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NFL Week #14: CBS features Kansas City-Miami; NBC has Pittsburgh-Buffalo; Fox goes with Minn-Bucs

CBS is single  and Fox the doubleheader.

Buck and Aikman work Thursday and Sunday.

Catalon and Lofton getting good reviews from the current dean of media critics, Phil Mushnick of the New York Post.

Al Michaels takes Sunday off. Tirico happily fills in. Michaels received a biggie award this week, the Ford Frick which honors exemplary baseball voices. Al spent many of his first 20 years broadcasting, doing baseball. Voices who were honored by both the pro football and baseball Halls: Jack Buck, Dick Enberg, Curt Gowdy, Lindsey Nelson and Michaels. Joe Buck who will be honored next summer by the football Hall was on the ballot. He’s an automatic to the baseball award down the road.

Ian Eagle will do less traveling this winter. He calls Nets games on TV. Word is that all road games will be done remotely.

Harlan continues this winter doing the NBA on Turner.

Joe Davis is assigned an NFL game by Fox this weekend. Smooth as silk but needs more energy for my liking.

Daryl Johnston talks and talks. But Tuesday on the Washington upset over Pittsburgh, Big Ben had a remote chance to pull it out for the Steelers with a Hail Mary. But Johnston gave up on the game instead of thinking like a coach. Instead, he pontificated. partner Burkhardt is excellent.

SI’s Tom Verducci talking about Joe Buck’s baseball this week praised the conciseness of his call. True for football too.

Dick Stockton isn’t working this weekend. It’s worth noting that retired White Sox voice, Hawk Harrelson was interviewed on today’s Frick Award show, He won the Frick last year. Hawk praised Stockton for helping him in his early years. They worked together in the 70s doing the Red Sox.

This data is unofficial and market listing is subject to change. 

Thursday, Dec. 10

New England at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. Fox, NFL Network Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

99% of U.S. – NFL Network 58 million homes


Sunday, Dec. 13

Denver at Carolina, 1 p.m. CBS Andrew Catalon, James Lofton

24 markets/8% of U.S.

Albuquerque-Augusta (na_ Sc)-Casper-Charleston-Charlotte-Cheyenne-Colorado Springs-Columbia-Denver-Durango-Florence-Grand Junction-Greensboro-Greenville_NC-Lander-Montrose-Raleigh-Rapid City-Roanoke-Rock Springs-Roswell-Scottsbluff/Gering-Spartanburg-Wilmington

Houston at Chicago, 1 p.m.  CBS Kevin Harlan, Trent Green

29 markets/14% of U.S.

Alpena-Austin-Beaumont-Bryan -Cadillac-Cedar Rapids-Champaign-Chicago-Corpus Christi-Detroit-Escanaba-Flint-Green Bay-Harlingen -Houston-Kalamazoo-La Crosse -Lansing-Laredo-Madison-Milwaukee-Peoria-Rock Island-Rockford-San Antonio-Sault Saint Marie-Victoria-Waco-Wausau

Dallas at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Fox Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman

40 markets/17% of U.S.

Abilene-Albuquerque-Amarillo-Austin-Beaumont-Charleston-Cincinnati-Cleveland-Columbus-Corpus Christi-Dallas-Dayton-El Paso-Fort Smith-Harlingen-Houston-Jonesboro-Joplin-Laredo-Lexington-Lima-Little Rock-Lubbock-Memphis-Odessa-Oklahoma City-Parkersburg-San Angelo-San Antonio-Sherman-Shreveport-Springfield, Mo-Toledo-Tulsa-Tyler-Victoria-Waco-Wichita-Wichita Falls-Youngstown

Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. CBS Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta

12 markets/4% of U.S.

Bowling Green-Chattanooga-Columbus_Ms.-Gainesville-Greenville_Ms-Huntsville-Jackson-Jacksonville-Johnson City-Knoxville-Memphis-Nashville

Kansas City at Miami, 1 p.m. CBS Kim Nantz, Tony Romo

126 markets/47% of U.S.

Abilene-Albany-Albany-Alexandria-Altoona-Amarillo-Atlanta-Bakersfield-Baltimore-Bangor-Baton Rouge-Billings-Biloxi-Binghamton-Birmingham-Bismarck-Boston-Bozeman-Buffalo-Burlington-Butte-Cape Girardeau-Charlottesville-Cleveland-Columbus_Ga.-Columbus_Oh.-Dayton-Des Moines-Dickinson-Dodge City/Ensign-Dothan-El Paso-Elmira-corning-Erie-Florence-Fresno-Ft Myers -Ft Smith-Glendive-Goodland-Grand Island-Great Falls-Harrisburg-Harrisonburg-Hartford-Hattiesburg-Hays-Hazard-Helena-Honolulu-Huntington-Idaho Falls-Jackson-Jefferson City-Jonesboro-Kalispell-Kansas City-Kirksville-Lafayette_La.-Lake Charles-Lewisburg-Lexington-Lima- Lincoln Little Rock Los Angeles Lubbock  Macon Meridian Miami  Minot Missoula Mobile Monroe Montgomery New Orleans Norfolk North Platte Odessa Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Panama City Beach Parkersburg Philadelphia  Pittsburg Pittsburgh Portland Presque Isle Providence  Quincy Reliance Richmond Rochester Salisbury San Angelo San Diego Savannah Scranton Sherman Shreveport Sioux City Sioux Falls Springfield, Ma- Springfield, Mo- St Joseph St. Louis Syracuse Tallahassee Toledo Topeka Tucson Tulsa Twin Falls Tyler Utica W. Palm Beach Washington Watertown Weston Wheeling Wichita Wichita Falls Williston Youngstown Yuma

Arizona at New York Giants, 1 p.m. Fox Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma

54 markets/37% of U.S.

Albany, NY-Bakersfield-Baltimore-Bangor-Bend-Binghamton-Bluefield-Buffalo-Burlington-Charlottesville-Chico-Clarksburg-Elmira-Erie-Eureka-Fresno-Harrisburg-Harrisonburg-Hartford-Johnstown-Las Vegas-Los Angeles-Medford-Monterey-New York-Norfolk-Palm Springs-Philadelphia-Phoenix-Pittsburgh-Portland-Puerto Rico-Reno-Richmond-Roanoke-Rochester,  NY-Sacramento-Salisbury-San Diego-San Francisco-Santa Barbara-Seattle-Spokane-Syracuse-Tucson-US Virgin Islands-Utica-Washington-Watertown-Wheeling-Wilkes-Barre-Yakima-Yuma

Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Fox Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

119 markets/45% of US

Albany, Ga–Alexandria-Alpena-Anchorage-Atlanta-Augusta-Baton Rouge-Billings-Biloxi-Birmingham-Boise-Boston-Bowling Green-Butte-Casper-Cedar Rapids-Champaign-Charleston-Charlotte-Chattanooga-Cheyenne-Chicago-Colorado Springs-Columbia-Columbia-Columbus-Columbus-Davenport-Denver-Des Moines-Detroit-Dothan-Duluth-Eugene-Evansville-Fairbanks-Fargo-Flint-Fort Myers-Fort Wayne-Gainesville-Grand Junction-Grand Rapids-Great Falls-Green Bay-Greensboro-Greenville-Greenville-Greenwood-Guam-Hattiesburg-Helena-Honolulu-Huntsville-Idaho Falls-Indianapolis-Jackson-Jackson-Jacksonville-Juneau-Kansas City-Knoxville-La Crosse-Lafayette, In-Lafayette, La- Lake Charles Lansing Lincoln Louisville Macon Madison Mankato Marquette Meridian Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Minot Missoula Mobile Monroe Montgomery Myrtle Beach Nashville New Orleans North Platte Omaha Orlando Ottumwa Paducah Panama City Peoria Portland Presque Isle Providence Quincy Raleigh Rapid City Rochester Rockford Salt Lake City Savannah Sioux City Sioux Falls South Bend Springfield, Il- Springfield, Mo- St. Joseph St. Louis Tallahassee Tampa Terre Haute Topeka Traverse City Tri-Cities Twin Falls Wausau West Palm Beach Wilmington

Indianapolis at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. CBS Ian Eagle, Charles Davis

26 markets/15% of U.S.

Chico-Cincinnati-Dallas-Duluth – Chisholm-Eureka-Evansville-Fargo-Fort Wayne-Indianapolis-Lafayette_In.-Las Vegas-Louisville-Mankato-Mason City-Minneapolis-Monterey-Palm Springs-Reno-Sacramento-Salt Lake City-San Francisco-Santa Maria-South Bend-Tampa-Terre Haute-Walker

New York Jets at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. CBS Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon

19 markets/12% of U.S.

Anchorage-Bend-Boise-Coos Bay-Eugene-Fairbanks-Juneau-Ketchikan-Lewiston-Medford-New York-Pasco-Phoenix-Portland, Or-Roseburg-Seattle-Sitka-Spokane-Yakima

Green Bay at Detroit, 4:25 p.m. Fox Adam Amin, Brock Huard

69 markets/24% of U.S.

Alpena-Anchorage-Billings-Boise-Butte-Casper-Cedar Rapids-Champaign-Cheyenne-Chicago-Cincinnati-Cleveland-Colorado Springs-Columbia-Columbus-Davenport-Dayton-Denver-Des Moines-Detroit-Duluth-Evansville-Fairbanks-Fargo-Flint-Fort Myers-Fort Wayne-Grand Junction-Grand Rapids-Great Falls-Green Bay-Helena-Idaho Falls-Indianapolis-Juneau-Kansas City-La Crosse-Lansing-Lima-Lincoln-Madison-Mankato-Marquette-Milwaukee-Minneapolis-Minot-Missoula-North Platte-Omaha-Ottumwa-Paducah-Peoria-Quincy-Rapid City-Rochester-Rockford-Sioux City-Sioux Falls-South Bend-Springfield-St. Joseph-St. Louis-Terre Haute-Toledo Topeka Traverse City Twin Falls Wausau Youngstown

Atlanta at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. Fox Joe Davis, Brock Huard

12 markets/9% of U.S.

Albany, Ga-Atlanta-Augusta-Chattanooga-Columbus-Eugene-Los Angeles-Macon-Palm Springs-San Diego-Savannah-Yuma

New Orleans at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. Fox Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston

109 markets/55% of U.S.

Abilene-Albany, Ga-Albuquerque-Alexandria-Amarillo-Austin-Bangor-Baton Rouge-Beaumont-Biloxi-Binghamton-Birmingham-Boston-Bowling Green-Buffalo-Burlington-Charleston-Charleston-Charlotte-Columbia-Columbus-Corpus Christi-Dallas-Dothan-El Paso-Elmira-Erie-Fort Smith-Gainesville-Greensboro-Greenville-Greenville-Greenwood-Guam-Harlingen-Harrisburg-Hartford-Hattiesburg-Honolulu-Houston-Huntsville-Jackson-Jackson-Jacksonville-Johnstown-Jonesboro-Joplin-Knoxville-Lafayette, In-Lafayette, LA-Lake Charles-Laredo-Las Vegas-Lexington-Little Rock-Louisville-Lubbock-Memphis-Meridian-Miami-Mobile-Monroe-MontgomeryMyrtle Beach Nashville New Orleans New York Odessa Oklahoma City Orlando Panama City Parkersburg Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland Presque Isle-Providence Puerto Rico Raleigh Rochester Salisbury Salt Lake City San Angelo San Antonio Seattle Sherman Shreveport Spokane Springfield, Il- Springfield, Mo- Syracuse Tallahassee Tampa Tri-Cities Tucson Tulsa Tyler US Virgin Islands Utica Victoria Waco Watertown West Palm Beach Wheeling Wichita-Wichita Falls Wilkes-Barre Wilmington

Washington at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Fox Chris Myers, Greg Jennings

21 markets/11% of U.S.

Bakersfield-Baltimore-Bend-Bluefield-Charlottesville-Chico-Clarksburg-Eureka-Fresno-Harrisonburg-Medford-Monterey-Norfolk-Portland, Or-Reno-Richmond-Roanoke-Sacramento-San Francisco-Santa Barbara-Washington

Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 8:20 p.m. NBC Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth

100% of U.S.


Monday, Dec. 14

Baltimore at Cleveland, 8:15 p.m. ESPN Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick

ESPN is in 83 million homes

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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