NFL/TV: Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe are out at CBS while the Eye lands recently retired Tony Gonzalez for their pre-game studio showon February 18th, 2014 at 7:14 pm
Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.
CBS dumps the grumpy Dan Marino and utterly useless Shannon Sharpe from their pre-game NFL studio show, sign up Tony Gonzalez to fill the void…
It’s an up-grade that was long over due, but FOX still has them beat with overall product and analysis.
by Mike Zimmer, Falcons fan
Tony Gonzalez was not going to return to playing football, especially for the Atlanta Falcons. CBS wasted no time sewing up any doubt what so ever when they inked him to a deal to be the newest member of their studio show for pre-game NFL telecasts.
CBS dumped the grumpy and oft troubled Dan Marino, he of extra marital affairs, babies out of wedlock and a persona that seemed to shrink in recent years even as he got more grumpy. The former Miami Dolphins QB has lost his mojo as an NFL analyst and the recent thoughts have been it’s a matter of personal life leaking into professional. That he has a rather gruff exterior and in studio has started to be more acrid that insightful makes all the sense in the world to just move on from him.
Meanwhile Shannon Sharpe has been awful for a long time. He’s been an absolute embarrassment to the rest of the group with his inability to be anything but a parody of poor speaking athletes who are more buffoon than brilliant. When you have your own character on Saturday Night Live, that’s bad.
Gonzalez will add some gravitas to the CBS analysis that will feature the fantastic and deep well that is Boomer Esiason and the venerable though often lamentable insights of Bill Cower. James Brown as always is a high grade above every other show’s hosts.