List of NFL on CBS commentator pairings

List of NFL on CBS commentator pairings

CBS Sports began televising National Football League games in 1956. The network inherited the rights to games of most of the teams from the defunct DuMont Television Network; back then, each NFL team negotiated its own television deal. From 1956-1967, CBS assigned their commentating crews to one team each for the entire season. Beginning in 1968, CBS instituted a semi-merit system for their commentating crews. Following the 1993 season, there was no NFL on CBS after the network lost its half of the Sunday afternoon TV package (the National Football Conference) to the Fox Broadcasting Company. However, CBS gained the American Football Conference package from NBC beginning in 1998. The names of the play-by-play men are listed first while the color commentators are listed second.

1950s

1956[1]

1957[2]

1958[3]

1959

Other crews: Bob Wolff/Curly Morrison

1960s

1960[4]

Other crews: Bob Wolff/Curly Morrison

1961[5]

From 1955 to 1961, Cleveland Browns games were on Sports Network Incorporated.

1962[6]

1963[7]

1964[8][9]

  • In 1964, CBS experimented with a half-and-half format for their announcers. The first half would be called by the home teams' commentators while the second half would be done by the visitors' commentators.

1965[10]

1966[11]

1967[12]

1968[13]

  1. Jack Buck/Pat Summerall
  2. Ray Scott/Paul Christman
  3. Lindsey Nelson/Tom Brookshier
  4. Jack Whitaker/Frank Gifford
  5. Jack Drees/George Connor
  6. Chuck Thompson/Lenny Moore
  7. Frank Glieber/Eddie LeBaron
  8. Don Criqui/Johnny Sauer
  • This was the first year that CBS abandoned dedicated team announcing crews and instituted a semi-merit announcing team system (one that is still used to this day).

1969[14]

  1. Ray Scott/Paul Christman
  2. Lindsey Nelson/Tom Brookshier
  3. Frank Glieber/Eddie LeBaron
  4. Jack Buck/Pat Summerall
  5. Jack Whitaker/Frank Gifford
  6. Jack Drees/Johnny Sauer
  7. Chuck Thompson/Jerry Kramer
  8. Don Criqui/Frank Clarke

1970s

1970[15]

  1. Ray Scott/Pat Summerall (a good number of games Scott called during this time still involved the Packers)
  2. Frank Glieber/Frank Gifford (this would be Gifford's final season for CBS before departing for ABC's Monday Night Football)
  3. Lindsey Nelson/Don Perkins
  4. Jack Whitaker/Tom Brookshier
  5. Jack Drees/Andy Musser
  6. Don Criqui/Johnny Sauer
  7. Hal Scott/Eddie Lebaron

1971[16]

  1. Ray Scott or Jack Buck/Pat Summerall
  2. Jack Whitaker/Tom Brookshier
  3. Lindsey Nelson/Don Perkins
  4. Frank Glieber/Johnny Sauer
  5. Don Criqui/Irv Cross

1972[17]

  1. Ray Scott/Pat Summerall
  2. Jack Buck/Tom Brookshier
  3. Jack Whitaker/Jim Morse
  4. Lindsey Nelson or Jim Thacker/Johnny Sauer
  5. Frank Glieber/Alex Hawkins
  6. Jack Drees/George Connor
  7. Don Criqui or Dan Kelly/Irv Cross

1973[18]

  1. Ray Scott/Pat Summerall or Tom Brookshier (This would be Scott's final season with CBS, as well as Pat Summerall's last full season as a color commentator. Bart Starr would join Scott and Summerall for Super Bowl VIII.)
  2. Jack Buck/Pat Summerall or Wayne Walker or Bart Starr
  3. Don Criqui/Tommy Mason or Irv Cross
  4. Frank Glieber/Pete Retzlaff or Wayne Walker
  5. Dan Kelly/Irv Cross or Tom Brookshier or Wayne Walker or Timmy Brown
  6. Lindsey Nelson or Jack Drees/Johnny Sauer or Irv Cross
  7. Jack Whitaker/Wayne Walker or Timmy Brown

1974[19]

  1. Pat Summerall (halfway through the season)/Tom Brookshier
  2. Jack Buck/Pat Summerall or Wayne Walker or Johnny Sauer or Bart Starr or Pete Retzlaff
  3. Don Criqui/Wayne Walker or Tom Brookshier or Irv Cross
  4. Frank Glieber/Bart Starr or Johnny Unitas or Wayne Walker
  5. Lindsey Nelson/Johnny Sauer or Tom Brookshier or Johnny Unitas or Bart Starr or Irv Cross
  6. Dick Stockton/Pete Retzlaff or Tom Brookshier or Tommy Mason or Bart Starr
  7. Brent Musburger/Johnny Sauer or Wayne Walker or Bart Starr or Pete Retzlaff
  8. Dan Kelly/Irv Cross or Tommy Mason or Johnny Unitas or Pete Retzlaff
  • Jack Buck left CBS following this season to anchor the inaugural season of GrandStand on NBC.
  • This was Brent Musburger and Irv Cross' last year in the booth before moving over to host the NFL Today pregame show for CBS.
  • Midway through the season, CBS shook up the lineup with Pat Summerall being shuffled from color commentator opposite Jack Buck to play-by-play opposite Tom Brookshier.

1975[20]

  1. Pat Summerall/Tom Brookshier
  2. Vin Scully/Hank Stram or Sonny Jurgensen (Stram would appear late in the Super Bowl X coverage to allow Brookshier to anchor the postgame trophy presentation. Stram would call the Rams-Cardinals first-round playoff game with Frank Glieber, and Jurgensen would team with Scully for the Cowboys-Rams NFC Championship game.)
  3. Frank Glieber/Alex Hawkins or Hank Stram
  4. Lindsey Nelson/Sonny Jurgensen or Paul Hornung or Alex Hawkins
  5. Don Criqui/Alex Hawkins or Sonny Jurgensen
  6. Paul Hornung/Johnny Morris
  7. Al Michaels/Wayne Walker (primarily 49er West Coast games)
  8. Gary Bender/Johnny Unitas
  • This was Al Michaels' only season on CBS.

1976[21]

  1. Pat Summerall/Tom Brookshier
  2. Vin Scully/Sonny Jurgensen or Paul Hornung
  3. Lindsey Nelson/Alex Hawkins or Sonny Jurgensen or Johnny Morris
  4. Frank Glieber/Emerson Boozer or Alex Hawkins or Sonny Jurgensen
  5. Don Criqui/Sonny Jurgensen or Alex Hawkins
  6. Gary Bender/Johnny Unitas
  7. Jim Thacker/Tom Matte or Emerson Boozer or Sonny Jurgensen
  8. Bob Costas/Tommy McDonald or Tim Van Galder or Tom Matte or Emerson Boozer
  • Bob Costas was hired just before the season to replace Al Michaels, who had joined ABC. Costas' first assignment was San Francisco-Green Bay in Week 1, with Tommy McDonald.

1977[22]

  1. Pat Summerall/Tom Brookshier
  2. Vin Scully/Alex Hawkins
  3. Lindsey Nelson/Paul Hornung
  4. Frank Glieber/Emerson Boozer
  5. Don Criqui/Wayne Walker or Emerson Boozer
  6. Gary Bender or Bob Costas/Tom Matte
  7. Tim Ryan/Sonny Jurgensen or Johnny Morris
  8. Jim Thacker or Ralph Hacker/Johnny Unitas
  9. Bob Costas/Roman Gabriel

1978[23]

  1. Pat Summerall/Tom Brookshier/Sonny Jurgensen (first half of year)
  2. Vin Scully/George Allen/Jim Brown (Brown would do LA Rams games from the coast)
  3. Frank Glieber/Roman Gabriel
  4. Lindsey Nelson/Paul Hornung (often games involving the Packers or Bears)
  5. Gary Bender/Hank Stram
  6. Don Criqui/Sonny Jurgensen or Tom Matte (this was Criqui's last season with CBS before departing for NBC)
  7. Bob Costas or Bill Mazer/Johnny Morris
  8. Tim Ryan/Tom Matte or Nick Buoniconti
  9. Jim Thacker/Jim Brown or Nick Buoniconti

1979[24]

  1. Pat Summerall/Tom Brookshier or John Madden
  2. Vin Scully/George Allen
  3. Curt Gowdy/Hank Stram
  4. Lindsey Nelson/Paul Hornung
  5. Gary Bender/Sonny Jurgensen
  6. Frank Glieber/John Madden
  7. Dick Stockton or Tim Ryan/Roman Gabriel or Johnny Morris
  • Pat Summerall and John Madden were paired together for the first time on the telecast of the Minnesota at Tampa Bay game on November 25. Madden substituted for Brookshier, who was unavailable to work the telecast.

1980s

1980[25]

  1. Pat Summerall/Tom Brookshier
  2. Vin Scully or Gil Santos/George Allen
  3. Gary Bender/John Madden
  4. Curt Gowdy/Hank Stram (This would be Gowdy's last year calling NFL games)
  5. Lindsey Nelson/Sonny Jurgensen
  6. Frank Glieber/Roger Staubach
  7. Tim Ryan/Johnny Morris
  8. Dick Stockton or Jim Kelly/Jim Hill

1981[26]

  1. Pat Summerall/John Madden
  2. Vin Scully/Hank Stram
  3. Lindsey Nelson/George Allen (this is Nelson's last year calling NFL games for CBS television, as he moved over to co-lead CBS' coverage of college football in 1982; however he continued calling NFL games for CBS Radio for 1982 and 1983)
  4. Tom Brookshier or Frank Glieber/Roger Staubach
  5. Tim Ryan/Fred Dryer
  6. Dick Stockton or Tom Brookshier or Gary Bender/Johnny Morris
  7. Jim Kelly/John Dockery
  • In 1981, CBS in the first half of the season did not have set teams. After Thanksgiving, Gary Bender and Frank Glieber moved over to college basketball, which was CBS' first season of broadcasting that particular sport.
  • Going into the 1981 NFL season, CBS Sports executives decided that John Madden was going to be their star NFL color commentator. But they had trouble figuring out who was going to be his play-by-play partner. So in September (for the first four games of the season), they paired Vin Scully with Madden while Pat Summerall was busy covering the U.S. Open tournament for CBS. For the next four games of the season in October, they paired Summerall with Madden while Scully called Major League Baseball's National League Championship Series and World Series for the Dodgers Radio Network and CBS Radio respectively. After the eighth week of the NFL season, CBS Sports executives decided that the laconic, baritone-voiced Summerall's style was more in tune with the lively, verbose Madden than the elegant, poetic Scully. As a consolation prize, CBS Sports gave Scully the "B" team assignment and the right to call the NFC Championship Game on CBS Television with Hank Stram. Meanwhile, Pat Summerall called that game on CBS Radio with Jack Buck while John Madden prepared to do the Super Bowl with Summerall in Pontiac, Michigan. Vin Scully reportedly wasn't happy about the demotion, the perception being that his intelligence had been insulted. As a result, Scully bolted to NBC (where he started a memorable seven year run as their lead Major League Baseball announcer) as soon as his contract with CBS was up.

1982[27]

  1. Pat Summerall/John Madden
  2. Jack Buck/Hank Stram
  3. Dick Stockton/Roger Staubach
  4. Tom Brookshier/Wayne Walker
  5. Frank Glieber/Joe Greene
  6. Tim Ryan/Johnny Morris
  • Jack Buck returned to CBS television coverage that season.

1983[28]

  1. Pat Summerall/John Madden
  2. Frank Glieber/Dick Vermeil
  3. Jack Buck/Hank Stram
  4. Dick Stockton/Wayne Walker
  5. Tim Ryan/Johnny Morris
  6. Tom Brookshier/Charlie Waters or Jim Hill
  7. Jim Kelly or Jim Hill/John Dockery or Jean Fugett
  • Jack Buck teamed with John Madden to call the Week 2 game between the Giants and Falcons.
  • Tom Brookshier was suspended for the final week of the 1983 season after commenting during a promo for a NCAA basketball game between the Louisville Cardinals and North Carolina State Wolfpack that the Louisville starting five (which happened to be all black) "had a collective IQ of about 40". Brookshier eventually apologized and was reinstated for the 1984 NFL season.

1984[29]

  1. Pat Summerall/John Madden (called mostly Giants games)
  2. Frank Glieber/Dick Vermeil
  3. Dick Stockton/Hank Stram
  4. Tom Brookshier/Wayne Walker
  5. Verne Lundquist/Terry Bradshaw
  6. Tim Ryan/Johnny Morris
  7. Jim Kelly/Drew Pearson
  8. Jim Hill/John Dockery

1985[30]

  1. Pat Summerall/John Madden
  2. Jack Buck/Hank Stram (called mostly Cardinals games on CBS; Dick Vermeil teamed up with Buck and Stram for the Cowboys-Rams playoff game)
  3. Dick Stockton/Wayne Walker or Dan Dierdorf
  4. Tom Brookshier/Dick Vermeil
  5. Verne Lundquist/Terry Bradshaw
  6. Tim Ryan/Johnny Morris or Dan Jiggetts
  7. Jim Hill/John Dockery
  8. Dan Dierdorf/Jean Fugett
  9. Jim Kelly/Dan Jiggetts
  • In May 1985, while jogging at the Ken Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, play-by-play announcer Frank Glieber died of a heart attack. Tom Brookshier moved from his position with Wayne Walker to Glieber's position alongside Dick Vermeil.

1986[31]

  1. Pat Summerall or Verne Lundquist/John Madden (called mostly Giants games on CBS)
  2. Dick Stockton/Dan Dierdorf (Dierdorf's last season at CBS before moving to ABC. Dierdorf would return to CBS in 1999.)
  3. Gary Bender/Hank Stram (Bender's last season at CBS before moving to ABC)
  4. Tim Ryan/Terry Bradshaw
  5. Tom Brookshier/Dick Vermeil (Brookshier's last season calling games for CBS)
  6. Jack Buck/Joe Theismann
  7. Verne Lundquist/Pat Haden
  8. Ralph Hacker/Dan Jiggetts
  9. Jim Hill or Wayne Walker/Johnny Morris
  • Starting during this season and continuing until CBS lost NFC coverage in 1993, Verne Lundquist would occasionally fill in for Pat Summerall while Summerall was assigned to calling the U.S. Open tournament.

1987[32]

  1. Pat Summerall or Verne Lundquist/John Madden
  2. Tim Ryan or Jack Buck/Joe Theismann (Following this season, Theismann would move to ESPN)
  3. Dick Stockton/Terry Bradshaw
  4. Tim Brant/Hank Stram
  5. Jim Lampley/Ken Stabler
  6. James Brown/Dan Jiggets
  7. Verne Lundquist/Dick Vermeil (Vermeil doubled as a panelist for The NFL Today that season; the following season, Vermeil would move to ABC to cover college football)
  8. Jack Buck/Will McDonough

1988[33]

  1. Pat Summerall or Verne Lundquist/John Madden
  2. Verne Lundquist or Steve Zabriskie/Terry Bradshaw
  3. Tim Ryan/Dan Jiggets
  4. Dick Stockton/Dan Fouts
  5. Tim Brant/Hank Stram or Dan Jiggets or John Dockery
  6. James Brown/Gary Fencik
  7. Greg Gumbel/Ken Stabler
  8. Steve Zabriskie/Will McDonough (like Dick Vermeil a year earlier, McDonough would also serve as an occasional NFL Today panelist)
  9. Jim Nantz/Pat Haden or Ken Stabler

1989[34]

  1. Pat Summerall or Verne Lundquist/John Madden
  2. Verne Lundquist or Steve Zabriskie/Terry Bradshaw
  3. Dick Stockton/Dan Fouts
  4. Tim Brant/Dan Jiggets
  5. Steve Zabriskie/Hank Stram
  6. James Brown/Ken Stabler
  7. Tim Ryan/Randy Cross
  8. Jim Nantz or Greg Gumbel/Pat Haden
  • This would be Terry Bradshaw's last year as a game commentator for CBS. The following season, he would be promoted to a co-hosting role alongside Greg Gumbel on The NFL Today. Gumbel and Bradshaw replaced Brent Musburger and Irv Cross respectively.

1990s

1990[35]

  1. Pat Summerall or Verne Lundquist/John Madden
  2. Verne Lundquist or Jack Buck or Jim Henderson/Dan Fouts
  3. Dick Stockton/Merlin Olsen
  4. Tim Ryan/Irv Cross
  5. James Brown/Randy Cross
  6. Jim Henderson/Hank Stram
  7. Brad Nessler/Dan Jiggetts
  8. Jim Nantz/Tim Brant (following this season, Brant would join ABC as a college football analyst)
  • During the 1990 season, Pat Summerall was hospitalized with a bleeding ulcer after vomiting on a plane during a flight after a Bears-Redskins game, and was out for a considerable amount of time. While Verne Lundquist replaced Summerall on games with John Madden, Jack Buck (who was at CBS during the time as the network's lead Major League Baseball announcer) was added as a regular NFL broadcaster to fill-in. Jim Henderson called the Minnesota/Tampa Bay game with Dan Fouts
  • After being dropped from The NFL Today, Irv Cross returned to the broadcast booth for the 1990 season.

1991[36]

  1. Pat Summerall or Verne Lundquist/John Madden
  2. Verne Lundquist or Brad Nessler/Dan Fouts
  3. Dick Stockton or Brad Nessler/Merlin Olsen
  4. James Brown/Randy Cross
  5. Tim Ryan or Sean McDonough/Irv Cross
  6. Jim Nantz or Sean McDonough or Brad Nessler/Hank Stram
  7. Brad Nessler/Dan Jiggetts
  8. Sean McDonough/Dave Jennings

1992[37]

  1. Pat Summerall or Verne Lundquist/John Madden
  2. Verne Lundquist or Jim Nantz or Tim Ryan/Dan Fouts
  3. Tim Ryan or Paul Olden or Mike Emrick/Matt Millen
  4. Dick Stockton/Randy Cross
  5. Jim Nantz or Sean McDonough or Mike Emrick or Jim Hill/Hank Stram
  6. James Brown/George Starke or John Robinson
  7. Sean McDonough/John Robinson

1993[38]

  1. Pat Summerall or Verne Lundquist/John Madden
  2. Jim Nantz or Dick Stockton/Randy Cross
  3. Verne Lundquist or Dick Stockton or Sean McDonough/Dan Fouts
  4. Tim Ryan or Sean McDonough/Matt Millen
  5. Dick Stockton or James Brown or Mike Emrick or Jim Hill/Hank Stram
  6. James Brown/Dennis Byrd or Dan Jiggetts
  7. Sean McDonough/Dan Jiggetts
  • This was CBS' last year as the National Football Conference television provider. The following year,[39] Pat Summerall, John Madden, James Brown, Dick Stockton, Matt Millen, and Terry Bradshaw of The NFL Today would move over to Fox. CBS would resume their NFL coverage with the AFC package in 1998.

1998[40]

  1. Greg Gumbel/Phil Simms/Armen Keteyian (sideline reporter)
  2. Verne Lundquist/Randy Cross/Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)
  3. Kevin Harlan/Sam Wyche
  4. Gus Johnson/Steve Tasker
  5. Ian Eagle/Mark May
  6. Don Criqui/Beasley Reece
  7. Craig Bolerjack or Bill Macatee/John Dockery or Mike Mayock
  8. Tim Brando/Craig James and Lou Holtz

1999[41]

  1. Greg Gumbel/Phil Simms/Armen Keteyian (sideline reporter)
  2. Verne Lundquist/Dan Dierdorf/Bonnie Bernstein (sideline reporter)
  3. Kevin Harlan/Sam Wyche
  4. Gus Johnson/Brent Jones
  5. Ian Eagle/Mark May
  6. Don Criqui/Steve Tasker
  7. Bill Macatee or Craig Bolerjack/Beasley Reece
  8. Tim Brando/Charles Mann
  • From 1999 to 2004, the duo of Don Criqui and Steve Tasker were almost always assigned to games featuring the Buffalo Bills. Both Criqui (a Buffalo native) and Tasker (a former Bill) have connections to western New York, and the Criqui-Tasker pairing is one of the last examples of an NFL team having its own network TV announcing crew.

2000s

2000[42]

  1. Greg Gumbel/Phil Simms or Todd Blackledge/Armen Keteyian (sideline reporter)
  2. Dick Enberg/Dan Dierdorf/Bonnie Bernstein (sideline reporter)
  3. Kevin Harlan/Sam Wyche, Todd Blackledge, Randy Cross, or Daryl Johnston/Beasley Reece (sideline reporter)
  4. Gus Johnson/Brent Jones
  5. Ian Eagle/Mark May
  6. Don Criqui/Steve Tasker
  7. Craig Bolerjack or Bill Macatee/Todd Blackledge, Charles Mann, or Daryl Johnston
  8. Tim Brando/Spencer Tillman

2001[43]

  1. Greg Gumbel/Phil Simms/Armen Keteyian (sideline reporter)
  2. Dick Enberg/Dan Dierdorf/Bonnie Bernstein (sideline reporter) (In Week 12, Enberg and Dierdorf also did that year's Army/Navy game, because they were booked for the Chargers/Eagles game that week)
  3. Kevin Harlan/Craig James/Beasley Reece (sideline reporter)
  4. Gus Johnson/Brent Jones/Sam Wyche (Wyche left after Week 2)
  5. Ian Eagle/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Don Criqui/Steve Tasker
  7. Craig Bolerjack or Bill Macatee/Trevor Matich
  8. Tim Brando/Spencer Tillman

2002[44]

  1. Greg Gumbel/Phil Simms/Armen Keteyian (sideline reporter)
  2. Dick Enberg or Ian Eagle/Dan Dierdorf/Bonnie Bernstein (sideline reporter)
  3. Kevin Harlan/Randy Cross/Beasley Reece (sideline reporter)
  4. Gus Johnson/Brent Jones
  5. Ian Eagle or Don Criqui/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Don Criqui/Steve Tasker
  7. Craig Bolerjack or Bill Macatee/Craig James/Jerry Glanville
  8. Tim Brando/Spencer Tillman

2003[45]

  1. Greg Gumbel/Phil Simms/Armen Keteyian (sideline reporter)
  2. Dick Enberg/Dan Dierdorf/Bonnie Bernstein (sideline reporter)
  3. Kevin Harlan/Randy Cross
  4. Gus Johnson/Brent Jones
  5. Ian Eagle/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Don Criqui/Steve Tasker
  7. Craig Bolerjack or Bill Macatee/Beasley Reece
  8. Bill Macatee/Jerry Glanville
  9. Tim Brando/Spencer Tillman

2004[46]

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Bonnie Bernstein (sideline reporter)
  2. Dick Enberg/Dan Dierdorf/Armen Keteyian (sideline reporter)
  3. Kevin Harlan/Randy Cross
  4. Gus Johnson/Brent Jones
  5. Ian Eagle/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Don Criqui/Steve Tasker
  7. Bill Macatee or Craig Bolerjack/Steve Beuerlein
  8. Craig Bolerjack or Brad Sham/Rich Baldinger

2005[47]

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Bonnie Bernstein (sideline reporter)
  2. Dick Enberg/Dan Dierdorf or Rich Gannon/Armen Keteyian (sideline reporter)
  3. Kevin Harlan/Randy Cross
  4. Gus Johnson/Brent Jones or Steve Tasker (Jones left after week 3)
  5. Ian Eagle/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Don Criqui/Steve Tasker or Steve Beuerlein
  7. Craig Bolerjack or Bill Macatee or Spero Dedes/Rich Baldinger
  8. Bill Macatee or Spero Dedes or Don Criqui/Rich Gannon
  • Following this season, CBS discontinued the use of sideline reporters in its regular season NFL coverage.

2006[48]

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
  2. Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf
  3. Dick Enberg or Gus Johnson/Randy Cross
  4. Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon
  5. Ian Eagle/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Gus Johnson/Steve Tasker
  7. Don Criqui/Steve Beuerlein
  8. Bill Macatee or Craig Bolerjack/Rich Baldinger

2007[49]

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
  2. Greg Gumbel or Craig Bolerjack/Dan Dierdorf
  3. Dick Enberg/Randy Cross
  4. Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon
  5. Ian Eagle/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Gus Johnson/Steve Tasker
  7. Don Criqui or Bill Macatee/Steve Beuerlein

2008[50]

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
  2. Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf
  3. Dick Enberg or Gus Johnson/Randy Cross (Dan Fouts sometimes joins this crew)
  4. Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon
  5. Ian Eagle/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Gus Johnson/Steve Tasker
  7. Bill Macatee/Steve Beuerlein
  8. Don Criqui/Dan Fouts
  • During Week 7 of this season, a power failure at Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium caused problems leading to the regular broadcast team of Gumbel and Dierdorf being unable to call portions of the game (vs. San Diego). Video was still available, and so James Brown called portions of the game from the studio, with the rest of the NFL Today team providing color commentary.

2009[51]

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
  2. Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf
  3. Dick Enberg or Gus Johnson/Dan Fouts
  4. Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots
  5. Ian Eagle/Rich Gannon
  6. Gus Johnson or Dave Ryan/Steve Tasker
  7. Bill Macatee/Steve Beuerlein
  8. Don Criqui/Randy Cross (Weeks 5-6, 11 and 16)

2010s

2010[52]

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms or Dan Fouts
  2. Greg Gumbel or Spero Dedes/Dan Dierdorf
  3. Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts or Rich Gannon
  4. Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots
  5. Gus Johnson/Steve Tasker
  6. Bill Macatee or Spero Dedes/Rich Gannon
  7. Don Criqui/Steve Beuerlein
  8. Spero Dedes/Randy Cross (Weeks 2-3, 17)
  • During Week 13 of the regular season, Dan Fouts filled in for Phil Simms, who underwent back surgery earlier that week.
  • During Week 13 of the regular season, Rich Gannon filled in for Dan Fouts while Fouts was filling in for Simms.

2011[53]

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms
  2. Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf
  3. Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts
  4. Marv Albert or Spero Dedes/Rich Gannon
  5. Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker
  7. Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein (Weeks 2-3, 10, 13, 17)
  8. Don Criqui/Randy Cross (Weeks 2-3, 17)
  • The pairing team of Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker did not call any games in Week 1, 6-7, 9.
  • During Week 16 of the regular season, Spero Dedes filled in for Marv Albert, who was calling the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks matchup for TNT the next day.

2012

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/Steve Tasker (postseason sideline reporter) and Solomon Wilcots (AFC Championship Game/Super Bowl XLVII (postseason sideline reporter)
  2. Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf/Solomon Wilcots (postseason sideline reporter)
  3. Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts
  4. Marv Albert or Spero Dedes/Rich Gannon
  5. Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots
  6. Bill Macatee or Spero Dedes/Steve Tasker
  7. Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein (Weeks 2-3, 12-13, 16-17)
  8. Don Criqui/Randy Cross (Weeks 16-17)
  • The pairing team of Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker did not call any games in Weeks 1, 7, 9, 11, 15.
  • The pairing team of Don Criqui/Randy Cross did not call any games from Weeks 1 through 15. They called the Buffalo Bills-Miami Dolphins game in Week 16 and the Jacksonville Jaguars-Tennessee Titans game in Week 17.
  • During Week 8 of the regular season, Spero Dedes filled in for Marv Albert, who called the Boston Celtics/Miami Heat NBA matchup on TNT with Steve Kerr two days after the NFL.

2013

  1. Jim Nantz/Phil Simms and Bill Cowher (Week 6 only) /Tracy Wolfson
  2. Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf/Tracy Wolfson
  3. Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts and Shannon Sharpe (Week 6 only)
  4. Marv Albert or Spero Dedes/Rich Gannon
  5. Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots and Boomer Esiason (Week 6 only)
  6. Bill Macatee or Spero Dedes/Steve Tasker (Steve Beuerlein joined Weeks 1 & 2)
  7. Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein

See also

References

Sources

  • "NFL on CBS" Commentator Pairings
  • Eye On Sports Media: NFL Broadcast Assignments
  • CBS Sports announces broadcast pairings for 2005 NFL season