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NFL ON CBS PRESS INFORMATION GUIDE 2012
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The 2012 NFL ON CBS Press Information Guide was written and compiled by the CBS Sports Communications Department to facilitate your coverage of the 2012-13 NFL ON CBS season.
The CBS Sports Communications staff is available to assist you with information and interview requests relating to the Network’s coverage of the 2012-13 NFL season. A PRESS REPRESENTATIVE IS AVAILABLE AT THE CBS BROADCAST CENTER IN NEW YORK DURING BROADCASTS THROUGHOUT THE NFL SEASON AT (212) 975-1796. All interview requests for CBS Sports executives, talent and production teams must be made through the CBS Sports Communications Department. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… CBS SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS:
Robin Brendle, Executive Director (Office): (212) 975-1533 (Cell): 732/803-8389 [email protected]
Jerry Caraccioli, Executive Director (Office): (212) 975-7466 (Cell): 917/312-4940 [email protected]
Dan Sabreen, Sr. Manager (Office): (212) 975-5936 (Cell): (202) 321-4195 dsabr[email protected]
Mariel Brady, Jr. Publicist, CBS Sports Network (Office): (212) 975-5373 (Cell): (845) 596-8312 [email protected]
Follow CBS Sports on Twitter: @CBSSportsGang and @NFLonCBS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
For headshots and photos of 2012 NFL ON CBS announce team, log on to cbspressexpress.com or contact Paula Breck in the CBS Photo Department at 212/975-3811 or [email protected]
Special thanks for cover design to: Jim Shefcik, Karen MacLeod, Tina Dakin, Paula Breck, John Filo and Jeff Staab
i CBS SPORTS DIRECTORY
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CBS SPORTS EXECUTIVE STAFF
Sean McManus Chairman, CBS Sports & Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS David Berson Executive Vice President, CBS Sports & President, CBS Sports Network Harold Bryant Executive Producer & Vice President, Production Rob Correa Executive Vice President, Programming Ken Aagaard Executive Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Production Services Marty Kaye Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration Arthur Harris Vice President, Broadcast Operations Jennifer Sabatelle Vice President, Communications Deanna O’Toole Vice President, Business Affairs
1 THE NFL ON CBS 3 4 5 6 7 CBS SPORTS – HOME OF SUPER BOWL XLVII – ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PAIRINGS FOR 2012 NFL SEASON
Jason La Canfora Joins THE NFL TODAY as “NFL Insider”
The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl XLVII, begins its 53rd year of broadcasting the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 9 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) as Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s 2012 NFL season.
James Brown anchors the CBS Television Network’s pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Jason La Canfora joins THE NFL TODAY this season serving as the “NFL Insider,” while Lesley Visser serves as reporter for the show. This season marks the 45th year of THE NFL TODAY on the CBS Television Network.
THE NFL ON CBS announce team is solidified as the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel once again calls games alongside Dan Dierdorf; Ian Eagle teams with Dan Fouts; and Marv Albert pairs with Rich Gannon to call games.
CBS Sports’ complete roster of announce teams for its 53rd year of NFL coverage was announced today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.
Following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2012 season (play-by-play/analyst):
Jim Nantz//Phil Simms Greg Gumbel//Dan Dierdorf Ian Eagle//Dan Fouts Marv Albert//Rich Gannon Kevin Harlan//Solomon Wilcots Bill Macatee//Steve Tasker Spero Dedes//Steve Beuerlein
8 Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director. Eric Mann is senior producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.
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Follow CBS Sports on Twitter: @CBSSportsGang and @NFLonCBS
9 September 4, 2012
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?
CBS SPORTS ADDS RENOWNED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON DR. NEAL ELATTRACHE TO “NFL ON CBS” COVERAGE FOR 2013 SEASON
CBS Sports has added renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache, as a medical consultant for its NFL coverage during the 2012-13 season, it was announced today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and Executive Producer THE NFL ON CBS, and Harold Bryant, Executive Producer and Vice President, CBS Sports.
Dr. ElAttrache will be “on-call” all season analyzing and explaining injuries and interpreting injury reports, beginning with CBS Sports’ NFL kickoff on September 9.
Voted by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America™” since 2006, Dr. ElAttrache has operated on some of the top athletes in the game today including Tom Brady’s knee in 2008. Currently, he is Chairman of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation and Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship ElAttrache also is the team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and serves as an Orthopaedic Consultant for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, PGA Tour, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings. In addition, he is a member of the NFL Physicians Society, America Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and National Orthopaedic Education Society.
“Dr. ElAttrache has impeccable credentials and standing in the medical profession and the world of Sports Medicine,” said McManus. “Analyzing and assessing injuries are often important storylines throughout the season, adding Neal’s expertise and opinions to our broadcasts will give our viewers a new and unique perspective into the player’s injuries and recovery.”
Highlighted by Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013 from New Orleans, the CBS Television Network marks its 53rd year of coverage of the NFL. THE NFL ON CBS kicks off Week 1 with singleheader coverage on Sunday, Sept. 9 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game studio show. The day’s NFL action is highlighted by an AFC-NFC tilt between Indianapolis and Chicago and New England taking on Tennessee. Other regional action that day on THE NFL ON CBS includes Jacksonville-Minnesota, Buffalo-New York Jets and Miami-Houston games live on the CBS Television Network.
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10 May 10, 2012
JASON LA CANFORA JOINS CBS SPORTS AS “NFL INSIDER” FOR “THE NFL TODAY” STUDIO SHOW, CBS SPORTS NETWORK AND CBSSPORTS.COM
Jason La Canfora joins CBS Sports as the “NFL Insider” for the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.
La Canfora joins James Brown, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher on THE NFL TODAY beginning on September 9. He begins his role as “NFL Insider” for CBSSports.com in July, joining an already experienced staff of writers covering the NFL including Pete Prisco, Clark Judge, Mike Freeman and Pat Kirwan.
Before joining CBS Sports, La Canfora worked for the NFL Network and NFL.com as an NFL Insider from 2009-12. He appeared on NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay Morning, NFL GameDay Final and Thursday Night Kickoff. La Canfora also contributed significantly across the NFL’s digital properties including NFL.com.
La Canfora spent six years as a Redskins beat writer during his 10-year stint with The Washington Post. He also contributed to NHL, MLB, Olympic and World Cup coverage. During that time, La Canfora’s blog on Washingtonpost.com became one of the most frequented by readers looking for an inside scoop on the Redskins.
In addition to his print and online experience, La Canfora’s broadcast experience includes the NFL Network, as well as appearing on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a panelist, analyst and co-host for over a year. He also was a regular co-host on Fox 1370 Radio’s weekly afternoon drive-time sports show heard throughout the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area.
Prior to The Washington Post, La Canfora reported for the Detroit Free Press covering the Detroit Red Wings and their back-to-back Stanley Cup championship wins in 1997 and 1998. His accolades include a 2004 Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Breaking News honorable mention; 1998 APSE Game Story third place finish; and a 1997 APSE News Story fifth place finish.
La Canfora graduated magna cum laude with degrees in print journalism and policy studies from Syracuse University in 1996. Born April 14, 1974 in Baltimore, Md, La Canfora and his wife, Lauren, and three children reside in Towson, Md.
Follow on Twitter: @JasonLaCanfora; CBS Sports: @CBSSportsGang; CBS Sports Network: @CBSSportsNet; and CBSSports.com: @CBSiSportsPR
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James Brown @jbsportscaster Dan Marino @DanMarino Bill Cowher @CowherCBS Shannon Sharpe @ShannonSharpe Boomer Esiason @7BOOMERESIASON Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora
Randy Cross @randycrossFB Spero Dedes @SperoDedes Rich Gannon @RichGannon12 Kevin Harlan @Kevinharlan Bill Macatee @Bmacatee Steve Tasker @SteveTasker89 Solomon Wilcots @SolomonsWisdom_
12 CBS August 21, 2012
CBS SPORTS NETWORK LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER NFL PROGRAMMING WITH “NFL MONDAY QB” DEBUTING MONDAY, SEPT. 10
Unique Program Features THE NFL ON CBS’s Phil Simms, Rich Gannon, Steve Beuerlein and Others
With the first of what will be a number of NFL programming initiatives, CBS Sports Network launches a first-of-its-kind show, NFL MONDAY QB. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports and David Berson, Executive Vice President, CBS Sports and President, CBS Sports Network.
Led by THE NFL ON CBS lead analyst and Super Bowl XXI MVP, Phil Simms; Super Bowl XXXVII quarterback and 2002 NFL MVP, Rich Gannon; and 17-year veteran and 1999 NFL All Pro quarterback, Steve Beuerlein, NFL MONDAY QB brings together an elite roster of quarterbacks providing their unique and compelling opinions, and break-down of the week’s games – purely from a quarterback perspective – focusing on how quarterback play impacted the games, key plays, clutch drives, crucial decisions, star performances, winning and losing efforts and much more.
Additional contributors during selected weeks will include other quarterbacks from THE NFL ON CBS roster, such as Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Marino and Dan Fouts, and Super Bowl XXIII quarterback and 1988 NFL MVP, Boomer Esiason. Adam Schein hosts from the CBS Sports Network studio at Chelsea Piers in New York, and the quarterbacks weigh in from various parts of the country.
NFL MONDAY QB continues the aggressive expansion of CBS Sports Network programming around CBS Sports’ marquee properties. The one-hour show debuts Monday, September 10 on a special season-opening time (5:00-6:00 PM, ET) due to the opening Monday night doubleheader. After Week 1, NFL MONDAY QB airs weekly through Super Bowl XLVII (6:30-7:30 PM, ET).
“I've been wanting to do a show like this for years,” said Simms. “Now we have the opportunity to do a totally different show than anyone has ever seen. The fans are going to find out, even though it’s going to be all quarterbacks, we all see it differently. I’m really looking forward to hearing everyone’s opinions and getting a few things off my chest right after the games on Mondays. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
CBS Sports Network Coordinating Producer Drew Kaliski produces. Steve Karasik and Tyler Hale serve as Executive Producers of NFL MONDAY QB.
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18 19 The Dial Global Sports 2012-2013 NFL broadcast schedule features 63 national games, including:
Opening Kickoff game, 16 Monday Night games, including one doubleheader, 17 Sunday Night games, 14 Thursday Night games (including Thanksgiving Night), one Saturday Night game, the Thanksgiving Day doubleheader, 12 Postseason games, including the NFL Playoffs, the AFC and NFC Championship Games, the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Dial Global Sports also delivers specialty programs, including: The NFL Today, NFL Preview, NFL Insider, and NFL Sunday.
In addition to the 63 game primetime package, Dial Global Sports will also present a weekly doubleheader starting on Sunday, September 9, 2012 and continuing each Sunday through December 30, 2012. These games will be chosen as the season progresses to ensure the best possible matchups. All stations airing Dial Global Sports’ NFL Football coverage can be found using the Station Finder located at dialglobalsports.com.
DIAL GLOBAL SPORTS 2012-2013 NFL BROADCASTERS
Kevin Harlan returns to Dial Global Sports Monday Night Football games for the third straight season. He was also the voice for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four on Dial Global Sports from 2003-2007. Harlan also currently calls play-by-play for CBS Sports' coverage of the NFL and the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, as well as NBA Basketball on TNT. Harlan joined CBS Sports in 1998 as an NFL play-by-play announcer, after having served in the same capacity for Fox Sports since 1994. A veteran football and basketball broadcaster, this will be his 28th consecutive season broadcasting the NFL and this year’s NBA season marks his 25th broadcasting the NBA. Harlan spent nine seasons (1985-93) as the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs and was the voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves for nine seasons as well.
Boomer Esiason provides color commentary for Dial Global Sports’ critically acclaimed Monday Night Football broadcast team and this marks his 13th year broadcasting for the network. Esiason co-host’s The NFL Today for CBS Sports and also served as the Monday Night Football analyst for ABC Sports for two seasons before joining Dial Global Sports. Boomer also spends mornings co-hosting a daily radio show on WFAN, New York and co-hosts NFL Preview each week on Dial Global Sports. Prior to embarking on a broadcasting career, Esiason was one of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history. He spent 14 years in the NFL and quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII. In 1988, Esiason was named NFL MVP by the Pro Football Writers of America and the Associated Press and was named the NFL’s Man of the Year in 1995.
Dan Fouts will once again serve as analyst for select Monday Night games this season in addition to his duties as an analyst for THE NFL ON CBS. He has been an analyst for THE NFL ON CBS for the past four seasons, as well as from 1988-93. Fouts worked for ABC Sports from 1997-2008, most notably alongside Al Michaels and Dennis Miller for two seasons as an analyst on “Monday Night Football”. Additionally, he served as play-by-play announcer for ABC’s coverage of Pac-10 college football. An NFL Hall-of-Famer, Fouts retired after 15 seasons with the San Diego Chargers, where he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection. Upon his retirement, he held 42 team records and eight NFL records, including most 300-yard passing games, and his 43,040 total passing yards made him the second-most-prolific passer in NFL history. Fouts earned NFL and AFC Player of the Year honors in 1982, and was named AFC Most Valuable Player in 1979 and league co-MVP in 1982.
20 Dave Sims returns for his seventh season as Dial Global Sports' play-by-play announcer for Sunday Night Football. Before switching to primetime, Sims called Dial Global Sports Sunday afternoon games as well as the NFL Playoffs for nearly a decade. The two-time Emmy Award winner has also called play-by-play for NCAA Basketball regular season games and tournament coverage for the past eight years and in 2003, also hosted the NCAA Women's Final Four. In addition to his Dial Global Sports duties, Sims called the Big East Football TV Game of the Week for many years, has written for the New York Daily News and is currently the TV play-by-play voice of the Seattle Mariners.
James Lofton returns for his fourth season as an analyst for Sunday Night Football on Dial Global Sports. Lofton served as analyst and sideline reporter for the NFL on Dial Global Sports from 1999-2001 and rejoined the Network after a seven-year coaching stint with the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. He was the Number 1 draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1978, beginning a long career as an NFL wide receiver. In 16 seasons playing for Green Bay, the Los Angeles Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, and the Philadelphia Eagles, Lofton caught 764 passes for 14,004 yards, which was the most in NFL history at the time of his retirement. In 13 playoff games, Lofton caught 41 passes for 759 yards and eight touchdowns, including a seven-reception game in Super Bowl XXVI. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
Ian Eagle enters his fifth year as play-by-play announcer for Dial Global Sports’ NFL Thursday night coverage. During that span, Eagle has also called the action for Dial Global Sports’ coverage of the SEC Basketball Championship and the Regional Semi-Finals and Finals of the NCAA Tournament. Eagle is primarily known for his work with CBS Sports, where he has called NFL games and NCAA Basketball games since 1998. He also has served as the play-by-play announcer for the NBA's New Jersey Nets television broadcasts since 1995, after having called play-by-play for radio broadcasts the previous year. He was the play-by-play radio voice for the New York Jets in 1997 and hosted Jets pre- and post-game shows on WFAN from 1993 to 1996. Eagle joined WFAN Radio in New York in 1990 as a producer and debuted as host of his own show in 1992. Eagle was awarded the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting while attending Syracuse University.
Trent Green returns to Dial Global Sports for his third season as the Thursday Night game analyst after serving in a similar capacity on Sundays with FOX Television. In addition, Green also serves as an analyst for preseason games on television for the Kansas City Chiefs and has been a studio analyst for the NFL Network. Green spent 15 seasons in the NFL, playing quarterback for five different franchises. He was a member of the Super Bowl XXXIV Champion Rams, but enjoyed his best seasons with Kansas City from 2001-2006. While wearing a Chiefs uniform, he became only the 4th quarterback in NFL history to have three consecutive seasons of 4,000 yards or more passing. He finished his career with 162 touchdowns and over 28,000 yards passing.
Tom McCarthy rejoins Dial Global as a play-by-play announcer for coverage of Sunday afternoon NFL games after previously calling college basketball and football in 2008 and 2009. He currently does basketball and football play- by-play for the CBS Sports Network, in addition to being the television play-by-play voice for the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent the 2006-2007 seasons as a radio broadcaster with the New York Mets on WFAN before joining the Phillies. McCarthy spent six seasons with the Trenton Thunder, the former double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, doing play-by-play on radio and television for CN8. He also worked as the radio voice of the Saint Joseph’s University men’s basketball, Rutgers University football and Princeton University football and men’s basketball.
21 Tony Boselli returns for his third season as full-time color analyst for Dial Global Sports’ broadcasts of Sunday Afternoon NFL games. Boselli began his national broadcasting career in 2007, working as a game analyst for the NFL on FOX. In 2009, he joined Dial Global Sports, where he worked as a part-time analyst for both NFL and College Football. In addition, Boselli has also co-hosted a local daily morning radio show in Jacksonville. The first player ever drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Boselli was chosen #2 overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. After six seasons with the Jaguars, which included five Pro Bowls, three All-Pro teams and two trips to AFC Championship Game, injuries forced him to retire in 2006. Selected as a member of the 1990's NFL All-Decade Team, Boselli was the first inductee into the Jaguars ring of honor, and received the prestigious Ed Block Courage Award in 2000. Boselli is a 1994 graduate of the USC where he was a 3-time All-American and winner of the 1994 Morris Trophy, given annually to the top offensive lineman in the Pac 10.
Kevin Kugler returns for his fourth season as play-by-play announcer for Sunday Afternoon NFL games. He also serves as the lead announcer for Dial Global Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and Final Four. Kugler has served as the voice of the College World Series for the past eight years, and has done play- by-play for numerous other sports for Dial Global, including the Masters and College Football. He also hosts This Week in the NCAA and most recently co-hosted the network’s coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Kugler also does play-by-play events for The Big Ten Network and recently won the Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year Award for the 8th time in nine years.
Mark Malone returns for his fifth season as both a booth analyst and sideline reporter for the NFL on Dial Global Sports, and his fourth season as the host of NFL Insider. Prior to joining Dial Global Sports, he served as Sports Director for WBBM-TV in Chicago, where he garnered four Emmys for his work. Malone also spent a decade with ESPN, where he hosted many NFL shows including Edge NFL Matchup, NFL Tonight, and Monday Night Countdown. Malone, an All-American quarterback at Arizona State and first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, played for 10 years in the NFL, quarterbacking the Steelers to the 1984 AFC Championship Game.
Jim Gray joined Dial Global Sports in 2001 as host of the network’s Monday Night Football pregame and halftime shows and this marks his 12th season fulfilling the same role for the network. Gray also serves as courtside reporter for Dial Global Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and as on-course reporter for the Masters. A prominent network television reporter for over two decades, Gray currently covers boxing for Showtime, has been a contributor to the Golf Channel, and also has served as a courtside reporter for the NBA on CBS, NBC, ABC and most recently ESPN. Gray’s numerous credits include: ten Olympic Games, including Dial Global's recent coverage of London 2012, 23 Masters, 15 Super Bowls, seven World Series and 15 NBA Finals. Gray has won 11 Emmy Awards and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Scott Graham returns for his fourth season as pre-game, halftime and postgame host for the network’s Sunday NFL coverage. Graham has spent over 20 years as a radio and television sportscaster, including play-by-play for both the NFL and NFL Europe on FOX. He has also spent the last 16 seasons as The Comcast Network’s primary play-by-play voice of college basketball, and continues to call college hoops for ESPN. On the radio side, Graham served as the play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia Phillies for eight seasons from 1999-2006. For nearly a decade prior to that, he hosted the pre-game and postgame shows for the Phillies on CBS Radio in Philadelphia. Since 2003, Graham has narrated a variety of programs, commercials, and features produced by NFL Films. His voice has most often been heard on NFL Game of the Week, in weekly game previews on NFL.com, and in various season highlight films for NFL teams.
# # # # # # # # 22 About Dial Global Sports Dial Global Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. Dial Global’s lineup includes regular and post-season NFL football, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl; as well as NCAA Football and Basketball, including “March Madness” and the Final Four; the Masters and the Olympics. Dial Global Sports, formerly Westwood One Sports, has been the NFL network radio rights holder since 1987.
About Dial Global Dial Global (NASDAQ: DIAL) Defines Great Moments in sports, news and entertainment through its radio networks which are heard by over 225 million listeners a week. As America’s leading provider and distributor of audio content to more than 8,500 radio stations nationwide, Dial Global produces over 200 news, sports, talk, music and entertainment programs, services and digital applications, jingles and imaging. For more information, visit dialglobal.com.
Press Contact: Jana Polsky Dial Global Sports [email protected] (212)975-7283
23 2012-2013 NFL SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY 9/5/12 DALLAS COWBOYS @ NEW YORK GIANTS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 9/9/12 WASHINGTON REDSKINS @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 9/9/12 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS @ GREEN BAY PACKERS 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 9/9/12 PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ DENVER BRONCOS 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 9/10/12 CINCINNATI BENGALS @ BALTIMORE RAVENS 6:30 PM ET MONDAY 9/10/12 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS @ OAKLAND RAIDERS 9:45 PM ET
THURSDAY 9/13/12 CHICAGO BEARS @ GREEN BAY PACKERS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 9/16/12 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ NEW YORK GIANTS 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 9/16/12 TENNESSEE TITANS @ SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 9/16/12 DETROIT LIONS @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 9/17/12 DENVER BRONCOS @ ATLANTA FALCONS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 9/20/12 NEW YORK GIANTS @ CAROLINA PANTHERS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 9/23/12 NEW YORK JETS @ MIAMI DOLPHINS 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 9/23/12 HOUSTON TEXANS @ DENVER BRONCOS 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 9/23/12 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS @ BALTIMORE RAVENS 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 9/24/12 GREEN BAY PACKERS @ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 9/27/12 CLEVELAND BROWNS @ BALTIMORE RAVENS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 9/30/12 CAROLINA PANTHERS @ ATLANTA FALCONS 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 9/30/12 CINCINNATI BENGALS @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 3:30 PM ET SUNDAY 9/30/12 NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 10/1/12 CHICAGO BEARS @ DALLAS COWBOYS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 10/4/12 ARIZONA CARDINALS @ ST. LOUIS RAMS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 10/7/12 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 10/7/12 DENVER BRONCOS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 10/7/12 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 10/8/12 HOUSTON TEXANS @ NEW YORK JETS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 10/11/12 PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ TENNESSEE TITANS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 10/14/12 DETROIT LIONS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 10/14/12 BUFFALO BILLS @ ARIZONA CARDINALS 3:30 PM ET SUNDAY 10/14/12 GREEN BAY PACKERS @ HOUSTON TEXANS 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 10/15/12 DENVER BRONCOS @ SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 10/18/12 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 10/21/12 BALTIMORE RAVENS @ HOUSTON TEXANS 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 10/21/12 NEW YORK JETS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 10/21/12 PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ CINCINNATI BENGALS 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 10/22/12 DETROIT LIONS @ CHICAGO BEARS 8:00 PM ET
24 2012-2013 NFL SCHEDULE (CONT’D)
THURSDAY 10/25/12 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ MINNESOTA VIKINGS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 10/28/12 TBA SUNDAY 10/28/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 10/28/12 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS @ DENVER BRONCOS 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 10/29/12 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS @ ARIZONA CARDINALS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 11/1/12 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 11/4/12 TBA 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 11/4/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 11/4/12 DALLAS COWBOYS @ ATLANTA FALCONS 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 11/5/12 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 11/8/12 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 11/11/12 TBA 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 11/11/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 11/11/12 HOUSTON TEXANS @ CHICAGO BEARS 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 11/12/12 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 11/15/12 MIAMI DOLPHINS @ BUFFALO BILLS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 11/18/12 TBA 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 11/18/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 11/18/12 BALTIMORE RAVENS @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS * 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 11/19/12 CHICAGO BEARS @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 11/22/12 HOUSTON TEXANS @ DETROIT LIONS 12:00 PM ET THURSDAY 11/22/12 WASHINGTON REDSKINS @ DALLAS COWBOYS 4:00 PM ET** THURSDAY 11/22/12 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS @ NEW YORK JETS 8:00 PM ET** SUNDAY 11/25/12 TBA 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 11/25/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 11/25/12 GREEN BAY PACKERS @ NEW YORK GIANTS * 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 11/26/12 CAROLINA PANTHERS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 11/29/12 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS @ ATLANTA FALCONS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 12/2/12 TBA 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 12/2/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 12/2/12 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ DALLAS COWBOYS * 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 12/3/12 NEW YORK GIANTS @ WASHINGTON REDSKINS 8:00 PM ET
THURSDAY 12/6/12 DENVER BRONCOS @ OAKLAND RAIDERS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 12/9/12 TBA 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 12/9/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 12/9/12 DETROIT LIONS @ GREEN BAY PACKERS * 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 12/10/12 HOUSTON TEXANS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 8:00 PM ET
25 2012-2013 NFL SCHEDULE (CONT’D)
THURSDAY 12/13/12 CINCINNATI BENGALS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 12/16/12 TBA 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 12/16/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 12/16/12 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS * 7:30 PM ET MONDAY 12/17/12 NEW YORK JETS @ TENNESSEE TITANS 8:00 PM ET
SATURDAY 12/22/12 ATLANTA FALCONS @ DETROIT LIONS 8:00 PM ET SUNDAY 12/23/12 TBA 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 12/23/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 12/23/12 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS @ NEW YORK JETS * 7:30 PM ET
SUNDAY 12/30/12 TBA 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 12/30/12 TBA 3:45 PM ET SUNDAY 12/30/12 TBA 7:30 PM ET
* TENTATIVE SUNDAY NIGHT “PLACEHOLDER” GAME---SUBJECT TO CHANGE…WILL BE CONFIRMED (OR REPLACED) BY THE NFL APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE GAME DATE, SO AS TO ENSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE MATCHUPS ------
2012-2013 POST-SEASON GAME SCHEDULE
SATURDAY 1/5/13 WILDCARD PLAYOFF GAME #1 4:00 PM ET SATURDAY 1/5/13 WILDCARD PLAYOFF GAME #2 7:45 PM ET** SUNDAY 1/6/13 WILDCARD PLAYOFF GAME #3 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 1/6/13 WILDCARD PLAYOFF GAME #4 4:15 PM ET **
SATURDAY 1/12/13 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME #1 4:00 PM ET SATURDAY 1/12/13 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME #2 7:45 PM ET** SUNDAY 1/13/13 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME #3 12:30 PM ET SUNDAY 1/13/13 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME #4 4:15 PM ET**
SUNDAY 1/20/13 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 2:00 PM ET SUNDAY 1/20/13 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 6:15 PM ET **
SUNDAY 1/27/13 AFC-NFC PRO BOWL (@ TBA) TBA
SUNDAY 2/3/13 SUPER BOWL XLVII (@ NEW ORLEANS) 4:00 PM ET
** AIRTIME FOR THESE GAMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND NOT HARD START TIMES. ACTUAL AIRTIMES WILL BE TEN SECONDS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PRECEDING BROADCAST.
26 27 28 ANNOUNCER BIOGRAPHIES MARV ALBERT Play-by-Play Announcer THE NFL ON CBS
Marv Albert is in his second year with CBS Sports as a play-by-play announcer for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. He joined the Network in 2011.
Albert will continue in his lead role as basketball play-by-play announcer for TNT’s exclusive Thursday night NBA regular-season and playoff coverage. He also serves as play-by-play for CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship
Albert served as the play-by-play voice for Westwood One Radio’s coverage of Monday Night Football from 2002-09 alongside Boomer Esiason. He worked for NBC Sports from 1977-97, announcing the NFL on NBC for 19 years with partners that included Cris Collinsworth, Sam Wyche, Bill Parcells and Paul Maguire, as well as college basketball, boxing, NHL All-Star Games, baseball studio and pre-game shows. Albert served as the primary play-by-play voice for the NBA on NBC. In addition, he called NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball games for over a decade while at NBC beginning in 1977, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship for five years, as well as the network’s NCAA coverage of the Big East, Pac-10 and ACC. Albert rejoined NBC from 2000-02 for its NBA coverage.
Albert was the voice of the New Jersey Nets on the YES Network from 2005-11 and was the voice of the New York Knicks for 37 years and the New York Rangers for 39 years, working for Madison Square Garden (MSG) Network.
Among his myriad assignments throughout his career, Albert also served as play-by-play announcer on TNT's coverage of the Wimbledon Championships from 2000-02, as well as basketball play-by- play for the 2002 World Championships of Basketball and the 2001 Goodwill Games on TNT. This season will mark his 14th as a basketball play-by-play announcer for TNT’s coverage of the NBA.
In 1997, Albert was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award. He has won six CableACE Awards (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995) as “Outstanding Play-By-Play Announcer” and was named “New York State Sportscaster of the Year” 20 times. Albert has won three New York Emmy® Awards for “Outstanding On-Camera,” and was part of the production team that won four New York Emmy® Awards for “Live Event Coverage” for Knicks basketball.
Albert had an exclusive interview with the President of the United States, Barack Obama, which aired during TNT’s exclusive coverage of the 2010 Western Conference Finals. Obama discussed many topics including the state of the NBA, the Washington Wizards and his thoughts on LeBron James’ then-impending free agency.
29 Albert’s brother, Al Albert, has been the longtime voice of the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers, while his brother Steve Albert is the television voice of the Phoenix Suns. His son, Kenny Albert, is one of MSG’s voices for New York Rangers’ games on radio, as well as play-by-play for Fox’s NFL and MLB coverage. Albert has three other children: Brian, Denise, who co-hosts “Moms In the City,” an NBC-affiliated broadcast, and Jackie. His wife, Heather, was an Emmy Award- winning producer for ESPN for “Outside the Lines.”
Albert attended Syracuse University from 1960-63, and graduated from New York University in 1965.
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30 STEVE BEUERLEIN Analyst THE NFL ON CBS
Steve Beuerlein joined CBS Sports as a game analyst for THE NFL ON CBS in August 2004. He returns for his ninth season calling NFL games and for the seventh straight year also will call selected games on the Network’s college football coverage. This season along with Phil Simms and Rich Gannon, Beuerlein will co-host a weekly show, NFL MONDAY QB, on the CBS Sports Network.
Beuerlein, a 17-year veteran of the NFL, had his best year in 1999 with the Carolina Panthers passing for 4,436 yards to earn his first career passing title. That same year he was selected to his first Pro Bowl, becoming the oldest quarterback to make the Pro Bowl for the first time.
During his career, Beuerlein played in 147 games and started 102. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (26th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. Beuerlein spent two years with the Dallas Cowboys after being traded in 1991. He played with the Arizona/Phoenix Cardinals (1993-1994) and Jacksonville Jaguars (1995) before being acquired by the Panthers in 1996. Beuerlein played his final two years with the Denver Broncos before retiring before the 2004 season.
Beuerlein graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in American Studies. He held nearly every Notre Dame passing and total offense record at the time of his graduation in 1987. He was born March 7, 1965, in Hollywood, Calif. He and his wife, Kristen, live in Dana Point, Calif. They have four children.
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31 JAMES BROWN Host THE NFL TODAY
James Brown serves as host for the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY. He will again anchor THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe, Boomer Esiason and Bill Cowher. Brown has hosted the Network’s Super Bowl pre-game show for its coverage of Super Bowl XLIV (2010) and Super Bowl XLI (2007) in Miami, and will do so again this year for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Earlier this year, he was named Special Correspondent for CBS News contributing to 60 MINUTES, CBS THIS MORNING and CBS EVENING NEWS.
In 2010, JB was named “Best Studio Host of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated.com. Brown hosts INSIDE THE NFL alongside analysts Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth. INSIDE THE NFL, the award-winning program debuted in 2008 on SHOWTIME. In its first year on SHOWTIME, INSIDE THE NFL won the Sports Emmy® Award for Outstanding Studio Show-Weekly. JB also hosted the Pacquiao/Mosley fight for SHOWTIME Pay-per-view.
Brown’s first book, Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living,was published in September 2009. In his memoir Brown relayed how he found the role he was meant to play, highlighting both the good and bad decisions he made along the way, teaching readers how to discover life’s purpose for themselves.
Brown served as host of FOX NFL SUNDAY for 12 years prior to returning to CBS Sports in 2006 as host of THE NFL TODAY and play-by-play announcer for the Network’s coverage of college basketball including the NCAA Tournament. He joined FOX Sports in June 1994 after a decade with CBS Sports. Brown hosted a two-hour radio show called “Hang Time with James Brown,” and also wrote daily commentaries for Sporting News Radio. He also served as a correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” and a boxing host for HBO pay-per-view.
Brown first joined CBS Sports in 1984 where he was part of the network’s broadcast team for its NFL coverage and college basketball coverage as well as reporter for the NBA Finals. He also was host of an afternoon show for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. While at CBS he was also co-host of “CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday,” a weekend anthology series.
His sportscasting career began in Washington, D.C. as play-by-play announcer for the NBA Washington Bullets (now known as the Wizards) for Home Team Sports and served as an analyst for black college basketball on BET. Early in his career, he hosted a mid-day program on WTEM, an all-
32 sports radio station, co-hosted two weekly Washington-area sports programs, was a sports anchor for WUSA-TV for six years, and hosted “James Brown’s Pro Football Preview” for SportsFan Radio.
Throughout his career he has earned numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Host for THE NFL TODAY (2007) and “FOX NFL Sunday” (1998, 1999).” JB was honored with the 2009 Dick Schaap Memorial Award for Media Excellence. He received the 2007 Maxwell Football Club’s Excellence in Broadcasting Award and the Dallas All Sports Association Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism, and was the first recipient of the annual Pat Summerall Award in 2006, at Super Bowl XL in Detroit. In 2005, he was honored with the Director’s Award for Broadcasting from The 100 Black Men of America and the Greater Washington Urban League’s Sam Lacy Award 2005. Brown was a 2010 honoree as one of the “Faces of Black History” celebrating Black Media Legends who have impacted the Black community through their achievements and positive examples, which have included Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Rosa Parks to the present day heroes. He was the 2002 recipient of the International Black Broadcasters Association’s Broadcasting Excellence Award and was chosen as 1999 Sportscaster of the Year (Studio Host) by the American Sportscaster Association. Brown was also awarded the Golden Mike Award (1998) by the Black Broadcasters Alliance, two NATAS Emmys (DC chapter) including the Glenn Brenner Award for excellence in sportscasting (1998), and the Quarterback Club of Washington’s Sportscaster of the Year Award (1996). In 2010, he was named “Best Studio Host of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated.
Brown graduated from Harvard with a degree in American Government. A standout on the basketball court, he received All-Ivy League honors in his last three seasons at Harvard University and captained the team in his senior year. He was selected as a fourth-round draft pick by the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and a seventh-round pick by the Denver Nuggets. In 1996, Brown was inducted into the Harvard Hall of Fame.
He is a co-founder and principal of the Brown Technology Group, a certified minority owned and operated information technology company, and is a founding partner of the Washington Nationals. Brown serves as AARP’s Community Ambassador. He has partnered with the Verizon Foundation to lead a national dialogue to address their work in domestic violence prevention. Brown also is Executive Producer of the documentary, “For Aaron,” from JTwoFilms, which won “Best Documentary” at the Puerto Rico International Film Festival and the Indie Gathering Film Festival.
No stranger to charitable efforts, JB hosts the P.U.L.S.E. Awards, featuring “The JB Awards” where NFL players are honored for their outstanding community service. He also has worked on behalf of Darrell Green’s Youth Life Foundation, the Neimann Pick Disease Foundation and the Marrow Foundation, The HollyRod Foundation, Special Olympics DC, among numerous other charities and foundations.
He resides with his wife Dorothy in Maryland. JB’s daughter Katrina and her husband John have three daughters, Kaela, Jordyn and Aniya. * * *
33 BILL COWHER Analyst THE NFL TODAY
Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher joined CBS Sports as an analyst for the Network’s NFL studio show, THE NFL TODAY, in February 2007.
Cowher, who in 2005 led the Steelers to their first Super Bowl title in 26 years, was the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL before stepping down following the 2006 season after 15 years with the Steelers. His 15 seasons with the Steelers ranks ninth in NFL history for longest head coaching service with one team. Cowher was only the team’s second head coach since 1969 after taking over for legendary head coach Chuck Noll on January 21, 1992, at the age of 34. In 1995, at age 38, he became the youngest head coach to lead his team to the Super Bowl when the Steelers played the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX.
Cowher’s Steelers teams earned 10 post-season berths, captured eight division titles, advanced to six AFC Championship games, made two Super Bowl appearances and won one Super Bowl title. He led the Steelers to post-season appearances in each of his first six seasons tying an NFL record originally set by Cleveland Browns legendary head coach Paul Brown. Cowher is one of only six coaches in NFL history to claim at least eight division titles. During his 15 seasons, the Steelers tied (New England) for the league’s most division titles and posted the NFL’s best overall record in the regular season.
Cowher ended his coaching career with an overall record of 161-99-1 (.619) including a 149-90-1 (.623) mark in the regular-season. His record with the team ranks only second to Noll’s overall (209-156-1; .572) and regular-season (193-148-1; .556) records. Cowher’s regular-season (.623) and overall (.619) winning percentages are the highest in Steelers history.
Cowher played five years as a linebacker and special teams standout for the Cleveland Browns (1980-82) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1983-84). He began his coaching career as a special teams coach in 1985 under Marty Schottenheimer and followed him to Kansas City as the eventual defensive coordinator before moving to Pittsburgh as head coach.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cowher was born on May 8, 1957. He played linebacker for four years at North Carolina State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1979. Cowher has three daughters and resides in Raleigh, N.C.
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34 DON CRIQUI Play-by-Play Announcer THE NFL ON CBS
Don Criqui rejoined CBS Sports as part of the CBS Television Network’s National Football League broadcast team as a play-by-play announcer in 1998. Criqui, who previously worked for CBS Sports for 12 years, returned to the Network after working for NBC Sports for 19 years. Once again this year he will call Notre Dame football games for IMG Notre Dame Network during the 2012 season and will call pre-season games for the New England Patriots for his 19th year. In August 2003, he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.
Criqui first joined CBS Sports in 1967 as a play-by-play announcer, and was partnered with Hall of Fame players Frank Gifford, Norm Van Brocklin and Sonny Jurgensen on NFL broadcasts. He also handled play-by-play duties for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NBA and college basketball, track and field, horse racing, figure skating, gymnastics and swimming and diving.
The versatile Criqui joined NBC Sports as a football play-by-play announcer in 1979. In 1992, he served as host of NBC/Cablevision’s pay-per-view coverage of the Summer Olympics from Barcelona. In addition, he called Notre Dame football, NBA, golf, auto racing and the Orange Bowl 14 times. Criqui has also hosted Wimbledon and World Cup soccer and called play-by- play for NBC Radio’s coverage of the NFL and Super Bowl XX and XXI. In 1988, he called the swimming events for NBC’s coverage of the Seoul Olympics.
He is widely known for his roles for many years on two of America’s most popular radio programs, “Rambling with Gambling” on WOR (N.Y.) and with “Imus in the Morning.”
Criqui’s first professional assignment was working as sports director for WSBT-TV South Bend, Ind. He moved to New York and began working for WCBS-TV. Criqui earned his bachelor’s degree in arts and letters from the University of Notre Dame. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and lives with his wife, Molly. They are the proud parents of four sons and one daughter, and grandparents to 12 grandchildren.
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35 RANDY CROSS Analyst THE NFL ON CBS
Randy Cross, who returned to CBS Sports in 1998 as an analyst for THE NFL ON CBS, returned to the announce booth as a game analyst for the 2002 NFL season and will call selected games for the 2012 NFL season, as well as work as a game analyst for Navy and Army football on the CBS Sports Network, making him the first announcer to call multiple games for Army and Navy in a season. In addition, he remains a studio analyst on CBS Sports Network’s weekly round-table show, INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL. He spent three years as an analyst on THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network's NFL studio show.
Cross had previously worked for the Network as a game analyst from 1989 to 1993 and was a member of the CBS Sports team that covered the NFC Divisional Playoffs and Championship games and Super Bowl XXVI. He also served as an analyst for CBS Radio Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XXIV. During the Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLI, Cross served as a reporter for the pre-game show with a report with American soldiers in the Iraq War from Baghdad.
A 13-year NFL veteran and three-time All-Pro (1981, 1983, 1984) and Pro Bowler (1981, 1982, 1984), Cross was a center and guard for the San Francisco 49ers and helped lead the team to three Super Bowl championships (1982, 1985, 1989). He was the 49ers' Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1986, 1987 and 1988 and was voted the 49ers' Man of the Year in 1985 for his work in the community.
Following his earlier tenure at CBS Sports, Cross spent four years at NBC Sports as an analyst for its NFL broadcasts. He also served as an analyst for selected Notre Dame games and the 1995 Fiesta Bowl and as a reporter for Super Bowl XXXII.
A two-time All-America at UCLA, Cross played on the 1976 Rose Bowl Champion Bruins team. He started in 28 of 34 career games including his final 23. Cross was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2010 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision Class. He was the 49ers' second-round pick in the 1976 NFL Draft and started at center beginning that season but played mainly guard throughout his career. Cross missed only eight games over the next 13 years. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on July 16, 2011.
He was born April 25, 1954, in New York and grew up in Southern California. He lives in Alpharetta, Ga., with his wife, Patrice, and their three children, daughters Kelly, who graduated from University of Georgia in 2006 (Broadcast Journalism), and Crystal, a Bio-Medical Research student at Auburn University, and son, Brendan, studying Communications at Wake Forest University.
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36 SPERO DEDES Play-by-Play Announcer THE NFL ON CBS
Spero Dedes joined the CBS Television Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS and the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship as a play-by-play announcer in 2010. He also calls regular-season college basketball, which began in the 2009-10 season for CBS Sports – six years after working his first play-by-play assignment for the Network in 2004. Dedes also joined the Network’s.
Dedes served six seasons as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers before becoming the radio and television voice of the New York Knicks for the 2011 season. Dedes continues a long line of sports broadcasting excellence produced by Fordham University’s WFUV Radio that began with the legendary voice of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers Vin Scully in the late 1940s. By the age of 31, he called games for three of the four major television networks, as well as the nation’s premier radio network.
Before his move to Los Angeles to join the Lakers and NFL Network, Dedes was based in New York, working as a play-by-play announcer and host for both NBA-TV and the New York Yankees- owned and operated regional sports network, YES. His extensive resume also includes play-by- play on Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA football and basketball, the NFL on FOX, and in August of 2004 Dedes was stationed in Athens as a reporter/play-by-play announcer on NBC’s coverage of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Dedes began his broadcasting career at WFAN Radio in New York where he handled “20/20” updates and served as New York Jets beat reporter. Also in 2001, he worked as the radio voice of the Arena Football League’s New Jersey Gladiators.
The Paramus, N.J. native and 2001 Fordham graduate was the inaugural recipient of the Marty Glickman Award, given to the Fordham student announcer who best exemplifies the standards set by the late sports broadcasting icon. In the off-season, Dedes divides his summer between Los Angeles, New Jersey and a family home in Greece.
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37 DAN DIERDORF Analyst THE NFL ON CBS
Dan Dierdorf returned to CBS Sports in 1999 as a game analyst for the CBS Television Network's coverage of THE NFL ON CBS after having served as an analyst for ABC Sports' "Monday Night Football" for 12 years. Dierdorf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. He was the 2008 recipient of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, given annually by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in recognizing “long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.” Dierdorf joins Frank Gifford and John Madden as the only members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to also have won the Rozelle Award. He once again will team with Greg Gumbel for the 2012 NFL ON CBS season. This season marks his 42nd consecutive year in the NFL; 13 as a player, 29 as a broadcaster.
The former NFL All-Pro tackle had been a play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports' NFL broadcasts in 1985 before switching to color analysis in 1986. He is a three-time Emmy Award nominee (1987, 1988, 1989) as Outstanding Sports Analyst.
For nine years, Dierdorf was blow-by-blow announcer for ABC Sports' coverage of boxing. His extensive broadcasting experience also includes serving for 16 years as sportscaster for KMOX Radio in St. Louis in a variety of capacities.
In 1984, he served as color analyst for KMOX Radio's coverage of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced NFL games for the CBS Radio Network and provided color commentary for radio broadcasts of the NHL's St. Louis Blues. Dierdorf also served as sports director for KMOV-TV St. Louis.
During a 13-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals (1971-83), Dierdorf was named All-Pro six times, was selected as the NFL's top offensive lineman three times and was voted to the NFL Team of the Decade for the 1970s.
He was a two-time All-Big Ten tackle at the University of Michigan, where he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame and named to seven All-American teams as a senior. Dierdorf was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He also was inducted into the State of Missouri Hall of Fame. In 2001, he was inducted into the State of Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. On October 16, 2006, Dierdorf was inducted into the Arizona Cardinals’ “Ring of Honor” during halftime of the Phoenix Cardinals-Chicago Bears Monday night game. That honor makes him one of only a few people in the NFL to be honored in two different teams’ “Ring of Honor” as he is recognized by the St. Louis Rams for the years he played in St. Louis with the Cardinals.
38 Dierdorf has served for 27 years on the board of trustees of Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, which includes an emergency and trauma center named in his honor.
In August 2005, Dierdorf was appointed by the Governor of Missouri, Matt Blunt, to be Chairman of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission in which he served a three-year term. In addition to promoting tourism, he is responsible for overseeing the operation of the St. Louis Convention Center and Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams.
Dierdorf was born on June 29, 1949, in Canton, Ohio. He and his wife, Debbie, live in St. Louis and are the parents of four children.
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39 IAN EAGLE Play-by-Play Announcer THE NFL ON CBS
Ian Eagle joined CBS Sports in March 1998 as a play-by-play announcer for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. He has called play-by-play for the Network’s coverage of the National Football League since 1998. In addition, Eagle called the Network’s high definition television coverage of the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoffs and 2000 AFC Championship Game, as well as the Army-Navy football game for seven years (2002-08), and the NCAA Track and Field Championships for the past eight years (2004- 12) and served as the studio host for the “U.S. Open Late Night Highlight Show” during the 2004 and 2005. He called play-by-play for the “First Four” of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship in 2012. Eagle has called play-by-play and been a contributor for CBS Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships (2006-12), as well as the French Open for the “Tennis Channel” (2007-12). Eagle also has called the Masters® and PGA Championship for Direct TV/CBSSports.com (2008-12).
This season marks Eagle’s 13th year calling New York Jets’ pre-season games on WCBS-TV in New York. He again will serve as play-by-play announcer for Westwood One Radio’s Thursday Night NFL Broadcasts (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), and has been behind the mic for NFL playoff games each of the last five years. He served in the same role for Westwood One during its NCAA Tournament coverage in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. From 2005-08 he hosted the NBA show “Full Court Press” on Sirius Radio. Eagle also has called the NBA playoffs for TNT and NBA TV and covered the 2012 NBA Draft on CBSSports.com along with Bill Raftery. Eagle also hosted a show on CBSSports.com, “Conversations with CBS Sports,” which featured interviews with David Stern, Gary Bettman, George Brett, Boomer Esiason and others. And, he was the play-by-play voice of “NBA ‘09” with Kenny “The Jet” Smith for the Sony PSP video game.
Eagle also served as the blow-by-blow commentator for CBS Sports’ coverage of the Showtime Championship Boxing series in 2000. He has served as the play-by-play announcer for the NBA’s New Jersey Nets television broadcasts since 1995, after having called play-by-play for radio broadcasts the previous year. Eagle was nominated for a 2008 New York Sports Emmy for Outstanding Play-by- Play announcer and won a 2002 New York Sports Emmy Award for game coverage of the dramatic Nets-Indiana Pacers playoff Game 5. He was the play-by-play radio voice for the NFL’s New York Jets in 1997 and also was a reporter for TNT’s coverage of the NBA playoffs in 1996. Eagle joined WFAN Radio in New York in 1990 as a producer and debuted as host of his own show in 1992. He hosted Jets pre- and post-game shows on WFAN from 1993 to 1996. For the past 11 years Eagle has hosted, along with Bruce Beck, the “Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sportscasters Camp” (www.sportsbroadcastingcamp.com) for kids.
40 A 1990 graduate of Syracuse University, Eagle was the play-by-play voice of the Orangemen for football, basketball and lacrosse, and was awarded the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting. He lives in Essex Fells, N.J., with his wife, Alisa, and two children.
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41 BOOMER ESIASON Analyst THE NFL TODAY
Boomer Esiason, who quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals during a 14-year NFL career, joined CBS Sports in February 2002 as a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show. He joins host James Brown, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher in the studio.
Upon retiring after the 1997 season, Esiason headed straight for the broadcast booth. He made his debut as a commentator for ABC's NFL "Monday Night Football," and called "MNF" games for two years. For the past 11 years he has called games for Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports' "Monday Night Football" broadcasts, teaming with Marv Albert for eight of those years. Once again this year he will team with Kevin Harlan on the MNF radio broadcasts. Esiason debuted as host of WFAN’s national weekday morning radio show BOOMER AND CARTON IN THE MORNING on September 4, 2007. Esiason hosted "The Boomer Esiason Show" on Madison Square Garden Network for eight years. During the 2001 season, he served as an analyst on Fox Sports Net's "NFL This Morning."
After an All-America career at the University of Maryland, Esiason was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft and became one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history. In 1986, he earned his first of four Pro Bowl bids while leading the NFL's most productive offense. In 1988, he led the NFL with a 97.4 passer rating and helped the Bengals win the AFC Championship before their loss to San Francisco in Super Bowl XXIII. That year, Esiason was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player by the Pro Football Writers of America and the Associated Press. He again was the NFL passing leader in 1989 as Cincinnati claimed another division title. In 1993, after being traded to the Jets, Esiason became a Pro Bowler for the second time. In only three seasons with the Jets, he became the team's fourth-leading all-time passer. After playing a season for the Arizona Cardinals, he returned to Cincinnati, where he ended his career with 2,969 completions in 5,205 pass attempts (57 percent completion percentage) for 247 touchdowns and 37,920 yards.
Throughout his career, Esiason, along with his wife, Cheryl, has been a committed and very active participant in many charitable causes, including the Boomer Esiason Foundation, established in 1993 to fight cystic fibrosis after his son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with the disease. To date, the foundation has raised nearly $100 million.
Esiason was born April 17, 1961, in West Islip, N.Y., and lives in Plandome, N.Y., with his wife, their daughter, Sydney, and their son.
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42 DAN FOUTS Analyst THE NFL ON CBS
Dan Fouts, NFL Hall of Famer and former All-Pro quarterback with the San Diego Chargers, returned to CBS Sports as an analyst for THE NFL ON CBS in August 2008.
Fouts returned to CBS Sports where he served as an analyst for the Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS from 1988-93. During those years, Fouts primarily teamed with Dick Stockton and Verne Lundquist in calling games. Once again this year he will team with Ian Eagle after teaming with Dick Enberg in 2009. Additionally, Fouts will again serve as radio analyst for selected games of Westwood One’s coverage of Monday Night Football and the NFL Playoffs this season. And he will call play-by-play for Chargers’ pre- season games on CBS’s San Diego affiliate, KFMB.
Before his return to CBS Sports, Fouts worked for ABC Sports from 1997 to 2008 working as an analyst alongside Keith Jackson. He most recently served as play-by-play announcer for ABC’s coverage of Pac-10 college football (2006-2007). Before that, Fouts spent two years working with Al Michaels and Dennis Miller as an analyst on ABC’s “Monday Night Football” before returning to the calling college games.
Fouts' 23-year broadcasting credits include covering the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl, the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Aloha Bowl, ABC's Superstars, NFL's "Air it Out," ABC's "Battle of the Gridiron Greats," "John Madden's Super Bowl Special" and the NFL Playoffs. In 1998 he made his big-screen debut when he and partner Brent Musburger portrayed themselves in the hit film "The Waterboy," starring Adam Sandler.
Before joining ABC Sports in 1997, Fouts served for three years as sports anchor for KPIX-TV in San Francisco, where his work earned him two local Emmy Awards. In addition to his nightly sports reports, he anchored the "Bay to Breakers" and the San Francisco Marathon, and was host of the popular "Hidden Hikes" series. Fouts also hosted his own Sunday night show, "Game Day with Dan Fouts," and handled play-by-play for the San Francisco 49ers pre-season games. He also has done play-by-play for the San Diego Chargers pre-season broadcasts.
Fouts retired from the NFL after 15 seasons with the Chargers, where he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection. His years as pilot of the "Air Coryell" offense – named for the innovative passing game developed by his renowned head coach, Don Coryell – led to 42 team records and eight NFL records upon his retirement, including most 300-yard passing games. His 43,040 total passing yards made him the second-most-prolific passer in NFL history. He earned NFL and AFC Player of the Year honors in 1982, and was named AFC Most Valuable Player in 1979 and league co-MVP in 1982. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993, after being elected in his first year of eligibility.
43 A native of San Francisco, Fouts first gained national attention as a record-setting quarterback for the Ducks at the University of Oregon, where he and teammate Ahmad Rashad played under future NFL coaches George Seifert and John Robinson. He was elected to the university's Hall of Fame in 1992 and named Alumni Man of the Year in 1993. Drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 1973, Fouts began his rookie season alongside the legendary Johnny Unitas, who had left the Baltimore Colts and was playing in his final year in the NFL. By the late 1970s Fouts had become one of the top quarterbacks in the league.
Fouts was among the first athletes signed to endorse Nike products in the late 1970s and, in 1990, was honored by the company when they named a building after him at the Nike World Headquarters Walk of Fame in Beaverton, Ore. Other honors he has received include being named to the San Diego Hall of Champions Hall of Fame in 1989, State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1992, and San Francisco Bay Area 1997 Sports Hall of Fame.
Dan is the proud father of Dominic, Suzanne, Ryan and Shannon, and grandfather of Lily. He and his wife, Jeri, reside in Sisters, Oregon.
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44 RICH GANNON Analyst THE NFL ON CBS
Rich Gannon joined CBS Sports as a game analyst for THE NFL ON CBS in August 2005. This preseason, he again will team with Kevin Harlan to call Green Bay Packers’ pre-season games. Gannon once again co-hosts “SiriusXM Blitz” with Adam Schein on Sirius Satellite Radio. In addition, this season along with Phil Simms and Steve Beuerlein, Gannon will co-host a weekly show, NFL MONDAY QB, on the CBS Sports Network.
Gannon, whose career spanned 18 years, had his finest season in 2002 setting NFL and franchise records (completions – 418; 300-yard passing games – 10) in leading the Oakland Raiders to their third straight AFC Western Division title and advancing to Super Bowl XXXVII as the AFC Champions. That same year Gannon was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player becoming only the third Raider in team history to be named the NFL’s MVP (Ken Stabler, 1974 and Marcus Allen, 1985). He also was selected to his fourth straight Pro Bowl since joining the Raiders and was the Pro Bowl’s Most Valuable Player in 2001 and 2002.
Gannon is among the Raiders career leaders in pass attempts, completions, touchdown passes, passing yards and completion percentage. He ended his career with 180 touchdown passes; 2,533 completions in 4,206 attempts for 28,743 yards; and a 60.2 completion percentage. Upon retiring, he is the only player in NFL history to complete a pass to all three players with 1,000 receptions (Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and Cris Carter).
Gannon was a fourth round pick (98th overall) by the New England Patriots in the 1987 draft. He was acquired by the Vikings two weeks after the draft. After 12 seasons as a quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs, Gannon joined the Oakland Raiders in 1999 where he had his best seasons in the NFL.
Gannon set 21 school records at the University of Delaware where he studied criminal justice. Born on December 20, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pa., Gannon and his wife, Shelley, and two daughters now reside in Excelsior, Minn.
45 GREG GUMBEL Play-by-Play Announcer THE NFL ON CBS
Greg Gumbel returned to CBS Sports in January 1998 as host and play-by- play announcer. Gumbel teamed for six seasons (1998-2003) with analyst Phil Simms to form the CBS Television Network’s lead NFL announce team. He called CBS's coverage of Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVIII, at the time making him the first and only network broadcaster to call play-by-play and host a Super Bowl. Gumbel then hosted THE NFL TODAY for two seasons (2004, 2005), before returning to the booth to team with Dan Dierdorf, which he has done since 2006. This year marked his 15th consecutive season as studio host of CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball.
Gumbel, who along with Terry Bradshaw hosted the most popular NFL pre-game show in television history from 1990 to 1993 on CBS, returned as host of THE NFL TODAY with analysts Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe for the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
Gumbel worked for CBS Sports from October 1989 through May 1994. He hosted THE NFL TODAY, the Network's NFL pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show (1990-93, 2004-05), including Super Bowl XXVI (1992). He served as primetime anchor of CBS Sports’ coverage of the 1994 Olympic Winter Games and as co-anchor of the Network’s weekday-morning broadcasts of the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. Gumbel also served as host of the Network’s coverage of “Speedweeks” from Daytona International Speedway in 1999, as well as host/play-by-play announcer for the College World Series (2000-02). His other roles have included play-by-play announcer for regular-season and post-season Major League Baseball and host of college football broadcasts for CBS Sports.
Gumbel had worked for NBC Sports (1994-98) as a host and play-by-play announcer. He served as host of “The NFL on NBC” pre-game show and NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game shows in 1996 and 1998. In addition, he served as host of the pre-game show for the 1994 Major League Baseball All- Star Game and as a play-by-play announcer on NBC’s “Baseball Night in America” regular-season and post-season games. Gumbel also served as a play-by-play announcer for "The NBA on NBC." He was the host of the 1995 World Figure Skating Championships and of NBC's daytime coverage of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta.
While at CBS, Gumbel also provided play-by-play for regular-season college basketball and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, NBA regular-season and playoff games and College World Series championship games. He worked for the Network on a part-time basis in September 1988 as a play-by-play announcer for NFL games.
46 Gumbel's pre-CBS experience includes hosting roles for New York Knicks basketball and New York Yankees baseball for the Madison Square Garden Network, as well as three other weekly MSGN programs. He won a local Emmy Award while there. He also has worked for ESPN, WMAQ-TV Chicago, where he won two local Emmys, and WFAN Radio in New York City. Gumbel was the recipient of the 2007 Pat Summerall Award for excellence in sports broadcasting.
Gumbel served as a member of the March of Dimes Board of Trustees for 10 years. After completing the maximum two six-year terms allowed, he has served as a member of the March of Dimes National Board of Advisors for the past four years. Gumbel is a member of the St Jude Sports Council, which provides guidance and direction to the mission of St Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Gumbel was born May 3, 1946, in New Orleans and grew up in Chicago. He was graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1967 with a degree in English and since October 2009 has been a member of the Board of Regents for his alma mater. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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47 KEVIN HARLAN Play-By-Play Announcer THE NFL ON CBS
Kevin Harlan joined the CBS Television Network's NFL broadcast team as a play-by-play announcer in 1998, after four years of broadcasting the NFL on Fox Sports. He joined Fox in 1994. He called CBS Sports’ HDTV coverage of the 2001 AFC Championship and Super Bowl XXXV. He also has called CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship since 1999, and called the NCAA Final Four and Championship game for CBS Radio Network and Westwood One for the five consecutive years (2003-07), as well as the regionals (2009, 2010, 2011).
A veteran football and basketball broadcaster, this NFL season marks his 28th consecutive season broadcasting the NFL. Harlan once again called play-by-play for Monday Night Football games this year teaming up with Boomer Esiason on Westwood One radio as the lead announce team, including all the playoffs, a Conference Championship game and Super Bowl XLVI. He has called the last two Super Bowls for Westwood One. This upcoming NBA season marks his 26th broadcasting the NBA. Harlan also has called play-by-play for Turner Sports' coverage of the NBA Playoffs since 1996. He has called regular-season action for TNT and TBS since the 1997- 98 season and has served as play-by-play announcer for TBS's coverage of the 1998 Goodwill Games and several college football bowl games. For five seasons, Harlan broadcast NFL pre- season games for the Chicago Bears on WBBM-TV. He began broadcasting the Green Bay Packers' pre-season games in 2003 and will continue again this season. Harlan also called pre- season games for the Kansas City Chiefs on KCTV-5 and Jacksonville Jaguars.
He was the voice of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves for nine seasons on KFAN-AM Radio and KARE-TV. He has called NFL action for NBC Sports and college football for ESPN, as well as college football, college basketball and championship boxing for the Mutual Broadcasting System. In addition, Harlan has been the voice of the NBA’s “2K” video games series since 2006, the last four years with CBS Sports colleague Clark Kellogg as analyst.
Harlan landed his first job, as the radio and television voice of the NBA's Kansas City Kings, at the age of 22. He called basketball broadcasts for the University of Kansas Jayhawks Radio Network (1983-84) and also spent nine seasons (1985-93) as the radio voice of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. In addition, he provided radio play-by-play for the University of Missouri Football and Basketball Network (1986-89).
48 Harlan was born June 21, 1960, in Milwaukee and raised in Green Bay, Wis. He was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1982 with a degree in broadcast journalism. Harlan’s father, Bob, was the longtime President & CEO of the Green Bay Packers. He and his wife, Ann, live in Mission Hills, Kan., with their four children.
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49 JASON LA CANFORA “NFL Insider” THE NFL TODAY
Jason La Canfora joined CBS Sports as the “NFL Insider” for the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com in May 2012.
La Canfora joins James Brown, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher on THE NFL TODAY. He began his role as “NFL Insider” for CBSSports.com in July 2012, joining an already experienced staff of writers covering the NFL including Pete Prisco, Clark Judge, Mike Freeman and Pat Kirwan.
Before joining CBS Sports, La Canfora worked for the NFL Network and NFL.com as an NFL Insider from 2009-12. He appeared on NFL Total Access, NFL GameDay Morning, NFL GameDay Final and Thursday Night Kickoff. La Canfora also contributed significantly across the NFL’s digital properties including NFL.com.
La Canfora spent six years as a Redskins beat writer during his 10-year stint with The Washington Post. He also contributed to NHL, MLB, Olympic and World Cup coverage. During that time, La Canfora’s blog on Washingtonpost.com became one of the most frequented by readers looking for an inside scoop on the Redskins.
In addition to his print and online experience, La Canfora’s broadcast experience includes the NFL Network, as well as appearing on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a panelist, analyst and co-host for over a year. He also was a regular co-host on Fox 1370 Radio’s weekly afternoon drive-time sports show heard throughout the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area.
Prior to The Washington Post, La Canfora reported for the Detroit Free Press covering the Detroit Red Wings and their back-to-back Stanley Cup championship wins in 1997 and 1998. His accolades include a 2004 Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Breaking News honorable mention; 1998 APSE Game Story third place finish; and a 1997 APSE News Story fifth place finish.
La Canfora graduated magna cum laude with degrees in print journalism and policy studies from Syracuse University in 1996. Born April 14, 1974 in Baltimore, Md, La Canfora and his wife, Lauren, and three children reside in Towson, Md.
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50 BILL MACATEE Play-By-Play Announcer THE NFL ON CBS
Bill Macatee joined CBS Sports in 1995 and has handled NFL play-by-play at the network for more than a decade. Macatee also continues to play a major role, not only for CBS Sports' golf coverage, including the Masters and the PGA Championship, but also for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, where he was named lead play-by-play announcer in 2012 joining John McEnroe and Mary Carillo as the lead announce team, as well as a variety of CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR events including skiing, figure skating, track and field and the ATP Tennis Tour. Macatee has shown his versatility by serving as a weekend co-anchor for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games on CBS and as a play-by-play announcer for the network’s coverage of college basketball including the NCAA Tournament and the Division II National Championship game. Additionally, Macatee was the studio anchor for Daytime coverage of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games on USA Network. He is the only broadcaster in the industry who currently announces two of the most prestigious events in sports, the Masters and Wimbledon
Macatee began his network career with NBC at the age of 26. There, he covered a variety of major events, including the World Series, the Super Bowl, Wimbledon and various college bowl games. He also spent four years as host of NBC's Major League Baseball Game of the Week pre-game show, as well as serving as Pre-game host for NBC's primetime coverage of Major League Baseball's League Championship Series.
During his time at NBC, Macatee was also the sports correspondent for "The Today Show", as well as sports anchor for "NBC News at Sunrise" and "Sunday Today." Later, he moved away from sports, serving as co-anchor for the syndicated show "USA Today on TV."
Beginning in 1990, Macatee anchored coverage of the PGA TOUR on USA Network. He hosted the opening rounds of the Masters for almost 20 years and every Ryder Cup from 1991 to 2006. During his years at USA Network, Macatee’s duties included play-by-play for golf, Grand Slam tennis events as well as figure skating, boxing and other selected sports specials.
Macatee currently has a prominent role on cable’s Tennis Channel where he serves as host and producer for the network’s Primetime coverage of Wimbledon and the French Open, as well as lead play-by-play announcer for the United States and Australian Opens.
Macatee earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Lamar’s College of Fine Arts. Macatee received Lamar University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Sports Media, at Chapman
52 DAN MARINO ANALYST THE NFL TODAY
Pro-Football Hall of Fame and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino joined CBS Sports in February 2002 as a studio analyst for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY.
A first-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 1983, Marino became an instant NFL sensation, setting the standard for quarterback excellence. He became the only rookie quarterback ever to start in the Pro Bowl (1983) and was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in his second season (1984). The nine-time Pro Bowler (1983-87, 1991-92, 1994-95) played in 18 playoff games and led the Dolphins to the Super Bowl in 1985 against San Francisco. He won the Dolphins' MVP Award 12 times, and the team has since named the award after him. In the 1984 season alone, he completed an incredible 48 touchdown passes and had the most prolific season by a passer in NFL history, with 5,084 yards.
Upon retirement, Dan held 25 NFL regular-season quarterback records and was tied for five others, quarterbacked Miami for 17 years, positioning the Dolphins as perennial championship contenders throughout his career. One of three players ever to do so, he twice won the Dolphins' Community Service Award (1996 and 1998), and was named the NFL Man of the Year in 1998. Dan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2005. In 2010 he was ranked number 25 on the NFL's Top 100 Greatest Players list.
Dan attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he played football and earned a degree in communications. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate degree in broadcast journalism from his Alma Mater.
For all of his achievements on the field, he may best be remembered for his philanthropic work. Dan and Claire Marino established the Dan Marino Foundation in 1992, sharing their son’s story, and becoming one of the first families to advocate for children with autism. The Foundation has raised over $33 million funding the Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Center, serving over 20,000 children annually, the Marino Autism Research Institute, and opening fall of 2013 the Marino Vocational College.
Born September 15, 1961, in Pittsburgh, Marino now lives in South Florida with his wife and their six children.
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53 JIM NANTZ Lead Play-By-Play Announcer THE NFL ON CBS
Jim Nantz, a three-time Emmy Award-winner and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, has covered virtually every sport for the CBS Television Network since joining it in 1985. He has been the lead play-by-play voice for THE NFL ON CBS since 2004, teaming up with Phil Simms on the Network’s number one NFL and Super Bowl announce team. For six years (1998-2003) he anchored the Network's NFL pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY and hosted its coverage of the Super Bowl. In addition, Nantz is the anchor of CBS's golf coverage, including the Masters and the PGA Championship and lead play-by-play announcer for college basketball, including the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship and Final Four.
In August 2011 Nantz became the youngest recipient of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. Nantz also was honored in 2002 by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as its youngest recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award. Nantz joins Dick Enberg and Curt Gowdy as the only broadcasters to receive both Pro Football and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors.
In 2007 Nantz became the first commentator in history to complete the rare broadcasting three-feat – calling the Super Bowl, the NCAA Men’s Final Four and the Masters all in a span of 63 days. In 2010 Nantz repeated the rare broadcasting triple beginning with his call of the most-watched program in television history (at the time of its airing), the Super Bowl between the New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts, followed by the Final Four and the Masters®. Nantz will once again repeat this trifecta in 2013.
In 2010 Nantz won his second consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play- By-Play. In addition, Nantz was honored by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as National Sportscaster of the Year for the fifth time (2010, 2008, 2007, 2005 and 1998). Nantz has won this prestigious award more times than any other CBS Sports commentator in history.
Nantz began his tenure at CBS Sports as the host of the Network's college football studio show (1985- 88). He was lead play-by-play announcer for CBS's coverage of college football (1989-90) and went on to cover the NFL in 1991. By 1993, he was calling play-by-play for the Network's second-team coverage of THE NFL ON CBS regular-season and post-season broadcasts. He returned as the lead voice of college football in 1996, calling the National Championship Games for the 1996 and 1997 seasons (Fiesta Bowl: Nebraska vs. Florida and Orange Bowl: Tennessee vs. Nebraska, respectively). In 1997, he returned to the studio to anchor COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY.
Nantz joined the CBS Sports golf team in 1986. He became the anchor of the Network's golf coverage in April 1994 and was partnered with Ken Venturi until June 2002, and Lanny Wadkins until 2006, 54 before Sir Nick Faldo assumed the lead analyst role in 2007. Nantz has broadcast the Masters® tournament since 1986 and the PGA Championship since 1991, and served as anchor of the biennial Presidents Cup in 1994 and 1996.
This year marked Nantz’s 27th covering the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and Final Four. Nantz has called the play-by-play on more network broadcasts of the Final Four and Championship game than any other announcer in the tournament's history. He took over as lead play- by-play announcer for college basketball in 1990 where he was teamed with Billy Packer until 2008. In 2009, Clark Kellogg joined Nantz midcourt to call the action of the regular-season and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship games. From 1986 to 1990, he served as host of CBS's coverage of the NCAA Tournament and Final Four.
Nantz's myriad assignments for CBS Sports include play-by-play at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships for nine years overall, primetime host of CBS Sports' coverage of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, co-hosting the weekend daytime coverage of the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games and coverage of NCAA track and field, skiing, speed skating, baseball, swimming and diving, gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Festival and Pan American Games. He also served as host of the Network's coverage of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1994, 1995, 2000 and 2001. In addition, he had a prominent role in Kevin Costner's 1996 hit movie, Tin Cup.
On January 19, 2011, Nantz returned to his adopted hometown of Houston to team with The Methodist Hospital to create the Nantz National Alzheimer Center (NNAC). The NNAC is dedicated to funding innovative diagnostic discoveries for early and accurate detection of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses in hopes of one day finding a cure (www.nantzfriends.org). The NNAC also focuses on the possible connection between concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in athletes and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Nantz’s father, Jim Nantz Jr., himself a former college football player and lifelong inspiration to his broadcaster son, suffered from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease for 13 years and Nantz chronicled his father’s story in the instant New York Times bestseller, Always By My Side. Co-authored with Eli Spielman, the book climbed to No.3 on the New York Times list, making it the highest ranking achieved by a sports book in 2008 and the inspiration for Nantz to open the NNAC. The foreword to the book was written by one of his father figures and dear friend, former President George H.W. Bush.
Nantz, along with a leader in the wine industry, Peter Deutsch, CEO of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, formed the Deutsch Nantz Alliance (DNA) to produce a Sonoma-based wine brand named THE CALLING (www.thecallingwine.com). Released in June 2012, their greatly anticipated first vintage was introduced to the market and Wine Spectator featured it in their July 2012 issue.
Nantz was graduated in 1981 with a degree in radio/television from the University of Houston, where he was recruited as a member of the golf team. He received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from his alma mater in May 2001 in recognition of his contributions to his profession and to the university. While a student at Houston, he held a variety of broadcasting jobs, which led to positions at the city's CBS stations KHOU-TV and KTRH Radio. Before joining CBS Sports, Nantz was an
55 anchor at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, then a CBS affiliate. While at KSL, he also broadcast Utah Jazz basketball games and did play-by-play with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young for BYU football games, including the 1984 National Championship year.
He was born May 17, 1959, in Charlotte, N.C. He lives in Pebble Beach, Calif. with his wife, Courtney. He has one child, Caroline.
56 SHANNON SHARPE Analyst THE NFL TODAY
Former Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe joined CBS Sports in May 2004 as a studio analyst for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre- game show, THE NFL TODAY. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2011.
Sharpe’s career spanned 14 years, 12 seasons with the Broncos and two with the Baltimore Ravens. He is second all-time in the NFL in yards gained (10,060) by a tight end, and the NFL’s second all-time leader in receptions (815) and in touchdowns (62) by a tight end. He was eclipsed in both in 2007 by Kansas City Chiefs Tony Gonzalez. Sharpe also is the NFL's leader in 50-catch seasons (11) by a tight end. He was voted to eight Pro Bowls (1992-98, 2001), as well as to the NFL's first All-Decade Team for the 1990s. Sharpe is one of only five tight ends in NFL history to post more than one 1,000-yard receiving season (1994, 1,010 yards; 1996, 1,062 yards; 1997, 1,107 yards) and one of four to amass 6,000 receiving yards. He produced 19 career 100-yard games and a then-Denver Broncos franchise-record seven straight 50-catch seasons (1992-98), during which he was selected for seven straight Pro Bowls.
A three-time Super Bowl champion, back-to-back with the Broncos in 1997 and 1998 and with the Ravens in 2000, Sharpe shares the NFL record for most receptions in a post-season contest (13) with Kellen Winslow (1981), Thurman Thomas (1989) and Chad Morton (2000). He holds the NFL post-season record for longest reception, a 96-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the 2000 AFC Championship Game. He played in 12 post-season contests as a Bronco, all starts, and ranks No. 2 in franchise playoff history in receptions (47) and No. 3 in receiving yards (505).
Sharpe entered the NFL out of Savannah State in 1990 as the Broncos' seventh-round selection (192nd overall). In 2009 he was inducted into the Savannah State Hall of Fame and was honored by the Denver Broncos with induction in to their “Ring of Fame.” Sharpe was born June 26, 1968, in Chicago and lives in Glennville, Ga.
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57 PHIL SIMMS Lead Analyst THE NFL ON CBS
Phil Simms, Super Bowl XXI MVP and 15-year NFL veteran, joined CBS Sports in January 1998 as lead analyst for the CBS Television Network's coverage of the NFL. This season, he and Jim Nantz pair for their ninth season as the Network's lead NFL announce team. Simms, previously teamed with Greg Gumbel for six seasons (1998-2003), called Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, Super Bowl XLI in 2007 and Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 on the CBS Television Network. This season, Simms once again will call the Super Bowl, as well as serves as a host of INSIDE THE NFL on Showtime alongside James Brown and Cris Collinsworth. In addition, this season along with Steve Beuerlein and Rich Gannon, Simms will co-host a weekly show, NFL MONDAY QB, on the CBS Sports Network.
Simms introduced the "Phil Simms All-Iron Team," which honored NFL players and coaches, in a special Christmas Day broadcast on CBS in 1999. The "All-Iron Team" special aired on Super Bowl XLI Sunday in February 2007 and on Super Bowl XLIV Sunday in February 2010. In 2002, Simms co-hosted the Miss Universe Pageant on CBS, becoming the first athlete ever to do so. He is the author of The New York Times Best Seller Sunday Morning Quarterback: Going Deep on the Strategies, Myths and Mayhem of Football (2004).
Prior to joining CBS Sports, Simms served as a game analyst on NBC's top broadcast team, along with Dick Enberg and Paul Maguire (1995-98). He called Super Bowls XXX and XXXII, announced weightlifting events for NBC Sports' coverage of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games, served as a sideline reporter on "The NBA on NBC" and worked on the "NFL Quarterback Challenge" and "Run to Daylight." He also served as a studio analyst for ESPN.
As an All-Pro quarterback, Simms led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl titles. He completed 22 of 25 passes in Super Bowl XXI as the Giants defeated the Denver Broncos, 39-20, to win their first Super Bowl title. He established team marks for most passes completed and attempted for one game (40 completed, 62 attempted), season (286, 533) and career (2,576, 4,647), most career touchdown passes (199) and most 300-yard games in a career (21). He was the Giants' first selection in the 1979 NFL Draft, was selected for the 1985 and 1993 Pro Bowls and was the 1985 Pro Bowl MVP. He was named All-Pro in 1986.
Simms graduated from Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. in 1979. He and his wife, Diana, live in Franklin Lakes, N.J. They have three children, Christopher, Matthew and Deirdre. Simms also has two grandchildren, Charlotte and Phillip from their son Christopher and his wife, Danielle.
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58 STEVE TASKER Analyst THE NFL ON CBS
Former Buffalo Bills All-Pro Steve Tasker joined CBS Sports as a game analyst for THE NFL ON CBS in 1998. He also has served as a reporter for the Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLI and XLIV (2007, 2010), as well as the AFC Championship Game (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)
Tasker, a 13-year veteran of the Bills, is one of the NFL’s greatest special teams players of all- time. A seven-time selection by his peers and coaches to represent the AFC as the special teams player at the Pro Bowl (1988, 1991-96), he is the only true special teams player to be selected as the Pro Bowl MVP (1993). Tasker, a five-time All-Pro selection, was a key component of the Bills’ four consecutive AFC Championship teams (1991-94). He finished his career with 51 receptions for 779 yards and nine touchdowns, an average of 21.1 yards per kickoff return and 186 special teams tackles. In August 2000, he was voted by the 36 Pro Football Hall of Fame voters to the NFL’s All-Time team as its special teams player. Tasker was honored as the 24th person enshrined on the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame on September 9, 2007.
Tasker was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the ninth round (226th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. He was acquired by Buffalo from Houston in November 1986 after playing for the Oilers for parts of 1985 and 1986.
Tasker graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in communications studies. He authored Steve Tasker’s Tales from the Bills Sideline in 2007. Tasker was born April 10, 1962, in Smith Center, Kan. He and his wife, Sarah, live in East Aurora, N.Y. They have five children.
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59 LESLEY VISSER Reporter THE NFL TODAY
Lesley Visser is the most highly acclaimed female sportscaster of all-time. Her long and prestigious trailblazing career has seen her as the first and only woman to be recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the 2006 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award which recognizes “long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.” Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman said about Visser in his 2006 induction speech, “She brought respect and professionalism to the field of journalism for her work in print and broadcasting. It makes me proud to be in her company today.” Along with her NFL TODAY reporter duties, she also contributes to the network’s coverage of the NFL Playoffs and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and Final Four.
In 2004 Visser became the first woman sportscaster to carry the Olympic Torch when she was honored by the International Olympic Committee being hailed as a “pioneer and standard- bearer” by the IOC. Voted as the Number One Female Sportscaster of All-Time in 2009 by the American Sportscasters Association, Visser is the only sportscaster in history who has worked on the network broadcasts of the Final Four, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Triple Crown, Olympics, U.S. Open and World Figure Skating Championship. She served as lead reporter for the Network’s coverage of the NFL, teaming with CBS Sports’ No. 1 announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms in 2004. This year she again is a part of THE NFL TODAY team. Visser worked her 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship last March, having worked the tournament for the Boston Globe, ESPN and CBS. This past season marked her 36th year covering the NFL.
When Visser began covering the NFL for the Boston Globe in 1976, the credential often read, “No Women or Children in the Press Box.” She became the first woman to cover the NFL as a beat and remains the only woman to have handled the Super Bowl trophy presentation, for CBS in 1992 when the Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills.
Visser was honored with a Billie Jean King Award, the only Billie awarded for Outstanding Journalist, in 2008. She also was honored by the American Women in Radio and Television, Inc. in June 2006 as the first woman sportscaster recipient of a Gracie Allen Award which celebrates programming created for women, by women and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry. In 2008, she became the first woman sportscaster to host the Gracie Awards. Visser also received the Emily Couric Leadership Award - previously given to Sandra Day O'Connor, Caroline Kennedy and Donna Brazile - and in the fall of 2008 was honored at the 22nd Annual Sports Legend Dinner, to benefit the Buoniconti fund to cure paralysis. In 2005 she won the Pop Warner female achievement award and was inducted into the New England Sports Museum Hall of Fame, along with Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy and the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey team. 60 Visser was a reporter and contributor for THE SUPER BOWL TODAY, CBS Sports' Super Bowls XXXV, XXXVIII, XLI and XLIV pre-game broadcasts. Visser also has contributed reports for CBS News and served as a reporter for HBO Sports' "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” She spent nearly seven years with ABC Sports and was the sideline reporter for "Monday Night Football," becoming the first woman assigned to the series and the first woman ever to report from the sidelines during a Super Bowl. While at ABC Sports, Visser served as a reporter for college football bowl games and NFL playoff games. She also contributed to ABC's coverage of Triple Crown horse racing, "ABC's Wide World of Sports," Major League Baseball, including the World Series, figure skating, Special Olympics, skiing, the Pro Bowl, and an ABC series "A Passion to Play.” She hosted the network's coverage of the "Millennium Tournament of Roses Parade.”
She returned to CBS Sports in August 2000 as a contributor to THE NFL TODAY, college basketball, figure skating and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Visser covered the NCAA Final Four and Super Bowl for ESPN. She joined CBS Sports in 1984 and became full-time in 1987. Her assignments included the NBA, college basketball, MLB, college football, U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the Winter Olympics, and she was a regular on THE NFL TODAY. In 1992 Visser became the first woman to handle the post-game presentation ceremony at the Super Bowl and in 1989 she covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, focusing on how sports would change in East Germany.
Visser began her career in sports journalism in 1974 as a member of the Boston Globe sports staff on a grant from the Carnegie Foundation, two years later she was assigned to cover the New England Patriots, becoming the first ever female NFL beat writer. While at the Boston Globe she covered the NCAA Final Four, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Wimbledon, the Olympics and college football. In 2009, Sports Illustrated named the Boston Globe Sports staff (1975-80) the best sports section of all time.
Visser has been honored with the Compass Award for “changing the paradigm of her business” and was one of the 100 luminaries commemorating the 75th anniversary of the CBS Television Network in 2003. She was named “WISE Woman of the Year” in 2002 and voted the “Outstanding Women's Sportswriter in America” in 1983 and won the “Women's Sports Foundation Award for Journalism” in 1992. In 1999 she won the first AWSM Pioneer Award. Visser earned her bachelor's degree in English from Boston College and received an honorary doctorate of Journalism from her alma mater in May 2007. She was born Sept. 11 in Quincy, Mass. and resides in Bal Harbour, Fla. and New York City with her husband, Robert Kanuth.
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61 SOLOMON WILCOTS Analyst THE NFL ON CBS
Former Cincinnati Bengal, Minnesota Viking and Pittsburgh Steeler defensive back, Solomon Wilcots joined CBS Sports in March 2001 as a game analyst on THE NFL ON CBS.
Wilcots also served as a reporter for the Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLI and XLIV (2007, 2010), as well as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship for three years (2003-05). He currently is co-host of Sirius Satellite Radio’s daily NFL show "The Sirius Blitz" with co-host Adam Schein. Wilcots is also an analyst on the NFL Network's NFL Total Access show. In addition he serves as weekly contributor as a columnist for NFL.com. This season will mark Wilcots’ fifth as an analyst for the New Orleans Saints preseason broadcasts.
Wilcots joined CBS Sports after working for ESPN as a reporter for its coverage of the NFL, where he received an Emmy Award in 2000 for live reporting. Before ESPN, he served as the weekend sports anchor for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati (1994-2003). In addition, Wilcots also worked as studio anchor for Fox Sports Net's college football show.
Wilcots played four seasons with the Bengals (1987-90), one with the Vikings (1991) and finished his six-year career with the Steelers (1992).
Drafted in 1987 as an eighth-round pick, Wilcots started two years at cornerback for Colorado, earning All-Big Eight honors in his senior year. He also was a team captain and majored in English literature.
Wilcots was born October 9, 1964 in Los Angeles and resides in Cincinnati.
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62 EXECUTIVE BIOGRAPHIES SEAN McMANUS Chairman, CBS Sports & Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS
Sean McManus was named Chairman, CBS Sports, in February 2011 overseeing all sports properties across all CBS Sports operations. He also serves as Executive Producer of THE NFL ON CBS.
McManus served concurrently as President, CBS News and Sports for more than five years prior to being named Chairman. He was named President, CBS Sports, in November 1996 and President, CBS News, in October 2005 and is only the second person to hold both Division titles simultaneously; Roone Arledge held both at ABC from 1977-86.
As president of CBS Sports, McManus led the CBS Corporation’s efforts in acquiring broadcast rights to the National Football League in January 1998, and in November 2004 with Leslie Moonves, re-negotiated the contract to retain the rights for CBS until 2011. In May 2009, McManus, again with Moonves, re-negotiated the NFL contract to retain the rights for CBS through the 2013-14 season and includes CBS broadcasting Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans in 2013. And in December 2011, McManus, with Moonves, re-negotiated a nine-year deal to retain the NFL broadcast rights through the 2022 season. On February 7, 2010, CBS Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl XLIV between New Orleans and Indianapolis was watched by 106.5 million viewers making it the most-watched program in television history at the time. In addition, McManus serves as executive producer for the acclaimed show INSIDE THE NFL on Showtime. In its first year on SHOWTIME, INSIDE THE NFL won the Sports Emmy® Award for Outstanding Studio Show- Weekly. McManus is a nine-time Emmy Award-winner.
During McManus' more than 15 years as President of the Division, CBS Sports has become the year-round leader in network sports television. In November 1999, he led CBS to an unprecedented landmark agreement with the NCAA which extended the exclusive over-the-air broadcast rights, as well as rights to the Internet, marketing and corporate sponsorship, merchandising, licensing, cable television, radio, satellite, digital and home video to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship until 2014. The 11-year pact was the most comprehensive sports agreement in history. In April 2010, together with Moonves, he negotiated a landmark deal, partnering with Turner Broadcasting, to extend the rights to the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship through 2024. The $10.8 billion deal is the most extensive and far-reaching network-cable sports deal ever created.
McManus reached a new multi-year agreement with the PGA TOUR to extend its broadcast rights through 2021 and to remain the TOUR's dominant broadcast partner. He also extended broadcast rights to the PGA Championship through 2019. In addition, McManus extended CBS's agreement with the United States Tennis Association to broadcast the U.S. Open through 2014, extended the agreement with the Big Ten to broadcast the conference's basketball games through the 2016-17 season and extended the Southeastern Conference (SEC) football and basketball agreements in
64 another landmark deal, a 15-year extension, through the 2023-24 season. In May 2012, McManus oversaw the acquisition of broadcast rights for men’s college basketball games from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big 12 and Pac-12 Conferences through an agreement with ESPN.
Complementing the on-air talent roster that had already included Jim Nantz, John McEnroe, Billy Packer and Ken Venturi, McManus was responsible for adding Greg Gumbel, James Brown, Dick Enberg, Verne Lundquist, Phil Simms, Dan Dierdorf, Lesley Visser, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe, Dan Marino, Nick Faldo, Bill Cowher, Greg Anthony, Clark Kellogg and Jim Rome to CBS Sports' announcer lineup.
In addition, McManus led CBS's efforts in securing a partnership with SportsLine USA that created CBS SportsLine, now known as CBSSports.com, one of the most successful sports Internet sites. In January 2008, McManus began overseeing CSTV’s cable and digital businesses initiating its re- branding as CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK, and its further re-branding in April 2011 as CBS SPORTS NETWORK.
As president of CBS News, McManus restructured and re-tooled the Division, both in front of and behind the camera. Most notable on the on-air side was the April 2006 announcement that Katie Couric would join CBS News as the new anchor and managing editor of the CBS EVENING NEWS and a correspondent for 60 MINUTES. In December 2010, McManus also oversaw a major shift at THE EARLY SHOW, naming Erica Hill and Chris Wragge co-anchors, Jeff Glor news anchor and Marysol Castro, weather anchor. Also during his tenure, a new state-of-the-art newsroom at CBS News headquarters in New York and EVENING NEWS set were built, and a new primary control room was unveiled in July 2008.
McManus aggressively worked to build a strong corps of reporters, as well as developed the next generation of CBS News correspondents. He designated and assigned key beats including Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Lara Logan, Chief White House correspondent Chip Reid, Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian, and National Correspondent Byron Pitts. McManus also added strong veteran correspondents to round out the group, including Jeff Greenfield and Dean Reynolds. He announced that CNN’s Anderson Cooper would contribute several stories to 60 MINUTES and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta would contribute to the CBS EVENING NEWS.
McManus also led the Division through tragedy, when a car bomb attack in Baghdad on Memorial Day 2006 killed cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan and critically injured correspondent Kimberly Dozier. In August 2009, McManus once again guided the Division through a difficult time, as correspondent Cami McCormick was seriously injured by an improvised exploding device (IED) in Afghanistan, in a blast that killed an American serviceman, Army Spc. Abraham Sherrod Wheeler III.
65 Under McManus, CBS News has won more major awards than any other network’s news division, including one of electronic journalism’s most prestigious honors for an innovative, division-wide news initiative that he personally conceived and oversaw. “CBS REPORTS: Children of the Recession,” a months-long series of multi-platform reports on the effects of the dramatic economic downturn on America’s youth, won the coveted Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award in January 2010. “Children of the Recession” also represented McManus’ reincarnation after four decades of the prestigious CBS REPORTS moniker, previously used for documentaries, as a Division-wide effort to offer comprehensive coverage of an issue across platforms and broadcasts. All told, the CBS News Division under McManus won three DuPont Awards, 19 Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards and 29 RTDNA/Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Prior to his CBS Sports tenure, he was Senior Vice President of U.S. Television Sales and Programming for Trans World International, the television division of International Management Group, the world’s largest sports marketing firm (1987-96).
Before that, McManus was Vice President, Program Planning and Development at NBC Sports (1982-87), becoming the youngest vice president in the history of the network at the age of 27. He was responsible for all programming and was instrumental in the rights negotiations for the Olympics, the NFL, Wimbledon, the Breeders' Cup, the Orange Bowl, auto racing and NCAA college basketball. McManus joined NBC Sports in 1979 as an associate producer assigned to the NFL, Wimbledon, the PGA TOUR, "Sportsworld," auto racing and the Tour de France.
McManus began his career in 1977 at ABC Sports as a production assistant and associate producer. In 2010, he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
McManus is the son of the late legendary sports broadcaster Jim McKay. He was graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1977 with a degree in English and history.
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8/12 66 DAVID BERSON Executive Vice President, CBS Sports & President, CBS Sports Network
David Berson joined CBS Sports in January 2011 as Executive Vice President, CBS Sports and President, CBS Sports Network. Berson joined CBS Sports after 16 years at ESPN, where he began his career as an intern during college and later worked in various capacities in programming, affiliate sales and marketing and business development.
Since joining CBS Sports, Berson has spearheaded CBS Sports Network’s rebrand (previously CBS College Sports Network), more closely aligning the cable network with CBS Sports and its assets. Under his leadership, the Network has increased its distribution by 13 percent. In addition, Berson significantly bolstered the Network’s programming, more than doubling the number of live hours, while launching numerous shows such as NFL MONDAY QB, the first NFL programming to be featured on the Network, the weekday TIM BRANDO SHOW and adding new programming around major events including The Masters®, PGA Championship and US Open Tennis Championships. Under Berson’s leadership, CBS Sports Network officially became the new television home of Professional Bull Riders (PBR) in January 2012. Berson also was instrumental in bringing popular sports personalities Jim Rome and Doug Gottlieb to the CBS Sports family.
Prior to joining CBS Sports, Berson co-ran ESPN's programming department and was responsible for programming strategy, scheduling, development and driving audience consumption for all of ESPN's domestic television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ABC Sports) as well as for ESPN’s digital media platforms (ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV). He was central in working with key figures in the sports media industry to identify the content to be produced and distributed by ESPN. Berson had ultimate responsibility for determining the level of ESPN's commitment to a specific sport or programming concept, including events and support programming, with the goal of best serving sports fans while driving ESPN's multimedia business. He also had responsibility for developing, launching and managing new businesses, including ESPN's all-college network, ESPNU, and ESPN's emerging high school sports business.
Berson led the programming group through a dynamic period at ESPN and ABC, including the launch of numerous additional networks and multimedia products. Since 2001 when he took over responsibility for programming scheduling and strategy, ESPN networks set record audience levels each year and, in an era of rapid media industry change and proliferation of consumer entertainment options, ESPN ratings grew 34 percent.
In January 2006, The Sporting News listed Berson, then 33, on its annual list of "Young & Powerful." In 2007, 2008 and 2009, he was selected as a SportsBusiness Journal "Forty Under
67 40" recipient and named as a "Forty Under 40 Hall of Famer." In 2007 and 2008, he was listed on BusinessWeek's "The Power 100" ranking of the 100 most powerful people in sports.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A. in communications / business).
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68 HAROLD BRYANT Executive Producer & Vice President, Production CBS Sports
Harold Bryant was named Executive Producer & Vice President, Production in August 2011 after having been Vice President, Production since June 2008. He oversees all creative aspects of production and editorial content for all sports programming at CBS Sports, including Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, the most-watched program in television history at the time. Bryant also oversees production of the Emmy Award-winning show INSIDE THE NFL on Showtime. Since March 1999 he served as coordinating producer for CBS Sports overseeing content and quality control for all sports programming on the CBS Television Network.
Bryant, an 18-time Emmy Award winner, joined CBS Sports as a Feature Producer/Associate Producer in June 1997. He was promoted to coordinating producer in March 1999 where his responsibilities included overseeing production elements involving THE NFL ON CBS, including Super Bowls XXXV, XXXVIII and XLI, NCAA college basketball, including the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, college football, PGA TOUR golf, including the Masters® and PGA Championship, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, as well as all additional programming, including CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR and the Tour de France.
In addition to his duties at CBS Sports, Bryant works closely with production efforts at CBS Sports Network, Showtime and the CBS Sports Radio Network.
Prior to joining CBS Sports, Bryant served as a producer for WBIS-TV producing halftime and post-game shows for New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils games, as well as sports features and updates for the network’s business shows. He worked three years as a feature producer producing over 100 features for Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, the host broadcaster for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games (1994-96). From 1991-94, Bryant served as a production assistant at NBC Sports where he worked three seasons of NFL and NBA, as well as the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. While at NBC Sports, he also worked on events including world figure skating championships in Prague, the French Open and Notre Dame football.
Bryant began his career in 1987 working for WWOR-TV as a news and sports production assistant for all New York Mets home games. In 1990 he served as a line producer for the start up sports network, Sports News Network.
Bryant graduated from Rutgers University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a concentration in television.
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69 ROB CORREA Executive Vice President, Programming CBS Sports
Rob Correa was named Executive Vice President in June 2008 after having been Senior Vice President, Programming, since June 2000.
In his expanded role, Correa is responsible for all non-college related programming for CBS Sports, managing the division’s acquisitions, scheduling and strategic planning for the NFL, golf, tennis, auto racing, winter sports and anthology programs. He also works on new revenue opportunities for CBS Sports. Correa joined CBS Sports as Vice President, Programming, in September 1995.
Correa was an integral part of the negotiations with the NFL to retain the broadcast rights for CBS through the 2022 season. Correa also was instrumental in reaching a new multi-year agreement with the PGA TOUR to extend its broadcast rights through 2021 and to remain the TOUR’s dominant broadcast partner. In addition, he played a key role in extending CBS’s agreement with the PGA of America for the rights to the PGA Championship through 2019.
Correa, who is responsible for the scheduling and planning of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the ATP Tour and other tennis events, also was instrumental in extending CBS’s agreement with the United States Tennis Association to broadcast the U.S. Open through 2014.
He oversees the division’s golf programming which includes more than 20 events and two of the four majors, the Masters and PGA Championship. Since joining CBS Sports, Correa has been responsible for scheduling and developing a wide variety of sports properties, including NASCAR and the Pepsi 400, the first primetime auto race, “Ice Wars” and other primetime figure skating events, pre-Olympic anthologies, boxing and anthology programming with skiing, women’s soccer, horse racing, gymnastics and track & field.
Correa joined CBS Sports from USA Network where during his 13-year career he created and secured the cable sports rights to the Ryder Cup, the Masters, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the French Open, world championship boxing, figure skating, college football and basketball and sports specials.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.A., English, 1979). Correa lives in Ridgefield, Conn. with his wife, Rosemary and four children.
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70 KEN AAGAARD Executive Vice President, Engineering, Operations & Production Services CBS Sports
Ken Aagaard was named Executive Vice President, Engineering, Operations and Production Services in June 2008. He joined CBS Sports as Senior Vice President, Operations & Production Services, in January 1998. An 11-time Emmy Award winner, he is responsible for overseeing operations, engineering and production management for all field events and the CBS Broadcast Center, including logistics and technical support. In his role Aagaard oversees these areas for the CBS College Sports Network. He expands his efforts into developing new technology and production enhancements for both CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network.
Those reporting to him include operations, engineering and production services management, as well as all production managers, field technical managers and engineers and Broadcast Center operations managers and engineers.
In January 2001 at Super Bowl XXXV, Aagaard was responsible for introducing EyeVision, a new technology showing replays in a three-dimensional way. He also was instrumental in instituting SwingVision, the Emmy Award-winning super-slow motion breakdown of golf swings. Aagaard added two more Emmy Awards for his career with the 3-D productions of the 2010 U.S. Open Tennis Championships and PGA TOUR golf technical team.
Before joining CBS Sports, Aagaard was president of Creative Broadcast Techniques, established in 1988, and worked as a consultant to CBS Sports, to NBC for the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Summer Games, to Fox Studios, Los Angeles, for 1995 NFL football, and to HBO for Madonna’s Blond Ambition Tour and the Paul Simon Live in Central Park concert. He also served as operations producer for events such as the World Figure Skating Championships (1992-95), Super Bowl Television in Los Angeles (1993), Atlanta (1994) and Miami (1995), World Cup Soccer (1994), the New York City Marathon (1994-95) and the NHL All-Star Game (1994).
Aagaard was vice president of operations and engineering, Olympics, NBC Sports (1985-88), for the 1988 Olympic Summer Games in Seoul. He also served as vice president of operations, NBC Sports (1981-85) responsible for operations in NBC’s coverage of Super Bowls, World Series, Wimbledon, French Open Tennis, Golf, NCAA Basketball, NFL Live Studio, Weekend Update Studio and Sportsworld. Aagaard was operations producer and manager of sports operations (1979-81) for NBC Sports, broadcast operations manager (1977-79) for the NBC Television Network and operations director (1969-77) for the NBC Chicago affiliate, WMAQ-TV.
71 He is past Chairman of Sports Video Group (SVG) and now serves as Chairman of SVG Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame as well as Chairman of the SVG Broadcasting Fund, a Fund that benefits those in need in the sports broadcasting business. Aagaard graduated from the University of Iowa in 1969 with a degree in radio, television and film and serves on the advisory board for the School of Journalism of University of Iowa. He lives in Closter, N.J., with his wife, Emerald Chin, and daughter, Alexandra, and has four sons.
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72 ARTHUR HARRIS Vice President, Broadcast Operations CBS Sports
Arthur Harris began his career with the CBS Television Network in 1966 and was named Vice President, Broadcast Operations, CBS Sports, in March 2000.
Harris joined CBS Sports in 1982 as Manager, Broadcast Operations and Administration. Among his many responsibilities is overseeing all commercial integration for the Network’s sports programming, and he is responsible for the implementation of all sports regionalization, as well as all studio broadcast-related facilities. In 1989, Harris became Director, Broadcast Operations and has been involved with all sports programming and production including THE NFL ON CBS, THE NFL TODAY, for which he has won four Emmy Awards (1988, 1990 and 1993), the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, the Olympic Winter Games (1992, 1994 and 1998), the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, Major League Baseball, the NBA, NASCAR and the Para-Olympic Games.
Harris joined the CBS Television Network 47 years ago as an Offset Operator in the Company’s printing department and has served in numerous positions within the Network including Production Coordinator, Videotape Supervisor and Production Supervisor for both WCBS-TV (New York) and CBS News.
He lives in Manhattan and has two children, son, Jamal, and daughter, Sanaa.
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73 ERIC MANN Senior Producer THE NFL TODAY
Eric Mann serves as senior producer for CBS Sports and THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network’s pre-game, halftime and post- game studio show. He has worked on THE NFL TODAY since 1982 and has produced the studio show since 1988.
Mann has won 18 Emmy Awards, including two for Best Studio Show (1989 and 1992) for his work on THE NFL TODAY. In addition, he produced THE SUPER BOWL TODAY studio show for Super Bowls XXIV, XXVI, XXXV, XXXVIII, XLI and XLIV (1990, 1992, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010). He joined CBS Sports in 1981 as a broadcast associate and was named senior producer in 1997. He produced the primetime broadcasts for the 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games and weekend daytime broadcasts for the 1992 Winter Olympic Games.
Mann has been studio producer for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship since 1991. He also served as the producer of CBS Sports’ NBA programs THE BASKETBALL SHOW and AT THE HALF (1987-90) as well as COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY and oversaw the CBS Anthology and Major League Baseball studio shows.
Mann is CBS Sports’ lead producer for auto racing, in the past producing the Daytona 500 as well as other NASCAR Cup, Busch, and Truck series events. He also has produced Formula 1, CART, Champ Car, and IRL racing in addition to covering motorcycle racing, the World of Outlaws, and the Iditarod Sled Dog race.
Mann also has directed NCAA Basketball, Boxing, Anthology, and Studio shows. He was named associate producer/associate director in 1983 and elevated to producer/director in 1987.
Mann received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University (1980). He was born May 2, 1958, in Chicago and lives in New York City.
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74 BOB MATINA Director THE NFL TODAY
Bob Matina serves as the director of THE NFL TODAY. He joined CBS Sports in 1981 and directed THE NFL ON CBS from 1985 to 1993.
Matina served as director of THE SUPER BOWL TODAY studio show for Super Bowl XXXV, XXXVIII, XLI and XLIV (2001, 2004, 2007, 2010). He served as coordinating director of CBS Sports’ coverage of the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games, and also directed the Network’s primetime coverage in 1994 and 1998, and weekend daytime broadcasts in 1992. He was responsible for the placement of cameras and equipment at the Olympic venues, as well as coordinating many aspects of the Network’s production, including the studio sets and the development of new production equipment. Matina also served as CBS Sports’ liaison with ORTO, the host broadcaster of the Games, which provided the world feed.
Matina’s other directing assignments have included THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, golf and college basketball broadcasts, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, as well as several winter sports competitions – figure skating, alpine skiing, ski jumping and speed skating. He was the producer of the Emmy Award-winning Lillehammer: An Olympic Diary in 1995.
The seven-time Emmy Award winner began directing PGA TOUR events in 1988 and has worked as an associate director, late night director and co-director of the Masters® (1988-89, 1991-93 and 1997-present), and the PGA Championship (1991-1993 and 1997-present).
A 1978 journalism graduate of Syracuse University, Matina began his broadcast career the following year at WCNY-TV Syracuse as a cameraman. He was born in Benton Harbor, Mich., and lives in Wyckoff, N.J., with his wife, Susan.
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75 LANCE BARROW Coordinating Producer & Lead Game Producer THE NFL ON CBS
Lance Barrow was promoted to Coordinating Producer of THE NFL ON CBS and lead game producer in May 2004 with the No. 1 NFL announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. In 2010, he served as coordinating producer and lead game producer for Super Bowl XLIV, which was watched by 106.5 million viewers making it the most-watched program in television history. Barrow served in the same capacity for the first time when CBS Sports broadcast Super Bowl XLI in 2007. Before that he was replay director for CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XXXV and Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Barrow, a 10-time Emmy Award winner, joined CBS Sports in May 1975 as a spotter/researcher and has served in virtually every capacity of CBS Sports’ golf production. He assumed the position of coordinating producer, CBS Sports golf, in January 1997. Barrow accepted the Sports Emmy for CBS Sports’ coverage of the 2004 Masters®.
Barrow produced the majority of CBS's golf coverage in 1996 and all of it since 1997. He worked his first Masters in 1977 as a spotter for Pat Summerall. Barrow produced CBS Sports' coverage of ski jumping and nordic combined at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games and was the associate director of the primetime broadcasts at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. He also has served as producer for coverage of NCAA basketball, college football and auto racing. Barrow produced coverage of the 1998 Daytona 500 for which he received an Emmy nomination. As associate producer, his credits include the Masters and PGA Championship; NCAA men's Final Four; Daytona 500; the U.S. Open Tennis Championships; THE NFL TODAY and six Super Bowls.
Barrow has earned Emmy Awards for his work on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, the Daytona 500 and the NFL. He was the recipient of the first Gene Sarazen Spirit Award presented by the Professional Caddie Association in 2007. Barrow was honored by his alma mater, Abilene Christian University, with the naming of the “Lance Barrow Football Film/Editing Classroom” inside ACU’s Teague Special Events Center. And in 2008 he was honored as ACU’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.
Barrow attended Abilene Christian University in Texas, where he played football and baseball. He earned a communications degree in 1978. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Barrow still resides there.
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76 MICHAEL ARNOLD Lead Game Director THE NFL ON CBS
Michael Arnold was promoted to lead game director for THE NFL ON CBS in May 2004. Since the NFL returned to the CBS Television Network in 1998, Arnold had served as the director for the Network’s NFL announce team of Dick Enberg and Dan Dierdorf for six seasons. In February 2010, he served as director of the Network’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIV, which was watched by 106.5 million viewers making it the most-watched program in television history at the time. Arnold also served as director of Super Bowl XLI, replay director for CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XXXVIII and was the director of the Network’s HDTV broadcast of Super Bowl XXXV.
A six-time Emmy Award winner, Arnold joined CBS Sports in 1981 as a broadcast associate. During his 31 years with CBS Sports, Arnold has served in a production capacity for the Network’s coverage of the NFL, the Olympics, Major League Baseball, the NBA, NCAA basketball, college football and boxing.
Arnold has served as director for the Network’s coverage of its last 11 NFL Divisional Playoff games (1994 NFC Divisional Playoff game; Green Bay vs. Dallas; and 10 AFC Divisional Playoff games (1999- 2008). He also has been a part of every production of the Super Bowl the Network has broadcast since 1982 (XVI, 1982; XVIII, 1984; XXI, 1987; XXIV, 1990; XXVI, 1992; XXXV, 2001; XXXVIII, 2004 and XLI, 2007).
Highlighted among his many credits include serving as the director for the 1992 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship East Regional Final between Duke and Kentucky when Christian Laettner hit a last-second winning basket for Duke. He also served as the director for the Network’s coverage of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway when American Dan Jansen finally won his gold medal in speedskating. During the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, Arnold directed the first-ever live men’s downhill skiing event that featured Austrian Hermann Maier’s spectacular high-flying crash. And in 1992, he won an Emmy Award for Innovative Technical Achievement for his direction and use of “Gate-Cam,” which gave viewers a “coming and going shot” of the skiers as they sped past the gates, during the women’s downhill skiing event at the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
In addition, Arnold also served as the director for Major League Baseball’s 1993 American League Championship Series. He produced the Network’s pre-game shows for the 1991 World Series (Atlanta vs. Minnesota), as well as the 1991 and 1992 Major League Baseball All-Star Games. In 1996 he directed the National Championship Game in college football (Fiesta Bowl; Nebraska vs. Florida).
Arnold graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio & Television from Arizona State University in 1978. He was born on October 4, 1956 in New York City and currently resides there with his wife, Renee, and son, Marc. * * *
77 STEVE KARASIK Senior Coordinating Producer CBS Sports
Steve Karasik was named Senior Coordinating Producer of CBS Sports in 2012 after being promoted to Coordinating Producer in 2008. He is responsible for overseeing content and quality control for all sports production elements involving THE NFL ON CBS, the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, College Football and the SEC on CBS, PGA TOUR golf, the Masters and PGA Championship, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, as well as all ancillary programming, including CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR and Showtime's INSIDE THE NFL.
A 14-time Emmy Award-winner, Karasik joined CBS Sports in 1995 as a broadcast associate. He served as lead Broadcast Associate for the NFL on CBS, NCAA Basketball and Football as well as the US Open Tennis Championships. Karasik was promoted to Associate Director in 1999. He assumed a full-time role as associate director for CBS Golf coverage, including the Masters and PGA Championship, in 1999. Karasik served as associate director for THE NFL ON CBS from 1999-2006, and was the senior associate director for CBS Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XXXVIII and XLI.
Karasik was promoted to producer in 2006. He has served as producer for CBS Sports' coverage of THE NFL ON CBS and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. In addition, he also produced CBS College Sports Network's college football and basketball broadcasts from 2006-2007. Karasik also has served as producer and director of the award winning Phil Simms All-Iron Team since 2004.
Karasik served as co-producer of the Emmy Award-winning Showtime Sports documentary, “A Game of Honor,” which chronicled the lives of football players at Army and Navy during the 2011 season. In addition, he oversaw the Emmy Award-winning “A Game of Honor” web series on CBSSports.com.
During his tenure at CBS Sports, Karasik also has covered the Daytona 500, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.
Karasik graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Communications and Psychology. Born November 16, 1973, in Brooklyn, NY, Karasik lives in New York City with his wife, Ilyssa, and son, Eli.
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78 RATINGS / NFL ON CBS 80 81 82 83 84 SUPER BOWL XLVII CBS SPORTS RETURNS TO NEW ORLEANS FOR FIFTH TIME FOR SUPER BOWL
For the 18th time in its 53-year history of broadcasting the National Football League, the CBS Television Network broadcasts the Super Bowl.
This year marks the 10th time New Orleans hosts the Super Bowl and fifth time CBS Sports broadcasts the game from the Crescent City. CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action, marking the third time this duo calls the Super Bowl together. Nantz also hosted the Network’s Super Bowl pre-game show, THE SUPER BOWL TODAY, in 2001 and 2004. Simms will provide analysis for his seventh Super Bowl, the fifth for CBS Sports.
On January 11, 1970, CBS Sports broadcast Super Bowl IV from Tulane Stadium as the AFL squared the Super Bowl at two games apiece with the NFL. Kansas City quarterback Len Dawson led the Chiefs past the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7, in a near flawless performance completing 12-of-17 passes as the game’s Most Valuable Player. Jack Buck handled the play-by-play duties, while Pat Summerall and Frank Gifford were the analysts for CBS Sports.
CBS Sports also broadcast Super Bowl VI from Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on January 16, 1972. The Dallas Cowboys’ “Doomsday Defense” held the Miami Dolphins to just 185 yards and a field goal as the Cowboys won 24-3. It was the first time in Super Bowl history that a team did not permit a touchdown. Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach was the game’s Most Valuable Player. Ray Scott and Pat Summerall called the action for CBS Sports.
On January 15, 1978, CBS Sports broadcast Super Bowl XII from the Louisiana Superdome as the Dallas Cowboys once again won in New Orleans by beating the Denver Broncos, 27-10. Dallas’s Harvey Martin and Randy White led their team’s defense, which recovered four fumbles and intercepted four passes, as the game’s Co-Most Valuable Players. Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier called the game for CBS Sports.
And on January 28, 1990, CBS Sports broadcast Super Bowl XXIV with Pat Summerall and John Madden calling the action. The San Francisco 49ers won their fourth Super Bowl championship with a 55-10 win over Denver. The 49ers’ 55 points broke the previous Super Bowl scoring mark of 46 points by Chicago in Super Bowl XX, as Joe Montana completed 22-of-29 passes for 297 yards and five touchdowns in being named the game’s Most Valuable Player for a record third time.
86 Quick Facts -- Super Bowl IV, Super Bowl VI, Super XII and Super Bowl XXIV
National Anthem: Al Hirt National Anthem: Phyllis Kelly (Northeast Louisiana State University) Halftime show: “Mardi Gras” with Carol Channing Halftime show: “From Paris to the Paris of America” with Tyler Apache Cost of ticket: $15.00 Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt Attendance: 80,562 Cost of ticket: $30.00 Cost of 30-second commercial: $78,000 Attendance: 75,583 Cost of 30-second commercial: $162,000
National Anthem: U.S. Air Force Academy National Anthem: Aaron Neville Chorale Halftime show: “Salute to New Orleans” and th Halftime show: “Salute to Louis Armstrong” 40 Anniversary of Peanuts with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol characters; Pete Fountain, Channing, Al Hirt & U.S. Doug Kershaw, Irma Marine Corps Drill Team Thomas
Cost of ticket: $15.00 Cost of ticket: $125.00
Attendance: 81,023 Attendance: 72,919
Cost of 30-second Cost of 30-second commercial: $86,000 commercial: $700,000
87 Super Bowl XLVII Facts & Figures
SITE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
DATE: February 3, 2013
GAME TIME: 6:00 PM, ET
SUN LIFE STADIUM CAPACITY: 68,000
TELEVISION NETWORK: CBS (18th Super Bowl broadcast)
RADIO NETWORK: Dial Global Sports (English)//Univision Radio (Spanish)
TELEVISION AUDIENCE FOR SUPER BOWL XLVI: Super Bowl XLVI marked the seventh straight year the Super Bowl saw a growth in viewership, and the third straight year the game set a new U.S. viewership record. The Giants-Patriots game stands as the sixth highest- rated Super Bowl (47.0) and best since Super Bowl XX in 1986, and the 12th highest-rated telecast in U.S. television history.
SUPER BOWL HOST CITIES: Miami (10), New Orleans (9 times), Los Angeles (7), Tampa Bay (4), San Diego (3), Arizona (2), Atlanta (2), Detroit (2), Houston (2), Dallas (1), Indianapolis (1), Jacksonville (1), Minneapolis (1), San Francisco (1)
FUTURE SUPER BOWL SITES Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, New York-New Jersey, February 2, 2014* Super Bowl XLIX, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., February 1, 2015* * Tentative date
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88 89 SUPER BOWL XLIV SUPER BOWL XLI 47. A 21-yard run by Stephen Davis set up John Sun Life Stadium, South Florida Dolphin Stadium, Miami (South Florida) Kasay’s 50-yard field goal as the half expired for a February 7, 2010, Attendance: 74,059 February 4, 2007—Attendance: 74,512 14-10 New England lead. Neither team scored in NEW ORLEANS 31, INDIANAPOLIS 17—Tracy INDIANAPOLIS 29, CHICAGO 17—Peyton the third quarter, but Antowain Smith’s 2-yard Porter’s 74-yard interception return with 3:12 Manning passed for 247 yards and 1 touchdown as touchdown run two plays into the final quarter remaining capped a fourth-quarter comeback and the Colts won their first Super Bowl in 36 years. capped a 71-yard drive and gave the Patriots a 21- lifted the Saints to their first Super Bowl title. The The Colts out-gained the Bears 430-265 in total 10 lead. Undaunted, Carolina scored on its next Colts, who won their first 14 regular-season games, yards and maintained a 38:04-21:56 edge in time of two possessions. First, Delhomme completed forced a three-and-out on the Saints’ opening possession. Devin Hester opened the game with a passes of 18 and 22 yards to Smith to set up possession. Peyton Manning completed two third- 92-yard kick-off return for a touchdown, the first DeShaun Foster’s 33-yard touchdown run to cut down passes to set up Matt Stover’s 38-yard field time the Super Bowl began with a touchdown. Two the deficit to 21-16 with 12:39 to play. Carolina goal. Following a second Saints’ punt, the Colts possessions later, on third-and-10, Manning found went for the 2-point conversion, but Delhomme’s drove 96 yards in 11 plays, keyed by runs of 16, Reggie Wayne wide open deep down the middle pass was incomplete. N e w England marched to 11, and 26 yards by Joseph Addai, and capped by for a 53-yard touchdown to tie the score. A steady the Panthers’ 9 with the ensuing kickoff, but Reggie Manning’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Pierre rain forced the teams to commit 4 first-quarter Howard intercepted Brady’s third-and-goal pass in Garcon on third-and-6 to stake the Colts to a 10-0 turnovers, and Hunter Smith mishandled the snap the end zone. Two plays later, Delhomme rolled left lead. The Saints, who had won their first 13 games on the extra point, allowing the Bears to maintain a and fired a Super Bowl-record 85-yard touchdown of the season, answered with a a drive of 6:02, 7-6 lead. Later in the quarter, Thomas Jones’ 52- pass to Muhammad for a 22-21 lead with 6:53 left. using Garrett Hartley's 46-yard field goal to get on yard run set up Rex Grossman’s short touchdown Once again, the Panthers went for 2 points and the scoreboard. After a three-and-out, the Saints pass to Muhsin Muhammad for a 14-6 lead. The Delhomme’s pass was incomplete. New England held the ball for 6:25. However, the drive resulted in Colts scored on back-to-back drives to begin the drove 68 yards on its next possession, with Givens zero points as Gary Brackett and Clint Session second quarter, capped by Dominic Rhodes’ 1-yard catching a 25-yard pass and 18-yard pass on third- stopped Pierre Thomas for no gain on fourth-and- run, for a 16-14 lead. To begin the second half, the and-9, to set up Brady’s 1-yard touchdown pass to goal from the Colts’ 1 with 1:49 left in the half. The Colts ran 7:34 off the clock with a 13-play, 56-yard Vrabel, who was lined up as a tight end. A direct Colts ran three times, failed to gain a first down, drive that culminated with Adam Vinatieri’s 24-yard snap to Kevin Faulk resulted in a 2-point and were forced to punt. From their own 48-yard field goal for a 19-14 lead. The teams then conversion for a 29-22 lead with 2:51 left. line with 35 seconds left in the half, Drew Brees exchanged field goals, and the Bears forced a punt. Delhomme completed passes of 19 yards to connected on passes of 19 and 6 yards to Devery On first-and-10 from the Bears’ 38 with 11:59 to Muhammad and 31 yards to Ricky Proehl before Henderson that led to Hartley’s 44-yard field goal play, Grossman’s pass intended for Muhammad finding Proehl from 12 yards with the tying as the half expired, trimming the deficit to 10-6. The was thrown high. Kelvin Hayden intercepted the touchdown with 1:08 remaining. Kasay’s ensuing Saints then surprised everyone with an onside kick pass, maneuvered up the far sideline while staying kickoff went out of bounds, giving New England the to begin the second half. Rookie punter Thomas inbounds, and raced 56 yards for a touchdown. It ball at their own 40. Five plays later, faced with Morstead’s first ever onside kick was perfect, and was Hayden’s first-ever professional interception. third-and-3 from the Panthers’ 40 with 14 seconds Chris Reis of the Saints eventually emerged from Four plays later, Bob Sanders intercepted left, Brady fired a 17-yard pass to Branch to set up the intense scramble with the ball. Brees completed Grossman’s deep pass. The Bears got the ball Vinatieri’s Super Bowl-winning 41-yard field goal. all five of his pass attempts on the drive, capped by back twice, but never ran a play across midfield. Brady, who was named the Super Bowl most Thomas’ 16-yard touchdown catch on a screen Manning, who won the Pete Rozelle MVP award, valuable player for the second time in his career, pass to give the Saints their first lead. The Colts was 25-of-38 for 247 yards and 1 touchdown. was 32 of 48 for 354 yards and 3 touchdowns, with drove 76 yards on the ensuing possession, Rhodes carried 21 times for 113 yards. Joseph 1 interception. Branch had 10 receptions for 143 keyed by Manning’s 27-yard pass to Dallas Clark Addai had 10 receptions for 66 yards. Grossman yards. Delhomme was 16 of 33 for 323 yards and 3 on third-and-4, which resulted in Addai’s 4-yard run was 20-of-28 for 165 yards and 1 touchdown, with touchdowns, and Muhammad had 4 catches for for a 17-13 Indianapolis lead with 6:15 left in the 2 interceptions. Jones rushed 15 times for 112 140 yards. third quarter. Courtney Roby returned the kickoff 34 yards. yards and Brees completed four of five passes on Carolina (NFC) 0 10 0 19 — 29 the next drive set up Hartley’s third long-range field Indianapolis (AFC) 6 10 6 7 -- 29 New England (AFC) 0 14 0 18 — 32 goal, this one from 47 yards, to pull the Saints to Chicago (NFC) 14 0 3 0 -- 17 NE — Branch 5 pass from Brady (Vinatieri kick) within one point. On the Colts’ next drive, Manning Chi-- Hester 92 kick-off return (Gould kick) Car — Smith 39 pass from Delhomme (Kasay kick) completed a 14-yard pass to Reggie Wayne on Ind-- Wayne 53 pass from Manning (mishandled NE — Givens 5 pass from Brady (Vinatieri kick) fourth-down near midfield. However, four plays hold) Car — FG Kasay 50 later, faced with fourth-and-11, Stover missed a 51- Chi-- Muhammad 4 pass from Grossman (Gould NE — Smith 2 run (Vinatieri kick) yard field-goal attempt with 10:39 to play. Brees kick) Car — Foster 33 run (pass failed) completed all seven pass attempts on the ensuing Ind-- FG Vinatieir 29 Car — Muhammad 85 pass from Delhomme drive, capped by Jeremy Shockey’s 2-yard scoring Ind-- Rhodes 1 run (Vinatieri kick) (pass failed) catch with 5:42 remaining. The Saints went for the Ind-- FG Vinatieri 24 NE — Vrabel 1 pass from Brady (Faulk run) 2-point conversion, and Lance Moore made a Ind-- FG Vinatieri 20 Car — Proehl 12 pass from Delhomme (Kasay spectacular catch and reached across the goal line Chi-- FG Gould 44 kick) with the reception to give New Orleans a 24-17 Ind-- Hayden 56 interception return (Vinatieri kick) NE — FG Vinatieri 41 lead. The Colts quickly drove to the Saints’ 31, but on third-and-5 Manning’s short pass to the left side SUPER BOWL XXXV intended for Wayne was intercepted by Porter, who SUPER BOWL XXXVIII Raymond James Stadium, Tampa sprinted untouched 74 yards for a touchdown and Reliant Stadium, Houston January 28, 2001—Attendance: 71,921 31-17 leadon a 40-yard pass play to help the Colts February 1, 2004—Attendance: 71,525 BALTIMORE 34, N.Y. GIANTS 7—The Ravens’ get downfield. Indianapolis reached the Saints’ 3 NEW ENGLAND 32, CAROLINA 29—Adam defense completed a dominating season by with 1:33 to play, but a 10-yard pass interference Vinatieri kicked a 41-yard field goal with four permitting just 152 yards, forcing 5 turnovers, penalty on Garcon moved them back. On fourth- seconds remaining as the Patriots won their recording 4 sacks, and not allowing an offensive and-goal from the 5-yard line with 50 seconds to second Super Bowl in three seasons. While it took touchdown en route to the franchise’s first Super play, Manning’s pass for Wayne was incomplete, a Super Bowl-record 26 minutes and 55 seconds Bowl victory. Jermaine Lewis’ punt return into and the Saints clinched their first-ever NFL for the first points to be scored, the teams Giants’ territory midway through the first quarter championship. Brees, who was named Super Bowl combined for 868 yards (481 by New England) and was followed two plays later by Trent Dilfer’s 38- MVP, was 32 of 39 for 288 yards and 2 the game also featured the highest scoring quarter yard touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley, which touchdowns. Manning was 31 of 45 for 333 yards (combined 37 points in the fourth). Vinatieri missed gave the Ravens a 7-0 lead. Early in the second and 1 touchdown, with 1 interception. Colston had a 31-yard field goal on the Patriots’ first quarter, Jessie Armstead intercepted a short pass 7 receptions for 83 yards and Henderson added 7 possession, and had a 36-yard attempt blocked by by Dilfer and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown, catches for 68 yards for the Saints. Shane Burton with 6:00 left in the second quarter. but the play was nullified by a penalty. Dilfer’s 36- But three plays later, Mike Vrabel sacked Jake yard pass to Qadry Ismail in the second quarter set New Orleans (NFC) 0 6 10 15 — 31 Delhomme and forced him to fumble. Richard up Matt Stover’s 47-yard field goal with 1:48 left in Indianapolis (AFC) 10 0 7 0 — 17 Seymour recovered at the Panthers’ 20, and a 12- the half. Tiki Barber’s 27-yard run gave the Giants Ind — FG Stover 38 yard scramble by Tom Brady on third-and-7 set their deepest penetration of the game, to the Ind — Garcon 19 pass from Manning (Stover uphis 5-yard touchdown pass to Deion Branch with Ravens’ 29, but Chris McAlister intercepted Kerry kick) 3:05 left in the first half. The Panthers responded Collins’ pass on the next play to preserve a 10-0 NO — FG Hartley 46 with an 8-play, 95-yard drive capped by lead. In the third quarter, Duane Starks stepped in NO — FG Hartley 44 Delhomme’s 39-yard perfectly placed touchdown front of Amani Toomer and intercepted Collins’ NO — P. Thomas 16 pass from Brees (Hartley pass to Steve Smith with 1:07 left in the half. pass. Starks returned it 49 yards untouched for a kick) Delhomme beat the blitz by lofting the pass deep 17-0 lead. The Giants immediately cut the lead to Ind — Addai 4 run (Stover kick) down the left sideline. Brady’s 52-yard pass to 10 points when Ron Dixon returned the ensuing NO — FG Hartley 47 Branch with 37 seconds left in the half set up David kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. However, NO — Shockey 2 pass from Brees Givens’ 5-yard touchdown catch with 18 seconds Jermaine Lewis then matched Dixon’s kickoff return (Moore pass from Brees) left. New England squibbed the ensuing kickoff and as he cut across the field and raced 84 yards for a NO — Porter 74 interception return (Hartley Kris Mangum returned it 12 yards to the Panthers’ 24-7 lead with 3:13 left in the third quarter. The 3 kick) touchdowns in 36 seconds were a Super Bowl
90 record. The Giants gained just 1 first down on their SUPER BOWL XXIV cumulative total of 82 points (New York 105, final four possessions. Jamal Lewis’ Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans opponents 23), the largest such margin by a Super 3-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth January 28, 1990—Attendance: 72,919 Bowl winner. quarter gave Baltimore a 31-7 lead, and Robert SAN FRANCISCO 55, DENVER 10—NFC titlist Bailey recovered Dixon’s fumble on the ensuing San Francisco won its fourth Super Bowl Denver (AFC) 10 0 0 10 — 20 kickoff return to set up Stover’s 34-yard field goal championship with a 55-10 victory over AFC N.Y. Giants (NFC) 7 2 17 13 — 39 with 5:27 remaining to finish the scoring. Dilfer champion Denver. The 49ers, who also won Super Den — FG Karlis 48 completed 12 of 25 passes for 153 yards and 1 Bowls XVI, XIX, and XXIII, tied the Pittsburgh NYG — Mowatt 6 pass from Simms (Allegre kick) touchdown. Jamal Lewis had 27 carries for 102 Steelers for most Super Bowl victories. The Den — Elway 4 run (Karlis kick) yards. Collins was 15 of 39 for 112 yards, with 4 Steelers captured Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV. NYG — Safety, Martin tackled Elway in end zone interceptions. Ray Lewis was named Super Bowl San Francisco’s 55 points broke the previous NYG — Bavaro 13 pass from Simms (Allegre kick) most valuable player. Super Bowl scoring mark of 46 points by Chicago NYG — FG Allegre 21 in Super Bowl XX. San Francisco scored NYG — Morris 1 run (Allegre kick) Baltimore (AFC) 7 3 14 10 — 34 touchdowns on four of its six first half possessions NYG — McConkey 6 pass from Simms (Allegre N.Y. Giants (NFC) 0 0 7 0 — 7 to hold a 27-3 lead at halftime. The 49ers’ first-half kick) Balt — Stokley 38 pass from Dilfer (Stover kick) scoring drives were lengthy and time consuming Den — FG Karlis 28 Balt — FG Stover 47 (10 plays for 66 yards, 10 for 54, 14 for 69, and 5 NYG — Anderson 2 run (kick failed) Balt — Starks 49 interception return for 59). Interceptions by Michael Walter and Chet Den — V. Johnson 47 pass from Elway (Karlis kick) (Stover kick) Brooks ended the Broncos’ first two possessions of NYG — Dixon 97 kickoff return (Daluiso kick) the second half. San Francisco quarterback Joe Balt — Je. Lewis 84 kickoff return (Stover kick) Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP for a SUPER BOWL XVIII Balt — Ja. Lewis 3 run (Stover kick) record third time. Montana completed 22 of 29 Tampa Stadium, Tampa Balt — FG Stover 34 passes for 297 yards and a Super Bowl-record 5 January 22, 1984—Attendance: 72,920 touchdowns. Jerry Rice, the Super Bowl XXIII most LOS ANGELES RAIDERS 38, WASHINGTON 9— valuable player, caught 7 passes for 148 yards and The Los Angeles Raiders dominated the SUPER BOWL XXVI 3 touchdowns. The 49ers’ domination included first Washington Redskins from the beginning in Super Metrodome, Minneapolis downs (28 to 12), net yards (461 to 167), and time Bowl XVIII and achieved the most lopsided victory January 26, 1992—Attendance: 63,130 of possession (39:31 to 20:29). in Super Bowl history, surpassing Green Bay’s 35- WASHINGTON 37, BUFFALO 24—Mark Rypien 10 win over Kansas City in Super Bowl I. The passed for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns as the San Francisco (NFC) 13 14 14 14 — 55 Raiders took a 7-0 lead 4:52 into the game when Redskins overwhelmed the Bills to win their third Denver (AFC) 3 0 7 0 — 10 Derrick Jensen blocked a Jeff Hayes punt and Super Bowl in the past 10 years. Rypien, the SF — Rice 20 pass from Montana (Cofer kick) recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown. With game’s most valuable player, completed 18 of 33 Den — FG Treadwell 42 9:14 remaining in the first half, Raiders quarterback passes, including a 10-yard scoring strike to SF — Jones 7 pass from Montana (kick failed) Jim Plunkett threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Earnest Byner and a 30-yard touchdown to Gary SF — Rathman 1 run (Cofer kick) wide receiver Cliff Branch to complete a 3-play, 65- Clark. The latter came late in the third quarter after SF — Rice 38 pass from Montana (Cofer kick) yard drive. Washington cut the Raiders’ lead to 14- Buffalo had trimmed a 24-0 deficit to 24-10, and SF — Rice 28 pass from Montana (Cofer kick) 3 on a 24-yard field goal by Mark Moseley. With effectively put the game out of reach. Washington SF — Taylor 35 pass from Montana seven seconds left in the first half, Raiders went on to lead by as much as 37-10 before the (Cofer kick) linebacker Jack Squirek intercepted a Joe Bills made it close with a pair of touchdowns in the Den — Elway 3 run (Treadwell kick) Theismann pass at the Redskins’ 5-yard line and final six minutes. Though the Redskins struggled SF — Rathman 3 run (Cofer kick) ran it in for a touchdown to give Los Angeles a 21-3 early, converting their first three drives inside the SF — Craig 1 run (Cofer kick) halftime lead. In the third period, running back Bills’ 20-yard line into only 3 points, they built a 17- Marcus Allen, who rushed for a Super Bowl-record 0 halftime lead. And they made it 24-0 just 16 191 yards on 20 carries, increased the Raiders’ seconds into the second half, after Kurt Gouveia SUPER BOWL XXI lead to 35-9 on touchdown runs of 5 and 74 yards, intercepted Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly’s pass on Rose Bowl, Pasadena the latter erasing the previous Super Bowl record of the first play of the third quarter and returned it 23 January 25, 1987—Attendance: 101,063 58 yards set by Baltimore’s Tom Matte in Game III. yards to the Bills’ 2. One play later, Gerald Riggs NEW YORK GIANTS 39, DENVER 20—The NFC Allen was named the game’s most valuable player. scored his second touchdown of the game. Kelly, champion New York Giants captured their first NFL The victory over Washington raised Raiders coach forced to bring Buffalo from behind, completed 28 title since 1956 as they downed the AFC champion Tom Flores’ playoff record to 8-1, including a 27-10 of a Super Bowl-record 58 passes for 275 yards Denver Broncos 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI. The win against Philadelphia in Super Bowl XV. The 38 and 2 touchdowns, but was intercepted 4 times. victory marked the NFC’s fifth NFL title in the past points scored by the Raiders were the highest total Bills running back Thurman Thomas, who had an six seasons. The Broncos, behind the passing of by a Super Bowl team. The previous high was 35 AFC high 1,407 yards rushing and an NFL-best quarterback John Elway, who was 13 of 20 for 187 points by Green Bay in Game I. 2,038 total yards from scrimmage during the yards in the first half, held a 10-9 lead at halftime, regular season, ran for the narrowest halftime margin in Super Bowl Washington (NFC) 0 3 6 0 — 9 only 13 yards on 10 carries and was limited to 27 history. Denver’s Rich Karlis opened the scoring L.A. Raiders (AFC) 7 14 14 3 — 38 yards on 4 receptions. Clark had 7 catches for 114 with a Super Bowl record-tying 48-yard field goal. LA — Jensen recovered blocked punt in end zone yards and Art Monk added 7 for 113 for the New York drove 78 yards in 9 plays on the next (Bahr kick) Redskins, who amassed 417 yards of total offense series to take a 7-3 lead on quarterback Phil LA — Branch 12 pass from Plunkett (Bahr kick) while limiting the explosive Bills to 283. Simms’ 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zeke Wash — FG Moseley 24 Washington’s Joe Gibbs became only the third Mowatt. The Broncos came right back with a 58- LA — Squirek 5 interception return (Bahr kick) head coach to win as many as three Super Bowls. yard scoring drive in 6 plays capped by Elway’s 4- Wash — Riggins 1 run (kick blocked) yard touchdown run. The only scoring in the LA — Allen 5 run (Bahr kick) Washington (NFC) 0 17 14 6 — 37 second period was a sack of Elway in the end zone LA — Allen 74 run (Bahr kick) Buffalo (AFC) 0 0 10 14 — 24 by Giants defensive end George Martin for a LA — FG Bahr 21 Wash — FG Lohmiller 34 safety. The Giants produced a key defensive stand Wash — Byner 10 pass from Rypien (Lohmiller early in the second quarter when the Broncos had SUPER BOWL XVI kick) a first down at the New York 1-yard line, but failed Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac Wash — Riggs 1 run (Lohmiller kick) to score on three running plays and Karlis’ 23-yard January 24, 1982—Attendance: 81,270 Wash — Riggs 2 run (Lohmiller kick) missed field goal attempt. The Giants took SAN FRANCISCO 26, CINCINNATI 21—Ray Buff — FG Norwood 21 command of the game in the third period en route Wersching’s Super Bowl record-tying 4 field goals Buff — Thomas 1 run (Norwood kick) to a 30-point second half, the most ever scored in and Joe Montana’s controlled passing helped lift Wash — Clark 30 pass from Rypien (Lohmiller one half of Super Bowl play. New York took the the San Francisco 49ers to their first NFL kick) lead for good on tight end Mark Bavaro’s 13-yard championship with a 26-21 victory over Cincinnati. Wash — FG Lohmiller 25 touchdown catch 4:52 into the third period. The 9- The 49ers built a game-record 20-0 halftime lead Wash — FG Lohmiller 39 play, 63-yard scoring drive included the successful via Montana’s 1-yard touchdown run; fullback Earl Buff — Metzelaars 2 pass from Kelly (Norwood conversion of a fourth-and-1 play on the New York Cooper’s 11-yard scoring pass from Montana, kick) 46-yard line. Denver was limited to only 2 net yards which climaxed a Super Bowl record 92-yard drive Buff — Beebe 4 pass from Kelly (Norwood kick) on 10 offensive plays in the third period. Simms set on 12 plays; and Wersching’s 22- and 26-y a r d Super Bowl records for most consecutive field goals. The Bengals rebounded in the second completions (10) and highest completion half, closing the gap to 20-14 on quarterback Ken percentage (88 percent on 22 completions in 25 Anderson’s 5-yard run and Dan Ross’ 4-yard attempts). He also passed for 268 yards and 3 reception from Anderson, who established Super touchdowns and was named the game’s most Bowl passing records for completions (25) and valuable player. New York running back Joe Morris completion percentage (73.5 percent on 25 of 34). was the game’s leading rusher with 20 carries for Wersching added early fourth-period field goals of 67 yards. Denver wide receiver Vance Johnson led 40 and 23 yards to increase the 49ers’ lead to 26- all receivers with 5 catches for 121 yards. The 14. The Bengals managed to score on an Giants defeated their three playoff opponents by a Anderson-to-Ross 3-yard pass with only 16
91 seconds remaining. Ross set a Super Bowl record put the Cowboys ahead 20-3. Following Rick The Vikings were unable to muster enough offense with 11 receptions for 104 yards. Montana, the Upchurch’s 67-yard kickoff return, Norris Weese in the second half to threaten the Dolphins. Csonka game’s most valuable player, completed 14 of 22 guided the Broncos to a touchdown to cut the rushed 33 times for a Super Bowl-record 145 passes for 157 yards. Cincinnati compiled 356 Dallas lead to 20-10. Dallas clinched the victory yards. Bob Griese of Miami completed 6 of 7 yards to San Francisco’s 275, which marked the when running back Robert Newhouse threw a 29- passes for 73 yards. first time in Super Bowl history that the team that yard touchdown pass to Golden Richards with 7:04 gained the most yards from scrimmage lost the remaining in the game. It was the first pass thrown Minnesota (NFC) 0 0 0 7 — 7 game. by Newhouse since 1975. Harvey Martin and Miami (AFC) 14 3 7 0 — 24 Randy White, who were named co-most valuable Mia — Csonka 5 run (Yepremian kick) San Francisco (NFC) 7 13 0 6 — 26 players, led the Cowboys’ defense, which Mia — Kiick 1 run (Yepremian kick) Cincinnati (AFC) 0 0 7 14 — 21 recovered 4 fumbles and intercepted 4 passes. Mia — FG Yepremian 28 SF — Montana 1 run (Wersching kick) Mia — Csonka 2 run (Yepremian kick) SF — Cooper 11 pass from Montana (Wersching Dallas (NFC) 10 3 7 7 — 27 Minn — Tarkenton 4 run (Cox kick) kick) Denver (AFC) 0 0 10 0 — 10 SF — FG Wersching 22 Dall — Dorsett 3 run (Herrera kick) SF — FG Wersching 26 Dall — FG Herrera 35 SUPER BOWL VI Cin — Anderson 5 run (Breech kick) Dall — FG Herrera 43 Tulane Stadium, New Orleans Cin — Ross 4 pass from Anderson (Breech kick) Den — FG Turner 47 January 16, 1972—Attendance: 81,023 SF — FG Wersching 40 Dall — Johnson 45 pass from Staubach DALLAS 24, MIAMI 3—The Cowboys rushed for a SF — FG Wersching 23 (Herrera kick) record 252 yards and their defense limited the Cin — Ross 3 pass from Anderson (Breech kick) Den — Lytle 1 run (Turner kick) Dolphins to a low of 185 yards while not permitting Dall — Richards 29 pass from Newhouse a touchdown for the first time in Super Bowl history. (Herrera kick) Dallas converted Chuck Howley’s recovery of Larry SUPER BOWL XIV Csonka’s first fumble of the season into a 3-0 Rose Bowl, Pasadena advantage and led at halftime 10-3. After Dallas January 20, 1980—Attendance: 103,985 SUPER BOWL X received the second-half kickoff, Duane Thomas PITTSBURGH 31, LOS ANGELES 19—Terry Orange Bowl, Miami led a 71-yard march in 8 plays for a 17-3 margin. Bradshaw completed 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards January 18, 1976—Attendance: 80,187 Howley intercepted Bob Griese’s pass at the 50 and set two passing records as the Steelers PITTSBURGH 21, DALLAS 17—The Steelers won and returned it to the Miami 9 early in the fourth became the first team to win four Super Bowls. the Super Bowl for the second year in a row on period, and 3 plays later Roger Staubach passed 7 Despite 3 interceptions by the Rams, Bradshaw Terry Bradshaw’s 64-yard touchdown pass to Lynn yards to Mike Ditka for the final touchdown. kept his poise and brought the Steelers from Swann and an aggressive defense that snuffed out Thomas rushed for 95 yards and Walt Garrison behind twice in the second half. Trailing 13-10 at a late rally by the Cowboys with an end-zone gained 74. Staubach, voted the game’s most halftime, Pittsburgh went ahead 17-13 when interception on the final play of the game. In the valuable player, completed 12 of 19 passes for 119 Bradshaw hit Lynn Swann with a 47-yard fourth quarter, Pittsburgh ran on fourth down and yards and 2 touchdowns. touchdown pass after 2:48 of the third quarter. On gave up the ball on the Cowboys’ 39 with 1:22 to the Rams’ next possession, Vince Ferragamo, who play. Roger Staubach ran and passed for 2 first Dallas (NFC) 3 7 7 7 — 24 completed 15 of 25 passes for 212 yards, downs, but his last desperation pass was picked off Miami (AFC) 0 3 0 0 — 3 responded with a 50-yard pass to Billy Waddy that by Glen Edwards. Dallas’ scoring was the result of Dall — FG Clark 9 moved Los Angeles from its own 26 to the Steelers’ 2 touchdown passes by Staubach, 1 to Drew Dall — Alworth 7 pass from Staubach (Clark kick) 24. On the following play, Lawrence McCutcheon Pearson for 29 yards and the other to Percy Mia — FG Yepremian 31 connected with Ron Smith on a halfback option Howard for 34 yards. Toni Fritsch had a 36-yard Dall — D. Thomas 3 run (Clark kick) pass that gave the Rams a 19-17 lead. On field goal. The Steelers scored on 2 touchdown Dall — Ditka 7 pass from Staubach (Clark kick) Pittsburgh’s initial possession of the final period, passes by Bradshaw, 1 to Randy Grossman for 7 Bradshaw lofted a 73-yard scoring pass to John yards and the long bomb to Swann. Roy Gerela SUPER BOWL IV Stallworth to put the Steelers in front to stay, 24-19. had 36- and 18-yard field goals. Reggie Harrison Tulane Stadium, New Orleans Franco Harris scored on a 1-yard run later in the blocked a punt through the end zone for a safety. January 11, 1970—Attendance: 80,562 quarter to seal the verdict. A 45-yard pass from Swann set a Super Bowl-record by gaining 161 KANSAS CITY 23, MINNESOTA 7—The AFL Bradshaw to Stallworth was the key play in the yards on his 4 receptions. squared the Super Bowl at two games apiece with drive to Harris’ score. Bradshaw, the game’s most the NFL, building a 16-0 halftime lead behind Len valuable player for the second straight year, set Dallas (NFC) 7 3 0 7 — 17 Dawson’s superb quarterbacking and a powerful career Super Bowl records for most touchdown Pittsburgh (AFC) 7 0 0 14 — 21 defense. Dawson, the fourth consecutive passes (9) and most passing yards (932). Larry Dall — D. Pearson 29 pass from Staubach quarterback to be chosen the Super Bowl’s most Anderson gave the Steelers excellent field position (Fritsch kick) valuable player, called an almost flawless game, throughout the game with 5 kickoff returns for a Pitt — Grossman 7 pass from Bradshaw completing 12 of 17 passes and hitting Otis Taylor record 162 yards. (Gerela kick) on a 46-yard play for the final Chiefs touchdown. Dall — FG Fritsch 36 The Kansas City defense limited Minnesota’s Pitt — Safety, Harrison blocked Hoopes’ punt Los Angeles (NFC) 7 6 6 0 — 19 strong rushing game to 67 yards and had 3 through end zone Pittsburgh (AFC) 3 7 7 14 — 31 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries. The crowd Pitt — FG Gerela 36 Pitt — FG Bahr 41 of 80,562 set a Super Bowl record. Pitt — FG Gerela 18 LA — Bryant 1 run (Corral kick) Pitt — Swann 64 pass from Bradshaw Pitt — Harris 1 run (Bahr kick) Minnesota (NFL) 0 0 7 0 — 7 (kick failed) LA — FG Corral 31 Kansas City (AFL) 3 13 7 0 — 23 Dall — P. Howard 34 pass from Staubach LA — FG Corral 45 KC — FG Stenerud 48 (Fritsch kick) Pitt — Swann 47 pass from Bradshaw KC — FG Stenerud 32 (Bahr kick) KC — FG Stenerud 25 LA — Smith 24 pass from McCutcheon SUPER BOWL VIII KC — Garrett 5 run (Stenerud kick) (kick failed) Rice Stadium, Houston Minn — Osborn 4 run (Cox kick) Pitt — Stallworth 73 pass from Bradshaw January 13, 1974—Attendance: 71,882 KC — Taylor 46 pass from Dawson (Stenerud kick) (Bahr kick) MIAMI 24, MINNESOTA 7—The defending NFL Pitt — Harris 1 run (Bahr kick) champion Dolphins, representing the AFC for the third straight year, scored the first two times they SUPER BOWL II had possession on marches of 62 and 56 yards Orange Bowl, Miami while the Miami defense limited the Vikings to only January 14, 1968—Attendance: 75,546 SUPER BOWL XII 7 plays in the first period. Larry Csonka climaxed GREEN BAY 33, OAKLAND 14—Green Bay, after Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans the initial 10-play drive with a 5-yard touchdown winning its third consecutive NFL championship, January 15, 1978—Attendance: 75,583 bolt through right guard after 5:27 had elapsed. won the Super Bowl title for the second straight DALLAS 27, DENVER 10—The Cowboys evened Four plays later, Miami began another 10-play year 33-14 over the AFL champion Raiders in a their Super Bowl record at 2-2 by defeating Denver scoring drive, which ended with Jim Kiick bursting 1 game that drew the first $3-million gate in football before a sellout crowd of 75,583, plus 102,010,000 yard through the middle for another touchdown history. Bart Starr again was chosen the game’s television viewers, the largest audience ever to after 13:38 of the period. Garo Yepremian added a most valuable player as he completed 13 of 24 watch a sporting event. Dallas converted 2 28-yard field goal midway through the second passes for 202 yards and 1 touchdown and interceptions into 10 points and Efren Herrera period for a 17-0 Miami lead. Minnesota then drove directed a Packers attack that was in control all the added a 35-yard field goal for a 13-0 halftime from its 20 to a second-and-2 situation on the way after building a 16-7 halftime lead. Don advantage. In the third period, Craig Morton Miami 7-yard line with 1:18 left in the half. But on 2 Chandler kicked 4 field goals and all-pro engineered a drive to the Cowboys’ 30 and Jim plays, Miami limited Oscar Reed to 1 yard. On cornerback Herb Adderley capped the Green Bay Turner’s 47-yard field goal made the score 13-3. fourth-and-1 from the 6, Reed went over right scoring with a 60-yard run with an interception. The After an exchange of punts, Butch Johnson made a tackle, but Dolphins middle linebacker Nick game marked the last for Vince Lombardi as spectacular diving catch in the end zone to Buoniconti jarred the ball loose and Jake Scott Packers coach, ending nine years at Green Bay in complete a 45-yard pass from Roger Staubach and recovered for Miami to halt the Minnesota threat.
92 which he won six Western Conference championships, five NFL championships, and two Super Bowls.
Green Bay (NFL) 3 13 10 7 — 33 Oakland (AFL) 0 7 0 7 — 14 GB — FG Chandler 39 GB — FG Chandler 20 GB — Dowler 62 pass from Starr (Chandler kick) Oak — Miller 23 pass from Lamonica (Blanda kick) GB — FG Chandler 43 GB — Anderson 2 run (Chandler kick) GB — FG Chandler 31 GB — Adderley 60 interception return (Chandler kick) Oak — Miller 23 pass from Lamonica (Blanda kick)
SUPER BOWL I Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles January 15, 1967—Attendance: 61,946 GREEN BAY 35, KANSAS CITY 10 —The Green Bay Packers opened the Super Bowl series by defeating Kansas City’s American Football League champions 35-10 behind the passing of Bart Starr, the receiving of Max McGee, and a key interception by all-pro safety Willie Wood. Green Bay broke open the game with 3 second-half touchdowns, the first of which was set up by Wood’s 50-yard return of an interception to the Chiefs’ 5-yard line. McGee, filling in for ailing Boyd Dowler after having caught only 4 passes all season, caught 7 from Starr for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns. Elijah Pitts ran for 2 other scores. The Chiefs’ 10 points came in the second quarter, the only touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Len Dawson to Curtis McClinton. Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns and was chosen the most valuable player. The Packers collected $15,000 per man and the Chiefs $7,500—the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports.
Kansas City (AFL) 0 10 0 0 — 10 Green Bay (NFL) 7 7 14 7 — 35 GB — McGee 37 pass from Starr (Chandler kick) KC — McClinton 7 pass from Dawson (Mercer kick) GB — Taylor 14 run (Chandler kick) KC — FG Mercer 31 GB — Pitts 5 run (Chandler kick) GB — McGee 13 pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GB — Pitts 1 run (Chandler kick)
93 94 95 96 SUPER BOWL RATINGS HISTORY (1967-2012) Ranked by HH Rating
NTI NTI Avg HH Avg HHs Super Bowl Teams (Winner in Caps) Day Date Network Rtg Shr (000's)
XVI SF 49ERS/Cincinnati Sun 1/24/82 CBS 49.1 73 40,020 XVII WASHINGTON/Miami Sun 1/30/83 NBC 48.6 69 40,480 XX CHICAGO/New England Sun 1/26/86 NBC 48.3 70 41,490 XII DALLAS/Denver Sun 1/15/78 CBS 47.2 67 34,410 XIII PITTSBURGH/Dallas Sun 1/21/79 NBC 47.1 74 35,090 XLVI NY GIANTS/New England Sun 2/5/12 NBC 47.0 71 53,910 XVIII L.A. RAIDERS/Washington Sun 1/22/84 CBS 46.4 71 38,880 XIX SF 49ERS/Miami Sun 1/20/85 ABC 46.4 63 39,390 XIV PITTSBURGH/L.A. Rams Sun 1/20/80 CBS 46.3 67 35,330 XLV GREEN BAY/Pittsburgh Sun 2/6/11 FOX 46.0 69 53,270 XXX DALLAS/Pittsburgh Sun 1/28/96 NBC 46.0 68 44,110 XXI NY GIANTS/Denver Sun 1/25/87 CBS 45.8 66 40,030 XXVIII DALLAS/Buffalo Sun 1/30/94 NBC 45.5 66 42,860 XXVII DALLAS/Buffalo Sun 1/31/93 NBC 45.1 66 41,990 XLIV NEW ORLEANS/Indianapolis Sun 2/7/10 CBS 45.0 68 51,730 XXXII DENVER/Green Bay Sun 1/25/98 NBC 44.5 67 43,630 XI OAKLAND/Minnesota Sun 1/9/77 NBC 44.4 73 31,610 XV OAKLAND/Philadelphia Sun 1/25/81 NBC 44.4 63 34,540 VI DALLAS/Miami Sun 1/16/72 CBS 44.2 74 27,450 XXIII SF 49ERS/Cincinnati Sun 1/22/89 NBC 43.5 68 39,320 XXXI GREEN BAY/New England Sun 1/26/97 FOX 43.3 65 42,000 XXXIV ST. LOUIS/Tennessee Sun 1/30/00 ABC 43.3 63 43,620 XLII NY GIANTS/New England Sun 2/3/08 FOX 43.1 65 48,660 VII MIAMI/Washington Sun 1/14/73 NBC 42.7 72 27,670 XLI INDIANAPOLIS/Chicago Sun 2/4/07 CBS 42.7 64 47,510 IX PITTSBURGH/Minnesota Sun 1/12/75 NBC 42.4 72 29,040 X PITTSBURGH/Dallas Sun 1/18/76 CBS 42.3 78 29,440 XLIII PITTSBURGH/Arizona Sun 2/1/09 NBC 42.1 64 48,140 XXV NY GIANTS/Buffalo Sun 1/27/91 ABC 41.9 63 39,010 XXII WASHINGTON/Denver Sun 1/31/88 ABC 41.9 62 37,120 VIII MIAMI/Minnesota Sun 1/13/74 CBS 41.6 73 27,540 XL PITTSBURGH/Seattle Sun 2/5/06 ABC 41.6 62 45,870 XXXVIII NEW ENGLAND/Carolina Sun 2/1/04 CBS 41.4 63 44,910 XXIX SF 49ERS/San Diego Sun 1/29/95 ABC 41.3 62 39,400 XXXIX NEW ENGLAND/Philadelphia Sun 2/6/05 FOX 41.1 62 45,080 XXXVII TAMPA BAY/Oakland Sun 1/26/03 ABC 40.7 61 43,430 XXXV BALTIMORE/NY Giants Sun 1/28/01 CBS 40.4 61 41,270 XXVI WASHINGTON/Buffalo Sun 1/26/92 CBS 40.4 60 37,120 V BALTIMORE/Dallas Sun 1/17/71 NBC 39.9 75 23,980 97 NTI NTI 42,660 Avg HH Avg HHs 37,120 Super Bowl Teams (Winner in Caps) Day Date Network Rtg Shr (000's)
IV KANSAS CITY/Minnesota Sun 1/11/70 CBS 39.4 69 23,050 XXIV SF 49ERS/Denver Sun 1/28/90 CBS 39.0 63 35,920 II GREEN BAY/Oakland Sun 1/14/68 CBS 36.8 68 20,610 III N.Y. JETS/Baltimore Sun 1/12/69 NBC 36.0 70 20,520 I GREEN BAY/Kansas City Sun 1/15/67 CBS 23.0 44 12,630 I GREEN BAY/Kansas City Sun 1/15/67 NBC 17.8 34 9,770
Source: Nielsen Media Research
98 99 100 HISTORY 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 TOTAL NUMBER OF NFL ON CBS REGULAR-SEASON AND POST-SEASON BROADCASTS (1956-Present)
Upon completion of the 2011 season, 5,148 NFL games have been broadcast by CBS Sports since 1956 (4,962 regular-season games and 186 post-season games, including 17 Super Bowls). Following is a year-by-year breakdown of NFL games that have been broadcast on the CBS Television Network.
1956 – 60 (60 reg.) 1988 – 104 (100 reg., 4 post) 1957 – 62 (61 reg., 1 post) 1989 – 105 (100 reg., 5 post) 1958 – 65 (64 reg., 1 post) 1990 – 99 (95 reg., 4 post) 1959 – 66 (66 reg.) 1991 – 100 (95 reg., 5 post) 1960 – 71 (70 reg., 1 post) 1992 – 98 (94 reg., 4 post) 1961 – 91 (90 reg., 1 post) 1993 – 98 (94 reg., 4 post) 1962 – 99 (98 reg., 1 post) 1998 – 106 (102 reg., 4 post) 1963 – 95 (94 reg., 1 post) 1999 – 115 (111 reg., 4 post) 1964 – 94 (93 reg., 1 post)* 2000 – 115 (110 reg., 5 post) 1965 – 98 (96 reg., 2 post)* 2001 – 115 (111 reg., 4 post) 1966 – 104 (102 reg., 2 post)* 2002 – 114 (110 reg., 4 post) 1967 – 115 (110 reg., 5 post)* 2003 – 116 (111 reg., 5 post) 1968 – 114 (110 reg., 4 post)* 2004 – 114 (110 reg., 4 post) 1969 – 115 (110 reg., 5 post)* 2005 – 115 (111 reg., 4 post) 1970 – 85 (82 reg., 3 post)* 2006 – 114 (109 reg., 5 post)* 1971 – 87 (83 reg., 4 post) 2007 – 111 (107 reg., 4 post) 1972 – 86 (83 reg., 3 post)* 2008 – 111 (107 reg., 4 post) 1973 – 87 (83 reg., 4 post) 2009 – 111 (106 reg,, 5 post) 1974 – 86 (83 reg., 3 post) 2010 – 112 (108 reg., 4 post) 1975 – 89 (85 reg., 4 post) 2011 – 110 (106 reg., 4 post) 1976 – 94 (91 reg., 3 post) 1977 – 92 (88 reg., 4 post) *Years with Pro Bowl broadcasts not included in total 1978 – 107 (103 reg., 4 post) ** Strike-shortened season 1979 – 108 (103 reg., 5 post) 1980 – 107 (103 reg., 4 post) 1981 – 106 (101 reg., 5 post) 1982 – 61 (54 reg., 7 post)** 1983 – 106 (101 reg., 5 post) 1984 – 105 (101 reg., 4 post) 1985 – 105 (101 reg., 4 post) 1986 – 107 (102 reg., 5 post) 1987 – 98 (94 reg., 4 post)**
109 EVOLUTION OF A PREGAME
SEPT. 29, 1957: FIRST 15-minute pregame, entitled PRO FOOTBALL KICKOFF, with Bud Palmer as host.
SEPT. 28, 1958: FIRST REGULARLY SCHEDULED pregame...Johnny Lujack hosts PRO FOOTBALL KICKOFF, seen every other week, alternating with Jim McKay’s SPORTS PAGE.
SEPT. 17, 1961: FIRST REMOTE 15-minute pregame...FIRST OF ITS KIND on network sports television, PRO FOOTBALL KICKOFF originates from stadiums around the country with a comprehensive look at all NFL games....PLAYER OF THE WEEK named for FIRST TIME.
APRIL 17, 1964: Frank Gifford hosts NFL REPORT...Title changes that season to THE NFL TODAY...POSTGAME BEGINS FOR FIRST TIME, called PRO FOOTBALL REPORT.
SEPTEMBER 1967: THE NFL TODAY expands to a 30-MINUTE format preceding game coverage.
SEPT. 20, 1970: THE NFL TODAY signs INDUSTRY-PIONEERING WOMEN...Marjorie Margolies produces and reports features for THE NFL TODAY...Actress Carole Howey reports.
JAN. 16, 1972: A FORERUNNER to modern pre-Super Bowl shows, CBS presents two one-hour documentaries preceding Super Bowl VI.
SEPTEMBER 1973: THE NFL TODAY begins originating from CBS’s New York City studios and includes reports from stadiums around the country.
SEPT. 15, 1974: THE NFL TODAY debuts NEW THREE-SEGMENT FORMAT...HIGHLIGHTS of day’s games and COMMENTARY, special FEATURES shot during the week, and third segment covering day’s sports news...SCORES and HIGHLIGHTS at halftime.
1975: THE NFL TODAY begins complex process of producing THREE SEPARATE LIVE PRE-GAME, halftime and post-game programs for 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM games. For FIRST TIME, musical pieces are produced for NFL coverage.
JAN. 18, 1976: CBS broadcasts Super Bowl X with a NEW 90-MINUTE PREGAME -- SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SPECIAL.
OCT. 13, 1976: Monday Morning Quarterback Club names THE NFL TODAY broadcasters SPORTSCASTING TEAM OF THE YEAR.
110 NOV. 7, 1977: THE NFL TODAY wins Sports Emmy Award as OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES for 1976.
AUG. 27, 1978: THE NFL TODAY premieres for 15th season with NEW LOOK...At start of its fifth year from CBS Broadcast Center in New York, Jayne Kennedy (replaces Phyllis George for first of two years) joins Brent Musburger and Irv Cross, along with Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder...Jack Whitaker commentates.
1978: THE NFL TODAY wins second Sports Emmy Award for OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES...THE SUPER BOWL TODAY captures Emmy Award for OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORTS PROGRAMMING (Engineering/Supervision/Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork.)
1979: THE NFL TODAY becomes FIRST STUDIO SHOW TO HOST ALL PLAYOFF GAMES FROM GAME SITES.
1980: THE NFL TODAY wins two technical Sports Emmy Awards for OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT.
1981: THE NFL TODAY wins technical Emmy Award for ASSOCIATE DIRECTION/VIDEOTAPING EDITING.
FEB. 11, 1983: Phyllis George receives 10th annual Jack Quinlan Award for SPORTS BROADCASTING EXCELLENCE in 1982.
JAN. 22, 1984: FIRST TIME SUPER BOWL TODAY devotes TWO HOURS to pre-game coverage, with 11 broadcasters, 13 feature and remote producers and four directors.
1985: THE NFL TODAY DEVOTES ENTIRE 30 MINUTES TO ISSUE of “THE NFL AT A CROSSROADS.”
1987: Strike season coverage includes CBS SPORTS REPORTERS AT EVERY NFL GAME and several EXPANDED VERSIONS of THE NFL TODAY to cover issues.
1989: THE NFL TODAY wins Sports Emmy Award for OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW.
SEPT. 9, 1990: THE NFL TODAY kicks off with ALL-NEW TALENT LINEUP of Greg Gumbel, Terry Bradshaw, Pat O’Brien and Lesley Visser...NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART SET...360-degree, two-story, largely mobile set...174 televisions, separate program islands for various studio segments, neon lights, staircase, 24 motion message panels and two 43-inch television screens.
APRIL 9, 1991: THE NFL TODAY wins Emmy Award for TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO, SUPER BOWL TODAY for GRAPHIC DESIGN for 1990.
APRIL 21, 1992: THE NFL TODAY wins Emmy Award for TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO.
111 APRIL 14, 1993: THE NFL TODAY wins Emmy Award for PROGRAM AREA: STUDIO SHOW in only its third year with new talent lineup...Show now totals 12 Sports Emmy Awards in its history.
SEPTEMBER 1993: THE NFL TODAY begins 30th season overall...holds distinction of highest-rated program in its time slot for past 18 years, longer than any other program on television.
SEPTEMBER 6, 1998: After 1,687 days since the last broadcast of THE NFL TODAY, host Jim Nantz, welcomed back viewers to CBS for its coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. Nantz was joined by newcomers Marcus Allen, Brent Jones, George Seifert and reporter Bonnie Bernstein in the studio.
APRIL 1998: THE NFL TODAY wins Emmy Award for OPENS/TEASES for its Thanksgiving Day tease of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions game...This marks the show’s 13th Emmy Award in its history.
SEPTEMBER 1999: Randy Cross, Jerry Glanville and Craig James join host Jim Nantz as analysts on THE NFL TODAY. Feature reporters are Marcus Allen, Bonnie Bernstein and Armen Keteyian.
SEPTEMBER 2000: THE NFL TODAY studio show moves from the CBS Broadcast Center to a new indoor-outdoor studio located in the GM Building on Fifth Avenue giving fans the opportunity to participate in the show live from the streets of New York and also watch through the studio’s glass-enclosed walls.
SEPTEMBER 2000: Former New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka joins THE NFL TODAY as an analyst joining host Jim Nantz, Randy Cross, Jerry Glanville and Craig James in the studio.
SEPTEMBER 2001: Craig James moves to game analyst as host Jim Nantz, along with analysts Mike Ditka, Randy Cross and Jerry Glanville sit at the desk of the THE NFL TODAY studio. NFL TODAY feature reporter Marcus Allen and contributor Lesley Visser are joined by Jill Arrington as a reporter for the studio show.
SEPTEMBER 2001: Former two-sport star Deion Sanders, considered by many to be one of the NFL’s all- time best at his position, joins THE NFL TODAY as a feature reporter/contributor.
SEPTEMBER 2002: Former NFL quarterbacks Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason join Jim Nantz and Deion Sanders as studio analysts for THE NFL TODAY. Randy Cross moves to game analyst.
SEPTEMBER 2004: Greg Gumbel, who hosted THE NFL TODAY from 1990-93, returns to the anchor’s seat to host THE NFL TODAY alongside Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, and the newest addition to the show, Shannon Sharpe. Jim Nantz, who hosted the show for the previous six years, moves to call play-by-play on the Network’s No. 1 announce team with Phil Simms and reporter Lesley Visser. Bonnie Bernstein returns to her original role as feature reporter for THE NFL TODAY with Marcus Allen, and Armen Keteyian contributes.
SEPTEMBER 2005: After five years of broadcasting THE NFL TODAY studio show at the outdoor set at the GM Building on Fifth Avenue in New York City, the show moves back indoors full-time at the CBS Broadcast Center. Lesley Visser returns as a feature reporter.
112 SEPTEMBER 2005: THE NFL TODAY once again leads the way as it arrives first to the field with live in- depth game analysis, up-to-the-minute game information, player moves, match-ups, injury reports, statistics, weather updates and possible pre-game player and/or coach interviews with its new segment FIRST TO THE FIELD originating from each regional remote game broadcast during the last 10 minutes of THE NFL TODAY.
SEPTEMBER 2006: James Brown returns to CBS Sports as the host of THE NFL TODAY alongside Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe.
SEPTEMBER 2006: THE NFL TODAY moves into a totally reconstructed, state-of-the-art studio that boasts a bi-level set that includes a 6mm LED screen that is 6 feet high by 14 feet wide, 24 flat screen HD monitors, holographic screens and an ergonomically designed desk that enables better conversation and interaction between the host and analysts.
SEPTEMBER 2007: Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher joins James Brown, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe as a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY.
SEPTEMBER 2011: A new 360-degree set design is unveiled for THE NFL TODAY with new interview and demonstration areas. New technology added includes HD projector monitors, a 103” HD monitor, LED lighting and photo imagery of the history of THE NFL ON CBS and THE NFL TODAY throughout the set.
SEPTEMBER 2012: Jason La Canfora joins James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason on THE NFL TODAY as the NFL Insider.
113 YOU SAW IT ON CBS FIRST
OCT. 11, 1946: CBS Television Network presented FIRST-EVER TELEVISION BROADCAST OF NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
SEPT. 30, 1956: CBS begins broadcasting the FIRST 12-WEEK REGULAR SERIES OF NFL GAMES.
SEPT. 28, 1958: FIRST on-air experiment using VIDEOTAPE HIGHLIGHTS.
SEPTEMBER 1960: Goodyear BLIMP FIRST USED during NFL coverage.
JAN. 6, 1963: ISOLATED CAMERA used in CBS’s NFL coverage.
DEC. 30, 1964: Orange Bowl – CBS first uses/invents Instant Replay.
SEPTEMBER 1965: CBS Sports INTRODUCED FIRST INSTANT REPLAY DISC RECORDER on selected games. (Innovation won SPORTS EMMY AWARD for achievement in engineering.)
NOV. 25, 1965: FIRST-EVER COLOR BROADCAST of NFL game on Thanksgiving Day.
NOV. 6, 1966: CBS DEVELOPED INSTANT SLOW-MOTION REPLAY in combination with stop-action or normal, speed overcoming inherent problem of jerkiness in electronic slo-mo systems.
SEPT. 21, 1969: CBS FIRST USED ELECTRONIC LOGISTICS, giving viewers more complete dynamic pictures...two videotape machines at each NFL game...taped first-half highlights used in halftime show.
MINICAM MARK IV COLOR CAMERA, a highly mobile backpack-type one-man-operated camera, added new dimension in ability to zoom in for close-ups of action and fan shots.
OCT. 27, 1969: CBS and XEROX INTRODUCED SPORTS ANALYST SYSTEM, keeping tabs on each play and retrieving all season-to-date team and player stats in seconds. Information distributed to broadcasters and on displays for spectators in stadium. A graphics board also superimposed information over television picture.
SEPT. 20, 1970: Carole Howey, FIRST FEMALE REPORTER, CONTRIBUTES to THE NFL TODAY.
SEPTEMBER 1970: TELESTRATOR PREMIERED, pointing out blocks, tackles, penalty infractions and other key information.
114 JUNE 14, 1974: CBS USED 16 THOMPSON CFS LIGHTWEIGHT COLOR CAMERAS FOR FIRST TIME, providing dramatic close-up shots.
JAN. 15, 1978: CBS INTRODUCED ACTION-TRACK SYSTEM, providing multi-image display of paths of moving objects. Viewers were able, for FIRST TIME, to scrutinize rapid, intricate motion of a forward pass.
JAN. 24, 1982: CBS CHALKBOARD DEVELOPED FOR USE BY JOHN MADDEN, allowing the analyst to diagram plays, using a view from high 50-yard-line camera taking in all 22 players.
JAN. 17, 1988: CBS INSTITUTED REAL-TIME CAPTIONING to aid hearing-impaired viewers. In addition, third wireless microphone was added to sideline to capture grunts and groans on field.
NOV. 8, 1998: CBS Sports presents ground-breaking coverage with the FIRST-EVER BROADCAST OF NFL FOOTBALL GAME IN HIGH DEFINITION (HDTV) FORMAT. Bill Macatee and Mike Mayock teamed up to announce the historic telecast featuring the Buffalo Bills against the New York Jets. The broadcast was the first of four in HDTV format including the AFC Divisional Playoff game on Jan.10, 1999 (Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets). CBS Sports wins Emmy Award for its coverage of the groundbreaking broadcast of the Bills-Jets game in high definition (HDTV) format.
NOV. 26, 1998: CBS Sports debuts “FIRST DOWN” AS THE FIRST-EVER USE OF LIVE VIDEO IMAGING ON NETWORK TELEVISION during its coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers-Detroit Lions game on Thanksgiving Day. “First Down” is a computerized line marking 10 yards seen on the field while play is in progress. It was used in seven games, including four playoff games.
SEPTEMBER 2000: With its move to an outdoor studio set located at the GM Building Plaza on Fifth Avenue in New York City, THE NFL TODAY is the first live, regularly scheduled outdoor studio show ever.
JAN. 28, 2001: CBS Sports, Core Digital and Princeton Video Image introduce state-of-the-art, three dimensional replay technology called EyeVision for its coverage of Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa.
FEB. 1, 2004: CBS Sports utilizes unified productions for the Standard Definition and High Definition telecasts of the Super Bowl featuring the same camera angles, replays, graphics and announcers. Also, CBS Sports presents for the first time in a Super Bowl broadcast the pre-game show, the game, the halftime and post-game show in HD.
SEPTEMBER 2004: CBS Sports incorporates into its NFL broadcasts GAMETRAX as the first and only Network show with continuous real time updates of scores and statistics from all games around the league. And STATTRAX, continuous in-game player stat updates after every play.
SEPTEMBER 2005: Originating from each regional remote game broadcast during the last 10 minutes of THE NFL TODAY, CBS Sports leads the way by arriving first to the field with in- depth game analysis and up-to-the-minute game information with its new segment FIRST TO THE FIELD. 115 THE NFL ON CBS ALL-TIME ANNOUNCERS LIST (A-Z)
A – C-cont’d Albert, Marv (p) (2011- ) Christman, Paul (a) (1958-59, 1968-70) Allen, George (a) (1978-82) Cross, Irv (a, pre) (1971-91) Allen, Marcus (pre) (1998-2004) Cross, Randy (a, pre) (1989-93, 1998- ) Anderson, Hartley “Hunk” (1956) Arrington, Jill (pre) (2000-2002) D – Delaney, Bob (1958) B – Desmond, Connie (1946) Bach, Joe (p) (1962) Dedes, Spero (p) (2010- ) Baldinger, Richard (a) (2004-06) Dierdorf, Dan (a) (1985-86, 1999- ) Barr, Ron (post)(1972) Ditka, Mike (pre) (2000-2002) Bender, Gary (p) (1975-81, 1986) Dockery, John (1982-85) Bernstein, Bonnie (pre, rep, pre) (1998-2005) Drees, Jack (p) (1959-73) Beuerlein, Steve (a) (2004- ) Dryer, Fred (a) (1981) Boland, Joe (p) (1957-59) Dudley, Jim (a) (1958) Bolerjack, Craig (p) (1999-2005) Dunphy, Jerry (1956) Boozer, Emerson (a) (1977) Bradshaw, Terry (a) (1980-81, 1984-93) E – Brando, Tim (p) (1999-2003 ) Eagle, Ian (p) (1998- ) Brant, Tim (a) (1987-90) Elliott, Pete (a) (1967) Brennan, Terry (a) (1960-61) Emrick, Mike (p) (1992-93) Brookshier, Tom (a) (1962, 1966-86) Enberg, Dick (p) (2000-09 ) Brown, James (p, pre) (1987-93; 2006- ) Esiason, Boomer (pre) (2002- ) Brown, Jim (a) (1977-78) Brown, Timmy (a) (1973) F – Brundige, Bill (a) (1962) Fay, Bill (a) (1957-58) Buck, Jack (p) (1964-74, 1982-87) Fencik, Gary (a) (1988) Buoniconti, Nick (a) (1976-78) Fischer, Bill (a) (1962-65) Butkus, Dick (pre) (1988-89) Fitzgerald, John (post) (1970) Butler, Anne (rep) (1986) Fouts, Bob (p) (1959-60, 1962-67) Byrd, Dennis (a) (1993) Fouts, Dan (a) (1988-93), (2008- ) Foss, Joe (a) (1957) C – Fredrickson, Tucker (a) (1972) Campanella, Joe (a) (1966) Canadeo, Tony (a) (1959-67) G – Cantey, Charlsie (1983) Gabriel, Roman (1978-79) Carneal, Herb (p) (1962-64) Gallagher, Joe (1958) Casserly, Charley (2006-2012) Gallaher, Ed (a) (1958-64) Clarke, Frank (a, post) (1969-73) Gannon, Rich (a) (2005- ) Coleman, Ken (p) (1958, 1962-65) Gibbons, Jim (p) (1956-57, 1959-67) Connor, George (a) (1958-68, 1971-72) Gifford, Frank (a) (1964-70) Costas, Bob (p) (1977-79) Gillespie, Earl (p) (1964) Cowher, Bill (pre) (2007- ) Glanville, Jerry (a) (1999-2001, 2003) Criqui, Don (p) (1967-78, 1998- ) Glieber, Frank (p) (1962-75, 1977-84) 116 G – (cont’d) M – George, Phyllis (pre) (1975-77, 1980-84) Macatee, Bill (p) (1999- ) Goss, Bailey (1958) MacDonald, Arch (a) (1957) Gowdy, Curt (p) (1979-80) Madden, John (a) (1979-93) Grandelius, Sonny (a) (1965-67) Mann, Charles (a) (1999-2000) Grange, Red (p) (1957, 1959-63) Marino, Dan (pre) (2002- ) Gray, Jim (r) (1988-93) Mason, Tommy (a) (1973) Greene, Joe (a) (1982) Matich, Trevor (a) (2001) Gumbel, Greg (pre, p) (1988, 1990-93, 1998- Matte, Tom (a) (1977-78) May, Mark (a) (1998-2000) H – Mazer, Bill (post) (1970-71, 1978) Haden, Pat (a) (1986, 1988-89) McDonough, Sean (p) (1991, 1993) Hammack, Mal (a) (1967) McDonough, Will (pre) (1986-89) Hardin, Wayne (a) (1965) McKay, Jim (a) (1957) Harlan, Kevin (p) (1998- ) McPeak, Bill (a) (1966) Harmon, Tom (p) (1957-58, 1961) Michaels, Al (p) (1975-76) Hart, Leon (rep) (1958-59) Millen, Matt (a) (1992-93) Hawkins, Alex (a) (1971-72, 1975-77) Moore, Lenny (a) (1968) Henderson, Jim (a) (1990) Morris, John (a) (1975-86) Hickey, Bill (post) (1957) Morrison, Fred (a) (1959) Hill, Calvin (a) (1982) Morse, Jim (a, p) (1963-66, 1972) Hill, Jim (a) (1981, 1983-86, 1993) Munoz, Anthony (a) (1993) Hirsch, Elroy (a) (1959) Musburger, Brent (p, pre, post) (1973-89) Hornung, Paul (p) (1975-79) Musser, Andy (a) (1970-73) Howey, Carole (rep) (1970) Mutscheller, Jim (a) (1967)
J – N – James, Craig (pre, a) (1999-2002) Nahan, Stu (p) (1966-67) Jefferson, Roy (a) (1977) Nantz, Jim (p, pre, p) (1988-93, 1998- ) Jiggetts, Dan (a) (1985-90, 1993) Nelson, Lindsey (p) (1966-81) Johnson, Gus (p) (1998-2010) Nessler, Brad (p) (1990-91) Johnston, Daryl (a) (2000) Jones, Brent (pre, a) (1998-2005) O – Jurgensen, Sonny (a) (1975-80) O’Brien, Davey (a) (1960-63) O’Brien, Pat (pre) (1983, 1989-93) K – Olsen, Merlin (1990-91) Kaine, Elinore (rep) (1971) Olden, Paul (1992) Kelley, Bob (p) (1957-59, 1961-64) Kelly, Dan (p) (1973-74) P – Kelly, Jim (1982-84) Palmer, Bud (pre) (1957) Kennedy, Jayne (1978-80) Patrick, Van (p) (1957-67) Keteyian, Armen (rep) (1998-2005) Paul, Don (a) (1965-67) Kirby, Gene (1956) Pearson, Drew (a) (1984) Kramer, Jerry (a) (1969) Perkins, Don (a) (1970) Perry, Lowell (a) (1966) L – Pollard, Al (a) (1964) La Canfora, Jason (2012- ) Pritchard, Bosh (a) (1962-63) Lahr, Warren (a) (1962-67) Lampley, Jim (p) (1987) R – LeBaron, Eddie (p,a) (1966-71) Reece, Beasley (a, rep) (1998-2003) Leonard, Lee (pre) (1974) Renfro, Ray (a) (1964, 1966) Lujack, Johnny (a) (1957-61) Reynolds, Bob (a) (1957-63) Lundquist, Verne (p) (1984-93, 1998-2000) Retzlaff, Pete (a) (1973-74) Roach, John (a) (1965) Roberts, Bruce (post) (1970-73) Robinson, John (a) (1991-92) 117 R – (cont’d) W – Ryan, Sam (rep) (2006-10) Walker, Wayne (a) (1973-75, 1982-86) Ryan, Tim (post, p) (1972, 1977-80, 1982-93) Waters, Charlie (a) (1982-83) Whitaker, Jack (p, a, pre) (1957-59, 1963-81) S – Wilcots, Solomon (a) (2001- ) Saam, Byrum (p) (1957-59) Wise, Wes (p) (1960) Sanders, Deion (rep, pre) (2001- 03) Wismer, Harry (p) (1956) Sauer, John (a) (1963-64, 1966-74) Wolff, Bob (p) (1959) Sayers, Gale (a) (1972) Wyche, Sam (a) (1998-2001) Schenkel, Chris (1956-64, 1966) Scott, Hal (p) (1966-67) Z – Scott, Ray (p) (1956-63, 1965-73) Steve Zabriskie (p) (1988-89) Scully, Vin (p) (1975, 1977-81) Seifert, George (pre) (1998) Sharpe, Shannon (pre) (2004- ) Simms, Phil (a) (1998- ) Simpson, Jim (a) (1963) Snyder, Jimmy “The Greek” (pre) (1976-87) Soltau, Gordon (a) (1959-60, 1962-67) Stabler, Ken (a) (1987-89) Starke, George (a) (1992) Starr, Bart (a) (1973-74) Staubach, Roger (a) (1980-82) Stockton, Dick (post, p) (1970-74, 1979-93) Stram, Hank (a) (1975-93) Stratton, Gil (a, p, post) (1957-59, 1961-67, 1970-73) Summerall, Pat (a, p) (1962-93) Symes, Bill (p) (1958)
T – Tafoya, Michele (rep) (1998) Tasker, Steve (a) (1998- ) Thacker, Jim (post) (1970, 1977-78) Theismann, Joe (a) (1986-87) Thilenius, Ed (p) (1966-67) Thomas, Russ (a) (1963) Thompson, Chuck (p) (1957, 1959 1962-69) Tillman, Spencer (a) (2001-2003) Tonnemaker, Clayton (p) (1961-65) Tucker, Joe (p) (1957-59, 1962-64)
U – Unitas, Johnny (a) (1974-78)
V – Van Brocklin, Norm (a) (1967) Key: a = analyst; p = play-by-play; Van Galder, Tim (a) (1975) rep = reporter; pre = pre-game show; Vermeil, Dick (a) (1983-87) post = post-game show Vessels, Billy (a) (1964) Visser, Lesley (pre, rep) (1989-93, 2000- ) Note: All-time list compiled from available data
118 THE NFL ON CBS ALL-TIME ANNOUNCERS LIST (Year-By-Year)
1956 (1958 cont’d) (1960 cont’d) Hartley “Hunk” Anderson (a) Tom Harmon (p) Jim Gibbons (p) Jerry Dunphy Leon Hart (rep) Red Grange (p) Jim Gibbons Bob Kelley (p) Johnny Lujack (a) Gene Kirby Johnny Lujack (a) Davey O’Brien (a) Arch McDonald Van Patrick (p) Van Patrick (p) Bob Prince Bob Reynolds (a) Bob Reynolds (a) Chris Schenkel Byron Saam (p) Chris Schenkel (p) Ray Scott Chris Schenkel (p) Ray Scott (p) Joe Tucker Ray Scott (p) Gordon Soltau (a) Harry Wismer Bill Symes (p) Wes Wise (p) Gil Stratton (a) 1957 Joe Tucker (p) 1961 Joe Boland (p) Jack Whitaker (p) Terry Brennan (a) Bill Fay (a) Tony Canadeo (a) Joe Foss (a) 1959 George Connor (a) Jim Gibbons (p) Joe Boland (p) Jack Drees (p) Red Grange (p) Tony Canadeo (a) Ed Gallaher (a) Tom Harmon (p) Paul Christman (a) Jim Gibbons (p) Bill Hickey (post) George Connor (a) Red Grange (p) Bob Kelley (p) Bob Fouts (p) Tom Harmon (p) John Lujack (a) Ed Gallaher (a) Bob Kelley (p) Arch MacDonald (a) Jim Gibbons (p) Johnny Lujack (a) Jim McKay (a) Red Grange (p) Davey O’Brien (a) Bud Palmer (pre) Leon Hart (a) Van Patrick (p) Van Patrick (p) Elroy Hirsch (a) Bob Reynolds (a) Bob Reynolds (a) Bob Kelley (p) Chris Schenkel (p) Byrum Saam (p) Johnny Lujack (a) Ray Scott (p) Chris Schenkel (p) Fred Morrison (a) Gil Stratton (a) Ray Scott (p) Van Patrick (p) Clayton Tonnemaker (p) Gil Stratton (a) Bob Reynolds (a) Chuck Thompson (p) Byrum Saam (p) 1962 Joe Tucker (p) Gordon Saltau (a) Joe Bach (p) Jack Whitaker (a) Chris Schenkel (p) Tom Brookshier (p) Ray Scott (p) Bill Brundige (a) 1958 Gil Stratton (a) Tony Canadeo (a) Joe Boland (p) Chuck Thompson (p) Herb Carneal (p) Paul Christman (a) Joe Tucker (p) George Connor (a) Ken Coleman (p) Jack Whitaker (a) Ken Coleman (p) George Connor (a) Bob Wolff (p) Jack Drees (p) Jim Dudley (a) Bill Fischer (a) Bob Delaney (a) 1960 Bob Fouts (p) Bill Fay (a) Terry Brennan (a) Ed Gallaher (a) Joe Gallagher (a) Tony Canadeo (a) Jim Gibbons (a) Ed Gallaher (a) George Connor (a) Frank Glieber (p) Jim Gibbons (p) Jack Drees (p) Red Grange (p) Red Grange (p) Bob Fouts (p) Bob Kelley (p) Bailey Goss (p) Ed Gallaher (a) Warren Lahr (a)
119 (1962 cont’d) (1964 cont’d) (1966 cont’d) Davey O’Brien (a) Earl Gillespie (p) Warren Lahr (a) Van Patrick (p) Frank Glieber (p) Ed LeBaron (a) Bosh Pritchard (a) Bob Kelley (p) Bill McPeak (a) Bob Reynolds (a) Warren Lahr (a) Jim Morse (a) Gordon Saltau (a) Jim Morse (a) Stu Nahan (p) Chris Schenkel (p) Van Patrick (p) Lindsey Nelson (p) Ray Scott (p) Al Pollard (a) Van Patrick (p) Gil Stratton (a) Ray Renfro (a) Don Paul (a) Pat Summerall (a) John Sauer (a) Lowell Perry (a) Chuck Thompson (p) Chris Schenkel (p) Ray Renfro (a) Clayton Tonnemaker (a) Gordon Soltau (a) John Sauer (a) Joe Tucker (p) Gil Stratton (a) Chris Schenkel (p) Pat Summerall (a) Hal Scott (p) 1963 Chuck Thompson (p) Ray Scott (p) Tony Canadeo (a) Clayton Tonnemaker (a) Gordon Soltau (a) Herb Carneal (p) Joe Tucker (p) Gil Stratton (p) Ken Coleman (p) Billy Vessels (a) Pat Summerall (a) George Connor (a) Jack Whitaker (p) Ed Thilenius (p) Jack Drees (p) Chuck Thompson (p) Bill Fischer (a) 1965 Jack Whitaker (p) Bob Fouts (p) Jack Buck (p) Ed Gallaher (a) Tony Canadeo (a) 1967 Jim Gibbons (a) Ken Coleman (p) Tom Brookshire (a) Frank Glieber (p) George Connor (a) Jack Buck (p) Red Grange (p) Jack Drees (p) Tony Canadeo (a) Bob Kelley (p) Bill Fischer (a) George Connor (a) Warren Lahr (a) Bob Fouts (p) Don Criqui (p) Davey O’Brien (a) Jim Gibbons (p) Jack Drees (p) Van Patrick (p) Frank Gifford (a) Pete Elliott (a) Bosh Pritchard (a) Frank Glieber (p) Bob Fouts (p) Jim Morse (a) Sonny Grandelius (a) Jim Gibbons (p) Bob Reynolds (a) Wayne Hardin (a) Frank Gifford (a) John Sauer (a) Warren Lahr (a) Frank Glieber (p) Chris Schenkel (p) Jim Morse (p) Sonny Grandelius (a) Ray Scott (p) Van Patrick (p) Mal Hammack (a) Jim Simpson (a) Don Paul (a) Warren Lahr (a) Gordon Soltau (a) John Roach (a) Eddie LeBaron (a) Gil Stratton (a) Ray Scott (p) Jim Mutscheller (a) Pat Summerall (a) Gordon Soltau (a) Stu Nahan (p) Russ Thomas (a) Gil Stratton (p) Lindsey Nelson (p) Chuck Thompson (p) Pat Summerall (a) Van Patrick (p) Clayton Tonnemaker (a) Chuck Thompson (p) Don Paul (a) Joe Tucker (p) Clayton Tonnemaker (a) John Sauer (a) Jack Whitaker (p) Jack Whitaker (p) Hal Scott (p) Ray Scott (p) 1964 1966 Gordon Soltau (a) Jack Buck (p) Tom Brookshier (a) Gil Stratton (p) Tony Canadeo (a) Jack Buck (p) Pat Summerall (a) Herb Carneal (p) Joe Campanella (a) Ed Thilenius (p) Ken Coleman (p) Tony Canadeo (a) Chuck Thompson (p) George Connor (a) George Connor (a) Norm Van Brocklin (a) Jack Drees (p) Jack Drees (p) Jack Whitaker (p) Bill Fischer (a) Bob Fouts (p) Bob Fouts (p) Jim Gibbons (p) 1968 Ed Gallaher (a) Frank Gifford (a) Tom Brookshier (a) Jim Gibbons (p) Frank Glieber (p) Jack Buck (p) Frank Gifford (a) Sonny Grandelius (a) Paul Christman (a)
120 (1968 cont’d) 1971 (1973 cont’d) George Connor (a) Tom Brookshier (a) Tommy Mason (a) Don Criqui (p) Jack Buck (p) Brent Musburger (post) Jack Drees (p) Frank Clarke (post) Andy Musser (post) Frank Gifford (a) George Connor (a) Lindsey Nelson (p) Frank Glieber (p) Don Criqui (p) Pete Retzlaff (a) Eddie LeBaron (a) Irv Cross (a) Bruce Roberts (post) Lenny Moore (a) Jack Drees (p) John Sauer (a) Lindsey Nelson (p) Frank Glieber (p) Ray Scott (p) John Sauer (a) Alex Hawkins (a) Bart Starr (a) Ray Scott (p) Elinore Kaine (rep) Dick Stockton (post) Pat Summerall (a) Eddie LeBaron (a) Gil Stratton (post) Chuck Thompson (p) Bill Mazer (post) Pat Summerall (a) Jack Whitaker (p) Andy Musser (post) Wayne Walker (a) Lindsey Nelson (p) Jack Whitaker (p) 1969 Bruce Roberts (post) Tom Brookshier (a) John Sauer (a) 1974 Jack Buck (p) Ray Scott (p) Tom Brookshier (a) Paul Christman (a) Dick Stockton (post) Jack Buck (p) Frank Clarke (a) Gil Stratton (post) Don Criqui (p) Don Criqui (p) Pat Summerall (a) Irv Cross (a) Jack Drees (p) Jack Whitaker (p) Frank Glieber (p) Frank Gifford (a) Dan Kelley (p) Frank Glieber (p) 1972 Lee Leonard (pre) Jerry Kramer (a) Ron Barr (post) Brent Musberger (p) Ed LeBaron (a) Tom Brookshier (a) Lindsey Nelson (p) Lindsey Nelson (p) Jack Buck (p) Pete Retzlaff (a) John Sauer (a) Frank Clarke (post) John Sauer (a) Ray Scott (p) George Connor (a) Bart Starr (a) Pat Summerall (a) Don Criqui (p) Dick Stockton (p) Chuck Thompson (p) Irv Cross (a) Pat Summerall (a) Jack Whitaker (p) Jack Drees (p) Johnny Unitas (a) Tucker Fredrickson (a) Wayne Walker (a) 1970 Frank Glieber (p) Jack Whitaker (pre) Tom Brookshier (a) Alex Hawkins (a) Jack Buck (p) Jim Morse (a) 1975 Paul Christman (a) Andy Musser (post) Gary Bender (p) Frank Clarke (post) Lindsey Nelson (p) Tom Brookshier (a) Don Criqui (p) Bruce Roberts (post) Don Criqui (p) Jack Drees (p) Tim Ryan (post) Irv Cross (pre) John Fitzgerald (post) John Sauer (a) Phyllis George (pre) Frank Gifford (a) Gale Sayers (a) Frank Glieber (p) Frank Glieber (p) Ray Scott (p) Alex Hawkins (a) Carole Howey (rep) Dick Stockton (post) Paul Hornung (p) Eddie LeBaron (a) Gil Stratton (post) Sonny Jurgensen (a) Bill Mazer (post) Pat Summerall (a) Al Michaels (p) Andy Musser (a) Jack Whitaker (p) John Morris (a) Lindsey Nelson (p) Brent Musburger (pre) Don Perkins (a) 1973 Lindsey Nelson (p) Bruce Roberts (post) Tom Brookshier (a) Vin Scully (p) John Sauer (a) Timmy Brown (a) Hank Stram (a) Ray Scott (p) Jack Buck (p) Pat Summerall (p) Dick Stockton (post) Frank Clarke (post) Johnny Unitas (a) Gil Stratton (post) Don Criqui (p) Tim Van Galder (a) Pat Summerall (a) Irv Cross (a) Wayne Walker (a) Jim Thacker (post) Jack Drees (p) Jack Whitaker (p) Frank Glieber (p) Dan Kelly (p)
121 1976 (1978 cont’d) (1980 cont’d) Gary Bender (p) Roman Gabriel (a) John Morris (p) Tom Brookshier (a) Frank Glieber (p) Brent Musburger (pre) Nick Buoniconti (a) Paul Hornung (a) Lindsey Nelson (p) Don Criqui (p) Sonny Jurgensen (a) Tim Ryan (p) Irv Cross (pre) Jayne Kennedy (pre) Vin Scully (p) Phyllis George (pre) Tom Matte (a) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder Alex Hawkins (p) Bill Mazer (a) (pre) Paul Hornung (a) John Morris (a) Roger Staubach (a) Sonny Jurgensen (a) Brent Musburger (pre) Hank Stram (a) Al Michaels (p) Lindsey Nelson (p) Dick Stockton (p) Johnny Morris Tim Ryan (p) Pat Summerall (p) Brent Musberger (pre) Vin Scully (p) Jack Whitaker (pre) Lindsey Nelson (p) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder (pre) 1981 (pre) Hank Stram (a) George Allen (a) Hank Stram (a) Pat Summerall (p) Gary Bender (p) Pat Summerall (p) Jim Thacker (p) Terry Bradshaw (a) Johnny Unitas (a) Johnny Unitas (a) Tom Brookshier (p) Jack Whitaker Jack Whitaker (pre) Irv Cross (pre) Fred Dryer (a) 1977 1979 Phyllis George (pre) Gary Bender (a) George Allen (a) Frank Glieber (p) Tom Brookshier (a) Gary Bender (p) Jim Hill (a) Emerson Boozer (a) Tom Brookshier (a) John Madden (a) Jim Brown (a) Bob Costas (p) Johnny Morris (a) Nick Buoniconti (a) Irv Cross (pre) Brent Musburger (pre) Bob Costas (p) Roman Gabriel (a) Lindsey Nelson (p) Don Criqui (p) Frank Glieber (p) Vin Scully (p) Irv Cross (pre) Curt Gowdy (p) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder Phyllis George (pre) Paul Hornung (a) (pre) Frank Glieber (p) Sonny Jurgensen (a) Roger Staubach (a) Alex Hawkins (a) Jayne Kennedy (pre) Dick Stockton (p) Paul Hornung (a) John Madden (a) Pat Summerall (p) Roy Jefferson (a) John Morris (a) Hank Stram (a) Sonny Jurgensen (a) Brent Musburger (pre) Jack Whitaker (pre) Tom Matte (a) Lindsey Nelson (p) John Morris (a) Tim Ryan (p) 1982 Brent Musburger (pre) Vin Scully (p) George Allen (a) Lindsey Nelson (p) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder Tom Brookshier (p) Tim Ryan (p) (pre) Jack Buck (p) Vin Scully (p) Dick Stockton (p) Irv Cross (pre) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder Hank Stram (a) John Dockery (a) (pre) Pat Summerall (p) Phyllis George (pre) Pat Summerall (p) Jack Whitaker (pre) Frank Glieber (p) Jim Thacker (p) Joe Greene (a) Johnny Unitas (a) 1980 Calvin Hill (a) Jack Whitaker (pre) George Allen (a) Jim Kelly (p) Gary Bender (p) John Madden (a) 1978 Terry Bradshaw (a) Johnny Morris (a) George Allen (a) Tom Brookshier (a) Brent Musburger (pre) Gary Bender (p) Irv Cross (pre) Tim Ryan (p) Tom Brookshier (a) Phyllis George (pre) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder Jim Brown (a) Frank Glieber (p) (pre) Nick Buoniconti (a) Curt Gowdy (p) Roger Staubach (a) Bob Costas (p) Sonny Jurgensen (a) Dick Stockton (p) Don Criqui (p) Jayne Kennedy (pre) Hank Stram (a) Irv Cross (pre) John Madden (a) Pat Summerall (p)
122 (1982 cont’d) (1985 cont’d) (1987 cont’d) Wayne Walker (a) Jean Fugett (a) Ken Stabler (a) Charlie Waters (a) Jim Hill (p) Dick Stockton (p) Dan Jiggetts (a) Hank Stram (a) 1983 Verne Lundquist (p) Pat Summerall (p) Tom Brookshier (p) John Madden (a) Joe Theismann (a) Jack Buck (p) Johnny Morris (a) Dick Vermeil (a) Charlsie Cantey (pre) Brent Musburger (pre) Irv Cross (pre) Tim Ryan (p) 1988 John Dockery (a) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder Terry Bradshaw (a) Phyllis George (pre) (pre) Tim Brant (p) Frank Glieber (p) Dick Stockton (p) James Brown (p) Jim Hill (a) Hank Stram (a) Dick Butkus (pre) Jim Kelly (p) Pat Summerall (p) Irv Cross (pre) John Madden (a) Dick Vermeil (a) Gary Fencik (a) John Morris (a) Wayne Walker (a) Dan Fouts (a) Brent Musburger (pre) Greg Gumbel (p) Tim Ryan (p) 1986 Pat Haden (a) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder Gary Bender (p) Dan Jiggetts (a) (pre) Terry Bradshaw (a) Verne Lundquist (p) Dick Stockton (p) Tom Brookshier (p) John Madden (a) Hank Stram (a) Jack Buck (p) Will McDonough (pre) Pat Summerall (p) Anne Butler (rep) Brent Musburger (pre) Dick Vermeil (a) Irv Cross (pre) Jim Nantz (p) Wayne Walker (a) Dan Dierdorf (a) Tim Ryan (p) Charlie Waters (a) Pat Haden (a) Ken Stabler (a) Jim Hill (a) Dick Stockton (p) 1984 Dan Jiggets (p) Hank Stram (a) Terry Bradshaw (a) Verne Lundquist (p) Pat Summerall (p) Tom Brookshier (p) John Madden (a) Steve Zabriskie (p) Jack Buck (p) Will McDonough (pre) Irv Cross (pre) Johnny Morris (a) 1989 John Dockery (a) Brent Musburger (pre) Terry Bradshaw (a) Phyllis George (pre) Tim Ryan (p) Tim Brant (p) Frank Glieber (p) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder James Brown (p) Jim Hill (p) (pre) Dick Butkus (pre) Jim Kelly (p) Dick Stockton (p) Irv Cross (pre) Verne Lundquist (p) Hank Stram (a) Randy Cross (a) John Madden (a) Pat Summerall (p) Mike Ditka (SB pre) Johnny Morris (a) Joe Theismann (a) Dan Fouts (a) Brent Musburger (pre) Dick Vermeil (a) Jim Gray (r) Drew Pearson (a) Wayne Walker (p) Pat Haden (a) Tim Ryan (p) Dan Jiggetts (a) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder 1987 Verne Lundquist (p) (pre) Terry Bradshaw (a) John Madden (a) Dick Stockton (p) Tim Brant (p) Will McDonough (pre) Hank Stram (a) James Brown (p) Brent Musburger (pre) Pat Summerall (p) Jack Buck (p) Jim Nantz (p) Dick Vermeil (a) Irv Cross (pre) Pat O’Brien (SB rep) Wayne Walker (a) Dan Jiggetts (a) Tim Ryan (p) Jim Lampley (p) Ken Stabler (a) 1985 Verne Lundquist (p) Dick Stockton (p) Terry Bradshaw (a) John Madden (a) Hank Stram (a) Tom Brookshier (p) Brent Musburger (pre) Pat Summerall (p) Jack Buck (p) Will McDonough (pre) Lesley Visser (SB rep) Irv Cross (pre) Tim Ryan (p) Steve Zabriskie (p) Dan Dierdorf (p) Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder John Dockery (a) (pre)
123 1990 (1992 cont’d) (1999 cont’d) Terry Bradshaw (pre) Paul Olden (p) Craig Bolerjack (p) Tim Brant (a) John Robinson (a) Tim Brando (p) James Brown (p) Tim Ryan (p) Don Criqui (p) Irv Cross (a) George Starke (a) Randy Cross (pre) Randy Cross (a) Dick Stockton (p) Dan Dierdorf (a) Dan Fouts (a) Hank Stram (a) Ian Eagle (p) Jim Gray (r) Pat Summerall (p) Jerry Glanville (pre) Greg Gumbel (pre) Lesley Visser (pre) Greg Gumbel (p) Jim Henderson (p) Kevin Harlan (p) Dan Jiggetts (a) 1993 Craig James (pre) Verne Lundquist (p) Terry Bradshaw (pre) Gus Johnson (p) John Madden (a) James Brown (p) Brent Jones (a) Jim Nantz (p) Dennis Byrd (a) Armen Keteyian (rep) Brad Nessler (p) Randy Cross (a) Verne Lundquist (p) Pat O’Brien (pre) Mike Emrick (p) Bill Macatee (p) Merlin Olsen (a) Dan Fouts (a) Charles Mann (a) Tim Ryan (p) Jim Gray (r) Mark May (a) Dick Stockton (p) Greg Gumbel (pre) Jim Nantz (pre) Hank Stram (a) Jim Hill (p) Beasley Reece (a) Pat Summerall (p) Dan Jiggetts (a) Phil Simms (a) Lesley Visser (pre) Verne Lundquist (p) Steve Tasker (a) John Madden (p) Sam Wyche (a) 1991 Sean McDonough (p) Terry Bradshaw (pre) Matt Millen (a) 2000 James Brown (p) Anthony Munoz (a) Marcus Allen (pre) Irv Cross (a) Jim Nantz (p) Jill Arrington (rep) Randy Cross (a) Pat O’Brien (pre) Bonnie Bernstein (rep) Dan Fouts (a) Tim Ryan (p) Craig Bolerjack (p) Jim Gray (r) Dick Stockton (p) Tim Brando (p) Greg Gumbel (pre) Hank Stram (a) Don Criqui (p) Verne Lundquist (p) Pat Summerall (p) Randy Cross (pre) John Madden (a) Lesley Visser (pre) Dan Dierdorf (a) Sean McDonough (p) Mike Ditka (pre) Jim Nantz (p) 1998 Ian Eagle (p) Brad Nessler (p) Marcus Allen (pre) Dick Enberg (p) Pat O’Brien (pre) Bonnie Bernstein (rep) Jerry Glanville (pre) Merlin Olsen (a) Don Criqui (p) Greg Gumbel (p) John Robinson (a) Randy Cross (a) Kevin Harlan (p) Tim Ryan (p) Ian Eagle (p) Craig James (pre) Dick Stockton (p) Greg Gumbel (p) Gus Johnson (p) Hank Stram (a) Kevin Harlan (p) Daryl Johnston (a) Pat Summerall (p) Gus Johnson (p) Brent Jones (a) Lesley Visser (pre) Brent Jones (pre) Armen Keteyian (rep) Armen Keteyian (rep) Verne Lundquist (p) 1992 Verne Lundquist (p) Bill Macatee (p) Terry Bradshaw (pre) Mark May (a) Charles Mann (a) James Brown (p) Jim Nantz (pre) Mark May (a) Randy Cross (a) Beasley Reece (a) Jim Nantz (pre) Mike Emrick (p) George Seifert (pre) Beasley Reece (rep) Dan Fouts (a) Phil Simms (a) Phil Simms (a) Jim Gray (r) Michele Tafoya (rep) Steve Tasker (a) Greg Gumbel (pre) Steve Tasker (a) Lesley Visser (pre) Verne Lundquist (p) Sam Wyche (a) Sam Wyche (a) John Madden (a) Matt Millen (a) 1999 2001 Jim Nantz (p) Marcus Allen (pre) Marcus Allen (pre) Pat O’Brien (pre) Bonnie Bernstein (rep) Jill Arrington (rep)
124 (2001 cont’d) 2003 (2005 cont’d) Bonnie Bernstein (rep) Marcus Allen (pre) Craig Bolerjack (p) Craig Bolerjack (p) Bonnie Bernstein (rep) Don Criqui (p) Tim Brando (p) Craig Bolerjack (p) Randy Cross (a) Don Criqui (p) Tim Brando (p) Dan Dierdorf (a) Randy Cross (pre) Don Criqui (p) Ian Eagle (p) Dan Dierdorf (a) Randy Cross (a) Dick Enberg (p) Mike Ditka (pre) Dan Dierdorf (a) Boomer Esiason (pre) Ian Eagle (p) Ian Eagle (p) Rich Gannon (a) Dick Enberg (p) Dick Enberg (p) Greg Gumbel (pre) Jerry Glanville (pre) Boomer Esiason (pre) Kevin Harlan (p) Greg Gumbel (p) Jerry Glanville (a) Gus Johnson (p) Kevin Harlan (p) Greg Gumbel (p) Brent Jones (a) Craig James (a) Kevin Harlan (p) Armen Keteyian (rep) Gus Johnson (p) Gus Johnson (p) Bill Macatee (p) Brent Jones (a) Brent Jones (a) Dan Marino (pre) Armen Keteyian (rep) Armen Keteyian (rep) Jim Nantz (p) Bill Macatee (p) Bill Macatee (p) Shannon Sharpe (pre) Trevor Matich (a) Dan Marino (pre) Phil Simms (a) Jim Nantz (pre) Jim Nantz (pre) Steve Tasker (a) Beasley Reece (rep) Beasley Reece (a) Lesley Visser (pre) Deion Sanders (rep) Deion Sanders (pre) Solomon Wilcots (a) Phil Simms (a) Phil Simms (a) Steve Tasker (a) Steve Tasker (a) 2006 Spencer Tillman (a) Spencer Tillman (a) Richard Baldinger (a) Solomon Wilcots (a) Lesley Visser (pre) James Brown (pre) Lesley Visser (pre) Solomon Wilcots (a) Steve Beuerlein (a) Sam Wyche (a) Charley Casserly (pre) 2004 Don Criqui (p) 2002 Marcus Allen (pre) Randy Cross (a) Marcus Allen (pre) Richard Baldinger (a) Dan Dierdorf (a) Jill Arrington (rep) Bonnie Bernstein (pre) Ian Eagle (p) Bonnie Bernstein (rep) Steve Beuerlein (a) Dick Enberg (p) Craig Bolerjack (p) Craig Bolerjack (p) Boomer Esiason (pre) Tim Brando (p) Don Criqui (p) Rich Gannon (a) Don Criqui (p) Randy Cross (a) Greg Gumbel (pre) Randy Cross (a) Dan Dierdorf (a) Kevin Harlan (p) Dan Dierdorf (a) Ian Eagle (p) Gus Johnson (p) Mike Ditka (pre) Dick Enberg (p) Bill Macatee (p) Ian Eagle (p) Boomer Esiason (pre) Dan Marino (pre) Dick Enberg (p) Greg Gumbel (pre) Jim Nantz (p) Boomer Esiason (pre) Kevin Harlan (p) Sam Ryan (rep) Greg Gumbel (p) Gus Johnson (p) Shannon Sharpe (pre) Kevin Harlan (p) Brent Jones (a) Phil Simms (a) Craig James (a) Armen Keteyian (rep) Steve Tasker (a) Gus Johnson (p) Bill Macatee (p) Lesley Visser (pre) Brent Jones (a) Dan Marino (pre) Solomon Wilcots (a) Armen Keteyian (rep) Jim Nantz (p) Bill Macatee (p) Shannon Sharpe (pre) 2007 Dan Marino (pre) Phil Simms (a) Steve Beuerlein (a) Jim Nantz (pre) Steve Tasker (a) James Brown (pre) Beasley Reece (rep) Lesley Visser (rep) Charley Casserly (pre) Deion Sanders (pre) Solomon Wilcots (a) Bill Cowher (pre) Phil Simms (a) Don Criqui (p) Steve Tasker (a) 2005 Randy Cross (a) Spencer Tillman (a) Richard Baldinger (a) Dan Dierdorf (a) Lesley Visser (pre) Bonnie Bernstein (rep) Ian Eagle (p) Solomon Wilcots (a) Steve Beuerlein (a) Dick Enberg (p)
125 (2007 cont’d) (2009 cont’d) (2011 cont’d) Boomer Esiason (pre) Bill Macatee (p) Steve Tasker (a) Rich Gannon (a) Dan Marino (pre) Lesley Visser (pre rep) Greg Gumbel (pre) Jim Nantz (p) Solomon Wilcots (a) Kevin Harlan (p) Sam Ryan (pre rep) Gus Johnson (p) Shannon Sharpe (pre) 2012 Bill Macatee (p) Phil Simms (a) Marv Albert (p) Dan Marino (pre) Steve Tasker (a) Steve Beuerlein (a) Jim Nantz (p) Lesley Visser (pre rep) James Brown (pre) Sam Ryan (pre rep) Solomon Wilcots (a) Bill Cowher (pre) Shannon Sharpe (pre) Don Criqui (p) Phil Simms (a) 2010 Randy Cross (a) Steve Tasker (a) Steve Beuerlein (a) Spero Dedes (p) Lesley Visser (pre rep) James Brown (pre) Dan Dierdorf (a) Solomon Wilcots (a) Charley Casserly (pre) Ian Eagle (p) Bill Cowher (pre) Boomer Esiason (pre) 2008 Don Criqui (p) Dan Fouts (a) Steve Beuerlein (a) Randy Cross (a) Rich Gannon (a) James Brown (pre) Spero Dedes (p) Greg Gumbel (pre) Charley Casserly (pre) Dan Dierdorf (a) Kevin Harlan (p) Bill Cowher (pre) Ian Eagle (p) Jason La Canfora (pre) Don Criqui (p) Boomer Esiason (pre) Bill Macatee (p) Randy Cross (a) Dan Fouts (a) Dan Marino (pre) Dan Dierdorf (a) Rich Gannon (a) Jim Nantz (p) Ian Eagle (p) Greg Gumbel (pre) Shannon Sharpe (pre) Dick Enberg (p) Kevin Harlan (p) Phil Simms (a) Boomer Esiason (pre) Gus Johnson (p) Steve Tasker (a) Dan Fouts (a) Bill Macatee (p) Lesley Visser (pre rep) Rich Gannon (a) Dan Marino (pre) Solomon Wilcots (a) Greg Gumbel (pre) Jim Nantz (p) Kevin Harlan (p) Sam Ryan (pre rep) Gus Johnson (p) Shannon Sharpe (pre) Bill Macatee (p) Phil Simms (a) Dan Marino (pre) Steve Tasker (a) Jim Nantz (p) Lesley Visser (pre rep) Sam Ryan (pre rep) Solomon Wilcots (a) Shannon Sharpe (pre) Phil Simms (a) 2011 Steve Tasker (a) Marv Albert (p) Lesley Visser (pre rep) Steve Beuerlein (a) Solomon Wilcots (a) James Brown (pre) Charley Casserly (pre) 2009 Bill Cowher (pre) Steve Beuerlein (a) Don Criqui (p) Key: a = analyst; p = play-by- James Brown (pre) Randy Cross (a) play; rep = reporter; pre = pre- Charley Casserly (pre) Spero Dedes (p) game show; post = post-game Bill Cowher (pre) Dan Dierdorf (a) show Don Criqui (p) Ian Eagle (p) Randy Cross (a) Boomer Esiason (pre) Note: All-time list was compiled Dan Dierdorf (a) Dan Fouts (a) from available historical data. Ian Eagle (p) Rich Gannon (a) Dick Enberg (p) Greg Gumbel (pre) Boomer Esiason (pre) Kevin Harlan (p) Dan Fouts (a) Bill Macatee (p) Rich Gannon (a) Dan Marino (pre) Greg Gumbel (pre) Jim Nantz (p) Kevin Harlan (p) Shannon Sharpe (pre) Gus Johnson (p) Phil Simms (a)
126 NFL NFL BROADCASTING POLICIES
Glossary of Terms Franchised Market - television market (ADI or DMA) that has an NFL franchise (i.e. Buffalo, NY or Phoenix, AZ).
Secondary Blackout Market - television market in the home territory (with station(s) having signal penetration to within 75 miles of the game site) of an NFL franchise that is subject to blackout restrictions.
Early Game - Game with kickoff at 1:02 p.m. (Eastern Time). Late Game - Game with kickoff at 4:05 or 4:25 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Blackout Policy To ensure an NFL club's ability to sell all of its game tickets, and to make televised games more attractive to viewers through the presence of sellout crowds, the following policy is observed by the NFL:
For a home game to be aired locally in the franchised market and in any secondary blackout market(s), the game must be sold out 72 hours in advance of kickoff. If the game is not a sellout by the 72 hour cutoff, both the home franchised market and the secondary markets of the carrying network will air an alternate game.
Number of Games in a Market With regard to the number of NFL games seen in a particular market on a Sunday afternoon, there are three different situations.
1. An NFL franchised market (i.e. New York, Chicago, Dallas, etc.). On a week when the NFL team (or teams) in a market is on the ROAD Sunday, Monday or Thursday night or Saturday night, the market will receive three Sunday afternoon games... two telecasts by the network with the doubleheader week and one game by the network with the single game week. When an NFL team in the market is playing at HOME on Sunday afternoon, the market will receive two games... one game on FOX and one game on CBS, regardless of which network has the doubleheader week. Unless 1) the home team's assigned telecaster that day (CBS or FOX) is also on the doubleheader network and 2) the game is sold out 72 hours in advance. Then the three games would be the home team's and two other games in the remaining early or late window.
2. All other television markets (including secondary blackout markets). Network affiliates in these markets will receive three games on Sunday afternoon, two on the doubleheader network (one early and one late) and one game on the single game network (either early or late).
Selection of Games to be Telecast Regionally By network contract, all team road games must be telecast back to that team's home territory (franchised market and secondary blackout markets). Other than the above requirement, the televising network is the sole selector of which game(s) will be aired in all markets.