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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Thursday Night Football Pregames

As we wrap up Week 16 in the 2014 National Football League season, we move the pair of Thursday Night Football pregame shows, NFL Total Access Kickoff and Thursday Night Kickoff. CBS and NFL Network produce the programs in advance of each Thursday Night Football game. With 14 Thursday night games from Weeks 2 through 12 and 14 through 16, then two Saturday night games, the two networks...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Giants, Jets, Panthers, Saints, Texans & Titans

Giants Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News writes that this is a bad year for the Giants to target a replacement for QB Eli Manning in the draft, and they have other areas of need to address. “A franchise quarterback this year? I don’t think there is any,” ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said. “I thought (Florida State’s) Jameis Winston would be. Now as a third-year...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What Makes a Good NFL Coach?

It’s an age old question asked as long as we’ve been fans of the game, and the reason we ask the question, is because there is no concrete answer. When John McKay was McKay had fans wondering if his college offense (i formation) could work in the NFL. brought to Tampa Bay with his 4 national championships, he was like Nick Saban, a dominating college force. During the Bucs...
Via Buc Stop
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Cowher dropped a 'Window Thrower' on CBS NFL yesterday

One day, after all these years, CBS will let us in that big, on-going joke that causes anchor James Brown, Boomer Esiason and all of CBS’ NFL studio show panelists to regularly emit belly laughs over what strikes viewers as nothing particularly funny. Yesterday was that day. Coach Bill Cowher dropped a 'Window Thrower' on a nation.Which begs the question, "Was Willie Thrower a...
Via Bob's Blitz
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL on CBS Quotage for Week 12 of the 2014 Season

Now to CBS’ quotage from its pair of Sunday pregame shows. Check it out. NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES FROM CBS SPORTS’ “THE NFL TODAY” WITH JAMES BROWN, BOOMER ESIASON, BILL COWHER, TONY GONZALEZ AND BART SCOTT AND “THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW” WITH ADAM SCHEIN, AMY TRASK, LONDON FLETCHER AND BRANDON TIERNEY FOR WEEK 12 ON NOVEMBER 23 ON RGIII AND WASHINGTON; AND WHETHER...
Via Fang's Bites
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowher: Ben Roethlisberger has never played better

Jim Racalto Bill Cowher spent three years up close and personal with Ben Roethlisberger and the past eight years analyzing the NFL on national television. Unsurprisingly, Roethlisberger’s recent heroics have caught the former Pittsburgh Steelers coach’s attention. “I’ve never seen Ben play better,” Cowher said Wednesday on KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. “He looks comfortable...
Via Sports-Kings
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL on CBS Quotage for Week 8 of the 2014 Season

We haven’t done quotage in a while so let’s post in the order as the press releases come in. CBS came in first so we post their quotage from its pair of pregames. NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES FROM CBS SPORTS’ “THE NFL TODAY” WITH JAMES BROWN, BOOMER ESIASON, BILL COWHER, TONY GONZALEZ AND BART SCOTT AND “THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW” WITH ADAM SCHEIN, AMY TRASK, LONDON FLETCHER...
Via Fang's Bites
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Haps – 10/22: WAGs Of The World Series, Bill Cowher Drafts VS. Mike Tomlin Drafts

What’s The Haps for October 22nd? The World Series gets it’s WAG on, Mike Tomlin’s draft skills are compared to Bill Cowher’s, Jack Nicklaus defends Jameis, and more. The Links - WAGs of the World Series: Hottest Wives & Girlfriends of the Royals & Giants I’m not going to lie. I paid more attention to [&hellip No visits yet The post The Haps – 10/22: WAGs...
Via No Coast Bias
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin: Comments Made By Bill Cowher, Hines Ward Merely ‘Elevator Music’

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers embarrassing 31-10 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns, former head coach Bill Cowher and ex-wide receiver Hines Ward both made some strong statements regarding the toughness of the current team. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about Cowher and Ward’s comments and his response was straight […] ...
Via Steelers Depot
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Cowher and Hines Ward calls the Steelers defense “SOFT”

Are the Pittsburgh Steelers soft on defense?  Their former head coach who led the team to a 161-99-1 over 15 years seems to think so.  On CBS Postgame show, their former head coach Bill Cowher went off on the team saying they are “SOFT” on defense. “I think they’re finesse on offense and soft on […] The post Bill Cowher and Hines Ward calls the Steelers defense “SOFT”...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowher Was a Player's Coach Too, Mike Tomlin

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is considered a players' coach, and right now, he doesn't like it very much.Back when he was leading the team to two Super Bowls, it was probably cool to be considered a players' coach (which Tomlin was even then), but now, after back-to-back 8-8 and playoff-less campaigns, it's safe to say Tomlin's not having as much fun at work as he once did.And...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL on CBS Previews Week 4 of the 2014 Season

CBS has a total of five hours of pregame coverage, four of which are on CBS Sports Network through That Other Pregame Show and the other on CBS with The NFL Today. Also with CBS airing the first of three NFL games being played in London this season, Dan Fouts previews the game that he’ll be calling with Ian Eagle, the Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins from Wembley Stadium at 6...
Via Fang's Bites
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The AA Sunday Studio Show Spectacular: The NFL Today

The NFL is in Week 3, but as far as the Awful Announcing Sunday Studio Show Spectacular, this is Week 2. Last week, we reviewed one of the newest entries into the Sunday NFL pregame foray, CBS Sports Network’s That Other Pregame Show. This week, we examine the oldest NFL pregame show, the NFL Today. Dating back to the 1960′s, the NFL Today set the standard for pro football studio...
Via Awful Announcing
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL on CBS Quotage for Week 3 of the 2014 Season

Let’s go to Week 3 quotage from CBS’ pair of pregame shows, That Other Pregame Show and the NFL Today. Lots of stuff going on with both programs. NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES FROM CBS SPORTS’ “THE NFL TODAY” WITH JAMES BROWN, BOOMER ESIASON, BILL COWHER, TONY GONZALEZ AND BART SCOTT AND “THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW” WITH ADAM SCHEIN, AMY TRASK, LONDON FLETCHER AND BRANDON...
Via Fang's Bites
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says He May Be Underappreciated Outside Of Pittsburgh

In an interview with former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher on the NFL Network prior to the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed that he might underappreciated on the national level. “Yeah, maybe,” Roethlisberger told Cowher. “But I think the Pittsburghers appreciate me. I think that it’s going to […] Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

“America’s Team” Dallas Cowboys look like a 5-11 team

“Dismal? “Dismal is an understatement. It was pathetic, the defense was atrocious,” said former Dallas Cowboys cornerback and NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders regarding the Dallas Cowboys start to their season. How long can the team be this bad and still keep their “America’s Team” brand from being tarnished? There have been 8-8 season aplenty, but given how pathetic their...
Via The Sports Bank
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for Green Bay Packers fans to panic?

The Green Bay Packers had about as disastrous a start to the season as possible, but let’s not overreact. It’s a very long season, and the Green Bay Packers still have a great team. They still have to be considered the favorite in the NFC North despite their humiliation in Seattle. CBS Sports and NFL Network hosted a Thursday Night Football conference call with Sean McManus,...
Via The Sports Bank
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

“America’s Team” Dallas Cowboys headed to a 5 win season?

“Dismal? “Dismal is an understatement. It was pathetic, the defense was atrocious,” said former Dallas Cowboys cornerback and NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders regarding the Dallas Cowboys start to their season. How long can the team be this bad and still keep their “America’s Team” brand from being tarnished? There have been 8-8 season aplenty, but given how pathetic their...
Via The Sports Bank
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers still division favorites say NFL on CBS pundits

The Green Bay Packers had about as disastrous a start to the season as possible, but let’s not overreact. It’s a very long season, and the Green Bay Packers still have a great team. They still have to be considered the favorite in the NFC North despite their humiliation in Seattle. CBS Sports and NFL Network hosted a Thursday Night Football conference call with Sean McManus,...
Via The Sports Bank
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Deion Sanders, Bill Cowher agree Bears run defense still bad

Why did the favored Chicago Bears lose to the lowly Buffalo Bills at home Sunday? They gave up 193 yards rushing and 5.3 yards per rush to the AFC East’s perennial cellar dweller. These numbers are even worse than last year, when the Bears defense was historically bad. Deion Sanders addressed this issue on NFL Network Gameday Final. Seeing this statement on the program, and also...
Via The Sports Bank
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

AUDIO: NFL, CBS Execs on Ray Rice situation, Ravens broadcast

CBS Sports and NFL Network have teamed up this year to broadcast Thursday night football. Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, Brian Rolapp, EVP of Media, NFL,  the Thursday Night Football announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, and studio analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher teamed up today to preview the TNF season. Coincidentally, The Thursday Night Football schedule kicks...
Via The Sports Bank
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Cowher: This Is The Best Ben Roethlisberger Has Looked (Video)

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants a new contract, and he’s taken the steps to prove to Steelers brass that he deserves it. His former head coach, Bill Cowher, told CBS Sports that “this is the best Roethlisberger has ever looked entering a season.” “He’s very optimistic that he’ll have a great season and get a new deal.”   “He’s hired a nutritionist...
Via Thacover2
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Cowher: This Is The Best Ben Roethlisberger Has Looked (Video)

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants a new contract, and he’s taken the steps to prove to Steelers brass that he deserves it. His former head coach, Bill Cowher, told CBS Sports that “this is the best Roethlisberger has ever looked entering a season.” “He’s very optimistic that he’ll have a great season and get a new deal.”   “He’s hired a nutritionist...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL on CBS Previews Week 1 of the 2014 Season

CBS begins its 55th year of broadcasting National Football League games by airing mostly American Football Conference games with a few NFC-centric contests sprinkled in. This weekend marks the final year that CBS will have to deal with the U.S. Open tennis tournament in the late window and only 1 p.m. ET games. Overall, CBS will divide 6 games across the country including New England...
Via Fang's Bites
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS and NFL Network Announce the Entire Cast of Thursday Night Football

This was unveiled yesterday at the NFL on CBS Media Day in New York which your humble writer attended. With CBS and NFL Network combining to air Thursday Night Football, we note that Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci will be doing a pregame show from outside each game site. This show, “NFL Total Access Kickoff” will air each week at 6 p.m. ET and will...
Via Fang's Bites
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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