- NFL Network runs the second straight game from London with Rich Eisen and company.
- Andrew Catalon should have been teamed with James Lofton as his analyst. Lofton is entertaining, emotional and educating. He has an edge to his style too. But he won’t be on stage at all this weekend. It’s because he was tagged under five among the analysts. Good for Catalon, now at a higher level. Behind number one Nantz are Eagle, Kevin Harlan and now number four, Catalon. Why was Lofton not promoted at CBS. Lowering him down the ladder is a bit disappointing. This weekend is an example. No work!
- For CBS, an inexpensive Sunday. Production cost for only five telecasts this weekend, all in the earlier slot. Fox has six games through two slots. From an ad standpoint, that’s double the rating points – at least this week.
- Also good to see Spero Dedes gets well deserved recognition from the Tiffany Network. Roots in New Jersey and at Fordham University where he was taught in part by Marty Glickman.
- Fellows who are scheduled for both college ball and the NFL are Dave Pasch, Bob Wischusen and Wes Durham.
- Green Bay and Pittsburgh have byes this weekend.
- Trent Green needs an extra cup of coffee on game day. No sleeping on the job.
- Of the NFL’s afternoon telecasts, the deepest coverage is SF-Cleveland – 67% – on Fox
- CBS’ #1 team Nantz/Romo/Wolfson gets 19% of America, NE-LV. Number two team of CBS’ Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn has 51%. Sometimes the world is inexplicable
AMZN: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung
Sunday, October 15
FOX: Chris Myers, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink
Sports USA: Larry Kahn, Doug Plank
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake
Compass Media: Chris Carrino, Brian Baldinger
8:20 PM- Buffalo Bills at New York Giants 100%
UNVSO: Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú, Ariana Figuera
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Mike Golic