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The Marty Lounge>Rich Gannon out at CBS in NFL broadcast shakeup
siberian khatru 11:47 AM 02-22-2021
https://nypost.com/2021/02/22/gannon...v-free-agency/

Rich Gannon out at CBS in NFL broadcast shakeup

By Andrew Marchand
February 22, 2021 | 11:50am | Updated


Rich Gannon is out at CBS after 16 seasons as an NFL TV game analyst, The Post has learned.

Gannon, the former MVP quarterback, will not have his contract renewed in the first move of NFL TV free agency. When contacted by The Post, a CBS spokeswoman confirmed the news.

CBS has not set Gannon’s replacement just yet. The two internal candidates figure to be Adam Archuleta and James Lofton.

Before last season, CBS started to tip its hand on the 55-year-old Gannon when it split him from his longtime partner, Kevin Harlan. While CBS doesn’t officially designate its depth chart, Harlan and Trent Green did the third best game most weeks, while Greg Gumbel and Gannon received the fourth most-watched matchup.

This NFL TV hot stove may not be as flashy compared to last season when CBS locked up Tony Romo in a 10-year, $180 million contract. NBC signed Drew Brees for after he retires as studio and potentially a “Sunday Night Football” game analyst. CBS recruited Charles Davis from Fox to replace Dan Fouts on their second team. Fox anointed Greg Olsen its No. 2 game analyst with Kevin Burkhardt.

Burkhardt and CBS’ Ian Eagle were kept off the market with new deals, which will likely result in less movement.

At the moment, ESPN is sticking with its “Monday Night Football” crew of Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese, while the biggest fish potentially on the market is Jim Nantz. CBS is working toward re-signing Nantz, who has been looking for a deal similar to Romo’s.
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Hammock Parties 11:50 AM 02-22-2021
Get Nantz away from Romo. He only holds him down.
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RunKC 11:51 AM 02-22-2021
Sorry Rich. Phillip Rivers is taking your spot
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MAHOMO 4 LIFE! 11:53 AM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
Get Nantz away from Romo. He only holds him down.
This is factually false
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Baby Lee 11:53 AM 02-22-2021
Elvis Grbac snorts drowsily on his couch.
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Superturtle 11:58 AM 02-22-2021
Fouts next?


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Hammock Parties 11:58 AM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by MAHOMO 4 LIFE!:
This is factually false
Nantz is terrible. He's the most boring play by play dude EVER.

I dunno who he blew to get out of the pregame/postgame studio and into booths.
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KCChiefsFan88 12:04 PM 02-22-2021
Nantz is reportedly trying to get Romo-type money from CBS.

If I was CBS, I’d laugh at Nantz’s demands and replace him with Harlan on their #1 announcing team.

Harlan/Romo would be an upgrade.

Same with Harlan/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery for their #1 college basketball announcing team.

And I am sure they can find another stiff to say “Hello friends, a tradition unlike any other” to effectively replace Nantz on their Master’s/golf coverage.
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tyecopeland 12:08 PM 02-22-2021
Romo was great but this past year he fell off a bit. Not sure what happened.

I won't miss Gannon but I dont think he was terrible either.
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CasselGotPeedOn 12:14 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Superturtle:
Fouts next?

Fouts was axed last year.
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eDave 12:15 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by KCChiefsFan88:
Nantz is reportedly trying to get Romo-type money from CBS.

If I was CBS, I’d laugh at Nantz’s demands and replace him with Harlan on their #1 announcing team.

Harlan/Romo would be an upgrade.

Same with Harlan/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery for their #1 college basketball announcing team.

And I am sure they can find another stiff to say “Hello friends, a tradition unlike any other” to effectively replace Nantz on their Master’s/golf coverage.
Harlan can do it solo. Both games!
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Rasputin 12:18 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by CasselGotPeedOn:
Fouts was axed last year.
Well he needs to be axed again for good measure
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ChiefsCountry 12:22 PM 02-22-2021
Kind of nice to get the #1 broadcast team every week.
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srvy 12:22 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
Nantz is terrible. He's the most boring play by play dude EVER.

I dunno who he blew to get out of the pregame/postgame studio and into booths.
Agree completely Nance is only good at putting you to sleep on golf telecasts.

I'll even go one more and say Romo sucks too. Also, he is not Nostrodomous and needs to learn that we don't want to hear his voice through the last play on into the next. The turd loves to hear his voice I think.
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lawrenceRaider 12:23 PM 02-22-2021
Originally Posted by tyecopeland:
Romo was great but this past year he fell off a bit. Not sure what happened.

I won't miss Gannon but I dont think he was terrible either.
I love Gannon and what he did for the Raiders.

That said, his time in the booth hasn't been good. Not surprising they've decided to go a different direction.
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