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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

NFL Quotage for Super Bowl Sunday 2014

Ok, we end the quotage for the 2013-14 NFL season with NFL Network’s quotage for its 10½ pregame coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII. Here it is. You’re going to scroll for a while. News & Sound Bites From Super Bowl Sunday Editions of NFL Network’s NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning Quick Quotes from […]

NFL Network Previews Super Bowl XLVIII

Starting at 7 a.m., NFL Network begins 10½ hours of pregame coverage for Super Bowl XLVIII. It starts with NFL GameDay First hosted by Sterling Sharpe, Shaun O’Hara and Brian Billick live at Super Bowl Boulevard in New York. Then it will be the massive 8½ hour NFL GameDay Morning which will originate from several […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Super Bowl XLVIII

All Times Eastern Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning live from New Jersey — NFL Network, 9 a.m. Sunday NFL Countdown live from New York — ESPN, 10 a.m.Fox Super Bowl Kick-Off […]

NFL Network to Air Over 140 Hours of Programming During Super Bowl Week

Continuing its tradition to air just about everything about the Super Bowl except for the game, NFL Network plans to carpetbomb viewers with shows and programs surrounding the Big Game during the week and hours leading up to kickoff. NFL Network says it will provide over 140 hours of programming, a record 86 of them […]

Jerry Smith: A Football Life Premieres Tonight on NFL Network

You may not be familiar with the name of Jerry Smith if you’re a new school NFL fan. But old school fans remember he was a very good tight end for the DC NFL Team from the 1960′s into the 1970′s. When he retired after the 1977 season, Smith held the record for receptions by […]

NFL Network Previews Conference Championship Sunday 2014

We’re now down to four teams in the NFL postseason tournament. Only two will go to the Super Bowl in New Jersey. Denver or New England will represent the AFC and either San Francisco or Seattle will play for the NFC. NFL Network will be on the case with a whopping eight hours of pregame […]

NFL Network To Air East-West Shrine Game

In one of the shortest blurbs ever, NFL Network lets us know that it will air the 2014 East-West Shrine Game on Saturday. It’s a chance for outgoing college talent to showcase their skills to NFL scouts. NFL Network has the game live on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. ET. Now that I’ve written thus […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Conference Championship Sunday 2014

All Times Eastern Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m./ESPN2, 7:30 a.m. NFL Films Presents: The Candlestick Makers — ESPN2, 7 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. Sunday NFL Countdown — […]

NFL Network Presents the First-Ever Pro Bowl Draft

In an attempt to give the Pro Bowl some more juice, the NFL has decided to make its version of the All-Star Game more like a fantasy draft rather than a game drawn down conference lines. The NHL attempted this a couple of times to limited success. This year, the NFL will have legends Deion […]