Today, ESPN’s SportsNation celebrated its second year on the air with a live telecast on the Bristol campus’ green.
Our friends at SportsNation invited Front Row’s photographers inside — and outside — to track the show throughout the day in pictures.
The result: These images from the morning’s construction of outdoor sets, rehearsals, the Goodyear blimp, and the show from start to finish.
Our thanks to the folks at SportsNation, Goodyear and the fine team in ESPN’s Communications unit.
Thursday, we’ll have more footage from this outing on Front Row, our Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
That’s it for the official party. Check out the “after party” on SN’s Facebook page.
1:40 ET: Hope he packed a lunch. Good luck finding a drive-thru window in this ride.
1:23 ET: Back at Brainerd Airport, Pilot Michael Dougherty continues pre-flight checks on the Spirit of Goodyear.
1:20 p.m. ET: The SportsNation remote set comes together before rehearsal.
1:10 p.m. ET: The JumboTron gets ready for liftoff.
1:03 p.m. ET: The sharks are carefully added to the tank by trained professionals.
1:00 p.m. ET: Just in case Jack Sparrow makes a special appearance.
12:51 ET: Sports Nation’s producers survey the work so far, four hours before the show goes on.
12:45 p.m. ET: SN producers (from left) Jamie Horowitz, Whitney Albohm and Peter Coughter check out the shark tank.
12:40 p.m. ET: The Studio Operations crew help put the finishing touches on the remote set.
11:50 a.m. ET: Auburn football coach Gene Chizik (left) appears on ESPN’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
11:45 a.m. ET: SN’s Colin Cowherd at his mid-day job on The Herd. Special guest: Auburn football coach Gene Chizik (left).
11:15 a.m. ET: Assistant Chief Pilot Michael Dougherty checks the instruments in the Spirit of Goodyear airship.
11:00 a.m. ET NFL analyst Herm Edwards gets ready for his SportsNation appearance.
10:50 a.m. ET: The SportsNation crew holds its production meeting for the 2-year anniversary show.
10:45 a.m. ET: Every birthday party needs party hats.
10:35 a.m. ET: The Dunk Tank is ready for action.