CBS is getting ready to beef up its football coverage, but without two of its longtime correspondents.
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and former Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe will not return for CBS' NFL pre-game show, The NFL Today, next season. The duo will be replaced by ex-Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who just...
Warren Sapp, a former NFL defensive lineman and Dancing with the Stars' Season 7 runner-up, has been arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.
Sapp is accused of attacking his girlfriend about 5 a.m. Saturday at the Shore Club Hotel in Miami, the Miami Beach Police Department said.
According to an arrest affidavit, the victim had a...
Warren Sapp courtesy Showtime
Inside the NFL has finalized its roster. Warren Sapp, who recently retired after 13 seasons as a defensive lineman with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, has been signed as an analyst for the veteran series, which moves to Showtime this fall.
Sapp joins the previously announced trio of James Brown, Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth (a holdover from the show's HBO days).
Two major NFL-related TV announcements came down Monday. Ex-ESPN anchor Dan Patrick is joining NBC's Football Night in America pregame studio show as co-host. He will reteam with his former SportsCenter deskmate Keith Olbermann. "I'm delighted to be reunited with my tag team partner," Olbermann said, and in an homage to a favorite SportsCenter catchphrase, "I can't stop Dan Patrick from working with me again, I can only hope to contain him."Patrick left ESPN last summer after 18 years with the company. He continues to host his eponymous radio show and write a column for Sports Illustrated.Meanwhile, over at Inside the NFL, which is moving to Showtime from HBO, James Brown, Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth were named cohosts. Brown and Simms will continue their work for CBS (which owns Showtime), as host of The NFL Today and lead game analyst, respectively. Collinsworth is a holdover from the HBO incarnation, and will remain on the Football Night in America panel and as analyst for ...
Four months after getting punted by HBO, Inside the NFL has found a new home. Showtime has decided to pick up the long-running football studio show, which will be produced by corporate sibling CBS Sports, along with NFL Films.CBS Sports is proud to expand its association with the National Football League and the award-winning team at NFL Films," says Sean McManus, CBS News and Sports president. We look forward to bringing the show to a new stage with a new team of talent and to continue to make history in the style that has been recognized for more than three decades. The show will air Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET, premiering Sept. 10. Hosts have yet to be announced.
After hosting the highlights show for more than 30 years, HBO is dropping — or, best case, handing off — Inside the NFL, explaining that there is a plethora of other options for sports fans to get their fix. "It has been a terrific franchise," HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg tells the Hollywood Reporter. "But the television landscape has changed quite a bit... and we have to recognize the realities of the business." The NFL says it plans to continue Inside the NFL this fall on another network and is in talks with at least three outlets to do so.