Have you heard the wonderful news? Cari Champion will be co-hosting the Hall of Fame Experiences Gold Jacket Club with Emmitt Smith before Super Bowl LI. We are so thrilled to have such a talented, driven, intelligent journalist in at our party. If you’re not sure who Cari Champion is you’ve probably never watched ESPN.
As a graduate of UCLA, Champion got her start as a broadcast journalist and host on various networks covering news, entertainment, and sports. She had her first big break as an anchor and courtside reporter at the Tennis Channel. Champion also spent time as host of ESPN2 favorite, First Take. Here she shared the table with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith in heated debates on current sports news. Her talent was quickly realized and she made the move to SportsCenter in July 2015. In February of 2016, she was named co-anchor for the 11 a.m. edition with David Lloyd. The “SportsCenter Coast-to-Coast” program is hosted by Lloyd at ESPN HQ in Connecticut and Champion at ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center.
Champion is changing the game of sports broadcast. She’s witty, honest, and confident in her opinions of sports. She doesn’t hold back on the air and that’s refreshing. Her podcast, Be Honest with Cari Champion, is bringing us closer to athletes than ever before. Champion’s podcast is built on complete honesty, breaking down stigmas for athletes everywhere –we’re big fans. Her first podcast interview was with Cam Newton days before his heartbreaking Super Bowl 50 loss. Since then, she has interviewed some of the biggest names in sports in raw and riveting one on ones. She uses her podcast to give us her commentary on current events in sports and entertainment making us love her even more.
Be a VIP with Cari Champion
Gold Jacket Club access is included in every Hall of Fame Experiences Super Bowl LI ticket package. This is the best party to attend before and after Super Bowl LI. You will not only mingle with Cari Champion, you’ll see her co-host, Emmitt Smith, and 9 other Pro Football Hall of Famers walking around. Dermontti Dawson, Charles Haley, Mike Haynes, Floyd Little, Tom Mack, Kevin Greene, Joe DeLamielleure, Lem Barney and Dan Hampton are thrilled to meet our football fans. You will enjoy a menu unlike any other with our Taste of Texas offerings. Not sold yet? You’ll be within walking distance of NRG stadium.
In addition to our amazing package inclusions, we have several add-ons to round out the perfect weekend. Access to the Merlin Olsen Luncheon hosted by Michael Strahan, transportation to and from NRG Stadium, and exclusive parking passes are available to you through HOF Experiences.
Now, we know you’re dying to join us in Houston. With playoffs looming, time is running out to get your ticket packages for Super Bowl LI!