Your NFL Wild Card Announcing Schedule

Monday, December 29, 2008


Obviously this is the quickest announcing schedule ever, because of there only being four games, but I thought you'd still like to see who's calling which game and where. The Wild Card Weekend features some great matchups, and will even mark the first time that the Falcons and Cardinals played on NBC since 1997.

I'm not quite sure why NBC is going with Tom Hammond for the game, but we do get a special treat. Tiki as a sideline reporter! Here's your announcing schedule for this weekend, and full Playoff schedule for the rest of the month. Start trading events with your significant others now!

Saturday, January 3rd

Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals (NBC, 4:30pm)- Tom Hammond, Cris Collinsworth, Tiki Barber
Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers (NBC, 8pm)- Al Michaels, John Madden, Andrea Kremer

Sunday, January 4th

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins (CBS, 1pm)- Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings (FOX, 4:30pm)- Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver

FULL NFL PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 10th


Baltimore, San Diego or Indianapolis at Tennessee Titans (CBS, 4:30pm)
Arizona, Atlanta or Minnesota at Carolina (FOX, 8:15pm)

Sunday, January 11th

Arizona, Atlanta or Philadelphia at New York Giants (FOX, 1pm)
Miami, San Diego or Indianapolis at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS, 4:45pm)

Sunday, January 18th

NFC Championship Game (FOX, 3pm)
AFC Championship Game (CBS, 6:30pm)

Sunday, February 1st

Super Bowl XLIII from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida (NBC, 6pm)

19 Comments:

And Bob Neumeier is the odd man left out by Tiki's addition as a sideline reporter.

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Dec 29, 2008, 9:18:00 AM  

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Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 10:19:00 AM  

I like when Tom Hammond does games...only if to see how much makeup he wears for the opening. HD is NOT Tom Hammond's friend.

Sean O said...
Dec 29, 2008, 10:20:00 AM  

The Cruiser is staying in The Murph's parking lot this week, I see. Those other 3 games could really suck though.

GMoney said...
Dec 29, 2008, 10:48:00 AM  

if you don't like hammond, who should nbc go with aa?
you make an open-ended statement without saying who's better?
johnny miller?
dan hicks? LOL the guy who blew the gold-medal call that everyone thinks was great!
karch kiraly?

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 1:13:00 PM  
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Jonathan said...
Dec 29, 2008, 1:55:00 PM  

I'm sure Joe and Troy are confused as to why they aren't calling a Dallas game.

Jason said...
Dec 29, 2008, 2:14:00 PM  

Tom Hammond is quite good as a football announcer. And as one of the previous posts points out (indirectly), there aren't many people left for NBC to use on pro games.

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 2:19:00 PM  

NBC should pilfer Ernie Johnson for the Cards/Falcons game. Does he know enough about the NFL?

Brad James said...
Dec 29, 2008, 2:41:00 PM  

Brad, if we're going in that direction, how about Craig Sager for sideline reporter.

Anonymous said...
Dec 29, 2008, 2:44:00 PM  

@ Anon @ 2:19: Bob Papa, who has been Collinsworth's partner on the NFL-Network games, is also signed with NBC.

Can't really complain about Hammond though (except for having to stare at the make-up in the open as Sean O pointed out).

JFein said...
Dec 29, 2008, 3:37:00 PM  

Well, if Buck and Aikman are so disappointed that the Cowboys aren't in, let Stockton and Baldy or Albert Jr. and Moose do the game!!!!

JMNOR55 said...
Dec 29, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

I personally think NBC should only have one game and give the other playoff game to ESPN.


Its weird how people are debating NBC NFL Roster yet their horrible pregame has 3 host lol

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 8:42:00 AM  

Is it possible that Jim Nantz came be demoted because I am thinking about lobbying for it!

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 8:43:00 AM  

Anon@842: The NFL will shut down before taking playoff games off OTA networks.

@JFein: Bob Papa does Giants PxP on radio, which takes priority for him as long as Big Blue are in the playoffs.

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 12:30:00 PM  

Tom Hammond always does the opening game on Wild Card Saturday.

Michael said...
Dec 30, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

I have an NBC game taped from '93 (Steelers @ Browns) with Hammond and Collinsworth where Hammond quipped "We are the Beavis and Butthead of NBC Sports" Great game, BTW, Eric Metcalf returned 2 punts for TD's. I thought Hammond was going to have a heart attack on the second one, which was a game winner. "Metcalf cuts back! He's still on his feet! Metcalf will go FOR THE SCORE! UNBELIEVABLE!!!"

Anonymous said...
Dec 30, 2008, 4:44:00 PM  

To respond to Brad, if you get Ernie and Craig, you MUST get Marv Albert

Anonymous said...
Dec 31, 2008, 1:10:00 AM   Apr 8, 2009, 5:25:00 AM  

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