List of Pro Bowl broadcasters

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The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast the National Football League's Pro Bowl throughout the years.

1950s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1951 not televised
1952 NBC Harry Wismer Bill Stern
1953 NBC Bud Foster Mark Scott
1954 DuMont Tom Harmon Red Grange
1955 not televised
1956 not televised
1957 not televised
1958 NBC Joe Tucker Van Patrick
1959 NBC Jim Gibbons Van Patrick
Notes

1960s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1960 NBC Bob Kelley Ray Scott
1961 NBC Lindsey Nelson Frankie Albert
1962 NBC Lindsey Nelson Chuck Thompson
1963 NBC Chuck Thompson Ken Coleman
1964 NBC Chris Schenkel George Connor
1965 NBC Ken Coleman Gordie Soltau
1966 CBS Jack Drees Frank Gifford
1967 CBS Lindsey Nelson Pat Summerall
1968 CBS Jack Buck Tom Brookshier
1969 CBS Jack Whitaker Pat Summerall

1970s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1970 CBS Don Criqui Frank Gifford Frank Glieber
1971 CBS Jack Whitaker Frank Gifford Bruce Roberts
1972 NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis
1973 CBS Frank Glieber Alex Hawkins Bruce Roberts
1974 NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis
1975 ABC Frank Gifford Howard Cosell and Alex Karras
1976 ABC Frank Gifford Howard Cosell and Alex Karras
1977 ABC Frank Gifford Howard Cosell and Alex Karras
1978 ABC Frank Gifford Howard Cosell and Don Meredith
1979 ABC Frank Gifford Howard Cosell and Don Meredith
Notes

1980s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1980 ABC Al Michaels Howard Cosell and Fran Tarkenton Lynn Swann
1981 ABC Frank Gifford Howard Cosell and Fran Tarkenton Lynn Swann
1982 ABC Al Michaels[3] Fran Tarkenton Lynn Swann and Russ Francis
1983 ABC Frank Gifford Howard Cosell and Fran Tarkenton Lynn Swann
1984 ABC Frank Gifford O. J. Simpson Lynn Swann
1985 ABC Frank Gifford Don Meredith Lynn Swann
1986 ABC Frank Gifford O. J. Simpson and Joe Namath Tim Brant[4]
1987 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford Lynn Swann[5]
1988 ESPN Mike Patrick Roy Firestone and O. J. Simpson[6] Tom Jackson
1989 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann Tom Jackson[7]
Notes

1990s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1990 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann Chris Berman[10] and Tom Jackson
1991 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann Chris Berman[11] and Tom Jackson
1992 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann Chris Berman[12] and Tom Jackson
1993 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann Chris Berman[13] and Tom Jackson
1994 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann Chris Berman[14] and Tom Jackson
1995 [15] ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Lynn Swann[16] and Lesley Visser
1996 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Lynn Swann[17] and Lesley Visser
1997 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Lynn Swann[18] and Lesley Visser
1998 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Lynn Swann[19] and Lesley Visser
1999 ABC Al Michaels Dan Dierdorf and Boomer Esiason Lesley Visser[20] and Dan Fouts

2000s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2000 ABC Al Michaels Boomer Esiason Lesley Visser[21] and Dan Fouts
2001 ABC Al Michaels Dan Fouts and Dennis Miller Eric Dickerson and Melissa Stark
2002 ABC Al Michaels Dan Fouts and Dennis Miller Eric Dickerson[22] and Melissa Stark
2003 ABC Al Michaels Dan Fouts Melissa Stark and Lynn Swann
2004 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen
2005 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya
2006 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya
2007 CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms and Dan Dierdorf Shannon Sharpe
2008 Fox Kenny Albert Daryl Johnston Tony Siragusa and Brian Baldinger
2009 NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Andrea Kremer and Tiki Barber
Notes

2010s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2010 ESPN[23] Mike Tirico Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber
2011 Fox Thom Brennaman Brian Billick and Terry Bradshaw Tony Siragusa and Jay Glazer
2012 NBC[24] Dan Hicks Mike Mayock and Doug Flutie Alex Flanagan and Randy Moss
2013 NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya and Doug Flutie
2014 NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya and Doug Flutie
2015 ESPN Mike Tirico Jon Gruden Lisa Salters
2016 ESPN Mike Tirico Jon Gruden Lisa Salters
2017 ESPN Sean McDonough Jon Gruden Lisa Salters
2018 ESPN/ABC Sean McDonough Jon Gruden Lisa Salters
Notes
  • The 2010 game was the first time ever that the Pro Bowl was held prior to the championship game. It was held the weekend before Super Bowl XLIV.[25] NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the move was made after looking at alternatives to strengthen the Pro Bowl.[26] The game was also moved up in order to prevent a conflict that would have occurred if the game had taken place on February 13 or 14 (CBS would have rights, and based on the 52nd Grammy Awards, would have moved the game to the Saturday, as they did in 2007), with the game facing against the NBA All-Star Game, Winter Olympics, and Daytona 500.[citation needed]
    • CBS gave up the rights to the 2013 game to NBC.[27]
  • ESPN will have the rights to the Pro Bowl for eight years beginning in 2015. Starting in 2018, the game will be simulcast on broadcast network, ABC, marking the return of the Pro Bowl to ABC, since 2003. [28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ABC Monday Night Football Pro Bowl 1978 on YouTube
  2. ^ 1986 ABC NFL Pro Bowl Promo on YouTube
  3. ^ 1982 Pro Bowl Dorsett 4yd TD run on YouTube
  4. ^ 1986 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  5. ^ 1987 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  6. ^ 1988 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  7. ^ 1989 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  8. ^ "NFL lifts TV blackout as Pro Bowl nears sellout". [dead link]
  9. ^ "Pro Bowl Blackout Date Extended". KHOU-TV. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ 1990 Pro Bowl [ESPN] on YouTube
  11. ^ 1991 Pro Bowl [ESPN] on YouTube
  12. ^ 1992 Pro Bowl [ESPN] on YouTube
  13. ^ 1993 Pro Bowl [ESPN] on YouTube
  14. ^ 1994 Pro Bowl [ESPN] on YouTube
  15. ^ "1995 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2008. 
  16. ^ 1995 Pro Bowl [ABC] on YouTube
  17. ^ 1996 Pro Bowl [ABC] on YouTube
  18. ^ 1997 Pro Bowl [ABC] on YouTube
  19. ^ 1998 Pro Bowl [ABC] on YouTube
  20. ^ 1999 Pro Bowl [ABC] on YouTube
  21. ^ 2000 Pro Bowl [ABC] on YouTube
  22. ^ 2002 Pro Bowl [ABC] on YouTube
  23. ^ "40th Season of Monday Night Football". ESPN. April 14, 2009. Archived from the original on September 4, 2009. 
  24. ^ Fang, Ken (January 26, 2012). "NBC Kicks Off Super Bowl Week With the 2012 Pro Bowl From Hawaii". Fang's Bites (blog). Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Pro Bowl to precede Super Bowl". ESPN. December 30, 2008. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2008. 
  26. ^ "2010 Pro Bowl moving to Miami, will be played before Super Bowl". NFL.com. December 30, 2008. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  27. ^ "Notes: CBS Gives 2013 Pro Bowl to NBC (Also: Olympic Streaming, Music City Bowl)". Sports Media Watch. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  28. ^ Malloy, Tim; Lucas Shaw (September 8, 2011). "'Monday Night Football' to Remain on ESPN Through 2021". TheWrap.com. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 

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