Opening of the 2023 NFL playoff; Brady vs. Cowboys; Michaels on NBC TV this weekend
Saturday, January 14, 2022
Miami Dolphins – Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM
CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
WW1: Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker
Silky smooth Nantz and spark emitting Tony Romo combine for data and entertainment. The pair are unpredictable. Think of the greats that have seeded at CBS, from Ray Scott to his protégé Pat Summerall and oh yes, to John Madden. Romo brought an effusive style and catchy format to the booth. He initially got roughly $3.5 million per. Then CBS Sports’ CEO Sean McManus had the gutsy move to pay him some $17M per season.
Seattle-San Francisco 4:30 PM
FOX: Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston
WW1: Bill Rosinski, James Lofton
Does Johnston have any pictures? This guy is a survivor. This fellow’s comments are just too thin. Good decisions by Westwood One on both announcers
LA Chargers-Jacksonville 8:15 PM
NBC: Al Michaels, Tony Dungy
WW1: Ian Eagle, Jason McCourty
NBC was in denial on a Michaels return until just days ago. Then the start of polemics between the parties on whether or not he would be back on the Peacock’s Network. So now he’ll work with Dungy on Saturday’s prime game. The fans won’t have to tolerate the heavy voiced and gibberish Kirk Herbstreit.
Sunday, January 15, 2023
NY Giants-Minnesota 4:15 PM
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen
WW1: Kevin Harlan, Mike Mayock
Burkhardt is a rookie in the presidential suite. Yes, he’s on his way up the chart too. But in the past he was #1 following Joe Buck. Meanwhile, Olsen knows the game but he’ll be behind Tom Brady when the future Hall of Famers joins Fox.
Baltimore-Cincinnati 8:15 PM
NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth
WW1: Ryan Radtke, Mike Golic
I had heard about conflict issues within the booth when there were three, Buck, Collinsworth and Aikman worked Fox football. On the tube, Cris is having fun and turning moods. Collinsworth doesn’t over-talk, and on most occasions, Tirico doesn’t kill you.
Monday, February 16, 2023
Dallas-Tampa Bay 8:15 PM
ESPN: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
WW1: Kevin Kugler, Kurt Warner
Nice way to cap the weekend of six playoff games. Joe Buck, is hallowed by Tom Verducci, as concise, true he can economize the number of words on the go. Buck a nice job last week on chilling Damar Hamlin