Media > “YES!!!” … Marv Albert To Call NFL Games For CBS Sports

~ When Gus Johnson moved over to FOX, it left a void at CBS. They not only filled the void, they filled it with a Hall of Fame voice. Marv Albert will be doing play by play for CBS  NFL coverage.

 If CBS was looking at resume’s, it does not get much better than the one Albert posesses.  He did NFL games on NBC for 19 years,  he has been handling the play-by-play for Monday Night Football on Westwood One radio, and he handles play by play for TNT’s NBA coverage.

 

Albert is also handling college basketball play by play duties for CBS, so this move made a great deal of sense once Johnson left for FOX. It’s a great Public Relations move for CBS to secure Albert for this assignment. The stock of Gus Johnson has gone up big time the last couple of years and CBS needed to counter his departure with a big time replacement. Who bigger than the Marvelous one?

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Media > Gus Johnson Reportedly Moving From CBS To FOX

~ Gus Johnson is moving on. The very popular NFL and NCAA men’s basketball play by play announcer could not come to terms on a new contract with CBS and is now reported to be headed to the FOX network.Johnson has become a household name in recent years with fans of March Madness because of his high energy style of broadcasting basketball games.

The New York Daily News recently reported that some within CBS “were not thrilled with Johnson’s rise to March Madness’ most popular voice.” The number 1 play by play man there right now is Jim Nantz.

Nantz is “The Voice” of the college tournament and is also the lead announcer on the NFL coverage for CBS. It was becoming obvious that Johnson’s stock was indeed going up though and that may have meant his price tag was going up as well.

Johnson most recently did play by play for the Pacquiao-Mosley fight on Showtime / PPV. It remains to be seen what will happen with Johnson’s coverage of boxing. My prediction is that somewhere down the line a spot is going to open up for Johnson to be a lead announcer for one of these networks. He has been gaining momentum every year. For now though, FOX is getting a good one for it’s football coverage.

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