Nantz, Simms lead CBS Sports booth pairings – CBSSports.com
The 2015 season will mark CBS’ 56th year broadcasting NFL games, which coincides nicely with the network broadcasting Super Bowl 50 in February. On Tuesday, CBS Sports announced its broadcast pairings for 2015 with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson leading the way. The trio will also call a full slate of Thursday Night Football games on CBS and NFL Network.
The seven other announcer pairings include:
- Play-by-play commentator Ian Eagle, analyst Dan Fouts with sideline reporter Evan Washburn
- Greg Gumbel and Trent Green with Jamie Erdahl
- Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
- Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
- Andrew Catalon and Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein
- Tom McCarthy and Adam Archuleta
- Brian Anderson and Chris Simms.
Meanwhile, James Brown anchors the network’s pregame studio show, The NFL Today, which enters its 48th season. Brown will be joined by analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora and former NFL official and rules expert Mike Carey.
More from the press release:
THE NFL ON CBS announce team continues this year as the deepest in sports television as Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts serve as No. 2 announce team and call the network’s top game on Sundays when Nantz and Simms do not call a game. Greg Gumbel teams with Trent Green for the second straight year. THE NFL ON CBS announce team also features Kevin Harlan with Rich Gannon, Spero Dedes with Solomon Wilcots, Andrew Catalon forms a three-man booth with Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein, Tom McCarthy teams with Adam Archuleta and Brian Anderson with Chris Simms.
Along with Wolfson, game coverage also includes sideline reporters Evan Washburn with Eagle-Fouts; and Jamie Erdahl with Gumbel-Green. In addition, selected games throughout the season will include regional sideline reporters.
CBS kicks off its NFL coverage on Sunday Sept. 13. The season culimates in Santa Clara, California where the network will broadcast Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016 from Levi’s Stadium.