Now that Vin Scully’s retired, Verne Lundquist reigns supreme as the patriarch of sports broadcasting. The CBS legend got a bit more into the game than usual, though, before today’s broadcast of the Notre Dame-WVU game in Buffalo. Ouch!
Brian Jones failed out of the NFL due to injury—he even filed, and lost, a lawsuit over it—but don’t tell him that the sport of football needs rules to protect players’ long-term health. The CBS college football analyst alternately demanded players grow eyes in the back of their head or barked “KEEP YOUR HEAD ON A…
Here’s some off-air video from the Sept. 29th game between the Dolphins and Bengals. Jim Nantz has some things to say about Kenny Stills and Michael Thomas, who have maintained a season-long protest against police brutality.
The music bed is what makes this, really.
Football fans won’t have Mike Carey to kick around this season. The former referee who served as CBS’ in-game officiating expert for the past two seasons was dropped by the network a few months ago, and CBS would like to remind everyone that it was all those big meanies on their couches that cost Carey his job.
A CBS sports press release confirms what’s been rumored for weeks: longtime ESPN announcer Brad Nessler is coming to CBS, and after the 2016 season will replace the legendary Verne Lundquist as play-by-play man on “SEC on CBS” games.
The NCAA has agreed to extend their 14-year, $10.8 billion March Madness television contract with CBS and Turner Sports, according to multiple sources close to the process, though they caution that no announcement is imminent. The original deal, signed in 2010, lasts through the 2024 tournament. The terms of the…
At least twice during the Super Bowl broadcast, Jim Nantz relayed an interesting fact to the audience: With Denver’s win, head coach Gary Kubiak—who backed up John Elway for nine seasons—became the first person to ever win the Super Bowl as a head coach for the same team he played for.
Here’s some good news for people who hate Jim Nantz and Phil Simms but love watching Thursday Night Football: You only have to deal with them for five games next year.
Former ref Mike Carey has been CBS’s in-game officiating expert for two seasons now, and it’s probably not a good sign for anyone involved that Mike Carey getting things wrong has become a running joke. But CBS thinks the internet needs to recognize that Carey gets most of his calls correct, and everyone should stop…
You expect Peyton Manning to get his typical slurpjob from smarmy greeting card Jim Nantz. But it was still baffling that during yesterday’s Broncos game, in which Manning played a starring role, not a single one of CBS’s crew even came close to mentioning the report linking Peyton Manning to shipments of human growth…
It’s a bright, sunny day in El Paso for today’s Sun Bowl, where the snow is coming down so hard the ball is disappearing:
There’s nothing more ridiculous than fake Twitter accounts, but they persist because so many stupid people fall for them. One such person is CBS sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl, who quoted a fake Ian Rapoport report that Steve Smith’s injury was a torn Achilles tendon. The network had to quickly retract:
CBS broadcasters Jim Nantz and Phil Simms had a very telling debate about Greg Hardy during the first half of today’s game between the Cowboys and Patriots. This was Hardy’s first game back since his suspension following accusations he violently beat up his then-girlfriend and threw her on a pile of firearms. (The…
CBS’s Los Angeles affiliate shared this tweet with their 80,000 followers on Twitter earlier today, before deleting it soon thereafter and apologizing:
CBS and Turner NBA analyst Greg Anthony will have the soliciting prostitution charge that was brought against him dropped thanks to a deal with the D.C. Superior Court.