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History of Network NFL Pre-Game shows


2008:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson,
Michael Strahan
CBS. The NFL Today. James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino (absent Week 14 due to
the passing of his father), Shannon Sharpe, Bill Cowher
NBC. Football Night in America. Bob Costas, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Cris
Collinsworth, Jerome Bettis, Tiki Barber (Bettis and Barber at game locations
late in season)

2007:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson
CBS. The NFL Today. James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe,
Bill Cowher (Sharpe absent for Week 11 and Week 12)
NBC. Football Night In America: Bob Costas, Keith Olbermann, Cris Collinsworth,
Jerome Bettis, Tiki Barber

2006:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. Joe Buck, (Curt Menefee subbing weeks 7 and 8),
Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson
CBS. The NFL Today. James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe
NBC. Football Night In America. Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth, Sterling Sharpe, Jerome Bettis

2005:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson
CBS. The NFL Today. Greg Gumbel, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe

2004:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson
CBS. The NFL Today. Greg Gumbel, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe

2003:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson
CBS. The NFL Today. Jim Nantz, Deion Sanders, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino

2002:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson (except Week 2), John Elway (Week 2)
CBS. The NFL Today. Jim Nantz, Deion Sanders, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino

2001:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Cris Collinsworth
CBS. The NFL Today. Jim Nantz, Jerry Glanville, Mike Ditka, Randy Cross,
Deion Sanders (joining around week 4)

2000:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Cris Collinsworth
CBS. The NFL Today. Jim Nantz, Jerry Glanville, Craig James, Randy Cross,
Mike Ditka

1999:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Cris Collinsworth
CBS. The NFL Today. Jim Nantz, Jerry Glanville, Craig James, Randy Cross

1998:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Cris Collinsworth
CBS. The NFL Today. Jim Nantz, Brent Jones, Marcus Allen, George Seifert

1997:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Ronnie Lott
NBC. NFL On NBC. Greg Gumbel, Cris Collinsworth, Joe Gibbs, Mike Ditka

1996:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Ronnie Lott
NBC. NFL On NBC. Greg Gumbel, Cris Collinsworth, Joe Gibbs, Mike Ditka

1995:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson
NBC. NFL On NBC. Greg Gumbel, Mike Ditka, Joe Gibbs, Joe Montana

1994:
Fox. Fox NFL Sunday. James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson
NBC. NFL Live. Greg Gumbel, Ahmad Rashad, Mike Ditka, Joe Gibbs

1993:
CBS. The NFL Today. Greg Gumbel, Terry Bradshaw
NBC. NFL Live. Jim Lampley, O.J. Simpson, Will McDonough, Mike Ditka

1992:
CBS. The NFL Today. Greg Gumbel, Terry Bradshaw
NBC. NFL Live. Bob Costas, O.J. Simpson, Will McDonough

1991:
CBS. The NFL Today. Greg Gumbel, Terry Bradshaw
NBC. NFL Live. Bob Costas, O.J. Simpson, Bill Parcells, Will McDonough

1990:
CBS. The NFL Today. Greg Gumbel, Terry Bradshaw
NBC. NFL Live. Bob Costas, O.J. Simpson

1989:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Dick Butkus
NBC. NFL Live. Bob Costas, O.J. Simpson

1988:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Dick Butkus
NBC. NFL Live. Bob Costas (Len Berman in for Costas during the Seoul
Olympics), Paul Maguire, Ahmad Rashad

1987:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Jimmy the Greek
NBC. NFL Live. Bob Costas, Paul Maguire, Ahmad Rashad

1986:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Jimmy the Greek
NBC. NFL '86. Bob Costas, Paul Maguire, Ahmad Rashad

1985:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Jimmy the Greek
NBC. NFL '85. Bob Costas, Pete Axthelm, Ahmad Rashad

1984:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Irv Cross, Jimmy the
Greek
NBC. NFL '84. Bob Costas, Pete Axthelm, Bill Macatee, Ahmad Rashad

1983:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Phyllis George (replaced by Charlsie
Cantey about halfway thru season), Irv Cross, Jimmy the Greek
NBC. NFL '83. Len Berman, Pete Axthelm, Bill Macatee, Dave Marash

1982:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Irv Cross, Jimmy the
Greek
NBC. NFL '82. Len Berman, Mike Adamle, Pete Axthelm, Ahamd Rashad

1981:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Irv Cross, Jimmy the
Greek
NBC. NFL '81. Bryant Gumbel

1980:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Phyllis George (re-joining in about week
4), Irv Cross, Jimmy the Greek
NBC. NFL '80. Bryant Gumbel

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1979:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Jayne Kennedy, Irv Cross, Jimmy the Greek
NBC. NFL '79. Bryant Gumbel, Mike Adamle

1978:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Jayne Kennedy, Irv Cross
NBC. NFL '78. Bryant Gumbel, Mike Adamle

1977:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Irv Cross
NBC. NFL '77. Bryant Gumbel, Lee Leonard

1976:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Irv Cross
NBC. GrandStand. Lee Leonard, Bryant Gumbel

1975:
CBS. The NFL Today. Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Irv Cross
NBC. GrandStand. Jack Buck (Bryant Gumbel joined later in season)

NBC did not have a pre-game show until GrandStand in 1975. I definitely recall that and various sources ("The TV Schedule Book" and NY Times and those on newspaper archive) would seem to confirm that). Meet The Press almost always aired in the 12;30 PM eastern time slot.

It is likely that Tim Ryan did MC the NBC's post-game "Sperry/Gillette NFL Report" that aired - time permitting - after the completion of the national 4 PM game in 1974. I know Pat Hernon hosted this show in the 1968-c.1972 era.

1974: CBS. NFL on CBS. Jack Whitaker, Lee Leonard
1973: CBS. The NFL Today. Jack Whitaker, Pat Summerall
1972: CBS. The NFL Today. Jack Whitaker, Pat Summerall
1971: CBS. The NFL Today. Jack Whitaker, Pat Summerall
1970: CBS. The NFL Today. Frank Gifford
1969: CBS. The NFL Today. Frank Gifford
1968: CBS. The NFL Today. Frank Gifford
1967: CBS. The NFL Today. Frank Gifford
1966: CBS. The NFL Today. Frank Gifford
1965: CBS. The NFL Today. Analysts for game in viewing area.
1964: CBS. The NFL Today. Analysts for game in viewing area.
1963: CBS. NFL Kickoff. Kyle Rote
1962: CBS. NFL Kickoff. Kyle Rote
1961: CBS. Pro Football Kickoff. Johnny Lujack
1960: CBS. Pro Football Kickoff. Johnny Lujack
1959: CBS. Pro Football Kickoff. Local with CBS trimmings
1958: CBS. Pro Football Kickoff. Local with CBS trimmings
1957: CBS. Pro Football Kickoff. Local with

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