CBS Sports announces new broadcast pairings for 2014 NFL seasonby jmaloni
The CBS Television Network will begin its 55th year of broadcasting the NFL with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson leading "The NFL on CBS" into the network's 2014 NFL season. Nantz, Simms and Wolfson will call the full slate of "Thursday Night Football" games on CBS and the NFL Network, along with selected Sunday games on CBS.
Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports and executive producer of "The NFL on CBS," announced several changes to the announcer lineup, along with the complete list of broadcast pairings.
Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts have been named "The NFL on CBS" No. 2 announce team, and will call the network's top game on Sundays when Nantz and Simms do not call a game.
Wolfson, who served as the network's lead college football reporter for the past 10 years, will join the lead announce team of Nantz and Simms as "The NFL on CBS" lead reporter. In addition to Wolfson, "The NFL on CBS" will utilize additional sideline reporters during the season, including Jenny Dell and Evan Washburn.
"The NFL on CBS" announce team is solidified even more this year as one of the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel will team with newcomer Trent Green. "The NFL on CBS" announce team also will feature several new pairings, including Kevin Harlan with Rich Gannon, Spero Dedes with Solomon Wilcots, and Andrew Catalon forming a three-man booth with Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein.
James Brown once again will anchor the CBS Television Network's pre-game studio show, "The NFL Today," along with analystsBoomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, and newcomers Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Jason La Canfora will continue to serve as the "NFL Insider."
Game coverage also will include play-by-play announcers Brian Anderson and Tom McCarthy, as well as analysts Adam Archuleta and Chris Simms.