Your NFL on CBS Annoucer Pairings For 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Very few changes at the very top, but there are some more the rest of the way down the line. Dan Fouts moves all the way up to Dick Enberg, Kevin Harlan now has Solomon Wilcots as his analyst which in turn drops Rich Gannon to Ian Eagle, and Randy Cross gets moved all the way from Enberg to Don Criqui. Here's your list....

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


FYI....I should have your Regular Season Week One Schedule up in a bit as well.

Posted by Awful Announcing at 3:41 PM


Randy will do more with CBS College Sports this year. CBS must really like Dan Fouts, for some reason. Bill Macatee will do very few games, as should be the case. This will be very interesting.

Nathan Brice said...
Aug 25, 2009, 3:48:00 PM  

Held my breath until I confirmed that Johnson-Tasker is alive and well.

Alan said...
Aug 25, 2009, 4:01:00 PM  

You know, Dick Stockton catches some well-deserved shit for not being able to follow the action anymore, but I feel like Enberg is skating by here. That man knows shit anymore.

GMoney said...
Aug 25, 2009, 4:07:00 PM  

I agree that DIck Enberg has been slding in his peformance the last few years and not many peoplee seem to crush him as much as they have Stockton. Yes, Stockton has been terrible doiing play-by-play on baseball, etc. but Enberg is nto far behind. And I think its a smart move by CBS to move up Dan Faust becaue I think he's a realy good analsyt.

Unknown said...
Aug 25, 2009, 4:29:00 PM  

Fouts is pretty smart and funny. Ian Eagle and Rich Gannon can spend three hours talking all over themselves.

Steve Smith said...
Aug 25, 2009, 5:10:00 PM  

Hey those of us in New York will get to see some of those B-list announcers in the 2nd half of the season - since the Jets will NOT sell-out for the first time in a generation and the blackout rule will go into effect ... even on DirecTV.

5w30 said...
Aug 25, 2009, 5:28:00 PM  

Randy Cross demoted. Maybe someone is listening after all.

Ted McCarver said...
Aug 25, 2009, 8:30:00 PM  

David, no chance that happens. The NFL needs the New York market for advertising, and so does CBS and FOX. Trust me, if the networks and the NFL have to step in and buy a few hundred tickets, they will.

Devon Edwards said...
Aug 25, 2009, 8:48:00 PM  

I guess that whole 50 years of covering the NFL conveniently forgets the period when CBS didnt have it after losing NFC to FOX

Anonymous said...
Aug 25, 2009, 9:15:00 PM  

I don't think Cross has been demoted as such.

I think it's more a case that because he is doing studio work for CBS College Sports that his NFL role is reduced. He and Criqui won't be needed every week.

Anonymous said...
Aug 26, 2009, 2:15:00 AM  


E Buzz said...
Aug 26, 2009, 10:45:00 AM  

jgtreul, CBS is taking their hidias out of football from 1994-1998 in consideration when honoring their 50 years of televising the NFL. Their first year covering was during the 1956 season.

walnuts said...
Aug 26, 2009, 10:51:00 AM  

Ian Eagle is actually my favorite one to listen to and Dan Fouts moving up is a sound move. Kevin Harlan is also really good as is Gumble. Overall, for NFL coverage: CBS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOX

Brad James said...
Aug 26, 2009, 1:34:00 PM  

I understand Randy Cross played with Joe Montana.

E Buzz said...
Aug 26, 2009, 2:38:00 PM  
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Sep 26, 2009, 5:18:00 AM  

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