The NFL opened up bids for networks to partner with the NFL Network for it's created franchise "Thursday Night Football."
We have a winner. It's CBS.
"We are very pleased to build on our outstanding partnership with the NFL by expanding our coverage to Thursday nights," Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS corp. said. "CBS is a premium content company and the NFL represents the best premium content there is. I look forward to all this new deal will do for us not only on Thursday nights, but across our entire schedule."
"NFL Network built Thursday into a night for NFL fans," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television with unprecedented promotion and visibility for 'Thursday Night Football' on CBS."
With CBS in the mix for "Thursday Night Football" you will get more of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, CBS's #1 team will call the Thursday Night games.
Brad Nessler was solid during the games but Mike Mayock was outstanding. Mayock needs a regular NFL gig.
CBS will produce the games however the network will only air the first eight games. The NFL Network will air the last eight games on the season and two Saturday games leading up to the playoffs.
You won't get J.B. (James Brown) Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason or Shannon Sharpe on Thursday night. NFL Network hosts and analyst will be used for pregame and halftime.
All we can say in the OSG HQ is "Thank God more football."