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08.21.2012

CBS SPORTS – HOME OF SUPER BOWL XLVII – ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PAIRINGS FOR 2012 NFL SEASON

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms Lead as #1 NFL ON CBS Announce Team In CBS Television Network’s 53rd Season Covering NFL 

THE NFL TODAY Anchored by James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe

Jason La Canfora Joins THE NFL TODAY as “NFL Insider”

         The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl XLVII, begins its 53rd year of broadcasting the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 9 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) as Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s 2012 NFL season. 

         James Brown anchors the CBS Television Network’s pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.  Jason La Canfora joins THE NFL TODAY this season serving as the “NFL Insider,” while Lesley Visser serves as reporter for the show.  This season marks the 45th year of THE NFL TODAY on the CBS Television Network.

         THE NFL ON CBS announce team is solidified as the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel once again calls games alongside Dan Dierdorf; Ian Eagle teams with Dan Fouts; and Marv Albert pairs with Rich Gannon to call games.

         Other notes of interest this year include Kevin Harlan once again with Solomon Wilcots; Bill Macatee teaming with Steve Tasker; and Spero Dedes with Steve Beuerlein.

         CBS Sports’ complete roster of announce teams for its 53rd year of NFL coverage was announced today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.

         Following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2012 season (play-by-play/analyst):

 

Jim Nantz//Phil Simms

Greg Gumbel//Dan Dierdorf

Ian Eagle//Dan Fouts

Marv Albert//Rich Gannon

Kevin Harlan//Solomon Wilcots

Bill Macatee//Steve Tasker

Spero Dedes//Steve Beuerlein 

 

        Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director.  Eric Mann is senior producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

        McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.

 

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Follow CBS Sports on Twitter: @CBSSportsGang and @NFLonCBS

 

 

CBS Sports Contacts:  Jen Sabatelle                212-975-4120              jsabatelle@cbs.com

                                    Robin Brendle              212-975-1533              rlbrendle@cbs.com

                                    Jerry Caraccioli            212-975-7466              gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

                                    Dan Sabreen                212-975-5936              dsabreen@cbs.com

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CBS SPORTS KICKS OFF 2012 NFL PRESEASON SCHEDULE WITH WEEKEND GAMES

 

THE NFL ON CBS Preseason Schedule Begins with Super Bowl Champion New York Giants Hosting Chicago Bears Live in

Prime Time on Friday, August 24

Houston Texans Take On New Orleans Saints for THE NFL ON CBS’s Second Preseason Game Following Night on

August 25 on CBS Television Network

 

          The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl XLVII, is scheduled to begin its 53rd year broadcasting the NFL with two preseason games during the 2012 season.

          The preseason schedule for THE NFL ON CBS begins on Friday, August 24 (8:00 PM, ET) when the Super Bowl champion New York Giants host the Chicago Bears live in prime time on the CBS Television Network.  Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf call the action from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  Mark Wolff produces and Bob Fishman directs.

          THE NFL ON CBS concludes its two-game preseason schedule the following night as the Houston Texans play the New Orleans Saints live in prime time on Saturday, August 25 (8:00 PM, ET).  Ian Eagle and Phil Simms provide the call from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.  Victor Frank produces and Mike Arnold directs.

           Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as Executive Producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

            Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4 (subject to change).

 

WEEK 1 – Sept. 9

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                             PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Indianapolis @ Chicago           Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf                              Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

·Jacksonville @ Minnesota        Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots                        Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

·Buffalo @ N.Y. Jets                 Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                                Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

·Miami @ Houston                    Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                                      Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·New England @ Tennessee      Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                                    Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

 

 

 

WEEK 2 – Sept. 16 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                      PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                         PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:              

·Baltimore @ Philadelphia         Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf                           Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Kansas City @ Buffalo             Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein                       Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

·Cleveland @ Cincinnati             Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                           Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Houston @ Jacksonville            Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                             Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

·Oakland @ Miami                    Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots                      Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

 

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·N.Y. Jets @ Pittsburgh            Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                                  Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Tennessee @ San Diego          Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                                    Steve Scheer/Suzanne Smith

 

 

WEEK 3 – Sept. 23 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                      PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                         PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:              

·Cincinnati @ Washington         Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots                     Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

·Kansas City @ New Orleans    Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf                           Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·N.Y. Jets @ Miami                  Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                             Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

·Buffalo @ Cleveland                 Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein                       Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

·Jacksonville @ Indianapolis      Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                            Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

 

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Houston @ Denver                  Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                                  Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Pittsburgh @ Oakland             Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                                     Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

 

 

WEEK 4 – Sept. 30

 

GAME                                      PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST                         PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:              

·New England @ Buffalo            Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf                           Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Tennessee @ Houston             Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                                    Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·San Diego @ Kansas City        Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots                      Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

 

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·Miami @ Arizona                     Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                            Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Oakland @ Denver                   Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                                  Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Cincinnati @ Jacksonville         Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                               Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

 

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Follow CBS Sports on Twitter: @CBSSportsGang and @NFLonCBS

 

CBS Sports Contacts:  Jen Sabatelle              212-975-4120              jsabatelle@cbs.com

                                  Robin Brendle              212-975-1533              rlbrendle@cbs.com

                                  Jerry Caraccioli            212-975-7466              gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Press:

Jennifer Sabatelle
212-975-4120
jsabatelle@cbs.com

Robin Brendle
212-975-1533
rlbrendle@cbs.com

Jerry Caraccioli
212-975-7466
gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Dan Sabreen
212-975-5936
dsabreen@cbs.com