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NFL Week #12: Thanksgiving Day Doubleheader, 12 Sunday games plus Mon and now Wed at 3:40pm

CBS has the doubleheader, Fox the single game.

Changes and more changes. They continue. Now that the Baltimore-Pittsburgh game, moved from Thursday night, to Sunday afternoon to Tuesday night has now been moved again – to Wednesday at 3:40pm ET on NBC. Mike Tirico and Tony Dungy will do Sunday night’s Chicago-Green Bay game and Tirico and Cris Collinsworth get Ravens-Steelers. Rocky planning week for the announcers. Had the Baltimore-Pittsburgh game been played Sunday afternoon, Al Michaels was going to work but with the switch to Tuesday and now Wednesday, Tirico gets the two games he was promised this weekend.

Let’s call the Wednesday game, the Christmas Tree Game. It’s been reported that NBC is insisting that it show the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center live. Tradition. NBC was the network that ran the famed Heidi Game in 1968.

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman worked Thanksgiving and are off Sunday. Jim Nantz and Tony Romo were assigned both Thanksgiving and Sunday games.

Just noticed and it’s hard to believe. Kenny Albert is in his 27th season covering the NFL for Fox.

Adam Amin who’s on the NFL this weekend will also do college basketball for the network this winter. Amin, the former ESPNer, has already done baseball for Fox too. If that’s not enough work, Amin was hired to replace the retiring Neil Funk, longtime Voice of the Chicago Bulls.

Thursday, Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Day – Doubleheader

Houston at Detroit, CBS, Jim Nantz, Tony Romo (12:30 p.m. ET)

100% of the country

Washington  at Dallas, Fox, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman (4:30 p.m. ET)

99% of the country

Sunday, Nov. 29 (1:00 p.m. ET)

Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings, Fox, Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma

34 markets and 13% of the country

Butte-Cedar Rapids-Charleston-Charlotte-Chicago-Columbia-Davenport-Des Moines-Duluth-Fargo-Great Falls-Green Bay-Greensboro-Greenville-Greenville-Helena-La Crosse-Madison-Mankato-Marquette-Minneapolis-Minot-Missoula-Myrtle Beach-Ottumwa-Raleigh-Rapid City-Roanoke-Rochester-Rockford-Sioux City-Sioux Falls-Wausau-Wilmington

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts, CBS, Ian Eagle, Charles Davis

97 markets and 42% of the country

Abilene-Alexandria-Alpena-Amarillo-Austin-Baltimore-Baton Rouge-Beaumont-Biloxi-Birmingham-Bowling Green-Bryan -Cadillac-Cape Girardeau-Cedar Rapids-Champaign-Charleston-Charlotte-Charlottesville-Chattanooga-Chicago-Columbia-Columbus_Ms.-Corpus Christi-Dallas-Des Moines-Detroit-Duluth – Chisholm-Escanaba-Evansville-Fargo-Flint-Fort Wayne-Ft Smith-Green Bay-Greensboro-Greenville, Ms.-Greenville, NC-Harlingen -Harrisonburg-Hattiesburg-Houston-Huntsville-Indianapolis-Jackson-Jackson-Johnson City-Jonesboro-Kalamazoo-Kirksville-Knoxville-La Crosse -Lafayette, In.-Lake Charles-Lansing-Laredo-Little Rock-Louisville-Lubbock -Madison-Mankato-Mason City-Memphis- Milwaukee Minneapolis Monroe Montgomery Nashville New Orleans Norfolk Odessa Peoria Philadelphia  Quincy Raleigh Richmond Roanoke Rock Island Rockford Salisbury San Angelo San Antonio Sault Saint Marie Sherman Shreveport Sioux City South Bend Spartanburg St. Louis Terre Haute Tyler Victoria Waco Walker Washington Wausau Wichita Falls

Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots, Fox, Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston

69 markets, 28% of the country

Alpena-Anchorage-Baltimore-Bangor-Bend-Bluefield-Boise-Boston-Burlington-Champaign-Charleston-Clarksburg-Columbia-Detroit-El Paso-Erie-Evansville-Fairbanks-Flint-Fort Myers-Fort Wayne-Gainesville-Grand Rapids-Idaho Falls-Johnstown-Joplin-Juneau-Kansas City-Lansing-Lincoln-Louisville-Lubbock-Milwaukee-Odessa-Oklahoma City-Omaha-Orlando-Paducah-Parkersburg-Peoria-Phoenix-Pittsburgh-Portland, Me-Portland, Or-Presque Isle-Providence-Quincy-Salisbury-San Angelo-San Antonio-Seattle-South Bend-Spokane-Springfield,Il-Springfield,Ma-Springfield, Mo-St. Joseph-St. Louis-Tampa-Terre Haute-Topeka-Traverse City-Tucson-Tulsa West Palm Beach Wheeling Wichita Yakima Yuma

Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars, CBS, Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta

24 markets and 10% of the country

Altoona-Cincinnati-Cleveland-Columbus_Oh.-Dayton-Erie-Gainesville-Harrisburg-Hazard-Huntington-Jacksonville-Lewisburg-Lexington-Lima-Oklahoma City-Parkersburg-Pittsburgh-Scranton-Tallahassee-Toledo-Tulsa-Weston-Wheeling-Youngstown

Miami Dolphins at New York Jets, CBS, Andrew Catalon, James Lofton

9 markets and 13% of the country

Ft Myers -Honolulu-Miami -Mobile-New York-Orlando-Panama City Beach-Tampa-W. Palm Beach

Las Vegas Raiders at Atlanta Falcons, CBS, Kevin Harlan, Trent Green

81 markets and 22% of the country

Albany-Albuquerque-Anchorage-Atlanta-Augusta, GA)-Bakersfield-Billings-Bismarck-Boise-Bozeman-Butte-Casper-Cheyenne-Chico-Colorado Springs-Columbus, Ga.-Denver-Dickinson-Dodge City/Ensign-Dothan-Durango-El Paso-Eureka-Fairbanks-Florence-Florence-Fresno-Glendive-Goodland-Grand Island-Grand Junction-Great Falls-Hays-Helena-Idaho Falls-Jefferson City-Juneau-Kalispell-Kansas City-Ketchikan-Lafayette, La.-Lander-Las Vegas-Lewiston-Lincoln-Macon-Medford-Meridian-Minot-Missoula-Monterey-Montrose-North Platte-Omaha-Pasco-Phoenix-Pittsburg-Portland-Rapid City-Reliance-Reno-Rock Springs-Roswell- Sacramento Salt Lake City San Francisco Santa Maria Savannah Scottsbluff/Gering Seattle Sioux Falls Sitka Spokane Springfield St Joseph Topeka Twin Falls Wichita Williston Wilmington Yakima

New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals, Fox, Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman

33 markets, 23% of the country

Abilene-Albany, NY-Austin-Binghamton-Charlottesville-Cincinnati-Columbus-Dallas-Dayton-Elmira-Harrisburg-Harrisonburg-Hartford-Lexington-Lima-Louisville-New York-Norfolk-Philadelphia-Puerto Rico-Richmond-Rochester-Sherman-Syracuse-Toledo-Tyler-US Virgin Islands-Utica-Waco-Washington-Watertown-Wichita Falls-Wilkes-Barre

Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills, CBS, Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon

25 markets and 13% of the country

Albany-Bangor-Bend-Binghamton-Boston-Buffalo-Burlington-Coos Bay-Elmira-corning-Eugene-Hartford-Los Angeles-Palm Springs-Portland-Presque Isle-Providence -Rochester-Roseburg-San Diego-Springfield-Syracuse-Tucson-Utica-Watertown-Yuma

Sunday, Nov. 29 (4:05 p.m. ET)

San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, Fox, Chris Myers, Greg Jennings, Brock Huard

16 markets and 12% of the country

Bakersfield-Chico-Eugene-Eureka-Fresno-Honolulu-Los Angeles-Medford-Monterey-Palm Springs-Reno-Sacramento-San Diego-San Francisco-Santa Barbara-Youngstown

New Orleans at Denver, Fox, Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth

61 markets and 23% of the country

Albuquerque-Alexandria-Amarillo-Atlanta-Augusta-Baton Rouge-Beaumont-Billings-Biloxi-Birmingham-Bowling Green-Buffalo-Casper-Chattanooga-Cheyenne-Cleveland-Colorado Springs-Columbus-Columbus-Corpus Christi-Denver-Dothan-Fort Smith-Grand Junction-Greenwood-Guam-Harlingen-Harrisburg-Hattiesburg-Houston-Huntsville-Indianapolis-Jackson, Ms-Jackson, Tn-Jacksonville-Jonesboro-Knoxville-Lafayette, In-Lafayette, La-Lake Charles-Laredo-Las Vegas-Little Rock-Macon-Memphis-Meridian-Miami-Mobile-Monroe-Montgomery-Nashville-New Orleans-North Platte-Panama City–Salt Lake City-Savannah-Shreveport-Tallahassee-Tri-Cities-Twin Falls-Victoria

Sunday, Nov. 29 (4:25 p.m. ET)

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, CBS, Jim Nantz, Tony Romo

98.2% of the country. All markets but Denver and Colorado Springs (protected because the Broncos are at home at the same time)

Sunday, Nov. 29 (8:20 p.m. ET)

Chicago at Green Bay, NBC, Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy

100% of the country

Monday, Nov. 30 (8:20 p.m. ET)

Seattle at Philadelphia , ESPN, Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick

Approx 83 million homes nationally

Wednesday, Dec 2 (8:00 p.m. ET)

Baltimore at Pittsburgh, NBC, Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth

100% of the country

David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year + industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History and The Fundamentals of Sports Media and Sponsorship Sales: Developing New Accounts.

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