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The NFL Today

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 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. On September 17, 1961, CBS Sports broadcast the first remote 15-minute pre-game show, the first of its kind on network sports television. The show (with host Johnny Lujack) originated from NFL stadiums around the country with a comprehensive look at all the day's games. What was show titled?

  • Pro Football Kickoff

  • The NFL Times

  • Touchdown

2. During the 1964 NFL season, Frank Gifford began hosting NFL Report, which later that season, would be called The NFL Today. This version of The NFL Today was a 15-minute, regional sports program that presented interviews with National Football League players and coaches, and news and features about the NFL.

  • True or False?

3. When did the show go from 15-minutes to 30-minutes?

  • 1972

  • 1974

  • 1976

4. In 1974, CBS abandoned the pre-recorded show The NFL Today for a live, wrap-around style show. It would start one-half hour before kickoff of either the singleheader or doubleheader telecast (12:30, 1:30 or 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time). What was the show's title?

  • The CBS NFL Report

  • CBSs First and Ten

  • The NFL on CBS

5. In 1975, it goes back to The NFL Today. Who was the show's host?

  • Brent Musburger

  • Jack Whitaker

  • Pat Summerall

6. After the 1989 NFL season, Musberger was abruptly fired following a power shift at CBS on April 1, 1990. Who replaced him as the host?

  • Greg Gumbel

  • Bryant Gumbel

  • Jim Nantz

7. Who was NOT a member of the broadcast team?

  • Terry Bradshaw

  • Lesley Visser

  • Irv Cross

8. After the 1993 season, CBS Sports' contract with the NFL to transmit NFC games ended, and the NFC rights were passed to Fox Sports. The NFL Today had a four-year break along with The NFL on CBS from the 1994 to the 1997 NFL seasons.

  • True or False?

9. In 1998, NBC Sports' AFC contract expired, and CBS Sports took over the rights to telecast its games. The NFL Today returns to the air. Who became the host?

  • Bryant Gumbel

  • Dick Stockton

  • Jim Nantz

10. On February 6, 2006, who does CBS Sports announce as the new host of the The NFL Today?

  • James Brown

  • Rich Eisen

  • Keith Olbermann


 

The NFL Today [Answers] 

  1. Pro Football Kickoff

  2. True

  3. 1974

  4. The NFL on CBS

  5. Brent Musburger

  6. Greg Gumbel

  7. Irv Cross

  8. True

  9. Jim Nantz

  10. James Brown

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