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Thursday Night Kickoff Quotage for Week 2 of the 2014 NFL Season

I’m not sure I’ll be posting this every week, but with CBS/NFL Network focusing on the Ray Rice situation before the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game, this was quite newsworthy in particular the first half of the program. The first half of the program, the 7:30 – 8 p.m. ET portion was Ray Rice-centric with James Brown tossing […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 2 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 11 Studio & Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN2, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN2, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night Football Preview (season premiere) — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

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NFL on CBS Announcing Assignments for Weeks 2 through 4

The NFL on CBS has provided its announcing assignments for the next three weeks. Week 2 is when CBS begins Thursday Night Football coverage. Also note that Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson will be doing double duty on Thursdays and Sundays in Weeks 2 and 3. In Week 4, Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts […]

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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. […]

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 […]

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0SbQz8itNE And it should be better than […]

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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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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 […]

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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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CBS/NFL Network Unveils its Thursday Night Football Pregame Crew

Officially announced by CBS Sports and NFL Network, we now know the official Thursday Night Football pregame show panel. The host will be James Brown and he’ll be joined by CBS’ Bill Cowher and NFL Network’s Deion Sanders. They’ll hit the air at 7:30 p.m. ET and go until kickoff at 8:25 p.m. CBS/NFL Network […]

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The New Thursday Night Football Logo

This is what it looks like, the new Thursday Night Football logo with both CBS and NFL Network on the shield. You’ll be seeing this leading up to the kickoff of the new season and beyond. Here’s the logo without it being cut off as it is above.  

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CBS and NFL Network Announce 2014 Thursday Night Football Schedule

Ok, the NFL schedules are out. Let’s post them one at a time. Let’s begin with the CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football schedule. CBS will air Weeks 2-8 and a game in Week 16 on Saturday, December 20. In the first seven weeks, CBS will have four AFC rivalry games including Steelers-Ravens which opens the […]

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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. […]

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 […]

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