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NBC Flexes Panthers/Saints for Week 14

The NFL has announced that the NFC South match-up between the Panthers and Saints during week 14 will be flexed to Sunday Night Football on NBC.  The original game between the Falcons and Packers will shift to 1:00pm ET on Fox.

Here is the revamped week 14 NFL schedule (all times are local)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 (WEEK 14)

HOUSTON AT JACKSONVILLE 8:25 PM (ET) NFLN

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

MINNESOTA AT BALTIMORE 1:00 PM (ET) FOX
INDIANAPOLIS AT CINCINNATI 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
CLEVELAND AT NEW ENGLAND 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
OAKLAND AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
DETROIT AT PHILADELPHIA 1:00 PM (ET) FOX
MIAMI AT PITTSBURGH 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
BUFFALO AT TAMPA BAY 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
KANSAS CITY AT WASHINGTON 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
*ATLANTA AT GREEN BAY 12:00 PM (CT) FOX
TENNESSEE AT DENVER 2:05 PM (MT) CBS
ST. LOUIS AT ARIZONA 2:25 PM (MT) FOX
NEW YORK GIANTS AT SAN DIEGO 1:25 PM (PT) FOX
SEATTLE AT SAN FRANCISCO 1:25 PM (PT) FOX
*CAROLINA AT NEW ORLEANS 7:30 PM (CT) NBC

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

DALLAS AT CHICAGO 7:40 PM (CT) ESPN

Sports Media Weekly No. 173- Brian Berger, Sports Business Radio

It’s been an interesting sports media week and we have it covered on Sports Media Weekly.

Joining Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and me for the program this week is Brian Berger of Sports Business Radio.

We begin the program looking at the appearance late this afternoon of Alex Rodriguez on the Mike Francesa radio program on WFAN in New York.  Rodriguez sought the sympathetic ear of Francesa after storming out of his hearing today with an arbitrator over his 211 game suspension issued by Major League Baseball earlier this year.  Brian, who also works as a media consultant for athletes, chimes in on whether Rodriguez’ strategy will pay off for him in the court of public opinion.

Over to the the NFL next and Ken’s piece on Awful Announcing on the flex options that await the league’s media partners when the new television contracts take effect next year.

We then move to the news that CBS NFL game analyst Dan Dierdorf will be retiring at the end of the current NFL season after 30 years televising games for CBS and ABC.

College basketball may be seeing quite the change in coverage at the NCAA Final Four beginning next year as Turner Sports takes over televising the national semi-final games.  John Ourand at Sports Business Journal  has the details.

We wrap the news segment by looking at the news by NBC that Bob Costas will be adding late night hosting duties to his primetime gig at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Week 12 NFL Schedule, With Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 12 NFL schedule, along with announcers calling each game:

THURSDAY, NOV. 21
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
New Orleans at Atlanta 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, NOV. 24
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Pittsburgh at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Tampa Bay at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Minnesota at Green Bay 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews
Jacksonville at Houston 1:00 pm CBS Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein
N.Y. Jets at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
San Diego at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Chicago at St. Louis 1:00 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Carolina at Miami 1:00 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Indianapolis at Arizona 4:05 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Tennessee at Oakland 4:05 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Dallas at N.Y. Giants 4:25 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Denver at New England 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, NOV. 25
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
San Francisco at Washington 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle

Dan Dierdorf to Retire at the End of NFL Season

CBS Sports announced today that NFL game analyst Dan Dierdorf will be retiring from broadcasting at the end of the current NFL season.

Dierdorf spent 13 years as a Hall-of-Fame offensive lineman in the NFL.  After his retirement Dierdorf spent 30 years as a game analyst for both CBS and ABC.

“I have been blessed to spend my entire life in the game I love,” said Dierdorf.  “I had an opportunity to go from the field directly to the broadcast booth where I have had the privilege of working with the giants of our business including Ray Scott, Lindsey Nelson, Jack Buck, Dick Stockton, Al Michaels, Frank Gifford, Verne Lundquist, Dick Enberg and lastly, my partner, Greg Gumbel. It has become a challenge for me to travel to a different NFL city every week, so it’s time to step aside. This has been a wonderful ride as I really have lived the dream.”

“For 43 NFL seasons Dan Dierdorf has been a consummate professional both on the field and in the broadcast booth,” said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports. “Very few people in any profession can boast a Hall of Fame playing career and Hall of Fame broadcasting career.  Dan, without question, is one of them.  His CBS Sports family will miss him on Sundays, but we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Sports Media Weekly No. 172- Chad Finn, The Boston Globe & Ian Eagle, CBS Sports

The weather is beginning to turn cooler nationwide but we try to turn up the heat here on Sports Media Weekly (SMW)

Joining Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and me for the news segment this week is Boston Globe sports media columnist Chad Finn.

We begin the show with what has been the most-talked about story over the last week, the developing saga of Dolphins’ offensive lineman Richie Incognito and his alleged bullying of teammate Jonathan Martin.  We look back at how the NFL’s network partners covered the story and the exclusive interview with Incognito by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

We bring it back to Boston and get Chad’s take on how the Boston sports media handled covering the Red Sox this season under John Farrell compared to 2012 with Bobby Valentine.

We wrap the segment looking at the continued success for ESPN during its college basketball marathon, which aired over the last two days.  It’s an opportunity for ESPN to capitalize on promoting college basketball during a slow period between the end of baseball season and the end of the college and pro football seasons.

Our second guest this week is SMW fave Ian Eagle of CBS Sports, among other media entities.  Ken talks with Ian about his frenetic announcing schedule, his relationship with NBA broadcast partner Mike Fratello, his broadcasting idols, and his knowledge of 1980’s sitcoms.

Week 11 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Asignments

Here is the week 11 schedule in the NFL, along with the announcers calling each game:

THURSDAY, NOV. 14
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Indianapolis at Tennessee 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, NOV. 17
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Atlanta at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Sam Rosen, Heath Evans, Peter Schrager
Detroit at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm FOX Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Washington at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews
Arizona at Jacksonville 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber, Kris Budden
Oakland at Houston 1:00 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Baltimore at Chicago 1:00 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
San Diego at Miami 4:05 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Green Bay at N.Y. Giants 4:25 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Minnesota at Seattle 4:25 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
San Francisco at New Orleans 4:25 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Kansas City at Denver 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinworth
MONDAY, NOV. 18
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
New England at Carolina 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Dallas, St. Louis

Week 10 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 10 NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game:

THURSDAY, NOV. 07
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Washington at Minnesota 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, NOV. 10
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Cincinnati at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Detroit at Chicago 1:00 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Philadelphia at Green Bay 1:00 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
St. Louis at Indianapolis 1:00 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Seattle at Atlanta 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews
Oakland at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Jacksonville at Tennessee 1:00 pm CBS Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker
Buffalo at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Carolina at San Francisco 4:05 pm FOX Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Houston at Arizona 4:25 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Denver at San Diego 4:25 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Dallas at New Orleans 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, NOV. 11
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Miami at Tampa Bay 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Kansas City,N.Y. Jets,Cleveland,New England

NBC Flexes Week 11 Match-Up to Chiefs/Broncos

Looking at how the 2013 NFL season has started and how NBC can flex their Sunday Night Football games beginning with week 11, it was just about a foregone conclusion that NBC would flex out of its scheduled game of Green Bay at the NEw York Giants and replace it with an AFC West showdown between the Chiefs and Broncos.

That’s exactly what happened as the NFL announced today that the Chiefs and Broncos will now air on Sunday night, November 17th.  Packers/Giants will move to a 4:25p.m. ET kick-off on Fox and San Diego at Miami will move from a 1:00p.m. to a 4:05p.m. ET start on CBS.

Here is the re-vamped week 11 NFL schedule:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (WEEK 11)

(Byes: Dallas, St. Louis)

INDIANAPOLIS AT TENNESSEE 7:25 PM (CT)

NFLN


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

NEW YORK JETS AT BUFFALO 1:00 PM (ET)

CBS

BALTIMORE AT CHICAGO 12:00 PM (CT)

CBS

CLEVELAND AT CINCINNATI 1:00 PM (ET)

CBS

OAKLAND AT HOUSTON 12:00 PM (CT)

CBS

ARIZONA AT JACKSONVILLE 1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA 1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

DETROIT AT PITTSBURGH 1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

ATLANTA AT TAMPA BAY 1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

*SAN DIEGO AT MIAMI 4:05 PM (ET)

CBS

*GREEN BAY AT NEW YORK GIANTS 4:25 PM (ET)

FOX

SAN FRANCISCO AT NEW ORLEANS 3:25 PM (CT)

FOX

MINNESOTA AT SEATTLE 1:25 PM (PT)

FOX

*KANSAS CITY AT DENVER 6:30 PM (MT)

NBC

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

NEW ENGLAND AT CAROLINA 8:40 PM (ET)

ESPN

 

 

Week 9 NFL Schedule, with Announcer Assignments

Here is the week 9 schedule in the NFL, along with the announcers calling each game:

THURSDAY, OCT. 31
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Cincinnati at Miami 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nnssler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, NOV. 03
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Atlanta at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Minnesota at Dallas 1:00 pm FOX Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
New Orleans at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Molly McGrath
Tennessee at St. Louis 1:00 pm CBS Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Kansas City at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
San Diego at Washington 1:00 pm CBS Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Philadelphia at Oakland 4:05 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Tampa Bay at Seattle 4:05 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Baltimore at Cleveland 4:25 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Pittsburgh at New England 4:25 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Indianapolis at Houston 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, NOV. 04
GAME TIME/SCORE TV Announcers
Chicago at Green Bay 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Arizona,Denver,Detroit,Jacksonville,N.Y. Giants,San Francisco

Week 8 NFL Schedule, With Announcer Assignments

Here is the week eight NFL schedule, along with the announcers calling each game:

WEEK 8
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Carolina at Tampa Bay 8:25 pm NFL Network Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock
SUNDAY, OCT. 27
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
San Francisco at Jacksonville 1:00 pm FOX Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Cleveland at Kansas City 1:00 pm CBS Ian Eagle Dan Fouts
Miami at New England 1:00 pm CBS Jim Nantz, Phill Simms
Buffalo at New Orleans 1:00 pm CBS Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Dallas at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Dick Stockton, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Kenny Albert, Darly Johnston, Tony Siragusa
N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati 4:05 pm CBS Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcotts
Pittsburgh at Oakland 4:05 pm CBS Spero Dedes, Rich Gannon
Atlanta at Arizona 4:25 pm FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John L:ynch, Molly McGrath
Washington at Denver 4:25 pm FOX Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Green Bay at Minnesota 8:30 pm NBC Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
MONDAY, OCT. 28
GAME TIME/SCORE TV ANNOUNCERS
Seattle at St. Louis 8:40 pm ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Bye week: Baltimore,Chicago,Indianapolis,San Diego,Tennessee,Houston