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    ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Rumor has it that ESPN is prepared to offer Romo an annual salary between $10 million and $14 million to leave CBS to announce Monday Night Football on ESPN.

    Wow...


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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Well they need to do something -- MNF is awful. Booger is bad and the other guy is worse. It is amazing not only how much nonsense those two communicate each broadcast, but how much dead air. there are stretches where they are simply saying nothing.

    Since I hate almost all announcers (most are awful), it is kinda nice but not the playbook for how to broadcast a game.

    I think the biggest problem with the announcing across networks is that folks have the job for far too long. I bet when they first start out, everyone works really hard to prep for each game. Then 30 years later, they are like "I got this!" and don't prep as hard and then go on the air and say wacky stuff.

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    I'd be in favor of Romo on Monday Night Football. Out of most announcers out there I think Romo does a pretty good job and he's also entertaining to listen to.

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    I like Buck and Aikman. I also like Burkhart and Davis. Would Nantz come with Romo for the Monday Night gig?

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Steel View Post
    I like Buck and Aikman. I also like Burkhart and Davis. Would Nantz come with Romo for the Monday Night gig?
    I doubt Nantz would leave doing the NCAA basketball tournament and the Masters. As great as Romo is, those 2 are dream gigs for an announcer.



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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Hope he takes it
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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    The next time I watch a game because of who is broadcasting it will be the first time

    Not certain how ESPN turns a profit on the increased salary of Romo as opposed to Booger but if Romo gets it good for him

    What may make sense is if this is the first step in the rumored move by Disney (ABC/ESPN) to outbid CBS for the AFC rights when the current rights deal expires.

    The real $$$ are in the audiences for the Sunday games (article linked below shows 41 of the top 50 TV audiences in 2019 were NFL games - none were on Monday night).

    https://adage.com/article/media/nfl-...dcasts/2225851

    Having Romo on board would be the cornerstone of building out broadcasting teams for that.

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojouw View Post
    Well they need to do something -- MNF is awful. Booger is bad and the other guy is worse. It is amazing not only how much nonsense those two communicate each broadcast, but how much dead air. there are stretches where they are simply saying nothing.

    Since I hate almost all announcers (most are awful), it is kinda nice but not the playbook for how to broadcast a game.

    I think the biggest problem with the announcing across networks is that folks have the job for far too long. I bet when they first start out, everyone works really hard to prep for each game. Then 30 years later, they are like "I got this!" and don't prep as hard and then go on the air and say wacky stuff.
    Sort of the way Gary McCord in golf has become. I use to really like him. Now he’s just silly.

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojouw View Post
    Well they need to do something -- MNF is awful. Booger is bad and the other guy is worse. It is amazing not only how much nonsense those two communicate each broadcast, but how much dead air. there are stretches where they are simply saying nothing.

    Since I hate almost all announcers (most are awful), it is kinda nice but not the playbook for how to broadcast a game.

    I think the biggest problem with the announcing across networks is that folks have the job for far too long. I bet when they first start out, everyone works really hard to prep for each game. Then 30 years later, they are like "I got this!" and don't prep as hard and then go on the air and say wacky stuff.
    Back in the day, before they were so afraid of dead air, and there was no instant replay, you figured the game out for yourself. Now it's all noise, clutter, replays, etc.

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by tom444 View Post
    Back in the day, before they were afraid of dead air, and there was no instant replay, you figured the game out for yourself. Now it's all noise, clutter, replays, etc.
    Sure, much of a current tv broadcast is clutter - but I am not sure that it is or was ever ideal to have live game action going on and no one saying anything.

    Also, TV networks are caught in a bind. To whom do they calibrate their broadcasts to? Fans with a deep knowledge of the game and rules? Casual fans that know the general basics but need help with the intricacies of the game play and strategies? Or "new" fans that barely can follow what is going on?

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojouw View Post
    Sure, much of a current tv broadcast is clutter - but I am not sure that it is or was ever ideal to have live game action going on and no one saying anything.

    Also, TV networks are caught in a bind. To whom do they calibrate their broadcasts to? Fans with a deep knowledge of the game and rules? Casual fans that know the general basics but need help with the intricacies of the game play and strategies? Or "new" fans that barely can follow what is going on?
    No. You can't enjoy the moment when they're constantly bombarding you with stats, and clutter, that are meaningless to the game in front of you. Then they over analyze everything. I first started watching football on TV in the 50s. It was completely different. It was more like going to a game.

    IMO

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    If ESPN can't get Romo they might as well throw up some midgets or get those chimpanzees from the I work with monkeys tv commercial.

    ESPN needs to change programming and dump all the radical left wing political garbage. They are not qualified. Most of them can barely read a teleprompter. They need to move the kickoff line back to the original days. There are some podcasts that get higher ratings. Too much nonsense freestyling when they got no style points to begin with.
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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Is there a source link for this rumor? It’d be an improvement that’s for sure.

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by DesertSteel View Post
    Is there a source link for this rumor? Itíd be an improvement thatís for sure.
    https://frntofficesport.com/tony-romo-espn-mnf/

    https://cowboyswire.usatoday.com/202...romo-espn-cbs/

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by 86WARD View Post
    Rumor has it that ESPN is prepared to offer Romo an annual salary between $10 million and $14 million to leave CBS to announce Monday Night Football on ESPN.

    Wow...
    I actually like Romo's work. He's not over the top douchy like Collinsworth. I also like Aikman it must be something about ex-Cowboy QB's.

    The Monday Night crew have been horrible for years and years.

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Still never understood the decision Disney made by moving Monday Football from a main network channel to ESPN...Especially when NBC made such a push to get football on Sunday Night. MNF used to be an event; as much as I hate listening to Collingsworth, Sunday Night Football seems to have taken over the spotlight

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra Tank View Post
    I actually like Romo's work. He's not over the top douchy like Collinsworth. I also like Aikman it must be something about ex-Cowboy QB's.

    The Monday Night crew have been horrible for years and years.
    Agree...imagine them going from Booger to Romo...lol


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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by pepsyman1 View Post
    Still never understood the decision Disney made by moving Monday Football from a main network channel to ESPN...Especially when NBC made such a push to get football on Sunday Night. MNF used to be an event; as much as I hate listening to Collingsworth, Sunday Night Football seems to have taken over the spotlight
    MNF used to be an event because you got to see teams you normally didnít get to see on a regular basis. Technology and the NFL have ruined MNF. Nowadays, especially if you are creative, you can see any game you want from any market you want. You can listen to any games broadcast you want...home, away, Spanish, whatever. The NFL has put more games on TV and prime time so itís no longer that special event it used to be...now people bitch because the game isnít good. The move from ABC to ESPN hurts a bit but really, I think itís very small compared to the rest of the contributing factors.


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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    I just wish they would get rid of Thursday Night Football. It messes up trying to start fantasy players.

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra Tank View Post
    I just wish they would get rid of Thursday Night Football. It messes up trying to start fantasy players.
    I hate TNF as well.


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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    I'll do it for half of what they're offering Romo.

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    Re: ESPN To Offer Tony Romo Record Contract To Leave CBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra Tank View Post
    I just wish they would get rid of Thursday Night Football. It messes up trying to start fantasy players.
    Sadly I don’t think that’s going to happen.

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