Jim Nantz on Final Four, return of March Madness after COVID
March may be over, but the madness continues. We're down to the final four teams in the NCAA tournament. CBS Sports lead play-by-play broadcaster Jim Nantz is back for his 30th Final Four. He sat down with "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson to talk about the teams still standing, and what it's like to be back at the madness after last year's tournament was canceled.cbsnews.com
'Hello, friends': Nantz agrees to remain with CBS Sports
Jim Nantz's familiar introduction of Hello friends will continue to be heard on CBS for many years to come. Nantz and CBS Sports reached agreement on a new deal Thursday, March 25, 2021. The deal was first reported by the Sports Business Journal(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, file)Jim Nantz's familiar introduction of “Hello friends” will continue to be heard on CBS for years to come. Nantz and CBS Sports reached agreement on a new deal Thursday. God willing, my health stays well, and CBS willing, that April 8, 2035, would be the way I would love to close out my career," he said.
Jack Whitaker, legendary CBS Sports announcer, has died at 95
Jack Whitaker, legendary sportscaster and World War II veteran, died Sunday morning in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania, of natural causes. Whitaker called Super Bowl I for CBS Sports as well as the 1973 Triple Crown Race with Secretariat emerging victorious. "When I first met Jack Whitaker in 1986 at Pebble Beach, I felt like I had just been introduced to Ernest Hemingway," Nantz said. CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus issued a statement expressing his condolences to Whitaker's family, saying, "There will never be another Jack Whitaker in sports broadcasting." Whitaker is survived by his wife, Patricia, daughters Marybeth Helgevold (Chuck), Ann Hanan (Bob); sons Gerry Whitaker, Jack Whitaker III and Kevin Whitaker (Rachelle).cbsnews.com
Super Bowl 55: A Viewer’s Guide to get you through Sunday
___IN THE BOOTHJim Nantz and Tony Romo team for their second Super Bowl. Reporters Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and special teams analyst Jay Feely are on their third Super Bowl. By comparison, CBS’ broadcast of the Super Bowl in 1984, which was also in Tampa, had 20 cameras. NFL Films’ “Road to the Super Bowl” follows at 12 p.m., and “Tony Goes to the Super Bowl” at 1 p.m.“The Super Bowl Today” comes on at 2 p.m., leading into pregame ceremonies at 6 p.m. and kickoff at 6:30 p.m. This will be a record 10th Super Bowl pregame host assignment for James Brown and his sixth for CBS.
CBS Sports' Jim Nantz, Tony Romo on what to expect in historic Super Bowl quarterback matchup
CBS Sports' Jim Nantz, Tony Romo on what to expect in historic Super Bowl quarterback matchup Football fans are gearing up for one of the greatest matchups in sports history. CBS Sports' Jim Nantz and Tony Romo break down the big quarterback duel between six-time champion Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and superstar Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.cbsnews.com
Super distancing: CBS keeps season protocols for big game
(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)Jim Nantz and Tony Romo were inseparable when CBS broadcast the Super Bowl two years ago. Keeping announcers separated until game day has been CBS' protocol this season. “Super Bowl Today” pregame host James Brown and CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus won’t get there until Thursday, while sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson arrives Friday. CBS isn't the only network that has modified its Super Bowl week plans. ESPN and NFL Network usually begin coverage from where the big game is held the Sunday before and when the teams usually arrive.
Social media reaction swift after Prescott's gruesome injury
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is tackled by New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan, rear, in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Prescott suffered a lower right leg injury on the play. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – Dak Prescott's brother wasted little time trying to show the upbeat side of the Dallas quarterback in a hospital bed after a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season Sunday. The rush of well wishes on social media was even faster during what ended up being a 37-34 victory for the Cowboys over the winless New York Giants. Former Dallas quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City were among them.
CBS pushing for players to do their part to boost broadcast
FORT WORTH, Texas FORT WORTH, TexasJim Nantz will be alone in the broadcast booth when the PGA Tour resumes its schedule Thursday. In announcing the broadcast and productions plans for the return to golf, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said the network would have what Nantz dubbed a confession cam." McManus also said the network has been working more aggressively to have players wear microphones, and that CBS already has received commitments from some players. If you had a chance to hear from 30 players in the field, you can't imagine what a difference that could make to our broadcast. And he'll be calling action at an event with no spectators, a policy of the PGA Tour for five straight tournaments until the Memorial on July 16-19.
Golf makes a conservative return with an eye on the long run
What hasn't changed is his belief that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic isn't over just because golf is back. Greg Abbott this week moved the state to Phase III in the recovery that allows outdoor events at 50% capacity. At that time it was very unclear where we would be with safety and testing, Monahan said. Information was changing by the minute.Now that golf is returning, Monahan couldn't predict when spectators would return. The conversation was scheduled before the protests began, and Varner was chosen because he's on the Player Advisory Council and golf was ready to resume.
Jim Nantz on what to watch for at the 2016 Masters
The 80th Masters in Augusta, Georgia kicked off Thursday morning with the honorary starters ceremony, featuring three of the greatest Masters champions. This year marks the 60th anniversary of CBS’s first Masters broadcast. CBS Sports Network’s Jim Nantz joins “CBS This Morning” from the Augusta National Golf Club to discuss some of the key players to watch for at this year’s tournament, and the possibility of a return by Tiger Woods, who is out for the second time in three years due to health issues.cbsnews.com
What to watch for as Buffalo Bills face off with New York Jets
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan returns to Metlife Stadium, as the Bills faces off with the New York Jets, Ryan's former team. Jim Nantz, CBS Sports NFL lead play-by-play announcer, joins “CBS This Morning” to preview Thursday night's NFL game.cbsnews.com
March Madness: NCAA's top prospects and underdogs
March Madness: NCAA's top prospects and underdogs The excitement is building as fans get ready to break out their brackets. Jim Nantz will be right in the middle of the action as the play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports and Turner Sports' coverage of the NCAA tournament. He joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his 25th year of calling the Final Four.cbsnews.com
The Masters: Jim Nantz on golf's most historic tournament
The Masters: Jim Nantz on golf's most historic tournament CBS Sports' Jim Nantz is hosting the coverage of The Masters for the 27th time. Nantz talks about the absence of Tiger Woods and his predictions for the tournament with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.cbsnews.com