NFL Week #7: Manning Brothers back on ESPN2; Buck off Sunday; Nantz and Romo on Bears at Bucs

Broadcast Notes Week #7

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  • CBS has the doubleheader. Fox, the single game.
  • Joe Buck is busy with baseball. He and Troy Aikman work Thursday and are off on Sunday.
  • Greg Gumbel lives here in South Florida. The weather and the beaches must agree with him. He is still sharp at 75.
  • The Manning brothers are back Monday with a side-by-side versions of MNF on ESPN2.
  • Kenny Albert needs a chill pill. In addition to the NFL for Fox, he’s now the number one man for Turner on the NHL. He also squeezes in Rangers games when he can.
  • Fox’ Greg Olsen sounds good in his first full season as a commentator. His usual boothmate Kevin Burkhardt is out on baseball work in the studio. Joe Davis takes his spot. Maybe Olsen can give Davis a strong pinch in the arm before kickoff so that this overrated voice has some energy to to his call. A young man with a lofty assignment and it sounds like he’s in the library and doesn’t want to wake anybody up.

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  • Trent Green who partners with the sonorous Kevin Harlan disappointed me at the end of the Jacksonville win over Miami. He added little to the heart-throbbing finish. When the Jaguars made a gutsy call with some four seconds left to throw the ball for a quick first down and have an easier shot at a winning field goal, he should have pointed out that had the Dolphins not the touched the receiver, the clock would have expired. Once the receiver was touched, the clocked stopped with one second left.  The game would then have gone into overtime. Green missed a critical point. Boomer Esiason pointed it out later on The NFL Today.
  • BYES: Buffalo, Dallas, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, LA Chargers, Jacksonville
  • Maps below – courtesy of The 506 – check regularly for updates


Thursday, October 21

Denver at Cleveland, FOX/NFL/PRIME 8:20 p.m.
Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, & Kristina Pink
Amazon Prime: Andrea Kremer, Hannah Storm

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Cincinnati at Baltimore, CBS 1 p.m.
Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, & Melanie Collins

16%/30 stations

Washington at Green Bay, FOX 1 p.m.
Joe Davis, Greg Olsen, & Pam Oliver

48%/133 stations

Atlanta at Miami, FOX 1 p.m.
Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, & Jen Hale

6%/11 stations

NY Jets at New England, CBS 1 p.m.
Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, & Amanda Balionis

12%/16 stations

Carolina at NY Giants, FOX 1 p.m.
Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, & Shannon Spake

15%/25 stations

Kansas City at Tennessee, CBS 1 p.m.
Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, & Evan Washburn
72%/194 stations


Detroit at LA Rams, FOX 4:05 p.m.
Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, & Laura Okmin

10%/16 stations

Philadelphia at Las Vegas, FOX 4:05 p.m.
Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, & Lindsay Czarniak

20%/26 stations

Houston at Arizona, CBS 4:25 p.m.
Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, & AJ Ross

10%/22 stations

Chicago at Tampa Bay, CBS 4:25 p.m.
Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, & Tracy Wolfson

90%/218 stations

Indianapolis at San Francisco, NBC 8:20 p.m.
Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, & Michele Tafoya

100% of country

Monday, October 25

New Orleans at Seattle, ESPN 8:15 p.m.
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, & Lisa Salters
ESPN2: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning

ESPN has 83 million subscribers


Maps below- courtesy of The 506 – check regularly for updates

CBS Early:


Kansas City @ Tennessee
Cincinnati @ Baltimore
NY Jets @ New England
CBS Late:
Chicago @ Tampa Bay
Houston @ Arizona
Washington @ Green Bay 
Carolina @ NY Giants 
Atlanta @ Miami 
Philadelphia @ Las Vegas (LATE)
Detroit @ LA Rams (LATE)
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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