Battle of the Gridiron Stars

Battle of the Gridiron Stars is a television show that airs on ESPN.wikipedia
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Battle of the Network Stars

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The program, which takes its inspiration from the likes of Battle of the Network Stars and The Superstars, is produced by IMG, the world's leading sports management firm.
Also in 2005, ESPN premiered a short-lived, sports-themed spinoff version of Battle of the Network Stars as Battle of the Gridiron Stars where it features twenty players from the AFC and NFC competing in a variety of tasks that had nothing to do with football.

ESPN

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Battle of the Gridiron Stars is a television show that airs on ESPN.

National Football League

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It pits teams of National Football League players, one from the American Football Conference ("Americans") and the National Football Conference ("Nationals"), against each other in various athletic events.

American Football Conference

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It pits teams of National Football League players, one from the American Football Conference ("Americans") and the National Football Conference ("Nationals"), against each other in various athletic events.

National Football Conference

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It pits teams of National Football League players, one from the American Football Conference ("Americans") and the National Football Conference ("Nationals"), against each other in various athletic events.

Superstars

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The program, which takes its inspiration from the likes of Battle of the Network Stars and The Superstars, is produced by IMG, the world's leading sports management firm.

IMG (company)

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The program, which takes its inspiration from the likes of Battle of the Network Stars and The Superstars, is produced by IMG, the world's leading sports management firm.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

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The show takes place at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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The show takes place at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Florida

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The show takes place at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Quarterback

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Each team is coached by a former NFL quarterback: Archie Manning coaches the National team, and Ken Stabler coaches the American team.

Archie Manning

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Each team is coached by a former NFL quarterback: Archie Manning coaches the National team, and Ken Stabler coaches the American team.

Ken Stabler

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Each team is coached by a former NFL quarterback: Archie Manning coaches the National team, and Ken Stabler coaches the American team.

National Hockey League

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Battle began in the spring of 2005 as ESPN sought replacement programming for the National Hockey League, which was in the midst of a lockout that would cost the league its entire season.

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Battle began in the spring of 2005 as ESPN sought replacement programming for the National Hockey League, which was in the midst of a lockout that would cost the league its entire season.

NBCSN

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Because of good ratings, and also in light of ESPN losing the NHL rights to OLN (now Versus), the series was renewed in 2006.

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Chad Johnson

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