Last week's games sucked? Well, this week's slate is even worse on the surface, save for the Patriots/Steelers, which is of course being announced by friends Jim Nantz and co. FOX's top crew, with Thom Brennaman filling in for Joe Buck, will be in Toronto for the Redskins/Bills, exactly where that game needs to be.
Personally, I'll be getting my Tebowing on, hoping the Lions don't lose a 3rd straight vs. Denver and leave a really bad taste in the mouth heading into the bye.
Speaking of byes: Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all on one this week.
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Sunday, October 30
Miami Dolphins @ New York Giants (CBS 1PM) Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf
Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans (CBS 1PM) Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans (CBS 1PM) Marv Albert, Rich Gannon
Minnesota Vikings @ Carolina Panthers (FOX 1PM) Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Arizona Cardinals @ Baltimore Ravens (FOX 1PM) Sam Rosen, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams (FOX 1PM) Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale
Washington Redskins v. Buffalo Bills - @ Toronto (FOX 4PM) Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos (FOX 4PM) Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jaime Maggio
New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS 4:15) Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Cleveland Browns @ San Francisco 49ers (CBS 4:15) Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Cincinnati Bengals @ Seattle Seahawks (CBS 4:15) Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles (NBC 8:20PM) Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Monday, October 31
San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs (ESPN 8:30PM) Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski
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The lack of effort involved on ESPN's side for disclosing the events in question is sad, when your primary sources from one side are PR Reps and Executive VPs in CYA mode, it screams of a story being told in half-truths.
I miss having Le Anne Schreiber as the ombudsman for ESPN. The last few ombudsmen have read as people justifying ESPN's actions more than investigating them.
The idea that an ombudsman would only speak with one side of an issue that was causing so much controversy is disturbing, and an insult to the title.