CBS Sending Nantz And Simms To Miami For Favre's First Game As A Jet

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Here it comes. You just knew that the Favre madness wouldn't be slowing down just yet, but rather just beginning. There are various reports, including one out of Boston, that the main CBS game for Week One is going to be the Jets at Dolphins. CBS plans to send the top team of Nantz and Simms to Miami with the ammo of Brett's first snaps as a Jet and Pennington's revenge....

“It’s great for the NFL, it’s great for the AFC East, and it’s great for CBS — I know they’re ecstatic,” [Patriots' Owner] Kraft said of the network that carries most AFC games. “I like the last time we played the Packers; if it can be like that it would be good [New England won, 35-0, in Green Bay in 2006]. But he beat us in the Super Bowl in ’96 and I remember that long pass he threw (to Antonio Freeman) — that was not a great way to start. I think he still has more wins against us; he’s one of the few active players who has more wins against us than losses. I hope we can straighten that record out.”

Favre's addition has already had an impact on the way the Jets are perceived by the league's television partners. Kraft, who is chairman of the NFL's Broadcasting Committee, said that CBS is planning to send its top announcing tandem to Miami to broadcast the Jets season-opener against Pennington and the Dolphins on Sept. 7
I guess the decision is a smart one giving the situation, and the fact that there are not really any other good AFC games that weekend. I'd personally rather watch the Jaguars and Titans, but we all know the Jets and Patriots are going to be the story all year long for CBS. Start preparing yourselves now.

Kraft talks about Favre and Brady (Boston.com)
Favre improves AFC, says Kraft (Providence Journal)

17 Comments:

And yet it was Andre Rison he hit on a broken play bomb early in the game. Good reporting, folks.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 3:16:00 PM  

For those who are obliged to see their home teams in action that Sunday, count your blessings.

Steve Smith said...
Aug 13, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

You can't really blame them for wanting to cover the mega-story of the year...Chad Pennington exacting revenge on his old team!

Everyone will be watching the Cowboys/Browns game instead of this one anyway.

GMoney said...
Aug 13, 2008, 4:03:00 PM  

If you want to see Jags/Titans, go to Orlando, where we're stuck with Jags road games even though everyone wants to see the Dolphins.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

its gona be nantz every week for the jets, great for me i live in new york city

mike said...
Aug 13, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

Brett Farve is his good friend.

hollywood wags said...
Aug 13, 2008, 4:41:00 PM  

Wagster, it's Favre, not Farve.

/grammarians that rule the comments sections here

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

GMoney said...
You can't really blame them for wanting to cover the mega-story of the year...Chad Pennington exacting revenge on his old team!

Everyone will be watching the Cowboys/Browns game instead of this one anyway.
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Unfortunately, that's the Joe Buck late game. Me, I have the 1:00 option of Jets-Fins or (ugh) Lions-Falcons.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 5:51:00 PM  

I still have no clue what possesses CBS with so many other good announcers would choose the studio host as their #1 guy.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 6:10:00 PM  

I get to see Jaguars/Titans. Bcause the Titans are my home team, there won't be much Jets and Patriots for me. Thank God.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 6:14:00 PM  

Should be "because. I wasn't abbrievating.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2008, 6:16:00 PM  

If it were Favre, it would be pronounced FAV-RE.

If it were FARVE it would be pronounced FARVE.

I write it as it is pronounced you ponderous, ponderous twit.

hollywood wags said...
Aug 13, 2008, 7:02:00 PM  

Did you have to insult him, hollywood wags? He just pointed out your error.

As far as Nantz and Simms goes, I just laugh. When they released the schedule, I wonder how many people in New York and Miami thought they would get CBS #1 announce team (as lame as Nantz and Simms are).

jfein said...
Aug 13, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

NFL Sunday Ticket is a small price to pay for freedom!

Mal said...
Aug 13, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

jfein - He had to; the grammar police fall all over themselves to point out people's mistakes. They suck the fun out of the comments.
An aside - For a minute there, I thought 'Steve Smith' up there was JW Stewart from ESPNews; I know it wasn't Bill Pidto.

Anonymous said...
Aug 14, 2008, 12:38:00 AM  

If you're going to send someone to kiss Favre's ass and to fawn over him the entire game, who's better for the job than Jim Nantz?

Anonymous said...
Aug 14, 2008, 8:52:00 AM  

Jim's face is soft and delicate like Charmin.

hollywood wags said...
Aug 14, 2008, 11:35:00 AM  

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