NFL Open Thread - Week 7 Early Games

Sunday, October 19, 2008


This is the grill of Buffalo running back Marshawn Lynch, whose team hosts the San Diego Chargers in the best of the early games on CBS, which holds today's doubleheader. I have that game and San Francisco heading to New Jersey to play the Giants on TV.

Your NFL Announcing Schedule and Maps For Week 7

CBS:

San Diego at Buffalo
- Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Tennessee at Kansas City - Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker
Baltimore at Miami - Bill Macatee, Steve Beuerlein

Fox:

San Francisco at New York Giants - Dick Stockton, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Dallas at St. Louis - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
New Orleans at Carolina - Matt Vasgersian, Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Minnesota at Chicago - Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan, Charissa Thompson

Requests from you wonderful people in the comments section:

1) If anyone is stuck with Tennessee and Kansas City, please enlighten us on how GuJo keeps it entertaining for you.
2) Since Charissa Thompson is making a move as the new "it" sideline reporter, clue me in if she's all that and a bag of chips or just blah.

Posted by Signal to Noise at 12:45 PM

49 Comments:

Chris Mortenson reported that Tony Romo would be the 3rd quarterback this morning on ESPN.

Jay Glazer said that the report on another network was incorrect and Romo will be the backup.

Now ESPN has changed their story, that sources close to Ed Werder report that Romo will be backup.

bspn said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:53:00 PM  

"The Buffalo Bills will be headed to London after this game to take on the New Orleans Saints. If you were the Chargers, would you be concerned dealing with this long trip?" - Greg Gumbel, confused as to what team's leaving the country.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:54:00 PM  

"being 0-6 has hit them across head" - Kevin Harlan on the Bengals

"theyve been inconsistent in all phases" - Rich Gannon, no being 0-6 means yourre consistently bad

"theyre in a tight bunch" - Gannon
on the Steelers formation

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:08:00 PM  

Ack. Power outage in Buffalo! (or some such)

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:09:00 PM  

Charissa is fantastic. So much better than EA.

collin said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:15:00 PM  

I was supposed to get G-Men/9ers, and was looking forward to seein my boy VD now that he's healthy... But Fox decided to show the Roy Williams Monopoly instead.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:16:00 PM  

And CBS with the MIA "Paper Planes" Remix at the bump... Theres no way Macatee or Beurlein had any idea what it was.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:18:00 PM  

Brandon Jacobs is hard to tackle, but the Niners suck at tackling too.

7-0, G-men.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:20:00 PM  

The Juggernaut is awake. 7-0, G-Men.

BK said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:22:00 PM  

Sam Rosen as Fox goes to commercial: "Lions and Bears the rivalry continues..."

I know my Vikings are struggling, but please don't call them the Lions, Sam. Also, Charissa made was on screen a bit ago, sporting the glasses...HOT.

Tyler said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:23:00 PM  

Macatee is the CBS Joe Buck...
In the most mundane voice ever.
"Here come the Dolphins. [Pause. Pause. Pause.] Sack. [Pause. Pause. Pause.] Fumble."

Then, "We have the Wild Cat and now the option- we're going back in time."

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:23:00 PM  

somebody pay the power bill in buffalo.

John said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:24:00 PM  

I have heard the word "penetration" in the Ravens/Fins game at least 6 times already.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:27:00 PM  

why is WPGH in Pittsburgh showing the Cowboys opposite the Steelers, aren"t they supposed to show the late game Taxans-Lions.. At least they might get some audience for that game, everyone in PGH is watching the STeelers at 1pm.. Is the 506.com site not working

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

Kenny Albert on the time Bulger has in the pocket, while watching the replay...
"One thousand-1, one thousand-2... one thousand-7. That's eight seconds."

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:31:00 PM  

anybody wanna get me a screengrab of thompson today?

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:36:00 PM  

If youre 0-6, maybe the punter should have had plenty of practice, but Cincy's just had a 15 yd shank.

"Rothlesberger is like a young Brett Favre" - Gannon, so does that mean in 15 yrs we get the annual retirement drama ?

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:41:00 PM  

If you have Brandon Jacobs on your fantasy team, you're having a good day so far.

14-0, Big Blue.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:45:00 PM  

Nobody wants to watch Lions-Texans

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:45:00 PM  

excuse me, 14-3. Nedney did kick an FG earlier.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:45:00 PM  

Okay, a 76 yard run by a punter?


http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/gamecenter/live/NFL_20081019_MIN@CHI

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:45:00 PM  

Another wonderful job by FOX. Coming back late and we miss the Juggernaut's 2nd TD of the day.

BK said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:46:00 PM  

Chad Pennington was just called "The most accurate QB in NFL history."

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:53:00 PM  

It doesn't matter what game I watch, there is a clock malfunction.

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:56:00 PM  

And then Chad threw a TD pass... To the guys in purple.
T-Sizzle housed it, and Frank Walker has the best non-scoring player celebration ever, jumping up and sitting on Suggs's shoulders for about 20 seconds.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:57:00 PM  

What exactly is "Out-Physicaled", Mr. Stockton?

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 1:59:00 PM  

2 TD's for the Bears DST already...and Hester was involved in neither of them.

collin said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:10:00 PM  

"Usually, rookie wide receivers aren't that up for contact, but [Josh Morgan] is taking cheap shots already." - Aikman

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:10:00 PM  

Beurlein: "There was a penalty called. We couldn't hear what it was."

That's because he was too busy not shutting the hell up. And the worst part was half of it was stuttering.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:22:00 PM  

1:30 left in 1st half, and Cincy just ran its first play in Steelers territory. When does the Marvin Lewis getting fired pool start ?

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:24:00 PM  

"Hochuli had an interesting call a couple of weeks ago. " - Harlan and he was referencing Saints / Vikings, not the Broncos / Chargers

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:27:00 PM  

Who would have picked Chicago-Minny as an offensive shootout. 27-24 Bears at half.

collin said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:32:00 PM  

Hope you can get this screen grab: At the end of the brief time CBS did broadcast the Bills-Chargers game, they showed a fan with a great "Unplug the Chargers!" sign -- and then the power went out again, and the network is back to Steelers-Benglas.

The still image of that sign hung frozen on the screen before the network blacked out, so I hope someone catches it...

DalkeGeedz said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:37:00 PM  

"They just ground the ball out on the ground." -Beurlein

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:51:00 PM  

Haha, James Brown is doing play-by-play of Chargers/Bills in the studio!

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:51:00 PM  

"Hello everyone, Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf here. We're gonna talk really fast before the power goes out again." - Gumbel

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 2:59:00 PM  

Break up the Rams!

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 3:16:00 PM  

"Fred Jackson gets stoned." - Greg Gumbel

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 3:27:00 PM  

Niners just blocked a FG, returned for TD and a Niner player at midfield was celebrating, while Nate Clemens was still 20 yds from end zone

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 3:27:00 PM  

LOL..

Tony Siragusa: The Rams better not let this team (the Cowboys) get some confidence or momentum or they COULD lose this game.
*With less than 3 mins left in the 3rd quarter and a score of 31-7*

kle18 said...
Oct 19, 2008, 3:28:00 PM  

I love how home markets never get switched to better games during blowouts; stuck watching 31-7 Rams and 27-0 Titans leads

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 3:31:00 PM  

LENDALE WHITE IS SITTING ON MY BENCH WITH 3 TDS.

Fuck me.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 3:33:00 PM  

"The Niners are not the team the Giants are"


"Coaches dont like penalties"
- Aikman employing the power of understatement

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 3:35:00 PM  

I think Gus Johnson nearly blew a gasket calling Chris Johnson's TD run to make it 34-3.

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 3:49:00 PM  

"Let's take a look here at Tyler Thigpen showing off his great legs." - Gus Johnson

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 3:53:00 PM  

Thanks Fox for not taking those of us watching the Giants-49ers game to the end of the Vikings-Bears game....

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

"He's an unselfish player. Talk about a position with selfish players." - Rich Gannon on Steelers WR Hines Ward

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

And the Titans had a bye week...playing the Chefs. BYE!

JamesCraven said...
Oct 19, 2008, 6:19:00 PM  

I'm thinking Tim Brown and Gannon don't exchange Christmas cards.

Bruce said...
Oct 19, 2008, 6:20:00 PM  

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