NFL Open Thread - Week 8 Early Games

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hey, we can make fun of Jeff Garcia all we like -- and we do -- but the fact is that he's making good money playing football and is married to a Playmate, and we're not. So, Jeff, I'm not hatin'. Go rip up them Cowboys today.

NFL Broadcast Maps and Announcing Schedule for Week Eight

Fox doubleheader this Sunday.


Tampa Bay at Dallas - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Washington at Detroit - Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
Atlanta at Philadelphia - Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan
Arizona at Carolina - Matt Vasgersian, Brian Baldinger
St. Louis at New England - Chris Rose, J.C. Pearson


San Diego vs New Orleans - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Kansas City at NY Jets - Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Buffalo at Miami - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Oakland at Baltimore - Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots

I've got Bucs-Cowboys and Chargers-Saints in London. I've been liberated this weekend from watching either the Raiders or 49ers. That is remarkable.

Posted by Signal to Noise at 12:45 PM


Is Johnson kidding on his fired up segement? Cryint that Teddie Bruskie "only" gets 1.7 million a year while a rookie gets whatever? this is the deal the PLAYERS signed in the colective bargaining agreement!!! Pick a better fight, JJ.

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 12:54:00 PM  

In case you care about soccer since it involves London, Chelsea finally lost a Premier League game at home for the first time since 2004, 1-0 to Liverpool.

Nantz and Simms ARE in CBS, not that cheap I guess!

TJX said...
Oct 26, 2008, 12:57:00 PM  

Anyone else catch Berman trying to do an English accent?

It was hilariously awful.

JFreak said...
Oct 26, 2008, 1:04:00 PM  

And Eox with the stupid 1970's chromakey background for Falcons-Eagles opening. It's Goddamned motherfucking 2008, Fox, get with the program.

JamesCraven said...
Oct 26, 2008, 1:22:00 PM  

It's funny hearing Nantz say "FA Cup" and the names "West Ham" and "Bolton." It sounds like he's trying to figure out how to say them.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 26, 2008, 1:39:00 PM  

The Chargers are still in a bad funk right now. Sproles got stripped on a kickoff return.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 26, 2008, 1:51:00 PM  

Terry Bradshaw, "Tim McCarver is my favorite analyst in ALL of sports!"

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 2:10:00 PM  

The SD defense is now officially crap and the NFL still sucks about celebration. Lacne Moore just did a soccer-style celebration (sliding on the knees) and got docked 15 on the kickoff for it.

Saints, 23-10.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 26, 2008, 2:14:00 PM  

Tim McCarver "Terry Bradshaw is the absolute best at reading off the highlights at halftime"

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 2:15:00 PM  

"And Rackers is effectively 'clock blocked'"

- Matt Vasgersian calling the Cardinals/Panthers in response to the clock issues and being iced by a Carolina timeout.

Oct 26, 2008, 2:29:00 PM  

In the CAR-AZ game, they've been having clock issues, and as Neil Rackers was about to attempt a field goal, CAR coach John Fox called a timeout at the last second. Brian Baldinger then said "I guess you could say Rackers was just clock-blocked."

Todd W. Smith said...
Oct 26, 2008, 2:29:00 PM  

what is with that HSBC commercial with the tree loggers and the protester? how is that.....what is that..... just an awful awful commercial.

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 2:33:00 PM  

"Five pounds is not five bucks." - Simms
"You've found that out several times while we've been here." - Nantz

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 26, 2008, 2:34:00 PM  

all that was missing from joe namath's appearance in the booth with dan and greg was wooderson from Dazed and Confused and a nice big blunt.

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

Greg Gumbel, with Joe Namath in the booth with him and Dierdorf--

"There's a lot of artificial knees in this booth right now."

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 3:07:00 PM  

Billick is a decent analyst, but he's having a rough, rough day with identifying players. He's called a Detroit cornerback "Leigh Bodden" multiple times (Bodden plays for Washington), he once called Shawn Alexander "Jason Campbell," and he just called Santana Moss "Santonio."

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 3:15:00 PM  

The Detroit Lions are the worst professional football team I have ever seen. That is epic crappiness there in Detroit.

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 3:27:00 PM  

Oh wait, Bodden does play for Detroit. I was thinking of Lee Torrance. Well, he still called Alexander "Campbell" and Moss "Santonio."

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 3:32:00 PM  

Watching Favre get goaded into horrid interceptions by the worst defense in the league might be the highlight of my afternoon.

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 3:39:00 PM  

What fucking rulebook are Sam Rosen and Tim Ryan (not the play-by-play guy) reading from? The clock's not outside two minutes, and they're saying that Atlanta has to take a timeout due to injury? We need an NFL version of the Pammys on here.

JamesCraven said...
Oct 26, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

Hey, pm. Welcome to the USA...the Lions have been bad since Millen took over and now they're paying in spades!

JamesCraven said...
Oct 26, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

Chris Myers doing more work in the Falcons-Eaglers game than in all three World Series games combined!

JamesCraven said...
Oct 26, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  

Sam Rosen and Tim Ryan are officially awful announcers.

For starters, Rosen began the game by calling Matt Ryan "Ben Ryan". Later on, he would be even more confused and call Chris Myers, "Chris Ryan".

Tim Ryan is completely clueless. Jamescraven pointed out his not knowing of the injury timeout rule. He also harped and harped and harped on his talking point that there was no way Westbrook was 100%, even after Westbrook said he was 100% and top that off with the fact that he had a monster game, and Ryan was made to look like an idiot.

There was more that I can't remember right now. I really wish I was by a computer when I saw that game, as they were a goldmine.

Justin F. said...
Oct 26, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  

Jingoism galore: CBS force-fed the national anthems from London prior to all the CBS early games. At least Fox aired the opening kickoff on the entire network when they were in London last year.

bk@2:33: The HSBC ad is a local spot. Unashamedly right-wing and for a bank that's seeking a bailout -- from the Brits no less.

@ssr: The proper scoreline for the footy is Chelsea 0, Liverpool 1. When the Giants played in England last year they worked out at Chelsea's training ground.

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2008, 8:48:00 PM  

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