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TEXANS84
04-11-2008, 05:55 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bryant Gumbel has given up his role as an NFL Network play-by-play announcer after two seasons.

The NFL Network said Friday it was looking for a new play-by-play announcer to work with Cris Collinsworth on the network's Thursday and Saturday night games.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to call NFL Network games the past two years, which was a new experience for me," Gumbel said in a statement. "But we've agreed that we'd all be better served going in different directions."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/04/11/gumbel.ap/index.html

brakos82
04-11-2008, 05:57 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/04/11/gumbel.ap/index.html
We should photoshop your head on him... :user:

Speedy
04-11-2008, 06:26 PM
Now if they could send Collinsworth to NFL Europe.....



(yes I know it doesn't exist any more)

Brando
04-12-2008, 11:56 AM
:wild: That mad my day!

So who should take over?

Tom Hammond wasn't that bad when he filled in for Gumbel in the Texans/Broncos game. I'm thinking Hammond is a strong possibilty.

ChampionTexan
04-12-2008, 10:22 PM
First Sean Salisbury, and now this - Life is good!

HOU-TEX
04-14-2008, 09:04 AM
:wild: That mad my day!

So who should take over?

Tom Hammond wasn't that bad when he filled in for Gumbel in the Texans/Broncos game. I'm thinking Hammond is a strong possibilty.

Except the fact he couldn't pronounce anyone's name correctly. It could've been a short notice type of thing, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. I'd take him over who's out their right now.:cool:

Lucky
05-15-2008, 09:11 AM
Al Michaels turns down the NFLN play-by-play gig. (http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/)

As legend has it, sports broadcaster extraordinaire Al Michaels once proclaimed as to the prospects of working at ESPN that he wonít be working for a four-letter network. Apparently, that vow still applies.

Per a media source, Michaels has turned down an opportunity to serve as the play-by-play man for NFLNís regular-season slate of pro football (http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/#) games.

Michaels was pursued by the league-owned network to replace Bryant Gumbel, the big name with small talent who handled the duties for the first two years of the NFLN effort. Michaels currently provides the play-by-play call for NBCís weekly Sunday night coverage.

Itís unclear where the NFL will go from here. Others who have been linked to the job include Tom Hammond, Brad Nessler, Marv Albert, and Pat Summerall. Other possibilities, in our view, would be Mike Patrick and Brent Musberger.

We also are intrigued by one or more outside-the-box possibilities, such as our pal Dan Patrick, whose weekday radio show streams live on SI.com ó and who from time to time allows us to pollute his air waves.

Another possibility would be to hire both Albert and our other pal Boomer Esiason (who currently team up for a national radio broadcast of the Monday night games), and make it a three-man crew, with the incumbent Cris Collinsworth, a former teammate of Esiasonís

HOU-TEX
05-15-2008, 10:06 AM
Al Michaels turns down the NFLN play-by-play gig. (http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/)

Brent Musberger's an asshat! I cringe everytime I hear his voice.:gun:

Didn't Marv Albert's son do a couple Texans games last year? I thought he did ok

Texan_Bill
05-15-2008, 10:15 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOO! to Brent Musberger!!!!!!

Lucky
05-15-2008, 10:38 AM
Another possibility would be to hire both Albert and our other pal Boomer Esiason (who currently team up for a national radio broadcast of the Monday night games), and make it a three-man crew, with the incumbent Cris Collinsworth, a former teammate of Esiasonís.
This is the best suggestion I've seen. Marv Albert is the best, no matter what sport you're talking about. Collinsworth knows the game. Boomer is a smartass. Every booth needs a smartass.