CBS Releases Their NFL Announcing Teams For The 2008-2009 NFL Season

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


With every press release you feel the Football Season is getting closer and closer. CBS finally put together its hieracrchy of NFL Announcing teams, and the list really hasn't changed from last year. There is however a new member that we need to welcome to the "Eye". Dan Fouts, who was not renewed by ABC, has been brought on to do both NFL and SEC games for the network....

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Dick Enberg and Randy Cross or Dan Fouts
Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots
Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker
Don Criqui, Bill Macatee and Steve Beuerlein or Dan Fouts

CBS had a pretty stellar NFL Season last year and continued to pull past FOX in both game and pregame show ratings. Now that Brett Favre is in the network's conference, those numbers should see an even larger boost this year. The network's schedule for the upcoming season is below, and expect a week one NFL announcing schedule for both CBS and FOX in the coming days.
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PRESEASON

Friday, August 22nd (8pm)- Houston Texans vs Dallas Cowboys (Ian Eagle and Phil Simms)
Saturday, August 23rd (8pm)- Pittsburgh Steelers vs Minnesota Vikings (Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf)

WEEK 1 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 7

Cincinnati @ Baltimore (1pm)
N.Y. Jets @ Miami (1pm)
Kansas City @ New England (1pm)
Houston @ Pittsburgh (1pm)
Jacksonville @ Tennessee (1pm)

WEEK 2 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 14

Tennessee @ Cincinnati (1pm)
Buffalo @ Jacksonville (1pm)
Oakland @ Kansas City (1pm)
Indianapolis @ Minnesota (1pm)
New England @ N.Y. Jets (4pm)
San Diego @ Denver (4pm)
Miami @ Arizona (4pm)
Baltimore @ Houston (4pm)

WEEK 3 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 21

Kansas City @ Atlanta (1pm)
Oakland @ Buffalo (1pm)
Cincinnati @ N.Y. Giants (1pm)
Miami @ New England (1pm)
Houston @ Tennessee (1pm)
Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia (4pm)
Cleveland @ Baltimore (4pm)
Jacksonville @ Indianapolis (4pm)

WEEK 4 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 28

Cleveland @ Cincinnati (1pm)
Houston @ Jacksonville (1pm)
Denver @ Kansas City (1pm)
San Diego @ Oakland (4pm)
Buffalo @ St. Louis (4pm)

WEEK 5 - SUNDAY, OCT. 5

Tennessee @ Baltimore (1pm)
Kansas City @ Carolina (1pm)
Indianapolis @ Houston (1pm)
San Diego @ Miami (1pm)
Cincinnati @ Dallas (4pm)
New England @ San Francisco (4pm)
Buffalo @ Arizona (4pm)

WEEK 6 - SUNDAY, OCT. 12

Miami @ Houston (1pm)
Baltimore @ Indianapolis (1pm)
Cincinnati @ N.Y. Jets (1pm)
Oakland @ New Orleans (1pm)
Jacksonville @ Denver (4pm)

WEEK 7 - SUNDAY, OCT. 19

San Diego @ Buffalo (1pm)
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati (1pm)
Tennessee @ Kansas City (1pm)
Baltimore @ Miami (1pm)
Indianapolis @ Green Bay (4pm)
Cleveland @ Washington (4pm)
N.Y. Jets @ Oakland (4pm)

WEEK 8 - SUNDAY, OCT. 26

San Diego @ New Orleans (London, 1pm)
Oakland @ Baltimore (1pm)
Buffalo @ Miami (1pm)
Kansas City @ N.Y. Jets (1pm)
Cleveland @ Jacksonville (4pm)

WEEK 9 - SUNDAY, NOV. 2

N.Y. Jets @ Buffalo (1pm)
Jacksonville @ Cincinnati (1pm)
Baltimore @ Cleveland (1pm)
Houston @ Minnesota (1pm)
Miami @ Denver (4pm)

WEEK 10 - SUNDAY, NOV. 9

Tennessee @ Chicago (1pm)
Jacksonville @ Detroit (1pm)
Cincinnati @ Houston (1pm)
Buffalo @ New England (1pm)
Indianapolis @ Pittsburgh (4pm)
Kansas City @ San Diego (4pm)

WEEK 11 - SUNDAY, NOV. 16

Denver @ Atlanta (1pm)
Houston @ Indianapolis (1pm)
Tennessee @ Jacksonville (1pm)
Oakland @ Miami (1pm)
Baltimore @ N.Y. Giants (1pm)
San Diego @ Pittsburgh (4pm)

WEEK 12 - SUNDAY, NOV. 23

Houston @ Cleveland (1pm)
Buffalo @ Kansas City (1pm)
New England @ Miami (1pm)
N.Y. Jets @ Tennessee (4pm)
Oakland @ Denver (4pm)

WEEK 13 - THURSDAY, NOV. 27 & SUNDAY, NOV. 30

Tennessee @ Detroit (12:30pm, Thanksgiving Day)
Indianapolis @ Cleveland (1pm)
Baltimore @ Cincinnati (1pm)
Denver @ N.Y. Jets (1pm)
Miami @ St. Louis (1pm)
Pittsburgh @ New England (4pm)
Kansas City @ Oakland (4pm)

WEEK 14 - SUNDAY, DEC. 7

Jacksonville @ Chicago (1pm)
Houston @ Green Bay (1pm)
Cincinnati @ Indianapolis (1pm)
Cleveland @ Tennessee (1pm)
Kansas City @ Denver (4pm)
N.Y. Jets @ San Francisco (4pm)
Miami @ Buffalo (Toronto, 4pm)

WEEK 15 - SUNDAY, DEC. 14

Pittsburgh @ Baltimore (1pm)
Denver @ Carolina (1pm)
Tennessee @ Houston (1pm)
San Diego @ Kansas City (1pm)
Buffalo @ N.Y. Jets (1pm)
New England @ Oakland (4pm)

WEEK 16 - SUNDAY, DEC. 21

Cincinnati @ Cleveland (1pm)
Miami @ Kansas City (1pm)
Pittsburgh @ Tennessee (1pm)
N.Y. Jets @ Seattle (4pm)
Houston @ Oakland (4pm)
Buffalo @ Denver (4pm)

WEEK 17 - SUNDAY, DEC. 28

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh (1pm)
Tennessee @ Indianapolis (1pm)
New England @ Buffalo (1pm)
Jacksonville @ Baltimore (1pm)
Kansas City @ Cincinnati (1pm)
Miami @ N.Y. Jets (1pm)
Oakland @ Tampa Bay (1pm)
Denver @ San Diego (4:15pm)

PLAYOFFS:
AFC WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME - SUNDAY, JAN. 4
AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS - SATURDAY, JAN. 10 & SUNDAY, JAN. 11
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP - SUNDAY, JAN. 18

17 Comments:

I just can't handle Ian Eagle not being with Jim Spanarkel.

GMoney said...
Aug 19, 2008, 5:48:00 PM  

Actually, that should've been "welcome back" to Dan Fouts, as he worked with Lundquist in the early 90's before CBS lost the NFC package to Fox.

cr3861 said...
Aug 19, 2008, 6:48:00 PM  

Dates of the preseason games are the 22nd/23rd, not 28th/29th.

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 6:49:00 PM  

does this mean that Fouts will be on the CBS SEC main team or the B-Team? Gary Danielson drives me nuts so it would make my day if he was getting demoted.

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

The best thing about being a Bills fan is a weekly dose of Gus Johnson.

Anonymous said...
Aug 19, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

CBS doubleheader weeks are 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 17.

Likely setup for the first 3 weeks . . .

Week 1:
Jets-Dolphins to most of USA

Week 2 early:
Colts-Vikings main game

Week 2 late:
Patriots-Jets main game in Eastern/Central
Chargers-Broncos main game in Mountain/Pacific

Week 3 early:
Bengals-Giants or Dolphins-Patriots main game

Week 3 late:
Steelers-Eagles to most of Eastern time zone
Jaguars-Colts to Florida, Georgia, Central, Mountain, Pacific

chuckyinjersey said...
Aug 19, 2008, 8:50:00 PM  

Unrelated question but is there anywhere on the web we can watch Bolt's try at the 200m live tomorrow morning?

Brett said...
Aug 19, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

Yeah Brett....NBCOlympics.com has everything live. I'm pretty sure it's on at 10am and the Men's Basketball game is at 8am.

Aug 19, 2008, 9:09:00 PM  

does this mean that Fouts will be on the CBS SEC main team or the B-Team?

According to the link SS had in the last thread, Fouts will call "selected college football games, including those for CBS’ “SEC on CBS” broadcasts," so he'll replace Steve Beuerlein opposite Craig Bolerjack. He's got a month to swallow enough SEC cornbread & Kool-Aid like Danielson did.

Aug 20, 2008, 12:42:00 AM  

@ Anon- AA said he was deleting all non-productive "grammar comments" a long time ago. Also, if you're comparing your pointless post to Chinese censorship, I really feel sorry for you.

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 1:41:00 AM  

And once again, proven hall-of-fame announcing vets such as Dick Enberg and Don Criqui have been rendered "chopped liver" in the eyes of CBS Sports.

It's a disgrace how Enberg's been bounced over the years to the #3 team and Criqui's been literally bounced to the "bottom of the barrel" of their NFL coverage. Announcers of their caliber deserve better.

Fox did the same last year to Dick Stockton, bouncing him to the #3 NFL announce team in favor of Kenny Albert (no dis on him; I think he's solid). But mesmells a bit of ageism in the sports divisions at both networks.

I am glad that Dan Fouts has landed on his feet and will be back on-air at CBS this season. The ESPN "Borg" should have never put him on play-by-play with Tim Brant as analyst; it should have been the other way around.

vanillacokehead said...
Aug 20, 2008, 6:37:00 AM  

Dear VanillaCokehead,

Dick Enberg and Dick Stockton are over 65 and there is no right that they have to be broadcasting games until age 80. TV is trying to get young viewers not old ones.

Kenny Albert & Joe Buck are not that great, but their dads were announcers so that's why they're 1-2 at Fox.

Please Fox, REPLACE Pam Oliver with Charissa Thompson.

JMNOR55 said...
Aug 20, 2008, 12:21:00 PM  

In Radio, you can have an older announcer because he has his audience already and they won't leave him.

JMNOR55 said...
Aug 20, 2008, 12:22:00 PM  

I like a Dan Fouts/Craig Bolerjack pairing, but what happens to Beuerlein? I thought he was good, but it appears the Tiffany Network will let him go now. It wouldn't be a bad idea to drop off Danielson. Verne deserves a better color man than Brad Nessler's old color commentator.

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2008, 1:36:00 PM  

@Anon 1:36:

It's too late for Beuerlein to catch on anywhere else, so he would gladly hold onto his #8 NFL color commentary position (same as last year). Why would CBS replace its most vociferous SEC cheerleader (especially after late November of '06) in Danielson with someone who doesn't have the same college football name recognition?

Aug 20, 2008, 2:05:00 PM  

Is it wrong that I hate DOn Criqui because when I was young and the Patriots sucked he was the only announcer NBC would use on PAts games?

Pip said...
Aug 20, 2008, 2:45:00 PM  

Don Criqui does Notre Dame football on radio, so his NFL telecasts have to be worked around the Notre Dame schedule.

chuckyinjersey said...
Aug 20, 2008, 2:51:00 PM  

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