List of NFL on NBC commentator pairings

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The first name that's slated is the play-by-play man while the color commentator or commentators are slated second.

1960s[edit]

1960[1][edit]

  1. Lindsey Nelson/Frankie Albert (NBC only covered Colts and Steelers home games during this particular period)

1961[2][edit]

  1. Lindsey Nelson/Frankie Albert

1965[3][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Paul Christman
  2. Jim Simpson/George Ratterman
  3. Charlie Jones/Elmer Angsman
  4. Herb Carneal/Andy Robustelli

1966[4][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Paul Christman
  2. Jim Simpson/George Ratterman
  3. Charlie Jones/Elmer Angsman
  4. Lou Boda/Lee Grosscup
  • Simpson and Ratterman would provide radio coverage for Super Bowl I.

1967[5][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Paul Christman
  2. Jim Simpson/Kyle Rote
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Jay Randolph/Elmer Angsman

1968[6][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Kyle Rote or Al DeRogatis (DeRogatis called the Heidi Game with Curt Gowdy)
  2. Jim Simpson/Al DeRogatis (DeRogatis would join Gowdy and Rote for Super Bowl III)
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Jay Randolph/Elmer Angsman
  5. Bill Enis/Chris Burford

1969[7][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Kyle Rote
  2. Jim Simpson/Al DeRogatis
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Jay Randolph/Elmer Angsman
  5. Bill Enis/Chris Burford

1970s[edit]

1970[8][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Kyle Rote
  2. Jim Simpson/Al DeRogatis
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Bill Enis/Chris Burford
  5. Jay Randolph/Johnny Morris
  6. Ross Porter/Willie Davis
  7. Bill O'Donnell or Dave Martin/Dave Kocourek
  • After this season, Al DeRogatis and Kyle Rote swapped positions; resulting in DeRogatis being the #1 color commentator and Rote being the #2 analyst.

1971[9][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson/Kyle Rote
  3. Charlie Jones/George Ratterman
  4. Jay Randolph/Johnny Morris
  5. Bill Enis or Bill O'Donnell/Paul Maguire

1972[10][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson/Kyle Rote
  3. Charlie Jones/Johnny Morris
  4. Jay Randolph or Bill Enis/Paul Maguire
  5. Ken Coleman or Ross Porter/Dave Kocourek
  6. Bill Enis or Ross Porter/Willie Davis

1973[11][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson/Kyle Rote
  3. Charlie Jones/Willie Davis or Sam DeLuca
  4. Jay Randolph/Johnny Morris or Dave Kocourek
  5. Ross Porter or Bill Enis/Paul Maguire
  6. Bill Enis/Sam DeLuca
  7. Ken Coleman/Dave Kocourek or Alan Miller
  8. Al Michaels/Sam DeLuca or Mike Haffner

1974[12][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Al DeRogatis and/or Don Meredith
  2. Jim Simpson/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones/Willie Davis
  4. Jay Randolph/Paul Maguire
  5. Ross Porter/Johnny Morris
  6. Bill O'Donnell/Mike Haffner
  7. Al Michaels/Sam DeLuca (This was the final season of what would be Al Michaels' first stint with NBC)

1975[13][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Don Meredith and/or Al DeRogatis
  2. Jim Simpson or Dick Stockton/John Brodie or Al DeRogatis (This was the final season for DeRogatis at NBC)
  3. Charlie Jones or Bill O'Donnell/Sam DeLuca or John Brodie
  4. Jay Randolph or Bill O'Donnell/Paul Maguire
  5. Ross Porter/Willie Davis
  6. Tim Ryan or Bill O'Donnell or Jay Randolph/Mike Haffner
  7. Bill O'Donnell/Lionel Aldridge

1976[14][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/Don Meredith or John Brodie (Meredith would return to Monday Night Football at the end of the season)
  2. Jim Simpson/John Brodie or Len Dawson
  3. Charlie Jones/Paul Maguire or Sam DeLuca
  4. Jack Buck or Ross Porter or Dick Stockton/Len Dawson or Paul Maguire or Floyd Little
  5. Tim Ryan/Lionel Aldridge (After this season, Ryan would leave NBC to join CBS Sports)
  6. Jay Randolph/Floyd Little or Mike Haffner
  7. Dick Stockton or Ross Porter/Mike Haffner

1977[15][edit]

  1. Curt Gowdy/John Brodie
  2. Jim Simpson/Merlin Olsen or Al DeRogatis
  3. Charlie Jones/Paul Maguire or Len Dawson
  4. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen
  5. Jack Buck/Len Dawson or Floyd Little or Paul Maguire or Andy Russell or Jimmy Johnson (After this season, Buck would return to CBS Sports, primarily calling games for CBS Radio)
  6. Jay Randolph/Lionel Aldridge
  7. Dick Stockton or Jack Buck/Paul Maguire or Mike Haffner (After this season, Stockton would return to CBS Sports.)
  8. Marv Albert/Paul Maguire or Jimmy Johnson

1978[16][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen (Olsen would be joined by Curt Gowdy and John Brodie for that season's AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XIII)
  2. Curt Gowdy/John Brodie
  3. Jim Simpson/Paul Warfield
  4. Charlie Jones or Sam Nover/Len Dawson
  5. Jay Randolph/Paul Maguire
  6. Sam Nover/Bob Trumpy or Mike Haffner
  7. Marv Albert/Ed Podolak

The teams of Enberg/Olsen and Gowdy/Brodie began the year as co-head crews, but the unofficial passing of the torch happened on Thanksgiving, when Enberg/Olsen covered Denver-Detroit, while the following Sunday, Gowdy/Brodie covered Houston-Oakland

1979[17][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen
  2. Don Criqui or Jim Simpson (Jim Simpson left for the then brand new ESPN after Week 2)/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones/Len Dawson
  4. Don Criqui or Sam Nover/Bob Trumpy
  5. Jay Randolph/Gene Washington
  6. Marv Albert/Dave Rowe
  7. Stu Nahan or Merle Harmon or Jay Randolph or Bob Costas/Paul Maguire or George Kunz or Mike Haffner or Mike Lucci

1980s[edit]

1980[18][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen or Bob Trumpy (Trumpy filled in for Olsen during the Oakland-Philadelphia regular season game)
  2. Don Criqui/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones or Bob Costas/Len Dawson
  4. Sam Nover or Mike Adamle/Bob Trumpy
  5. Jay Randolph, Bob Costas, Marv Albert or Mike Adamle/Gene Washington
  6. Merle Harmon/Carl Eller
  7. Marv Albert, Mike Adamle, Bob Costas, Jay Randolph or Merle Harmon/Mike Haffner
  8. Marv Albert, Jay Randolph or Mike Adamle/Dave Rowe

1981[19][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg or Charlie Jones/Merlin Olsen, John Brodie, Len Dawson or Bob Trumpy
  2. Don Criqui or Phil Stone/John Brodie or Bob Trumpy
  3. Charlie Jones, Marv Albert or Phil Stone/Len Dawson
  4. Bob Costas/Bob Trumpy
  5. Phil Stone, Marv Albert, Bob Costas or Jay Randolph/Gene Washington
  6. Jay Randolph, Mike Adamle, Marv Albert, Phil Stone or Merle Harmon/Mike Haffner
  7. Merle Harmon/George Kunz
  8. Marv Albert, Jay Randolph, Bob Costas or Merle Harmon/Jim Turner
  9. Sam Nover, Charlie Jones, Mike Adamle or Jay Randolph/Dave Rowe, Harmon Wages or Rocky Bleier

1982[20][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen, John Brodie or Len Dawson
  2. Don Criqui, Jay Randolph or Marv Albert/John Brodie
  3. Charlie Jones or Don Criqui/Len Dawson
  4. Bob Costas, Don Criqui or Marv Albert/Bob Trumpy
  5. Jay Randolph, Bob Costas, Marv Albert or Don Criqui/Bob Griese
  6. Phil Stone or Jay Randolph/Gene Washington
  7. Merle Harmon, Marv Albert, Gary Gerould or Phil Stone/Jim Turner
  8. Jay Randolph, Phil Stone or Merle Harmon/Mike Haffner
  9. Mike Haffner/Dave Rowe

*Dick Enberg teamed with John Brodie to call the Week 1 game between the Raiders and 49ers, and then with Len Dawson for the Week 2 game between the Raiders and Falcons.

1983[21][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg or Don Criqui/Merlin Olsen
  2. Marv Albert, Phil Stone or Don Criqui/John Brodie or Bob Trumpy or Reggie Rucker
  3. Charlie Jones/Bob Griese
  4. Bob Costas or Jay Randolph/Bob Trumpy (this was Bob Costas' last season in the booth before being promoted as the new host (replacing Len Berman) of NFL '84)
  5. Don Criqui/Jim Turner, Ahmad Rashad or Gene Washington
  6. Jay Randolph, Merle Harmon or Marv Albert/Gene Washington, Bob Chandler, Reggie Rucker or Dave Rowe
  7. Phil Stone/Bob Chandler, Reggie Rucker, Mike Adamle, Dave Rowe, Gene Washington or Jim Turner
  8. Merle Harmon or Gary Gerould/Dave Rowe or Jim Turner

1984[22][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg, Don Criqui or Charlie Jones/Merlin Olsen
  2. Marv Albert, Jay Randolph, Phil Stone or Marty Glickman/John Brodie (this team called almost all New York Jets games on NBC that season)
  3. Charlie Jones or Jay Randolph/Bob Griese
  4. Don Criqui, Jay Randolph or Len Berman/Bob Trumpy
  5. Len Berman, Jay Randolph, Todd Donoho or Phil Stone/Gene Washington
  6. Phil Stone, Bill Wilkerson, Gary Gerould or Jay Randolph/Reggie Rucker
  7. Gary Gerould or Bill Wilkerson/Harvey Martin
  8. Phil Stone, Gary Gerould or Bill Wilkerson/Dave Rowe
  9. Bill Wilkerson/Bob Chandler (Week 1 only)

1985[23][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg or Charlie Jones/Merlin Olsen
  2. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy
  3. Marv Albert or Jay Randolph/Bob Griese (Griese would work the 1985 AFC Championship game as a field reporter and would serve as a third commentator for Super Bowl XX)
  4. Charlie Jones, Phil Stone, Jay Randolph or Gary Gerould/Sam Rutigliano
  5. Tom Hammond, Phil Stone or Len Berman/Bob Kuechenberg
  6. Phil Stone, Tom Hammond, Jay Randolph or Charlie Jones/Jimmy Cefalo
  7. Len Berman, Phil Stone, Tom Hammond or Gary Gerould/Reggie Rucker
  8. Fred Roggin, Bob Lobel, Phil Stone, Tom Hammond, Len Berman or Gary Gerould/Dave Rowe
  • During this and the season that followed, #2 team broadcasters Criqui and Trumpy were the lead broadcast team on NBC Radio.

1986[24][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen
  2. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy
  3. Marv Albert/Bob Griese (following this season, Griese would move to ABC as a college football analyst)
  4. Charlie Jones or Jay Randolph/Jimmy Cefalo and Bob Griese (Jones, Cefalo, and Griese called the Miami-LA Rams game)
  5. Len Berman or Bob Lobel/John Hannah
  6. Tom Davis or Mel Proctor/Butch Johnson
  7. Gary Gerould, Tom Davis or Jay Randolph/Dave Rowe
  8. Steve Grad or Fred Roggin or Bob Lobel/Reggie Rucker
  9. Tom Hammond or Phil Stone/Sam Rutigliano

1987[25][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Merlin Olsen
  2. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy
  3. Marv Albert/Joe Namath
  4. Charlie Jones/Jimmy Cefalo
  5. Mel Proctor/Reggie Rucker
  6. Gary Gerould/Sam Rutigliano
  7. Tom Hammond/Dave Casper or Michael Jackson
  8. Sam Nover/Michael Jackson
  9. Gayle Sierens/Dave Rowe (on the December 27 game between the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, Sierens from NBC's Tampa affiliate WFLA (then WXFL-TV) would become the first female play-by-play announcer in NFL history)

1988[26][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg, Curt Gowdy, Ray Scott, Charlie Jones or Mel Proctor/Merlin Olsen or Al DeRogatis (This would be Olsen's final season as the main color commentator)
  2. Marv Albert/Paul Maguire or Joe Namath (Week 1 only) (During the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Maguire replaced Ahmad Rashad as part of the NFL Live! pregame show; while Rashad returned from Seoul after Week 5, Maguire did not return to the broadcast booth until Week 9, after Albert had completed his post-season baseball assignments)
  3. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy (Did not work during Olympics)
  4. Charlie Jones, Chuck Thompson, Jim Donovan or Gary Gerould/Jimmy Cefalo or Jon Morris (Did not work during Olympics; Cefalo was still in the US for Week 2, but joined the other broadcasters in Seoul afterwards)
  5. Jim Donovan/Reggie Rucker, Joe Namath, Larry Csonka or Jon Morris
  6. Tom Hammond, Ray Scott or Chuck Thompson/Joe Namath, Jon Morris or Dave Lapham (Hammond and Namath were not established as a permanent pairing until Week 11; Namath worked with seven different play-by-play men over the course of the season)
  7. Gary Gerould/Reggie Rucker, Jon Morris or Ken Anderson (Gerould was in Seoul [assignment unknown] and did not call a game until Week 6)
  8. Mel Proctor/Joe Namath, Al DeRogatis, Jerry Kramer, Jon Morris or Larry Csonka (Proctor worked during the Olympics and baseball-related shortages [Weeks 2-8]; his only assignment after that was substituting for Enberg in Week 10; he did seven play-by-plays with six different analysts)
  9. Sam Nover/Jon Morris or Ken Anderson or Dave Lapham (Worked during Olympics/baseball shortages)
  10. Jay Randolph/Reggie Rucker or Dave Rowe
  11. Fred Roggin/Larry Csonka or Jerry Kramer
  12. Merle Harmon/Paul Hornung, Joe Namath or Al DeRogatis (Worked during Olympics)
  13. Kevin Slaten/Dave Lapham (Weeks 2-5) (Worked during Olympics)
  14. Steve Grad/Jon Morris (Week 5 only; Morris had nine analyst assignments in the 16 weeks of the season, and was paired with seven different play-by-play men [only working with Hammond and Nover twice each])
  15. Curt Gowdy/Jerry Kramer (Week 6 only)

Footnotes[edit]

See also: Olympics on NBC
  • Olympic replacement: During the 1988 season, in order to fulfill Olympic obligations, NBC brought in legendary announcers to fill in for the regular play-by-play men, while they were covering the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Replacement announcers during the Olympic period included Ray Scott, Merle Harmon, Chuck Thompson and Al DeRogatis.
    • Albert was off in Seoul during the Olympics doing boxing, and spent the three weeks after that covering post-season baseball.
      • Criqui and Trumpy were off in Seoul during the Olympics. Criqui called swimming and Trumpy called volleyball.
        • Jones and Cefalo were off in Seoul during the Olympics. Jones called track & field and Cefalo served as the daytime host.
          • Enberg was off in Seoul during the Olympics: Curt Gowdy.
            • Jay Randoph was in Seoul during the Olympics. He called baseball during the Games.

1989[27][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bill Walsh
  2. Charlie Jones/Merlin Olsen (Merlin Olsen would move over to CBS the following season)
  3. Marv Albert or Jim Donovan/Bob Trumpy or Ahmad Rashad
  4. Don Criqui/Ahmad Rashad
  5. Joel Meyers/Paul Maguire
  6. Tom Hammond or Jay Randolph/Joe Namath
  7. Jim Donovan/Jimmy Cefalo or Jim Laslavic
  8. Fred Roggin or Jay Randolph/Lyle Alzado

1990s[edit]

1990[28][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg or Charlie Jones/Bill Walsh
  2. Marv Albert or Jim Donovan/Paul Maguire
  3. Don Criqui /Bob Trumpy or Ahmad Rashad
  4. Charlie Jones, Don Criqui or Fred Roggin/Todd Christensen
  5. Joel Meyers/Ahmad Rashad
  6. Tom Hammond or Jim Donovan/Joe Namath
  7. Jim Donovan or Joel Meyers/Cris Collinsworth
  8. Fred Roggin/Jim Laslavic

1991[29][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bill Walsh (Bill Walsh left NBC after this season to return to coaching at Stanford)
  2. Charlie Jones or Don Criqui/Todd Christensen or Ahmad Rashad
  3. Marv Albert or Jim Donovan/Paul Maguire or Bill Parcells
  4. Tom Hammond, Mel Proctor or Kevin Harlan/Joe Namath
  5. Don Criqui/Bob Trumpy or Ahmad Rashad
  6. Joel Meyers/Dan Hampton
  7. Jim Donovan/Beasley Reece
  8. Mel Proctor/Jim Laslavic

Note: Dick Enberg and Bill Walsh did not call any games during Weeks 9-12 of the 1991 NFL season due to being assigned to covering Notre Dame home games on NBC (this being the network's first season as the home of Fighting Irish home games).

1992[30][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bob Trumpy
  2. Marv Albert or Don Criqui/Bill Parcells (Parcells left after this season to take the New England Patriots head coaching job)
  3. Charlie Jones/Todd Christensen
  4. Don Criqui or Joel Meyers/Paul Maguire
  5. Jim Lampley or Joel Meyers/Ahmad Rashad or Dan Hampton (Lampley would replace Bob Costas as host of the NFL on NBC pregame show NFL Live in 1993)
  6. Tom Hammond/Cris Collinsworth
  7. Dan Hicks/Dan Hampton, Joe Namath, John Dockery or Beasley Reece
  8. Joel Meyers/Beasley Reece, Dan Hampton or Joe Namath
  9. Jim Donovan/Dan Hampton (Week 17 only)

1993[31][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg or Drew Goodman/Bob Trumpy
  2. Marv Albert, Dick Enberg or Don Criqui/Paul Maguire
  3. Charlie Jones/Todd Christensen
  4. Tom Hammond or Drew Goodman/Cris Collinsworth
  5. Don Criqui or Drew Goodman/Beasley Reece
  6. Dan Hicks or Bob Costas/Joe Gibbs
  7. Drew Goodman or Dan Hicks or Jim Donovan/Dan Hampton
  8. Marv Albert or Bob Costas/Mike Ditka

(Joe Gibbs would join Mike Ditka at NFL Live! the following season, while Ahmad Rashad would return as co-host with Greg Gumbel. After this season, Bob Costas' role on The NFL on NBC would be reduced to presenting feature stories and interviews.)

(O.J. Simpson would be a sideline reporter for several announcing crews during the season, including Super Bowl XXVIII alongside Todd Christensen. Simpson would be gone following the season due to the O.J. Simpson murder case.)

1994[32][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg/Bob Trumpy/Hannah Storm
  2. Marv Albert/Paul Maguire
  3. Charlie Jones/Randy Cross
  4. Jim Lampley or Don Criqui/Todd Christensen
  5. Tom Hammond, Don Criqui or Dan Hicks/Cris Collinsworth
  6. Don Criqui, Jim Donovan or Mike Bush/Beasley Reece
  7. Dan Hicks or Jim Donovan/Bob Golic
  8. Mike Bush/Dan Hampton (Week 2 only)

1995[33][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg or Marv Albert/Phil Simms/ Paul Maguire
  2. Marv Albert, Tom Hammond or Dan Hicks/Cris Collinsworth (Collinsworth moved to the pregame show to replace Joe Montana after the season)
  3. Charlie Jones or Dan Hicks/Randy Cross
  4. Tom Hammond, Dan Hicks or Jim Lampley/Bob Trumpy
  5. Jim Lampley, Jim Donovan, Dan Hicks or Don Criqui/Bob Golic
  6. Don Criqui/Beasley Reece (this duo called almost all of the Jacksonville Jaguars games airing on NBC that season)
  7. Dan Hicks or Jim Donovan/Tunch Ilkin
  8. Jim Donovan/John Dockery (Week 15 only)

1996[34][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg or Marv Albert/Phil Simms/Paul Maguire
  2. Marv Albert or Dan Hicks/Sam Wyche/Randy Cross (Week 16) or Paul Maguire (Week 17) (Sam Wyche would replace Mike Ditka on the NFL on NBC pregame show for the 1997 season)
  3. Charlie Jones/Randy Cross
  4. Tom Hammond or Dan Hicks/Bob Trumpy
  5. Jim Lampley, Dan Hicks or Jim Donovan/Bob Golic
  6. Don Criqui or Jim Donovan/Beasley Reece
  7. Dan Hicks or Jim Donovan/Bart Oates

1997[35][edit]

  1. Dick Enberg or Tom Hammond/Phil Simms/Paul Maguire
  2. Marv Albert, Tom Hammond, Charlie Jones or Joel Meyers/Randy Cross/Jim Kelly (Week 7) (Hammond replaced Marv Albert after NBC fired Albert in 1997)
  3. Charlie Jones or Dan Hicks or Jim Donovan/Bob Trumpy/Jim Mora (Weeks 3+7), Randy Cross (Weeks 6+11) or Jim Kelly (Week 8)
  4. Don Criqui or Dan Hicks/Jim Mora/ Randy Cross (Week 17)
  5. Mike Breen or Jim Donovan/James Lofton (mostly NY Jets games)
  6. Tom Hammond, Dan Hicks or Joel Meyers/Jim Kelly/Paul Maguire (Weeks 10+16) or James Lofton (Week 11)
  7. Dan Hicks, Joel Meyers or Jim Donovan /Beasley Reece
  8. Bob Fitzgerald/Jim Laslavic (Week 9 only)

Note: There was no NFL on NBC program produced from the 1998-2005 NFL seasons. CBS had replaced them as the AFC rights holder following the 1997 season.

2000s[edit]

  • Beginning in 2006, NBC returned to the NFL for the first time since 1997 (when they last had the AFC package) to broadcast Sunday night games. NBC replaced ESPN as the Sunday night broadcaster.

2006[edit]

  1. Al Michaels/John Madden/Andrea Kremer
  2. Tom Hammond/Cris Collinsworth/Bob Neumeier (Wild Card Saturday)

2007[edit]

  1. Al Michaels/John Madden/Andrea Kremer
  2. Tom Hammond/Cris Collinsworth/Bob Neumeier (Wild Card Saturday)

2008[edit]

  1. Al Michaels/John Madden/Andrea Kremer
    • During Week 7 (Seattle at Tampa Bay), Cris Collinsworth substituted for Madden. Madden was given an off-week to alleviate a hectic coast-to-coast bus travel schedule[36] which would have taken him from Jacksonville to San Diego to Tampa in three weeks.
  2. Tom Hammond/Cris Collinsworth/Tiki Barber (Wild Card Saturday)

2009[edit]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Andrea Kremer
  2. Tom Hammond/Joe Theismann and Joe Gibbs[37]/Tiki Barber (Wild Card Saturday)

2010s[edit]

2010[edit]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Andrea Kremer
  2. Tom Hammond/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan (Wild Card Saturday)
  • Beginning with the 2010 season NBC elected to use the Notre Dame football broadcast team as its second Wild Card Weekend broadcast team, as Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan joined Tom Hammond.

2011[edit]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya
  2. Tom Hammond/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan (Wild Card Saturday)
  3. Dan Hicks/Mike Mayock/Doug Flutie/Alex Flanagan/Randy Moss (Pro Bowl)

2012[edit]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya
  2. Dan Hicks/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan (Wild Card Saturday)

Dan Hicks filled in for Al Michaels on the preseason matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Michaels took some time off during that game after anchoring NBC's daytime coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Hicks also replaced Tom Hammond on the Notre Dame broadcast team at this point.

2013[edit]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya
  2. Dan Hicks/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan (Wild Card Saturday)
  • This was the last wildcard playoff doubleheader on NBC for the foreseeable future. Starting this season ESPN will air one wild card playoff game. NBC will only air one wildcard playoff game and will air one divisional playoff game.

2014[edit]

  1. Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth/Michele Tafoya

Surrogate professional football programs on NBC[edit]

Arena Football League[edit]

Main article: AFL on NBC

From 2003-2006, NBC covered Arena Football League games.

The pre-game, halftime, and post-game studio show was anchored by Al Trautwig and analyst Glenn Parker since its inception. In 2003, Michael Irvin also provided studio analysis, but that role was subsequently filled with guest analysts, including Ray Bentley, Danny White, Tommy Maddox, and Kurt Warner.

Game commentary was provided by two major teams, with the lead consisting of play-by-play announcer Tom Hammond and analyst Pat Haden, with sideline reporter Lewis Johnson. The other included Bob Papa (play-by-play), Ray Bentley (analyst) and Marty Snider (sideline reporter). Additional talent included (often in different pairings) play-by-play announcers Eli Gold, Bill Weber, and Allen Bestwick, as well as color commentators Mike Pawlawski and Charles Davis, and sideline reporter Steve Wrigley.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. Sports Broadcast History Forums Sports Broadcast History Archives Football Archives
  2. 1996 NFL Commentator Crews[dead link]
  3. 1997 NFL Announcing Teams[dead link]
  4. Hammond & Collinsworth Named Commentators for NFL Wild Card Game on NBC
  5. Eye On Sports Media: NFL Broadcast Assignments