Interesting comments from Howie Long about watching his sons, Chris and Kyle, play in last Sunday’s Chicago-St. Louis.
It’s been a long run for Dan Dierdorf, who received Hall of Fame honors as a player and analyst.
Who replaces Dierdorf at CBS’ No. 2 analyst? I’m betting another former Monday Night Football alum: Dan Fouts.
After 43 consecutive years in the National Football League as a Hall of Fame player and Hall of Fame broadcaster, Dan Dierdorf has announced his retirement following this season.
Dierdorf, who is the longest tenured NFL analyst on television and teams with Greg Gumbel for NFL ON CBS coverage, has spent the past 30 years as an NFL broadcaster, following a 13-year playing career with the St. Louis Cardinals.
“I have been blessed to spend my entire life in the game I love,” said Dierdorf. “I had an opportunity to go from the field directly to the broadcast booth where I … Continue Reading
Sorry ESPN, this won’t help you on Sunday nights.
Starting in 2014, CBS and Fox will be able to air more attractive games in the 4:25 p.m. ET window. And that means you could see a 1 p.m. ET or 4:05 p.m. Fox game in a CBS late afternoon window and vice-versa. In a nutshell, you will see NFC games on CBS and AFC contests on Fox. Confused?
Let’s take Week 11 of this season as an example. The NFL had moved Kansas City at Denver into primetime giving it to NBC’s Sunday Night Football. This was originally scheduled for a 4:05 p.m. ET regional window on CBS. Under the new rules, the NFL would have had the option to move it into Fox’s 4:25 p.m. window to allow more viewers to see the
Interesting to see where the story goes from here. Or if it ends here.
CBS has a somewhat uninspiring Week 6 schedule Sunday. The network can’t even ride the back of Peyton Manning. The Denver-Jacksonville game only will be compelling to those who take the Jaguars and the points.
Sports President David Berson figured it was a good week to try to something new. He decided it was time for a road trip for three of his NFL Today analysts.
Bill Cowher will be the third man in the booth for Pittsburgh-Jets; Boomer Esiason will be at Cincy-Cleveland and Shannon Sharpe will analyze the slaughter in Denver.
“When we looked at the slate of games, we thought why not try something different?” Berson said. “It gives us a chance explore new things with the show and have some fun.”
The former team connection will be an interesting component, especially with Cowher and the Steelers. … Continue Reading
I know most of the Steel Curtain defense is in the Hall of Fame, but there should be one more. Greenwood was a force at defensive end.
From his obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
At 6 feet 6 inches, Mr. Greenwood eventually played at 245 pounds and was a menace to opposing quarterbacks. If Mr. Greenwood didn’t sack quarterbacks, he often batted down their passes.
In the first of many clutch performances in big games, Mr. Greenwood batted down two passes in the Steelers’ first Super Bowl victory, against Minnesota in 1975. In the Super Bowl X victory against Dallas the following year, Mr. Greenwood sacked Roger Staubach four times in the 21-17 win.
“L.C. was a quiet guy, he didn’t attempt to position himself as
Angell, in the New Yorker, wrote about attending Mariano Rivera Day at Yankee Stadium. No quotes, no stats, no in-depth analysis.
Instead, we got the wonderful images of a late-season game at the ballpark.
From the piece.
Mariano came on with one out in the eighth, and surrendered a single but no runs, and along the way gave us still again his eloquent entering run from deep center field; the leaning stare-in with upcocked mitt over his heart; the reposeful pre-pitch pause, with his hands at waist level; and then the burning, bending, famed-in-song-and-story cutter. All these, seen once again, have been as familiar to us as our dad’s light cough from the next room, or
Here are the details from the latest serving to the NFL smorgasbord.
NBCSN will launch a new, weekly half-hour NFL studio show– FNIA Coach’s Clicker – on Wednesday, Sept. 11, that dovetails off of Football Night in America, the most-watched pre-game show in sports. FNIA Coach’s Clicker will debut each week at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison providing an in-depth Xs-and-Os preview of the upcoming week’s biggest games, including the Sunday Night Football contest. Liam McHughwill host the new program from the famous Studio 8H at NBCUniversal’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York City.
Derived from the weekly coach’s clicker segment on Football Night in America, FNIA Coach’s Clicker will look ahead to the upcoming week by providing in-depth breakdowns of teams, … Continue Reading
This looks cool. The last fight at old Comiskey Park was Sonny Liston-Floyd Patterson on Sept. 25, 1962, my third birthday. It also was a good night for Liston, who won in a knockout.
The rundown from ESPN:
ESPN’s Friday Night Fights adds another chapter to Chicago’s rich boxing history with a show tonight at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the White Sox.
In the first major pro boxing card at a Chicago ballpark in more than 50 years, hometown favorite, Light Heavyweight contender, Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 13 KOs) meets Gabriel Campillo (22-5-1, 8 KOs) in the FNF main event (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN/ESPN Deportes+).
The telecast also will feature White Sox favorite Ron Kittle.
“I started following boxing years ago when Howard Cosell was doing all the big heavyweight bouts – Ali, … Continue Reading
The ageless one will be in Salisbury, N.C. tonight for induction in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.
Vitale told Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times:
“It’s an honor that blows me away,” Vitale said. “When I look back at my career, I pinch myself. … It’s just beyond belief. To be selected by your peers is quite a thrill, and I’m just honored beyond belief.”
Beside Vitale, Mitch Albom is going into the Hall on the writer’s side. Dan Patrick is being honored as National Sportscaster of the Year and Peter King is the National Sportswriter of the Year.… Continue Reading