Mike Tirico, Curt Menefee to call NFL Network Saturday games in December

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NFL Network will air two Saturday games on December 15 and December 22, and now the broadcast teams for those games have been announced.

The league-owned network announced today that Curt Menefee, Nate Burleson, Steve Mariucci and Melissa Stark will call the Texans-Jets game in Week 15 and the Washington-Titans game in Week 16, while Mike Tirico, Kurt Warner and Peter Schrager will call Browns-Broncos in Week 15 and Ravens-Chargers in Week 16.

The NFL generally avoids Saturday games during college football season but will often play a few Saturday games after the college season is over. This year it’s a pair of NFL Network doubleheaders late in the season.

In Week 17, all 16 games are played on Sunday.

14 responses to “Mike Tirico, Curt Menefee to call NFL Network Saturday games in December

  1. Good for Mike Tirico. He got jobbed when he moved.

    [I’ll *assume* that THIS post is tame enough to get the blessings of the PFT censors…btw,where are your guidelines posted?]

  2. Bring in Jay Cutler. He will tell it like it is, without being dry like Aikman or overly upbeat like Captain Obvious(Romo). Also, I am tired of Ex-Cowboy players turned announcers.

  3. kenmasters34 says:
    November 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    Bring in Jay Cutler. He will tell it like it is, without being dry like Aikman or overly upbeat like Captain Obvious(Romo). Also, I am tired of Ex-Cowboy players turned announcers.

    Which is why I watch the games on “mute”.

  4. Remember when most people used to pile on Tirico that he was horrible on Monday night football? Yeah, I would take him back in a heartbeat.

  5. vavikingfan
    Nov 6, 2018, 1:11 PM CST
    kenmasters34 says:
    November 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    Bring in Jay Cutler. He will tell it like it is, without being dry like Aikman or overly upbeat like Captain Obvious(Romo). Also, I am tired of Ex-Cowboy players turned announcers.

    Which is why I watch the games on “mute”.
    //////////////
    So you sit in silence with the game on? That’s weird.

  6. filmex2000 says:

    November 6, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    As long as it’s not Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland, it will be watchable.

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    You forgot to mention Jason Witten, who never stops talking and is apparently going for the Marv Albert look.

  7. Tirico is so smooth and professional.. college football is great, but this is the Pros baby.

  8. I loathe Tirico and that Booger on ESPN that interjects stupidity into the conversation on MNF. He’s always right and makes it clear he’s a know it all. Now if they’d pair him up with Troy Barkman you’d have an absolute reason to turn the sound off – you’d miss nothing.

  9. i still remember tirico calling the browns giants game. one particular call of note was when eric wright returned a pick for a touchdown against eli manning.

    he said: “Intercepted, by eric wright…..CLEVELAND, TOUCHDOWN!!!!!

  10. “i still remember tirico calling the browns giants game. one particular call of note was when eric wright returned a pick for a touchdown against eli manning.

    he said: “Intercepted, by eric wright…..CLEVELAND, TOUCHDOWN!!!!!”

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    He also called the South Carolina-Michigan Outback bowl in college when Jadeveon Clowney made the hit that sent Vincent Smith into the void. Clowney was already regarded as the number 1 pick beforehand, and prior to the hit, there had had been a rather obvious mismeasurement after a South Carolina 4th down try that had awarded the ball somehow to Michigan. Tirico and the announce booth was questioning the call when Vincent Smith, the Michigan fullback, carried the ball only for an unblocked Clowney to obliterate him, knocking off his helmet and recovering the ball one handed.

    You can find the call on Youtube-it’s a great call without the circumstances provided, but better with. Tirico is great because he has the voice, but knows when to be enthused about big plays, all while maintaining an unbiased professionalism-until something outrageous happens when he knows the audience will be bewildered. It’s a rather unique feel for the flow of the game that every successful announcer should have.

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