It is NFL week at “The Biggest Loser” ranch on the episode airing Tuesday, October 4, 2011 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC, according to a September 27, 2011, press announcement from NBC. Six NFL superstars — Drew Brees, Eric Dickerson, Tony Gonzalez, Clay Matthews, Shawne Merriman and Tim Tebow – join the players in a football-throwing challenge and putt them through last chance workouts while motivating them to be their very best.
The competition is fierce for the prize because he weigh-in winner is getting an amazing prize – a VIP trip for two to the Super Bowl. Alison Sweeney tell the contestants that first they have to beat the best at a football throwin challenge, competing alongside Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez.
One player struggles emotionially, another is determined in spite of a sidelining injury and one talks about his childhood abuse and the role it played in his weight gain. A grueling, calorie-burning competition among the three teams iis led by trainers Bob Harper, Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince.
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman and Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson help put the contestants through last chance workouts they’ll never forget before a tense weigh-in reveals which player gets the coveted Super Bowl tickets. Then an emotional elimination finds one player offering to make the ultimate sacrifice for their team.
The contestants were inspired by the NFL players, who were inspired by the contestants.
Drew Brees, who calls himself “a big fan of the show,” says, “I was inspired by the heart and determination of each contestant on the show.”
Tim Tebow says he was impressed by how much “each and every one of the contestants truly desires to change their lives.
Tebow said, Even though there can only be one winner on the show,I felt that each contestant would ultimately be a winner in their own right because of the positive health and lifestyle habits they developed while being on the show.”
Clay Matthews said “it was an honor to go out and help inspire them. Now that I’ve had a chance to be on the show, I’m an even bigger fan and supporter of what ‘The Biggest Loser’ does.
“The Biggest Loser” is a production of Reveille, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Todd Lubin are the executive producers.
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