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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 1 of the 2014 NFL Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 4 Studio & Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay: Kickoff 2014 — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Kickoff 2014 — NBC/NFL Network, 7:30 p.m. […]

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CBS and NFL Network Announce Rihanna and Don Cheadle to Open Thursday Night Football

If you’re not a fan of musical opens for primetime football games, then this post is not for you. CBS and NFL Network have announced a new open for Thursday Night Football. Now, anything would be an improvement from CeeLo Green’s awful fracturing of The Ramones in 2012. And it should be better than […]

CBS’ Last U.S. Open Will Bring Back Dick Enberg to Tennis

The 47th U.S. Open for CBS Sports will end with the Tiffany Network covering the only tennis grand slam tournament in the United States for the very last time before ESPN takes over next year. Bill Macatee, John McEnroe and Mary Carillo will be the main announcing team. Ian Eagle and Jim Courier will also […]

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NFL on CBS Announcing Assignments for Weeks 1 & 2 of the 2014 NFL Season

Let’s provide you with the games and who will call them for CBS in Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2014 NFL season. Some of these assignments were leaked by the announcers themselves yesterday at the NFL on CBS Media Day in New York at CBS World Headquarters. The assignment of Jim Nantz, Phil Simms […]

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CBS and NFL Network Announce the Entire Cast of Thursday Night Football

This was unveiled yesterday at the NFL on CBS Media Day in New York which your humble writer attended. With CBS and NFL Network combining to air Thursday Night Football, we note that Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci will be doing a pregame show from outside each game site. This show, […]

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Inside the NFL Moves to Tuesday with New Host Greg Gumbel

This in from Showtime, Inside the NFL will move from Wednesday nights to Tuesday nights at 9 ET starting September 2. And here’s the kicker, the show will air for the first time on basic cable when NFL Network re-airs the show on Wednesday nights. Greg Gumbel replaces James Brown as host. Phil Simms returns […]

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CBS Scores with the Final Round of the 2014 PGA Championship

Thanks to a rain delay that pushed the final round of the PGA Championship into primetime in the Eastern and Central time zones, CBS saw its best rating for the event in five years. As Rory McIlroy charged from behind to win the Wannamaker Trophy over Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson, the Tiffany […]

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Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 22 — Andrew Catalon, CBS Sports

The Fang’s Bites podcast is back with our guest, Andrew Catalon of CBS Sports. We’re entering a busy time for Andrew and CBS. This week, Andrew is hosting the PGA Championship shoulder programming on CBS Sports Network. This is what we discussed on the podcast this week: Andrew’s hosting of the PGA Championship pre and […]

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CBS puts Notre Dame-Navy into Primetime

Notre Dame which has all of its games nationally televised will get another game in primetime in 2014. CBS has slated the Notre Dame at Navy game on Saturday, November 1 for 8 p.m. ET. This will be part of a college football tripleheader which begins at 11:30 a.m. that day. Air Force at Army […]

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CBS to Launch Thursday Night Football with a Primetime Special

As CBS prepares to premiere Thursday Night Football on September 18, it will air a primetime special the week before on Wednesday, September 10 at 10 p.m. ET. Hosted by Jim Nantz, the special will look at some of the NFL’s best moments in primetime and look ahead to the Thursday Night Football schedule. CBS […]

Fang’s Bites Podcast No. 19 — Bob Ley, ESPN and Ian Eagle, CBS Sports

This has become an action-packed podcast and with two guests that are quite prevalent in sports media. Bob Ley of ESPN joins us from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where the World Cup is being played. We discuss the following topics: What he’s seen in Brazil; The World Cup itself; Some of his thoughts on the […]

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CBS Hires Former NFL Referee Mike Carey as Rules Analyst for NFL Games

This announced late Tuesday by CBS Sports. Former NFL referee Mike Carey will be part of the joint CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football telecasts and the NFL on CBS on Sundays. Carey who retired from the NFL after 24 years as an official and 19 as a referee, will make appearances from the Thursday Night […]

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Wholesale Changes for the 2014 NFL on CBS Announcing Crews

After word leaked this week that Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts would receive a well-deserved promotion to become the “B” announcing team, CBS Sports has released its entire announcing lineup for the NFL on CBS in 2014. After the lead team, there are promotions and new teams to tell you about. Jim Nantz, Phil Simms […]

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SEC on CBS Unveils 2014 Football Schedule and New Personnel Additions

The most-watched college football package is back for its 14 consecutive season. The SEC on CBS returns with its season premiere on Saturday, September 13 with Georgia at South Carolina at 3:30 p.m. ET. CBS will air 16 regular season games over a 14 week span. Uncle Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson will return to […]