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NBC To Air NFL Divisional Playoff Game

For the first time since NBC carried the AFC package, the Peacock will carry an NFL Divisional Playoff Game. It means the great Wild Card Saturday doubleheader on NBC will be a thing of the past. It does mean NBC’s NFL postseason portfolio will consist of one NFL wild Card Playoff game and one Divisional […]

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It’s Official: ESPN Picks Up NFL Wild Card Playoff Game

The worst kept secret in sports media has finally been officially announced by ESPN and the National Football League. ESPN will air one NFL Wild Card playoff game starting this season in January 2015. The agreement to give ESPN one playoff game is part of the alleged Worldwide Leader’s eight-year contract that begins in 2014 […]

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NFL Announces 2014 Preseason Schedule

The National Football League has released the preseason game schedule for August 2014. We expect the regular season to be announced sometime next week. In the meantime, this will hold us over. CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC will each televise two preseason games. This is a break from the past when ESPN would air four […]

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2015 Pro Bowl to be Played in Arizona; 2016 Back in Hawaii

Just announced by the National Football League, the always-maligned Pro Bowl will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of Super Bowl XLIX. As it has for the past five seasons, the Pro Bowl will be played the week prior to the Big Game. The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January […]

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NFL Network to Look Back at Five Historic NFL Drafts

Starting this Wednesday and airing every Wednesday leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, NFL Films and NFL Network take a look at five particular drafts that made history. Beginning with the 1964 Draft and then the 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004 Drafts, NFL Films looks at the moments that made the event what it […]

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Expect a Strong Thursday Night Football Schedule for CBS

This being reported by John Ourand at Sports Business Journal. He writes that as the National Football League schedule is about to be released (most likely within a week), media executives expect the first year of Thursday Night Football to be filled with very good matchups, even surpassing the Monday Night Football slate on ESPN. […]

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Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

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Trent Green Joins the NFL on CBS

Former St. Louis Rams and Kansas City quarterback Trent Green will become a game analyst for the NFL on CBS next season. The network had a slot open after the retirement of Dan Dierdorf. There’s no word as of yet to with whom he will partner in the 2014 season. Green has been working with […]

The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

It’s Jon Gruden and Johnny Football Together At Last!

ESPN will air a one-hour Gruden QB Camp with former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel this Thursday. It comes on the same day as Manziel’s Pro Day at A&M. The show was taped at Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, FL. Gruden reviews Manziel’s technique and goes over film with the […]

Bart Scott Joins The NFL Today

CBS has just made it official. Bart Scott, formerly of the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens, steps up from CBS Sports Network’s That Other Pregame Show to the CBS Mothership. He joins the show that just signed Tony Gonzalez and dropped Dan Marino and Sterling Sharpe. So the cast will consist of mainstays James […]

CBS To Air Thursday Night Football Games in 2014

Ok, here’s the joint press release from CBS and National Football League announcing the new Thursday Night Football package for 2014. CBS and NFL Network will split the package with CBS airing the first half with an NFLN simulcast. All of CBS’ games will air on Thursday nights. NFL Network takes the second half with […]

BREAKING NEWS: CBS Wins Thursday Night Football Package

I thought NBC would take the package. Instead, CBS wins the bid for Thursday Night Football and will split the games with NFL Network. The Tiffany Network will produce the games. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call all of the Thursday  games. CBS will air the first half of the 16 game package, all […]

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