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NFL Kickoff 2014

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. […]

Westwood One Radio Adds Kurt Warner to its NFL On-Air Staff

Westwood One Radio announces that Kurt Warner will be the 2nd analyst for Monday Night Football. When Boomer Esiason is unable to call a game, Warner will join play-by-play man Kevin Harlan in the booth. Jim Gray remains the studio host for MNF on Westwood One. Warner replaces Dan Fouts who had been the secondary […]

Emmy Award

35th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

Here’s the listing of the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. They were handed out in New York tonight to an appreciative audience at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Overall, NBC led all networks with six Emmy Awards, Fox/HBO Sports/MLB Network won 5 and ESPN received four. In an upset, Bob […]

Sunday Night Football

The 2014 NBC Sunday Night Football Schedule

The Sunday Night Football schedule is now out. As usual, it’s a blockbuster including the season opener on Thursday, September 4 with defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle hosting the Green Bay Packers in the Great Northwest. Also included in the schedule is Indianapolis at Denver as Peyton Manning faces his former team at Mile Hile […]

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 […]

The 7th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Ok, I’ll write the Awards tonight, but in the interim, here are the nominees for the seventh annual incarnation of my NFL TV Awards. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert (Fox), Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL Network), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best Game Analyst: Cris Collinsworth […]

Sunday Night Football Wins Primetime for the Fall Television Season

From NBC, Sunday Night Football finished as the number one primetime television show for the fall season. It remains to be seen if the series will be the number one show for the entire season as it has for the last two television years. For the full season, NBC averaged a 12.8 rating with a […]

2013 Sunday Night Football Season Finale Cleans Up for NBC

NBC is proud as a peacock today after the overnight ratings came in for the Sunday Night Football season finale between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys that decided the NFC East Division title. As Philadelphia won and the game wasn’t decided until the final moments, NBC saw an average overnight rating of 16.8 […]

Sunday Night Football Airs NFC East Championship Game for Season Finale

For the third straight year, NBC’s Sunday Night Football airs the NFC East Division championship game involving the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, TX. The winner will head to the playoffs and host a postseason game. The loser will go home and watch the playoffs on TV. Al […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 17 of the 2013 Season

Normally, these aren’t posted until Thursday or later as I wait for the official press releases from the networks, but as assignments began leaking out today through Twitter, we have all of the games and announcers for the double doubleheaders on CBS and Fox and of course, the Sunday Night Football game on NBC. Because […]

NFL Week 17 Schedule for 2013 Season

Ok, we’ve had the Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys game pegged for the Week 17 Sunday Night Football primetime slot for a while and tonight it became official. The National Football League and the National Broadcasting Company that Eagles-Cowboys will be in primetime tonight. That game will be for the final NFL playoff spot and […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: Buffalo Sunday, December 22 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 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. Mike […]

NBC Previews Sunday Night Football for Week 15 of the 2013 Season

This Sunday night, NBC’s football night will involve an AFC North Division battle between the Cincinnati Bengals at the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the Steelers out of contention for a playoff spot, NBC is stuck with a less-than-attractive matchup in primetime. However, the peacock will make due with the hand it has been dealt. Al Michaels, […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 11 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. Football Night in America: Coach’s Clicker — NBCSN, 5 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night […]

NBC Previews Sunday Night Football for Week 14 of the 2013 NFL Season

We complete our Sunday NFL previews with the primetime game for Week 14 between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints, an NFC South battle that was flexed from a 1 p.m. ET start. Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya will be in the Superdome for the call of the game. Before the […]

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