Your NFL Broadcast Maps And Announcing Schedule For Week Thirteen

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

CBS Thanksgiving Day (12:30pm): Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
FOX Thanksgiving Day (4:30pm): Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
NFL-N Thanksgiving Night Football: Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles (Bob Papa, Cris Collinsworth
NBC Sunday Night Football: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings (Al Michaels, John Madden)
ESPN Monday Night Football: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser)

CBS 1pm:

Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns - Dick Enberg, Randy Cross
BLUE: Miami Dolphins at St. Louis Rams - Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker
GREEN: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati - Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots

CBS 4pm:

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots - Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
BLUE: Denver Broncos at NY Jets - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
GREEN: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders - Bill Macatee, Steve Beuerlein


N.Y. Giants at Washington Redskins (1pm)- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
BLUE: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1pm)- Dick Stockton, Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick
GREEN: Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers (1pm)- Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan
YELLOW: San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills - Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli

ORANGE: Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers (4pm) - Matt Vasgersian, JC Pearson


I should have tivoed Redskins/Giants instead of Colts/Browns. Go Broncos against the Jets! I'll be watching. Unlike last week, I've got no qualms. For the most part, Utah usually gets good games.

Brad James said...
Nov 26, 2008, 1:25:00 PM  
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Nov 26, 2008, 1:34:00 PM  

Wow, a lot of people get Colts/Browns.

For a #2 game, a lot more people are seemingly getting Broncos/Jets, which means I get to hear Harlan do football for the first time in a long time this weekend....ugh

steve said...
Nov 26, 2008, 1:57:00 PM  

Can't wait for Mr. Tryptophan & Phil Simms on the Thanksgiving Game tomorrow. Who'll get that Bronzed Iron Trophy this year?

Nov 26, 2008, 2:21:00 PM  

I think the map is wrong. I am outside Orlando as my stations tv listing says it is showing the pit vs pats game at 4..which makes sense since who the hell wants to watch the crap broncos v jets game?

Anonymous said...
Nov 26, 2008, 2:40:00 PM  

Anon 2:40, I'll drop a hint.

Barring a major shock, it won't be a Lion!

BTW, here's FOX's sideline assignment for this week:

* Pam Oliver (Seahawks-Cowboys Thursday)
* Charissa Thompson (49ers-Bills)
* Chris Myers (Panthers-Packers)
* Laura Okmin (Saints-Buccaneers)
* Nichelle Turner (Falcons-Chargers)

Thanks to USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY for the news. Oh, if AA or S2N only knew...

JamesCraven said...
Nov 26, 2008, 2:44:00 PM  

Anyone else think Tony Kornheiser needs to get rid of that comb over?

Apparently I'm not the only one.

Anonymous said...
Nov 26, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

Am I the only one that noticed that Fox is actually paying a little respect to the NFC South this week? The New Orleans-Tampa Bay game got the 3rd team on the depth chart, which for this Sunday is the 2nd team because Buck is forced to work the Thanksgiving game. Sadly for them, that means they are stuck with Dick Stockton and Brian Baldinger....

JFein said...
Nov 26, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

Coulda been worse, JFein. It coulda been Chris Rose and John Lynch.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 26, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

Looooooking goooooood - Go Cowboys!

manlaw said...
Nov 26, 2008, 11:35:00 PM  

What a craptacular set of early games for CBS on Sunday. Why would they put Pitt-NE at 4PM when that game would get near national coverage at 1 instead of Colts-Browns. Guess they are conceding the 1PM audience to Fox for Giants-Skins. They could at least blast the Gus Johnson game coast to coast for the entertainment value. Rather listen to him than the headless voice-Moose-Goose trio.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 12:24:00 AM  

Steelers-Patriots was scheduled for 4:15 ET all along. Broncos-Jets got flexed to 4:15 ET and is now the primary CBS late game.

Also, the Chargers will be blacked out if they don't sell out by lunchtime tomorrow.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 11:31:00 AM  

Actually the reason why Broncos/Jets got flexed was cause NY can't have both teams playing at the same time...

steve said...
Nov 27, 2008, 12:05:00 PM  

The sound you hear is the "click" from televisions across Michigan as the Lions are laying down again on Thanksgiving Day.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 27, 2008, 1:32:00 PM  

how did john lynch do last sunday.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 2:23:00 PM  

CBS is finally wiseing up and giving Harlan-Gannon the 4PM game over Engberg-Cross. Time to demote them to the #7 team; Eagle-Wilcots, who have done around half the Miami games this year, have improved a lot, and even Johnson-Tasker (who I assume will have the Fish at least the next 2 weeks) are more entertaining.
It also seems that the fill-in team of Macatee-Buerlein has done more games than the official #7 team of Don Criqui-Dan Fouts (who are doing the Friday SEC game this week) Even the poor Chiefs fans deserve better than three hours of Buerlein, who doesn't belong anywhere near a microphone.

cmn said...
Nov 27, 2008, 3:25:00 PM  

9 + 8 = 16

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 3:33:00 PM  

televisons all over the Pacific Northwest are being shut off right now.

And BTW, 9+8=17, anon 3:33 11/27/08.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 27, 2008, 4:52:00 PM  

Correction: 8 + 9 = 17

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

Did Joe Buck just talk about the Jason Garrett-led Cowboys losing to the Packers on Thanksgiving as the graphic on the correctly pointed out that the Cowboys won? Or did I hear wrong?

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 5:07:00 PM  

Moving a game from 1 pm to 4 pm shouldn't count as a flex. Those changes happened before flex scheduling.

The flex scheduling came into being for moving games from Sunday afternoon to Sunday night in primetime.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 5:12:00 PM  


Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 5:41:00 PM  

May i say that Bob Papa is so annoying. He is always curt. Never homey. Just really abrasive. Asswipe. He also seems to be a McNabb jockwasher.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 9:41:00 PM  

@Anon 9:41

I wipe twice daily. It tastes.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 9:50:00 PM  

Generalissimo Goodell will probably give the Lions' Thanksgiving Day slot to someone else next year for a one-year trial, using this formula:

1) An AFC team with a rabid fan base
2) (Some) Built-in nationwide appeal
3) An exciting offense
4) The opponent would be either on the rise or on the cusp of playoff contention

If this was enacted this year, the matchup that would've replaced Titans-Lions would have most likely have been....Texans-Browns?

/back to drawing board

Nov 27, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

Non-related to NFL...that might've been the first time I've laughed at a Dr. Lou segment.

Nov 27, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

Since when is Dial soap hazardous to your health?

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 9:58:00 PM  

Anybody catch the Nantz/Tasker interview with Tatum Bell?

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

What a big win for our Terps AA... kinda makes Saturdays loss to FSU a little easier to take.

I am pumped for Terps bball now!

Brett said...
Nov 27, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

Stay classy, Anon 9:50 PM.

BTW, this is the first time all the Thanksgiving Day games were turkeys.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 27, 2008, 11:45:00 PM  

this is the first time all the Thanksgiving Day games were turkeys.

I would actually argue that most Thanksgiving games have been unwatchable (save a couple of Broncos-Cowboys games in '01 & '05) in the last 10 years. The Lions are the main culprits, but the Dave Campo era didn't help matters, either, and the NFL Network games have been snooze-inducing as well.

Nov 28, 2008, 12:12:00 AM  

Dear Club,


Your Leader

Anonymous said...
Nov 28, 2008, 12:22:00 AM  

I have no idea what you guys are talking about. That Eagles game wasn't snooze-inducing at all. ;-)

JFein said...
Nov 28, 2008, 1:02:00 AM  

@JFein: All three games were over by halftime. The tryptophan kicked in extra early this year. While the Eagles won, they were ahead by 21 halfway through the second quarter.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 28, 2008, 11:57:00 AM  

@JamesCraven: How many packets of Jello used in a Dell?

Anonymous said...
Nov 28, 2008, 12:28:00 PM  


Denver vs. Cleveland on Thursday night was very entertaining. And NE vs NYJ went to overtime and was a great game. NFL Network games this season have been anything but boring. Don't base your opinion off one Steelers vs Bungals game.

Brett said...
Nov 28, 2008, 1:24:00 PM  

@Brett: I was talking about the three NFL Network Thanksgiving Night Games:

'06: I take back what I said about the Broncos-Chiefs game. It was an okay matchup (6-4 vs. 7-3).
'07: The Colts-Falcons game was brutal.
Last night: A good game on paper, but a predictable blowout considering the Cardinals trouble in the Eastern Time Zone.

Nov 28, 2008, 1:51:00 PM  

Awful, what is your source for these maps? Did you create them yourself?

Anonymous said...
Nov 28, 2008, 7:30:00 PM  

No, they were created by J.P. Kirby at He already cited the maps, and has every week.

Joe said...
Nov 28, 2008, 7:49:00 PM  

Broadway Joe, bringing the bullets!

Anonymous said...
Nov 28, 2008, 8:18:00 PM  

@ anon @ 7:30: This is the first week that AA has not cited the 506, but that is his source and, at least for my region, the maps have been completely 100% accurate. And I have not known of anyone complaining of any fallacies in the maps in other parts of the country.

JFein said...
Nov 28, 2008, 8:43:00 PM  

How is that hack Kornheiser going to manage to mention "Brett Favre" every other word during Jaguars-Texans?

Both teams have no connection to Favre.

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2008, 12:47:00 AM  

Gosh anon 12:28 PM 11/28, how many Jell-o packers are in your brain?

JamesCraven said...
Nov 29, 2008, 2:05:00 AM  

If Ahman Green was playing, The Korny guy would've said he played for Green Bay back when Brett Favre was quarterback, lol. Maybe with the Jets victory on Sunday, he'll probably bring something up.

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

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