Power Ranking the Network’s NFL Pregame Shows

July 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Some things are just perfect together. Like peanut butter and jelly or apple pie and the Fourth of July. Another perfect combination is football and television—a duo that was made for each other. Ever since the live broadcast between the Colts and the Giants during the 1958 NFL Championship Game, the two have been joined at the hip. Television helped the NFL grow and vice versa. It's been a perfect marriage with hardly a hitch. Some of my most cherished childhood memories involve watching football with the family. And with the growth of the game came the advent of the pregame show. CBS started the pregame format all the way back in 1961 with the show—Pro Football Kickoff. But it was the NFL Today that set the standard for pregame shows when it debuted in 1975. The NFL Today on CBS with Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Jimmy the Greek, and Phyllis George, made the pregame show a part of our national culture. And the rest, as they say, is history. With that in mind, I ...

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