by Chris Gough that matches a team of sports fans versus a team of Metro Sports on-air personalities. These segments taped at Fort Riley will air in select Time Warner Cable markets, and will be recorded following the presentation of Fantasy Huddle.
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