Schedule today and tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday
Sunday, September 3
Noon- Northwestern at Rutgers
CBS: Tom McCarthy, Jason McCourty, Tiffany Blackmon
3 PM- Orange Blossom Classic: Jackson State vs. Florida A&M
ESPN: Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker, Jalyn Johnson
3:30 PM- Oregon State at San Jose State
CBS: Chris Lewis, Ross Tucker, Justin Walters
4 PM- Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic: Virginia Union vs. Morehouse
NFL: Steve Wyche, Bucky Brooks, Max Starks, Sherree Burruss
Westwood One: Troy Clardy, Anthony Herron, AJ Ross
7 PM- Boeing Red Tails Classic: Fort Valley State vs. Tuskegee
ESPNU: Jason Ross Jr., Charles Arbuckle
7:30 PM- Camping World Kickoff: LSU vs. Florida State
ABC: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe
ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Kelly Stouffer, Ian Fitzsimmons
Monday, September 4
8 PM- Clemson at Duke
ESPN: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvoracek, Tom Luginbill
Westwood One: Mike Watts, Ryan Leaf
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When Sean McManus shared his annual comments last week at the annual CBS press conference, he praised Greg Gumbel for his many solid years a play-by-player. Gumbel is dulcet toned and under stated.
He did two Super Bowls with Phil Simms, in 2001 and 2004. Earlier, he partook in three separate CBS presentations of the pre and post game shows of the Super Bowl, in 1992. 1996 and 1998.
He’s also done the NFL on CBS from 2006-2022. His ranking apparently declined. Jim Nantz replaced him. Since then, Greg slipped to third and the fourth. McManus assured the attendees that Gumbel will be quite active during the Final Four. He’s 77. Brother Bryant, 74.
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Kirk Herbstreit is back traveling by charter flights, assisting Lee Corso. He’s 88. I hope that Kirk can fill the requirements completely. He’s well prepared. But sometimes it’s a bit too much.
Why is Chris Fowler calling popular NFL matchups? He’s a conversationalist.
But ESPN has him on the US Open. Goodness knows what the total cost of the charters will be? Such inconsistency!
What we will remember are the names of the lost ESPN soldiers
Ashley Brewer – Married to NBA Center Frank Kaminsky who makes some $22M per year.
Vince Carter – Vince Carter played an NBA-record 22 seasons.
Chris Chelios – He took stage at ESPN in the studio. More evidence of massive cuts.
Jordan Cornette – Staff writer in the studios. He previously worked for Bleacher Report
LaPhonso Ellis – Picked by the Denver Nuggets in 1992 and played in the NBA through 2003.
Neil Everett – The man cracked jokes whether in Bristol or SoCal
Nick Friedel – A Syracuse University voice who covered the Bulls and Warriors.
Jason Fritz – Fitz joined ESPN in 2016, hosting College Football Daily on ESPNU.
Matt Hasselbeck – Former QB had been with ESPN since 2016. His voice was hardly stimulating.
Keyshawn Johnson – A puzzling character in Bristol, he did some too in LA.
Max Kellerman – Diversified, Max went to Columbia. In recent years he has focused on boxing.
Doug Kezirian – A sports betting insider. Kezirian lives in Las Vegas
Suzy Kolber – This story is a killer. She’s so associated with ESPN’s and so committed. Nasty!
Joon Lee – Staff writer at ESPN. He previously worked for Bleacher Report
Todd McShay – Works the football draft for ESPN doing so in 2006.
Ron Ninkovich – Played for New Orleans and Miami before flourishing with New England
David Pollack – A former star with the Georgia Bulldogs, became an analyst with ESPN in 2009.
Jalen Rose – He’ll be remembered for his his snappy threads. Not much depth on hoops.
Jeff Van Gundy – This requires deeper investigation
Andre Ward – The Boxing commentator sparkled as a fighter, and later for ESPN.
Steve Young – Led Niners to ’94 S/B Title; Had been with ESPN since 2000.