NFL on Fox Schedule
1. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
2. Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver
3. Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale
4. Thom Brennaman, David Diehl, Laura Okmin
5. Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
6. Dick Stockton, Donovan McNabb or Kirk Morrison or Brady Quinn, Kristina Pink
Other broadcasters include play-by-play announcers Mike Goldberg, Gus Johnson, Justin Kutcher and Sam Rosen, analysts Brendon Ayanbadejo and Charles Davis, and sideline reporter Peter Schrager. Brennaman will fill in for Buck when Buck will be doing the MLB Postseason and Kutcher will fill in for Brennaman.
As I can imagine, there are a lot of raised eyebrows over the above crews so I will try to address all of them right now.
Yes, Chris Myers is on the third or C crew and Kenny Albert, who did playoff games only a few years ago, is on the fifth or E crew, theoretically speaking. I say theoretically speaking because as I have said before, Fox is very fluid with their announcing crews unlike CBS, meaning that that theoretical third crew will not always do the third most distributed game. There were at least a couple of times where Myers, on the nominal fifth crew last year with Tim Ryan, who left to work as an analyst for the 49ers on radio, did a lead early game in a doubleheader.
What is up with the Dick Stockton crew? Generally we don't see a network list a rotating crew all that often but it looks like Fox may have had some issues finding a partner in the wake of whatever was going on with Mike Shanahan so they decided to go with a crowd. Fox seems to like McNabb a lot hence his high-profile positions on Fox Sports Live and now on Fox NFL Kickoff, FS1's pregame show, but I can't understand why as he is awful and I fear for anybody that would have to watch him and Stockton work games together. Morrison has been solid when I have seen him on FS1 but Quinn is the ultimate wild card as he is coming straight of playing to doing Fox College Football games and now some NFL action.
Yes, that Mike Goldberg is the same Mike Goldberg that is the voice of the UFC. Goldberg does have some experience calling football as he is the preseason TV voice of the Arizona Cardinals and he also has some NFL on Fox experience as he was a sideline reporter from 1999 to 2002. Even then, this came from way out of nowhere.
Should you have any questions, feel free to leave me a question below.
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