Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer to call Thursday night games for Amazon Prime

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Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will serve as the Amazon Prime broadcast team for Thursday Night Football, starting this week and for 11 games this season.

The Thursday night package of games will be shown on both FOX and NFL Network with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the booth. Amazon will offer the Buck/Aikman commentary or the choice of three other audio feeds: Storm and Kremer, an English broadcast team based in the U.K. and a Spanish broadcast team.

“Teaming up with Hannah and Amazon for this is truly special,” Kremer said in a statement. “Hannah is a brilliant journalist and she has been a friend for many years. With decades of experience as storytellers, we will be bringing a different voice and viewpoint to covering the game of football.”

Storm also works as a SportsCenter anchor at ESPN. Kremer, who received the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, also works at NFL Network.

82 responses to “Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer to call Thursday night games for Amazon Prime

  1. Well I know I’ll probably be listening to them because I usually choose the Mute audio feed over Joe Buck and Aikman.

  2. honestly, i cant think of two more qualified women to do the broadcast.

    i will probably watch their broadcast, if for no other reason than to show fox how much i despise joe buck.

    i encourage all to do the same… maybe they will finally get the message.

  3. I don’t plan to watch the Rams destroy the Vikes on TV anyway, but I could think of 100 other things to do rather than listen to these 2. Kramer’s voice isn’t easy listening.

  4. I would rather listen to the UK broadcasters than either of the US based teams. Hell, I’d rather learn fluent Spanish than have to listen to Joe Buck all year on Fox….

  5. Women can be fine play by play announcers, but it’s hard to get any real insight from someone who has never actually played the game. Men included.

  6. There’s a reason guys like Romo and Whitten are rushed into the booth after retirement to call games over people with experience at the job: Due to their long careers and extensive experience, they have real insight into the game and the attitudes of the players. Storm and Kremer are good tv anchors, but have never played the game at any level, can’t comment about team dynamics, and don’t know much about playbooks or play structure aka the stuff fans like to learn about. I wish them the best of luck, but I won’t be listening.

  7. I wonder who’s doing the announcing for the UK feed. Any cable-cutter who has ever gotten a less-than-legal live stream of a game might have stumbled on Sky sports feeds. They use the American play-by-play but then they do commentary during the commercial breaks, and Neil Reynolds is excellent. I haven’t seem them recently, but when I did, he and whoever was with him always did a great job. But last year Amazon used soccer announcers, Tommy Smyth and somebody else, so they made a joke of it, basically. I wish they would get Reynolds to do it, or some other legitimate Brit football enthusiast, get a knowledgeable fresh voice.

  8. I think media people care more about who the broadcasters are then regular viewers do. I’ve been watching sports on TV for 60 years and never tuned in because a particular person or team was doing the broadcast. Some are better then others, but it would never determine what I watch.

  9. Anyone remember when NBC had the announcerless TV game as the last game of the 1980 season?
    Let’s go back to that for every game.

  10. I’d rather listen to them than anything with Beth Mowins. I’d rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard than listen to her.

  11. Mic the field, add one person to each sideline to cover replays, ditch the booth. I have had great respect for Al Michaels in the past. However, making references to the Catskills and Vaudeville is as tone deaf as every bit of Collinsworth’s mindless chatter. There are no decent announcers left.

  12. dtm1088 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 10:33 am
    Women can be fine play by play announcers, but it’s hard to get any real insight from someone who has never actually played the game. Men included.

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    Yes, because Curt Gowdy and Vin Scully were so bad at announcing. #FAIL

  13. For the people wondering why Joe Buck gets so much hate, here’s why. Joe Buck has announced some of the biggest games in modern NFL history with the lowest amount of emotion you cam have (see SB 42, his call on the Tyree catch). He constantly obsessed over QBs, especially Aaron Rodgers. He loves the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. He mostly got his job because of Nepotism (his dad was Jack Buck, famous St. Louis Cardinals announcer). Finally, he’s just an annoying broadcaster.

  14. If Joe Buck hangs around for as long as his dad did, we’ll have him calling games for another 30+ years. Arrgh.

    If the CEO of fox sports is reading this, can you please relegate Joe Buck to the D list games like Dick Stockton? Please?

  15. Anyone remember when NBC had the announcerless TV game as the last game of the 1980 season?
    Let’s go back to that for every game.

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    Jets/Dolphins if memory serves correct. But NBC did not even fully operating microphones on the field and all you saw was the video of the game and no other sounds at all. It went over like a lead balloon.

  16. Can’t be worse than Jason Witten. I think he butchered every name on both rosters last night. Unless the Steelers have a player named Shoo-Shoo Snif-Shlooster that I am not aware of.

  17. OK let’s get this out of the way, so call me a male chauvinist, but in my humble opinion it just seems out of place for women to be calling football games, both in the booth and on the sideline interviews, but in this age pf political correctness this is what we get…

  18. toadinthewoods says:
    September 25, 2018 at 10:48 am
    I wonder who’s doing the announcing for the UK feed. Any cable-cutter who has ever gotten a less-than-legal live stream of a game might have stumbled on Sky sports feeds. They use the American play-by-play but then they do commentary during the commercial breaks, and Neil Reynolds is excellent. I haven’t seem them recently, but when I did, he and whoever was with him always did a great job. But last year Amazon used soccer announcers, Tommy Smyth and somebody else, so they made a joke of it, basically. I wish they would get Reynolds to do it, or some other legitimate Brit football enthusiast, get a knowledgeable fresh voice.
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    Might be Jeff Reinbold that you’re thinking of, he’s a CFL coach but has some NFL connections, he’s got some pretty good insight, this year they’ve had Solomon Wilcots and Rob Ryan on set too. Been quite a strong group but they’re all more presenters than commentators.

    The UK commentary feed could likely have Nat Coombs or Mike Carlson

  19. My experience with NFL announcers the last 5 years:

    “Now this guy is something to watch, 6 yards per carry average and hasn’t had a negative yardage play in 11 games”
    *RB is tackled for 4 yard loss*
    “You have to give credit to the defense there, they are top 5 and really gelling under their new coordinator”
    *Defense gives up 50 yard TD pass*
    “Let’s go to commercial”

  20. Can’t be worse than Jason Witten. I think he butchered every name on both rosters last night. Unless the Steelers have a player named Shoo-Shoo Snif-Shlooster that I am not aware of.

    The ESPN Monday Night team is just plain bad. Need to jump on Booger’s buggy and ride off into the sunset.

  21. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by the commentor reaction to this, but I am. For the life of me I can’t figure out why anyone would care about the gender of their announcer. For all of the people who say it’s not about the fact that they’re women its that they don’t know what they’re talking about – I’ve got news for you. Most announcers don’t know what they’re talking about. You don’t like it because they’re women. At least admit that much

  22. The only person worse to listen to than Joe Buck is Beth Mowins. Listening to her is comparable to Hillary Clinton or fingernails on a chalkboard.

  23. Radio announcers are so much better than TV announcers, Ive never understood why it’s stiffs like Buck Collinsworth Michaels (yes the old man is done) who make the big bucks.

  24. mm556 says:
    September 25, 2018 at 12:11 pm
    toadinthewoods says:
    September 25, 2018 at 10:48 am
    I wonder who’s doing the announcing for the UK feed…Neil Reynolds is excellent…
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    Might be Jeff Reinbold that you’re thinking of…

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    When I say Neil Reynolds, I mean Neil Reynolds. He’s been doing football on Sky Sports for years, he does work with Reinebold there, but they’re not the same guy, they just both have last names that start with R. Reinebold isn’t a Brit. Reynolds uses Americans, former players and coaches, but he’s the host, and he’s a real lover of football. But yeah, you’re right, it could be any of a bunch of people, there are a lot of Brits who have fallen hard for the game–PFF was founded by a Brit. There’s a pool of people they could draw from, they don’t need to use soccer announcers, but I guess Amazon knows how to get clicks, so whatever works.

  25. As a UK resident, regularly subjected to the Sky Sports coverage and the pathetic ramblings of Neil Reynolds and others ……. save yourselves and just say no. It’s cringingly awful – always. Can only assume that the poster who liked Reynolds’ coverage is in fact Neil Reynolds (or maybe his mum).

  26. And yet the networks are wasting the best is the business, Mike Tirico, on pregame instead of in the booth.

  27. It figures that the alt-right evangelical commenters, the supporters of a Supreme Court nominee who is an attempted racist, are against females doing play-by-play and color analysis.

  28. I, for one, am looking forward to hearing about which uniforms are the cutest, and which young QB is the most dreamy…

    Seriously though, why does anyone care? I don’t watch games via Amazon, but if I did, I would be ignoring the announcers just like I do for every other game. Not that I think I’m smarter than they are, I just hate having people talk at me non-stop for hours.

  29. So what does ESPN think is the drawing card here? In what way will this effect viewership? Will more women now watch the game because women are in the booth? Will more advertisers push feminine deodorant, pantyhose and eye-lash curler commercials? Will more men flock to the broadcast just to watch Andrea Kremer’s bulging eyes? Where is the monetary gain? I don’t see any. ESPN may as well start knitting and wearing pink puss*hats and show their true colors.

  30. averagjoe says:
    September 25, 2018 at 2:24 pm
    So what does ESPN think is the drawing card here? In what way will this effect viewership? Will more women now watch the game because women are in the booth? Will more advertisers push feminine deodorant, pantyhose and eye-lash curler commercials? Will more men flock to the broadcast just to watch Andrea Kremer’s bulging eyes? Where is the monetary gain? I don’t see any. ESPN may as well start knitting and wearing pink puss*hats and show their true colors.

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    Why am I not surprised that you have issues with reading comprehension

  31. Cool! Glad to see Amazon saying they don’t care about the game announcer’s gender – just give it to the people who want the job the most and have the qualifications to do it.

  32. If you could watch the game with just the crowd noise and the hits I think most would be happy with that. I don’t know what’s happened to commentators these days, but it’s almost like they over do it. Best commentator’s imo are on the radio. Maybe I am a bit of a dinosaur but watching games from 30 plus years ago we’re the best from an announcer perspective.

  33. If you hate the commentary so much, DVR the game and use the 30-second skip button on your remote. If you click it right after the play it almost always take you about 5 seconds before the next play.

    It doesn’t work as frequently in college games due to the prevalence of hurry-up offenses, but I won’t watch a game anymore without 2/3rd’s of it being recorded before I start.

    I can watch 10+ games a weekend and get all the action and not of the nonsense.

    Watching games recorded was weird for the first 6 months or so. Doesn’t bother me in the least bit anymore.

    Bonus, if your team stinks it’s less painful to watch the bad parts in fast forward, lol.

  34. Sucks that all the small-minds think this is some kinda ‘forced political correctness’ thing – why must you equate something like this to some agenda?

    For starters you have LITERALLY 6+ different options for how you’d like to view this game and you’re STILL COMPLAINING!?

    Furthermore, as was pointed out earlier in this thread, a female who has never played the game is every bit as capable and can be just as knowledgeable as any man who’s never played the game, but of course “who can listen to her shrill voice?!” say people who think it’s a “political correctness” agenda despite the fact that calling a game really has zero to do with what you’re packing in your pants.

    For all the accusations of “snowflake!”, the anti-pc crowd is just a lot of crying about nothing. You give them options to do whatever they wanna do, and apparently what they wanna do is pick the most liberal angle that suits their agenda and they throw a fit about them while completely ignoring the fact that nobody is forcing them to change anything about how they watch a football game whatsoever.

  35. There needs to be a better way to merge or sync your Video Feed with your team’s Radio Play-by-Play so you can avoid the Network Talking Heads altogether and get a team specific broadcast.

    They do something similar for the NCAA Championship, needs to happen for the NFL. Some of the announcers are almost unbearable.

  36. I’ll watch the TNF games on Fox as much as I can’t stand listening to Buck/Aikman. It’s the NFL network pregame that I refuse to watch. There’s nobody on that network worth watching/listening.

  37. stinkymcmulligan says:
    September 25, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    Slamming diversity down your audiences throat is a losing proposition 100x out of 100
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    Wow. Slamming diversity down your throat, Huh? I’m not sure anyone’s ever put a comment on this site that said more about themselves than that one says about you.

  38. doubleogator says:
    OK let’s get this out of the way, so call me a male chauvinist, but in my humble opinion it just seems out of place for women to be calling football games, both in the booth and on the sideline interviews, but in this age pf political correctness this is what we get…
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    You’re not a chauvinist, just an intolerant neanderthal who is afraid of change.

  39. @Bill Bixby

    Why the Joe Buck hate?
    I don’t think people think he’s terrible at playcalling, because he’s not.
    It’s because he’s a smug prick.

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