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Thursday Night Football is finally here and before CBS' big premiere, we've asked the commentators, analysts and anchors to share memories of their very first football game.

"I was 14-years-old and my dad took me to Pitt stadium where the Steelers used to play," Bill Cowher tells us in the video below. "I remember John Henry Johnson and 'Cannonball' Butler — I just loved those names — and I remember watching what those guys did on the sidelines ... in between plays."

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James Brown's first game was memorable for another reason: He screwed up!

"The first game I attended was the first game I announced as a play-by-play guy," he says. "I said a guy was tackled at the 65-yard line. The producers got in my ear and said, 'Go to commercial, JB, there's no such thing as a 65-yard line!"

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For former players Deion Sanders and Tony Gonzalez, their first games were actually the ones they suited up for. Watch them relive that life-changing moment! Plus: Jim Nantz and Mike Carey share their stories:

Thursday Night Football kicks off on Sept. 11 at 7:30/6:30c followed by Pittsburgh at Baltimore at 8:25/7:25c.