With baseball’s postseason schedule in full swing, FOX’s major crew shifts to accommodate lead NFL & MLB play-by-play man Joe Buck for the first of two consecutive Sundays highlights the NFL announcer assignments for 2012 Week 7 (Oct. 18-22).
Buck pulled double duty in San Francisco last Sunday as he called the New York GIants-San Francisco NFL game at Candlestick Park before heading across town to call Game 1 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants.
Buck will not double up since the 49ers are playing a Thursday night game in Week 7 while the baseball Giants could host an if-necessary NLCS Game 6 on Sunday night. So, FOX moves Thom Brennaman to work with Buck’s A crew of Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver at Washington-New York Giants.
The B crew of Kenny Albert–Daryl Johnston–Tony Siragusa will be untouched in Week 7 as they will call Dallas-Carolina. Sam Rosen will slide into Brennaman’s play-by-play slot on the C crew with Brian Billick–Laura Okmin at Green Bay-St. Louis.
The G crew of Ron Pitts–Mike Martz–Kristina Pink (field reporter) will be off for the third straight week.
With six teams (Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego) on bye weeks, the NFL has 13 contests in Week 7. FOX and CBS have five games each. For CBS, the F crew of Bill Macatee–Steve Tasker will be off for the first time since Week 1, and the G crew of Spero Dedes–Steve Beuerlein will not work for the fourth straight week.
CBS’ A crew of Jim Nantz–Phil Simms will have New York Jets-New England. The B crew of Greg Gumbel-Dan Dierdorf will call Baltimore-Houston. The C crew of Ian Eagle–Dan Fouts will be at Jacksonville-Oakland.
NFL Network will have Seattle-San Francisco on Thursday, NBC will show Sunday night’s Pittsburgh-Cincinnati game, while ESPN will telecast Detroit-Chicago on Monday night.
Listed are the TV network, TV/national radio announcers, DirecTV channel and Sirius and XM satellite radio channels. All times shown are local to game site:
Seattle at San Francisco (Thursday night) — NFLN (5:00 PM PT): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Sea.), 93 (SF). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Sea.), 226 (SF).
Tennessee at Buffalo — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. DirecTV: 709. SIRIUS: 106 (Ten.), 93 (Buf.). XM: 226 (Buf.).
Dallas at Carolina — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). DirecTV: 704. SIRIUS: 94 (Dal.), 117 (Car.). XM: 233 (Car.).
Baltimore at Houston — CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. DirecTV: 710. SIRIUS: 86 (Bal.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 229 (Hou.).
Cleveland at Indianapolis — CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. DirecTV: 711. SIRIUS: 148 (Cle.), 128 (Ind.). XM: 232 (Ind.).
Arizona at Minnesota — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). DirecTV: 705. SIRIUS: 139 (Arz.), 112 (Min.). XM: 231 (Min.).
Washington at New York Giants — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). DirecTV: 706. SIRIUS: 113 (Was.), 85 (NYG). XM: 230 (NYG).
Green Bay at St. Louis — FOX (12:00 PM CT): Sam Rosen, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). DirecTV: 707. SIRIUS: 92 (GB), 138 (StL.). XM: 225 (StL.).
New Orleans at Tampa Bay — FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). DirecTV: 708. SIRIUS: 91 (NO), 136 (TB). XM: 234 (TB).
New York Jets at New England — CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. DirecTV: 712. SIRIUS: 86 (NYJ), 93 (NE). XM: 226 (NE).
Jacksonville at Oakland — CBS (1:25 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. DirecTV: 713. SIRIUS: 92 (Jax.), 94 (Oak.). XM: 227 (Oak.).
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (Sunday night) — NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Pit.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Pit.), 226 (Cin.).
Detroit at Chicago (Monday night) — ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Det.), 93 (Chi.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Det.), 226 (Chi.).
2012 ANNOUNCER SCOREBOARD: Every week, we’ll give you a running scoreboard of network assignments. Who gets your team the most? How does each network prioritize the games? Your answers are below. Each game assigned to a crew will be listed after their names. Any mashup crew assignments will also be listed. Here is the 2012 regular-season crew scoreboard through Week 7:
2012 Weekly Assignment Scoreboard
CBS (Weekly assignments):
1/A. Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (analyst) – NE/TEN (1), NYJ/PIT (2), HOU/DEN (3), OAK/DEN (4), DEN/NE (5), IND/NYJ (6), NYJ/NE (7)
2/B. Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (analyst) – IND/CHI (1), BAL/PHI (2), KC/NO (3), NE/BUF (4), CLE/NYG (5), OAK/ATL (6), BAL/HOU (7)
3/C. Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (analyst) – MIA/HOU (1), TEN/SD (2), PIT/OAK (3), TEN/HOU (4), BAL/KC (5), NE/SEA (6), JAX/OAK (7)
4/D. Marv Albert (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (analyst) – BUF/NYJ (1), HOU/JAX (2), NYJ/MIA (3), CIN/JAX (4), MIA/CIN (5), KC/TB (6), TEN/BUF (7)
5/E. Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (analyst) – JAX/MIN (1), OAK/MIA (2), CIN/WAS (3), SD/KC (4), BUF/SF (5), CIN/CLE (6), CLE/IND (7)
6/F. Bill Macatee (play-by-play) and Steve Tasker (analyst) – CLE/CIN (2), JAX/IND (3), MIA/ARZ (4), TEN/MIN (5), BUF/ARZ (6)
7/G. Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Steve Beuerlein (analyst) – KC/BUF (2), BUF/CLE (3)
FOX (Weekly assignments):
1/A. Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst) and Pam Oliver (sideline) – SF/GB (1), TB/NYG (2), TB/DAL (3), NO/GB (4), PHI/PIT (5), NYG/SF (6)
2/B. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst), Tony Siragusa (sideline) – WAS/NO (1), DAL/SEA (2), SF/MIN (3), SF/NYJ (4), CHI/JAX (5), DET/PHI (6), DAL/CAR (7)
3/C. Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Brian Billick (analyst) and Laura Okmin (sideline) – ATL/KC (1), MIN/IND (2), PHI/ARZ (3), MIN/DET (4), GB/IND (5), DAL/BAL (6)
4/D. Dick Stockton (play-by-play), John Lynch (analyst) and Jennifer Hale (field reporter) – PHI/CLE (1), ARZ/NE (2), STL/CHI (3), CAR/ATL (4), MIN/WAS (6), NO/TB (7)
5/E. Chris Myers (play by play) and Tim Ryan (analyst) and Jamie Maggio (field reporter) – STL/DET (1), WAS/STL (2), ATL/SD (3), WAS/TB (4; Krista Voda – field reporter), SEA/CAR (5; Kristina Pink – field reporter), STL/MIA (6), ARZ/MIN (7)
6/F. Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Heath Evans (analyst) – SEA/ARZ (1)
7/G. Ron Pitts (play-by-play), Mike Martz (analyst) and Kristina Pink (field reporter) – CAR/TB (1), CAR/NO (2), DET/TEN (3), SEA/STL (4)
Sam Rosen (play-by-play), John Lynch (analyst) and Jennifer Hale (field reporter) – ATL/WAS (5)
Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst) and Pam Oliver (field reporter) – WAS/NYG (7)
Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Brian Billick (analyst) and Laura Okmin (field reporter) – GB/STL (7)