Bob Papa and Charles Davis to Call Super Bowl XLVIII World Feed

I’m always interested in international feeds of major sporting events. For the World Series or the Super Bowl, the production changes than what we’re used to seeing from the American networks as producers program for a wider audience. For Super Bowl XLVIII, NFL Films is producing the game for the international audience and will use […]

NBC’s Announcers and Hosts for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

We don’t have a press release yet, but based on the information from NBC Sports’ public relations website, we’re able to cull the announcers for each sport for the 2014 Winter Olympics which will be held in Sochi, a warm weather city in Russia that averages 50 degrees in February. I’ll list the on-air commentators […]

Your US Olympics Viewing Guide

With the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad in London starting this week, it’s time to provide you with a breakdown of coverage that you’ll see on the networks of NBCUniversal. While the Opening Ceremony will officially start the Games on Friday, soccer action will begin on Wednesday. MSNBC starts the coverage Wednesday morning with […]

2012 NBC Olympics Hosts and Commentators

Ok, NBC’s press release on its 2012 Olympics hosts and announcers has yet to arrive. Thanks to an alert reader, I was tipped off to NBC Sports Group’s press release website which has the talent bios of its announcers for London. I’m not sure if NBC wants to make that site public, so I won’t […]

Some Thursday Links

Ok starting the linkage off late again today, but I hope get a full set in before leaving work later. Sports Business Daily notes some shuffling of personnel with the NFL TV partners. Preston Bounds of Sports Business Daily talks about Brad Nessler saying his college football schedule with ESPN/ABC won’t be affected by his […]

NFL Network Announcing Teams Since 2006

The upheaval in the NFL Network Thursday Night Football booth has been well documented. Now that Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock are officially the new announcing team, we look at the people NFL Network have assembled over the years. Let’s hope that this team can remain in place through the end of the current NFL […]

Patriots Day Monday Linkage

With this being Patriots Day in Massachusetts and Maine, it’s time to give some links. It’s a day off for some in Massachusetts and Boston has the Marathon plus the 11 a.m. Red Sox game. Both of which are traditions I have come to enjoy. Some interesting links today. We start with John Ourand and […]

Doing The Saturday Linkage

I got up early this morning (not that you care) and it now enables me to do some links for you. Some good stuff out today. First USA Today’s Mike McCarthy, we learn that Joe Theismann claims he has not been told about any changes to the NFL Network Thursday Night Football booth. Earlier this […]

NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football Announcing Teams

Here’s how NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football announcing teams have looked since 2006: 2006 – Bryant Gumbel/Cris Collinsworth 2007 – Bryant Gumbel/Cris Collinsworth 2008 – Bob Papa/Cris Collinsworth 2009 – Bob Papa/Matt Millen 2010 – Bob Papa/Matt Millen/Joe Theismann/Alex Flanagan 2011 – Gus Johnson/Mike Mayock (speculated, not confirmed) You can see there hasn’t been much […]

Thursday Night Football Begins This Week With A Stellar Matchup

Thursday Night Football on NFL Network returns this week with a matchup of 6-2 teams, the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Baltimore Ravens. Can’t ask for a better way to premiere an 8 game package of games. However, it also means the debut of motormouth analyst Joe Theismann who never passed the opportunity to talk into […]

NFL Network’s Announcing Teams Since 2006

Since NFL Network started airing live games in 2006, its broadcast booth has been a bastion of inconsistency. Since Bryant Gumbel left in 2007, there have been changes every year. Let’s take a look at the combinations. 2006 – Bryant Gumbel & Cris Collinsworth2007 – Bryant Gumbel & Cris Collinsworth 2008 – Bob Papa & […]

NBC Finally Gives Us The Talent Roster for The Winter Olympics

Even though I posted a version of the talent roster last week, NBC Sports sends us this release today so I’ll do them the favor of posting it now. I’m a bit busy again today so links may not get posted. I’ll do my best to get them up sometime during the day. Anyway, here’s […]

Thursday Night Football Quotage

I think there’s someone over at the NFL Network who really likes me because I have just received quotage from the Raiders-Chargers game and the broadcast finished about 10 minutes from when I started this post. Not bad at all. This is the fastest I’ve received NFL broadcast quotage. Color me impressed. Because many of […]

Tuesday Night Linkage

Now that I’ve had some sashimi for dinner and totally satisfied, it’s time for me to give you some linkage this Tuesday night. Be prepared for an NSFW link, but that comes at the end of the post. Let’s do some regular sports media linkage now. The Sports Media Watch has the final weekend ratings. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Report says Bob Papa to be new NFL Network Voice

According to Neil Best of Newsday, Giants play-by-play man Bob Papa will be the man to replace Bryant Gumbel in the NFL Network booth for Thursday and Saturday night football games. Gumbel took himself off play-by-play earlier this year. This is a good move if it proves to be true. Papa has been calling the […]