Tonight's game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots will be broadcast on CBS at 8:00 EST with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms on the call. The same duo called last week's epic Broncos vs. Steelers game, and this is the fifth consecutive Broncos game Nantz and Simms will call – sixth overall this season. The Broncos are 0-4 in regular season games in which Nantz and Simms have called, but 1-0 in the Playoffs.
Nantz has been CBS's top play-by-play announcer in 2004 and has been with the network since 1985. Nantz has called a lot of great sports moments, including Tebow's game-winning pass against the Steelers last weekend, which was subject of criticism by ESPN's Bill Simmons.
[Nantz] made the criminal mistake of (A) talking too much during the play (instead of letting us hear the crowd), and (B) not having a ready-made Nantzian pun ready for that moment. I mean, Nantz had 10 minutes between the end of regulation and the first play from scrimmage in OT to come up with a clearly-written-ahead-of-time line just in case Tebow threw a game-winning pass in overtime!
Maybe Nantz will get a chance to redeem himself tonight.
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