MLB on FOX’s Tim McCarver Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Goren: “McCarver Set the Standard For All Analysts That Have Followed”
Long: Newton Has Performed Beyond Expectations
Lynch: Cowboys Not An Elite Team But Garrett Has Coached Them Well
TIM MCCARVER NAMED 2012 FORD C. FRICK AWARD WINNER FOR BROADCAST EXCELLENCE MLB on FOX lead analyst Tim McCarver has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. McCarver is the only network television baseball analyst to broadcast the last 23 regular and postseasons, and called his record 22nd World Series and 20th All-Star Game in 2011, the most by any broadcaster in the sports’ history. McCarver will be honored at the Hall of Fame’s Award Presentation on Saturday, July 21st in Cooperstown, NY. He was selected by the 20-member electorate, comprised of the 15 living Frick Award recipients and five broadcast historians and columnists.
Fox Sports Media Group Chairman, David Hill: “Tim McCarver’s uncannily accurate prognostications; his vast knowledge of the game’s history; his strategic insights; his boyish enthusiasm for the game, the players, the managers and officials make him not only baseball’s top analyst, but I firmly believe one of the very few in this business who can rightfully claim to be one of the best in the world. Ever. Period.”
Fox Sports Media Group Vice Chairman, Ed Goren: “Over the last 30 years, Tim McCarver has not only been the game’s premier analyst, but he’s also set a standard for all the analysts who have followed. I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Tim since 1990 and could not be more proud and excited for him to receive this much deserved and prestigious honor.”
Baseball Hall of Fame President, Jeff Idelson: “Tim McCarver has been the face and voice of baseball’s biggest moments on national television. His wit and intuition, combined with his passion for the game and his down-home style, delivers a trusted insight for viewers. Tim’s journey in reaching baseball broadcasting’s highest honor has connected generations of New York Mets fans as well as audiences across the country for more than 30 years.”
TEBOW & BRONCOS HEADLINE NFL ON FOX WEEK 14 ACTION – On Sunday, Dec. 11 FOX Sports kicks off Week 14 with singleheader coverage of seven enticing matchups – each presented in true HD. The 1:00 PM window opens with Drew Brees and the Saints’ high-flying offense traveling to Nashville to take on the resurgent Chris Johnson and the Titans. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver call all of the action from LP Field. Coming off a tough loss in Houston, the Falcons now have to contend with Cam Newton and the Panthers in this NFC South matchup. Looking to stay in playoff contention, Matthew Stafford and the Lions host the Vikings. The Eagles will look to get something going as they travel to South Florida and face a tough matchup in the Dolphins. Also, the Jags host the Bucs in a Floridian battle. The 4:00 PM window features Tim Tebow and the streaking Broncos as they host the banged-up Bears. Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and on-field analyst Tony Siragusa call all of the action from Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Also, the NFC West Champion 49ers are in Arizona to take on the Cardinals.
Coverage begins at 12:00 PM ET with America’s most-watched Sunday afternoon pregame show, FOX NFL SUNDAY. Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee co-host the Emmy Award-winning program and are joined by analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. NFL Insider Jay Glazer presents the latest league news and scoops from the FOX NFL SUNDAY studio while comedic prognosticator Frank Caliendo contributes his weekly “Frank’s Picks” segment.
FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira is also on hand to go over any impactful officiating issues. This week’s edition of “The Journey,” which opens the show, is narrated by actress Scarlett Johansson. Additionally, Oliver explores the nature of the Saints’ record setting offense.
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LONG: CAM NEWTON HAS PERFORMED BEYOND ANYONE’S EXPECTATIONS – NFL Hall of Famer and FOX NFL SUNDAY analyst Howie Long appeared on Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick Show earlier this week and provided a glowing review of what No. 1 draft pick Cam Newton has done for himself and the Carolina Panthers. “There were so many questions going into Cam’s rookie year: can he adapt to the pro offense, is he a high character guy,” said Long. “On every level he has been well beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. His athleticism, size, poise, maturity and his ability to say the right things is remarkable. It’s not always easy to say the right thing. Today’s world is in your face, it’s 24 hours, non-stop. You have to be as patient the first time you answer the question as you are the 30th time you answer the same question as the face of the franchise. The future is bright in Carolina.”
LYNCH: COWBOYS NOT AN ELITE TEAM BUT GARRETT HAS COACHED THEM WELL – NFL on FOX analyst John Lynch, who was in the booth for the Dallas Cowboys overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, appeared on ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd Wednesday. Lynch said despite head coach Jason Garrett calling a timeout that iced his kicker’s attempt to win the game in regulation, Garrett has done a good job coaching this Cowboys team. “They’re not an elite team. They’re a good football team,” said Lynch. “It’s kind of ironic in the midst of all the controversy, I think Jason Garrett has done one heck of a coaching job with this team because everybody has an over inflated perception of how talented that football team is. They do have some special players like DeMarcus Ware, Tony Romo at times can be a special player, DeMarco Murray has really helped that team. But in many ways, it’s a rebuilding team. Brand new defense, offensive line completely rebuilt and so it’s a team that’s finding themselves. They’ve played without Miles Austin. Last week it was a blunder, there’s no doubt about it at the end of that game. No one was more surprised than me because Jason’s a guy that’s usually so buttoned up and thought through every scenario. Possibly what happened there is he overthought it.”
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Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers - 1pm 9% of nation
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Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions - 1pm 8% of nation
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Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos - 4:05pm 42% of nation
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