CBS Sports announces broadcast pairings for 2008 NFL season
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead as No. 1 NFL on CBS announce team in CBS Television Network's 49th season covering NFL
The NFL Today Returns James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe to studio
The NFL on CBS announce team solidified as deepest on television as Greg Gumbel teams with Dan Dierdorf; Dick Enberg with Randy Cross; and Kevin Harlan with Rich Gannon
Dan Fouts returns to The NFL on CBS as Game Analyst
The CBS Television Network begins its 49th year of broadcasting the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 7 (noon-4 p.m., ET) as Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead The NFL on CBS into the Network's 2008 NFL season.
James Brown anchors the CBS Television Network's hour-long pre-game studio show, The NFL Today, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher and Shannon Sharpe from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Charley Casserly serves as The NFL Today's "General Manager," while Lesley Visser and Sam Ryan serve as reporters for the show. This season marks the 41st year of The NFL Today on the CBS Television Network.
The NFL on CBS announce team is solidified as the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel once again calls games alongside Dan Dierdorf; Dick Enberg teams with Randy Cross; and Kevin Harlan teams with Rich Gannon.
Other notes of interest this year include Ian Eagle teaming with Solomon Wilcots; Gus Johnson pairing with Steve Tasker; Don Criqui and Bill Macatee teaming with Steve Beuerlein, and The NFL on CBS' newest addition, Dan Fouts, for selected games.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and former CBS Sports NFL on CBS analyst Fouts returns to CBS Sports to call selected NFL on CBS games, as well as selected SEC on CBS and CBS College Sports Network college football games.
CBS Sports' complete roster of announce teams for its 49th year of NFL coverage was announced today by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports, and Executive Producer, The NFL on CBS.
Following are the Network's NFL announcer pairings for the 2008 season (play-by-play/analyst):
Jim Nantz//Phil Simms
Greg Gumbel//Dan Dierdorf
Dick Enberg//Randy Cross//Dan Fouts*
Kevin Harlan//Rich Gannon
Ian Eagle//Solomon Wilcots
Gus Johnson//Steve Tasker
Don Criqui/Bill Macatee//Steve Beuerlein//Dan Fouts*
Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for The NFL on CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director. Eric Mann is senior producer for The NFL Today, while Bob Matina directs. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
McManus serves as executive producer for The NFL on CBS.