The NFL Has A Heart Afterall, Everyone Gets To See Perfection!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Good news for you folks wanting to see the "Path to Perfection" this Saturday night. The NFL has decided to make your dreams come true by letting NBC and CBS simulcast the Patriots-Giants game.....

The NFL has arranged with broadcast television partners CBS and NBC for an unprecedented three-way national simulcast of the NFL Network telecast of Saturday night’s New England Patriots at New York Giants game when the Patriots will try to become the first NFL team to go 16-0 in a regular season, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today.

“We have taken this extraordinary step because it is in the best interest of our fans,” Commissioner Goodell said. “What we have seen for the past year is a very strong consumer demand for NFL Network. We appreciate CBS and NBC delivering the NFL Network telecast on Saturday night to the broad audience that deserves to see this potentially historic game. Our commitment to the NFL Network is stronger than ever.”

CBS and NBC will carry the NFL Network feed of the game with BRYANT GUMBEL and CRIS COLLINSWORTH in the broadcast booth. The game also will be televised by WCVB-ABC (Channel 5) in Boston, WMUR-ABC in Manchester, New Hampshire (Channel 9) and WWOR (Channel 9) in New York. The telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET with kickoff set at 8:15 p.m. ET.

Woo hoo! Everyone gets to see a blowout, but a historic blowout. Everyone better show up for the live-blog now.

NFL arranges simulcast of Patriots-Giants on NFL Network, CBS and NBC (NFL.com)

21 Comments:

You'd think for a game like this that they deem big enough to put on 3 Networks, that they would NOT expose the world to the Gumbel Virus. Why not go with a dream team from all 3 networks:

Jim Nantz, John Madden, and Chris Collinsworth

Or Gus Johnson & Jesus, whatever.

Anonymous said...
Dec 26, 2007, 5:16:00 PM  

I bet that wouldn't have happened if there was not a strike going on and the nets were desperate for original programming.

odessasteps said...
Dec 26, 2007, 5:21:00 PM  

I was so worried about Phil and Jim and what would happen to their New Year if they could suckle the asses of Brady, Kraft and Belechick.

I guess that means they, thankfully, won't be calling the Steelers game...that's a New Year gift to me if so.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 26, 2007, 5:43:00 PM  

Hey wags...hate to break it to you (Steelers fan too), but those circle jerks ARE calling our game.

scrumtrelescent said...
Dec 26, 2007, 6:21:00 PM  

i think it's a bad sign that the "great ideas" tag has only been used 3 times in the history of this site

Sam said...
Dec 26, 2007, 6:57:00 PM  

I have been firmly in the anti-NFL camp during the entirety of this pissing match, but I applaud them for doing the right thing. I guess their plan backfired on them when the game became so historically significant that they could not justify holding the game hostage from a P.R. standpoint

J.J. said...
Dec 26, 2007, 6:58:00 PM  

After the country is subjected to the torture of GumBall's play-by-play, Kerry may still yet call for Senate hearings.

dave said...
Dec 26, 2007, 7:10:00 PM  

I'm old enough to remember that the first World Championship game (AKA Super Bowl I) was carried on both NBC (the AFL network) and CBS (the NFL network). I enjoyed flipping back and forth to hear the different reactions of CBS's Ray Scott and his NBC counterpart (Kyle Rote?). Too bad we don't get the same option with this game. I may have to turn on the radio, hoping that the television tape delay isn't too extreme.

infoshaman said...
Dec 26, 2007, 8:09:00 PM  

Aw dammit, Simms and Nantz.

I so wanted them to be called out of calling the Stiller game.

I will guarantee they bring up Brady and the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at least 20 times, most likely in a negative context, i.e. the ass kicking the Stillers got at the hands of the Pats.

I'll go to a bar and watch it, I'll save myself the aggravation of listening to those two jagoffs.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 26, 2007, 9:34:00 PM  

And now the world will here how shitty an announcer Bryant Gumbel is!

Anonymous said...
Dec 26, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

I hear that WWOR is legit pissed about this turn of events.

Draft King said...
Dec 27, 2007, 2:00:00 AM  

Thank John Kerry

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2007/12/kerry_threatens_nfl_if_patriot.html

Anonymous said...
Dec 27, 2007, 8:22:00 AM  
Anonymous said...
Dec 27, 2007, 8:24:00 AM  

John F. Kerry was for this before he was against it. But now he's for it.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 27, 2007, 8:41:00 AM  

I wish that Jessica Alba and ashley judd were the sideline reporters. If it ends up a blowout, at least we'd have something to look at!

MAD AS BATS said...
Dec 27, 2007, 8:49:00 AM  

I wish Pam Oliver would do her sideline reports in a red bikini, doesn't need to be a thong or anything, and that we'd get a lot of shots of her terrific ass.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 27, 2007, 9:33:00 AM  

Isn't it wonderful to think that history will be made on Saturday night, and Bryant Gumble will forever be the voice linked with the moment??

Michael said...
Dec 27, 2007, 9:46:00 AM  

Not that I'm too lazy to search beyond the AP article and this blog, but does anyone know why CBS and NBC got the rights over Fox?

Anonymous said...
Dec 27, 2007, 11:06:00 AM  

Not sure Anon.....I'll ask around. Would seem like a dumb idea if they declined.

And for everyone wanting Pam Oliver, Jim Nantz, etc. Sorry....it's a simulcast which means that everyone gets Bryant Gumbel.

Dec 27, 2007, 11:13:00 AM  

Id say CBS because NE is the road team per the NFL conract and NBC because they are partners with the NFL network.

Steve said...
Dec 27, 2007, 11:31:00 AM  

I'm old enough to remember that the first World Championship game (AKA Super Bowl I) was carried on both NBC (the AFL network) and CBS (the NFL network). I enjoyed flipping back and forth to hear the different reactions of CBS's Ray Scott and his NBC counterpart (Kyle Rote?). Too bad we don't get the same option with this game.

Super Bowl I announcers were:
CBS: Ray Scott, Jack Whitaker and Frank Gifford
NBC: Curt Gowdy and Paul Christman

Steve said...
Dec 27, 2007, 11:33:00 PM  

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