'Hello, friends': Nantz agrees to remain with CBS Sports
Jim Nantz's familiar introduction of Hello friends will continue to be heard on CBS for many years to come. Nantz and CBS Sports reached agreement on a new deal Thursday, March 25, 2021. The deal was first reported by the Sports Business Journal(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, file)Jim Nantz's familiar introduction of “Hello friends” will continue to be heard on CBS for years to come. Nantz and CBS Sports reached agreement on a new deal Thursday. God willing, my health stays well, and CBS willing, that April 8, 2035, would be the way I would love to close out my career," he said.
Super Bowl 55: A Viewer's Guide to get you through Sunday
___IN THE BOOTHJim Nantz and Tony Romo team for their second Super Bowl. Reporters Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and special teams analyst Jay Feely are on their third Super Bowl. By comparison, CBS’ broadcast of the Super Bowl in 1984, which was also in Tampa, had 20 cameras. NFL Films’ “Road to the Super Bowl” follows at 12 p.m., and “Tony Goes to the Super Bowl” at 1 p.m.“The Super Bowl Today” comes on at 2 p.m., leading into pregame ceremonies at 6 p.m. and kickoff at 6:30 p.m. This will be a record 10th Super Bowl pregame host assignment for James Brown and his sixth for CBS.
Super distancing: CBS keeps season protocols for big game
(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)Jim Nantz and Tony Romo were inseparable when CBS broadcast the Super Bowl two years ago. Keeping announcers separated until game day has been CBS' protocol this season. “Super Bowl Today” pregame host James Brown and CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus won’t get there until Thursday, while sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson arrives Friday. CBS isn't the only network that has modified its Super Bowl week plans. ESPN and NFL Network usually begin coverage from where the big game is held the Sunday before and when the teams usually arrive.
Social media reaction swift after Prescott's gruesome injury
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is tackled by New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan, rear, in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Prescott suffered a lower right leg injury on the play. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – Dak Prescott's brother wasted little time trying to show the upbeat side of the Dallas quarterback in a hospital bed after a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season Sunday. The rush of well wishes on social media was even faster during what ended up being a 37-34 victory for the Cowboys over the winless New York Giants. Former Dallas quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City were among them.
CBS pushing for players to do their part to boost broadcast
FORT WORTH, Texas FORT WORTH, TexasJim Nantz will be alone in the broadcast booth when the PGA Tour resumes its schedule Thursday. In announcing the broadcast and productions plans for the return to golf, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said the network would have what Nantz dubbed a confession cam." McManus also said the network has been working more aggressively to have players wear microphones, and that CBS already has received commitments from some players. If you had a chance to hear from 30 players in the field, you can't imagine what a difference that could make to our broadcast. And he'll be calling action at an event with no spectators, a policy of the PGA Tour for five straight tournaments until the Memorial on July 16-19.
Golf makes a conservative return with an eye on the long run
What hasn't changed is his belief that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic isn't over just because golf is back. Greg Abbott this week moved the state to Phase III in the recovery that allows outdoor events at 50% capacity. At that time it was very unclear where we would be with safety and testing, Monahan said. Information was changing by the minute.Now that golf is returning, Monahan couldn't predict when spectators would return. The conversation was scheduled before the protests began, and Varner was chosen because he's on the Player Advisory Council and golf was ready to resume.