- Fox has only one window available to the NFL this Sunday. It’s the early one. The late one is committed to post-season MLB.
- The Detroit Lions, Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans get the season’s first byes.
- CBS has the doubleheader and Fox the single game.
- Widely distributed games for CBS are Baltimore vs. Giants, early penetration at 78% ; The second game Buffalo-Kansas City, is a curious matchup, Allen-Mahomes; 100% with the network’s number one team, Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson. It’s the late broadcast.
- Fox’ largest regionally distributed telecast is Jets at Green Bay – to 49% of nation. Kevin Burkhardt will wear the play-by-play mic.
- Al Michaels, who has tonight’s Washington at Chicago Amazon game quipped: “If we don’t have a better game than last week I may retire.” From my perspective, having to deal with garrulous Herbie can’t be welcoming or pleasant either. Last Thursday, Indy nipped Denver 12-9. Neither team scored a touchdown. Al didn’t hold back.
- Many of these voices who are listed below hog all the assignments they can, be they college or pro. Excellent pairs of shoes, be they Alden or Allen-Edmonds, in time, wear our. There are too many voices who do too much. A game each Saturday and Sunday can knock you out. It’s excessive. In time. they’ll run throats dry. It’s one reason why Uncle Al has endured. He’s careful about his broadcast diet.
- Steve Levy is doing some NFL broadcasts for ESPN Radio, nationally.
- Underrated are Fox’ Chris Myers and CBS’ James Lofton. As an analyst, Lofton is on the dough and can be funny. He should replace Trent Green on CBS’ #3 team. He’s dull and too often not very insightful.
- I’m happy to hear from Compass Media CEO, Peter Kosann that Chris Carrino, who suffers from MS, is able to travel and calls NFL games out-of-town. Chris is a model of inspiration. He’s also an excellent play-by-player. (left)
Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli
Compass Media: Bill Rosinski, Steve Beuerlein
ESPN Radio: Steve Levy, Mike Tannenbaum
Sports USA: Larry Kahn, TBA
Compass Media: Chris Carrino, Brian Baldinger
█ Jacksonville @ Indianapolis – Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
NOTE: Fox’ play-by-play announcers aren’t completely determined yet because of potential baseball conflicts.
CBS has the Buffalo-Kansas City telecast for the late afternoon telecast Sunday with Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson.