NFL Broadcast Maps And Announcing Schedule For Week Five

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Buck and Aikman are staying in the NFC East this week and you can probably expect them to stay mostly within that division the rest of the season. Also, with Dick Stockton going to TBS for the post season the network has put Matt Vasgersian in his place and teamed him with Baldinger and Billick. CBS has some interesting cross-conference games on their slate including the Patriots-49ers and Chiefs-Panthers, but with the NY Bretts on a bye week, they'll hitch their ratings hopes on the Cowboys. Nantz and Simms will be in Dallas for their 4pm game against the Bengals, and while it's probably a good move, it's going to be tough to top Fox's 4pm combo of Skins-Eagles and Seahawks-Giants.

Here are the maps, and remember you can head to The 506 for a larger view of each....

NBC Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh at Jacksonville
ESPN Monday Night Football: Minnesota at New Orleans

CBS 1pm:

RED: Indianapolis at Houston - Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
BLUE: Kansas City at Carolina - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
GREEN: San Diego at Miami - Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker
ORANGE: Tennessee at Baltimore - Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots

CBS 4pm:

RED: Cincinnati at Dallas - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
BLUE: New England at San Francisco - Dick Enberg, Randy Cross, Dan Fouts
GREEN: Buffalo at Arizona - Bill Macatee, Steve Beuerlein


RED: Washington at Philadelphia (1pm)- Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
BLUE: Seattle at New York Giants (1pm)- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
GREEN: Chicago at Detroit (1pm)- Matt Vasgersian, Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick
YELLOW: Atlanta at Green Bay (1pm)- Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli

ORANGE: Tampa Bay at Denver (4pm)- Chris Myers and Tim Ryan

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:42 PM


"you can probably expect them to stay mostly within the conference for the rest of the season"

you mean division, not conference, right?

JFreak said...
Oct 1, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

AA, these are your best posts of the week. Thanks.

GMoney said...
Oct 1, 2008, 4:07:00 PM  


The NFC East IS the conference. ;-)

ssreporters said...
Oct 1, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

Sam Rosen is going to Europe to call the NY Rangers games this weekend. That's why he is not working. But I have no idea why Chris Myers is doing PBP while Thom Brennaman is sitting on the sideline.

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

There is one plus to having Joe Buck do a game....Tony Siragusa isn't there.

JFein said...
Oct 1, 2008, 5:18:00 PM  

P.S. Thanks again for giving us this information!

JFein said...
Oct 1, 2008, 5:20:00 PM  

What do the Bills have to do to get some "national love" anyway?

Sheesh, they're only one of two teams in the whole league currently 4-0, yet only Western/Central New York and Arizona get the game shown.

Cincinnati-Dallas? give me a freakin' break. You can only see TO whine and pout so much.

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2008, 6:59:00 PM  

Man, I hope nobody wanted to see Buffalo v. Arizona. Neither team is that bad, but still it's a pretty restricted area on the green.

alex said...
Oct 1, 2008, 6:59:00 PM  

Great. I get to miss the Eagles-Skins game. Instead, I get to watch the Giants-Seahawks.

Lucky me.

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2008, 8:00:00 PM  

man why do i have to be a miami fan in new york? i was hoping with them playing miami that id get the game but nope instead i get the colts.

then i hope that i get the bills game. i live just north of albany so im right on the boundary line. i would rather see bills/cardinals then cowboys/ bengals.

i think it might be time to get the drastically over priced nfl ticket again.

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

That Fox map is a cluster-f@#k and a half.

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

@anon 6:59

I know what you mean. The Titans are also 4-0 and they only get that orange area.

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2008, 8:14:00 PM  

why is arkansas and mississippi divided up between blue and red for the fox 1 pm game? I don't understand how networks make that decision.

fairplay said...
Oct 1, 2008, 9:28:00 PM  

CBS is doing a throwback weekend -- "Dallas Against Anyone". With that selfish act the Eye is freezing NYC, Miami and Palm Beach out of Patriots-49ers.

8:10: CBS 6 Albany may be switching to Bills-Cardinals for the late game.

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

It blow that Charlotte is relegated to the Tampa Bay-Denver game instead of Philly-Wash.

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

Awesome. Falcons fans get stuck with Pitts & Boselli again. Maybe I can pick up the Spanish audio. Even though I don't know much Spanish, I'd imagine it'd add more to the game than Pitts & Boselli.

ILikeBeets said...
Oct 1, 2008, 11:57:00 PM  

NY Bretts?... Cute. Good info., thanks.

VeRonda said...
Oct 2, 2008, 1:25:00 AM  

Very interesting choices some Fox affiliates have made...

First, the Palm Beach market choosing to air the 1pm Seattle-NY Giants game while 1)the San Diego-Miami game is in progress and 2)virtually the rest of the state of Florida is airing Tampa Bay-Denver at 4pm.

Second, the Bowling Green, KY market airing the SEA-NYG game makes them stick out like a sore thumb. Evansville and Lexington's airing CHI-DET, Louisville's airing ATL-GB, and Nashville's airing TB-DEN (since the Titans have a 1pm game).

Thirdly, with the Giants and Eagles both playing at 1pm, the state of Texas (outside of Houston) looks like an election map.

Finally, I think CBS wanted to hype the matchup between T.O. and Chad Ocho Cinco or whatever the hell the back of his jersey will say this week. That's likely why Bills-Cardinals is being shown only in Central and Western NY as well as most of AZ (don't understand why Yuma's airing CIN-DAL).

chris in tampa said...
Oct 2, 2008, 7:25:00 AM  

Palm Beach DMA (Boca Raton to Vero Beach) has a lot of expat New Yorkers. For that reason Palm Beach gets Giants games whenever possible.

Evansville DMA includes part of Illinois, thus Evansville gets to see Da Bears.

Yuma is a secondary market for the Cardinals -- it must carry away games but not necessarily home games. Bills-Cardinals will also be on in Erie, hence the green notch in northwest Pennsylvania.

Panthers are home on CBS in an early game, thus Fox will air Bucs-Broncos in Charlotte.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 8:05:00 AM  

I am kind of surprised that Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots are doing the Titans/Ravens game. I would liked to seen Gumbel and Dierdorf call the game. Also, Bills/Cardinals should have drawn a better pairing of announcers.

Erik said...
Oct 2, 2008, 8:44:00 AM  

Charlotte fan, the Broncos and Buccaneers are both 3-1. That's a dang good game. Thus, why does Chris Myers have to do that game. If you're short on announcers, bring Pat Summerall out of retirement for the week. That would rock! GO BRONCOS!!! Oh yes, once again, CBS is making most markets watch the Cowboys. Am I the only one who wants to see Dallas fall flat on their faces against the Bungles? I seriously hope not.

Brad James said...
Oct 2, 2008, 1:38:00 PM  

Oh no the worst announcing crew of all time, Albert, Johnstone and Siragussa doing the Giants game. I will listen to the radio with the sound down. Hopefully that will be it with them doing Giants games.

the Mask said...
Oct 2, 2008, 2:56:00 PM  

To Brad James, Chris Myers does pre-season games for the Bucs...don't know if that had anything to do with the decision, but I thought I would make you aware of that if you weren't already.

chris in tampa said...
Oct 2, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

Albany and Yuma have been switched to Bills-Cardinals for the CBS late game.

Also, Bears-Lions and Chargers-Dolphins may be blacked out. Home clubs got an extension from the NFL until noontime tomorrow.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 6:10:00 PM  

Gus Johnson doesn't have to travel far between the Elite XC Saturday Night FIghts to Sunday's Dolphins game. Elite XC is in Sunrise, FL at 'Insert failed company name' Arena.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 7:29:00 PM  

I don't think some SE Michigan furniture store will save the Lions blackout streak this time.

Oct 2, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

"insert failed company name" in this case would be BankAtlantic Center. Been to that place once for a Lightning-Panthers game. Nice arena and all--too bad it's in the middle of freaking nowhere with a large shopping mall right down the road...

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2008, 7:12:00 AM  

Hell, those people that have Time Warner Cable in Western New York won't get any CBS football games. The local affiliate in Buffalo is in a dispute with TWC. Thus, no NFL Doubleheader on CBS this weekend, which would have included Buffalo at Arizona. It's one thing not to get a game that you want to see. It's entirely another to get shutout of any games.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

Chris Myers muddled his way through the Tampa Bay Bucs preseason games for the NBC outlet in Tampa.

You know, they usually bring in Pat Summerall for at least one gig...why couldnt it have been this one?

Anonymous said...
Oct 4, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

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