Thursday, August 23, 2007
Didn't Do A Preseason Preview for CBS, but here's the Super Bowl Preview from last year.
Other 2007-2008 Previews: ESPN , NBC, FOX
Unlike the NFL on Fox, CBS is actually pretty dependable. They've been covering the NFL for 48 years now, and not much has changed. I consider myself an NFC person, so I don't spend a lot of time over at the Eye (this is mainly because I despise the Ravens, and for some reason they televise all of their games even if you live in Martinsville, VA....look it up on a map). Well that's going to all change this year. I'm all over you CBS for once again burying the saintly Gus Johnson (I don't care what you say Anon commenter #892) and your placement of him at every Browns game.
CBS is also coming off of their Super Bowl year, so the Jim Nantz train has one less stop to make this year. He can go back to his paltry schedule of covering just Golf, The Final Four, Cup Stacking, WWE Hell in a Cell, The Ms. Senior Colorado Pageant, and The Winter Olympics (that joke never gets old....okay maybe it has).
So what's there to look out for this year at CBS? Well AA's focus is going to be on the ever-evolving/mysterious Nantz/Simms feud that has been rumored for years. CBS suits have long been bothered (allegedly) how this spills out onto the airwaves, and I'm banking on it coming to head this year.
The Studio Show is by far the most serious of the bunch, and gets even more intense as Bill Cowher joins JB, Marino, Esiason, and Sharpe. Seriously CBS, do you know how much more credible you'd be if you got rid of Shannon Sharpe? Guess not. Moving on....up until now I had no idea what Charlie Caserlie's title was, but thanks to the CBS Press Release we now know that it is "The Official GM of the NFL Today on CBS" (whatever the hell that means). Good to know
Well look out CBS the AA Eye will be watching (get it? eye like the logo...nevermind). Haikus and grading after the pretty collage, and if you missed the games each pair is getting Weeks 1 and 2....click here.
NFL Today Preseason Overall Grade: B-
Team #1- Jim Nantz and Phil Simms (Grade B-....and falling)
No Feud Here, What Feud?
Phil Talks Down To Jim Sundays
Jim Leaves, UFC
Team #2- Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf (Grade C-)
Dan Misses Boxing
Gumbel Misses Studio
Booth Fans Empty
Team #3- Dick Enberg and Randy Cross (Grade D+)
Dick Confused Often
Randy Confused Even More
Dick Randy = Porn Star
Team #4- Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon (Grade C)
Gannon Has Really Big Feet
Nothing Left To Say
Team #5- Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots (Grade B+)
Eagle Likes To Dance
Solomon Provides Beat Box
Where's Spencer Tillman?
Team #6- Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker (Grade B-)
Patron Saint Gujo
With Special, Special Teamer
Say Hi to Cleveland
Team #7- Don Criqui, Bill Macatee, and Steve Beuerlein (Grade B)
Criqui Hall Of Fame
Beuerlein Always Serious
Bill Likes Ice Dancing
There you have it.....tell me why and how I'm wrong in the comments.
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2007-2008 NFL Season Announcing Preview: Sunday Night Is Football Night (Awful Announcing)
2007-2008 NFL Season Announcing Preview: NFL on Fox (Awful Announcing)