“THE NFL TODAY” FEATURES DISCUSSIONS ON CHICAGO BEARS, READ OPTION AND WIDE OPEN AFC FOR WEEK 1 OF “THE NFL TODAY” ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 8
“THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW” DEBUTS ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK
THE NFL ON CBS, broadcasting its 54th year of the NFL, kicks off its 2013 NFL season on Sunday, Sept. 8 (1:00-4:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network (9:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET) live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.
James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher, NFL TODAY Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as Lesley Visser reporting.
THE NFL TODAY features in-depth discussions on the Chicago Bears and their quarterback situation with Jay Cutler in the last year of his contract and the scrutiny he has received in past years; what kind of relationship he has with new head coach Marc Trestman, and the new coach’s impact and emphasis on the Bears’ offense. Other topics to be discussed include the wide open AFC, and the New England Patriots. Will they be able to stay on the winning course after a turbulent off-season? Coach Cowher breaks down how to defend the read-option offense. And, all make theirpredictions.
Drew Kaliski is producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.
THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS), a new weekly Sunday football studio program debuts by breaking from the familiar pregame show format, presenting a unique fan-focused take on all the week’s NFL and college action, headlines and hot-button issues, giving viewers all the latest information as it happens. “TOPS” will be hosted by Adam Schein along with 11-year NFL veteran Bart Scott, long-time Oakland Raiders executive Amy Trask, CBS Sports Radio’s Brandon Tierney, CBSSports.com fantasy analyst Nathan Zegura and LEAD OFF’s Allie LaForce reporting.
Shawn Robbins and Andrew Finger produce and Jay Kincaid directs THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as the Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.