For all the talk of parity in the NFL, three of the four teams contesting their respective conference championship games are returnees from last year. Only the Atlanta Falcons represent a change from 2012. In alternating fashion, this year it's the AFC Championship Game that gets the primetime slot. National radio announcers are also included.
Sunday, January 20
NFC Conference Championship
San Francisco 49ers (12-4-1) @ Atlanta Falcons (14-3)
(FOX 3PM) Joe Buck & Troy Aikman; Reporters: Pam Oliver & Erin Andrews
(Dial Global Radio) Dave Sims & James Lofton; Reporter: Tony Boselli
AFC Conference Championship
Baltimore Ravens (12-6) @ New England Patriots (13-4)
(CBS 6:30PM) Jim Nantz & Phil Simms; Reporters: Steve Tasker & Solomon Wilcots
(Dial Global Radio) Kevin Harlan & Dan Fouts; Reporter: Mark Malone
Does anybody know why they moved the late game of the Wildcard Doubleheader on the 1st Sunday Of January down 5 minutes from 4:35 to 4:40 ET???
Also does anybody know why they moved the late game of Divisional Playoff Sunday up 5 minutes from 4:45 to 4:40 ET and the late game on Championsip Sunday up 5 minutes from 6:45 to 6:40 ET???
Also does anybody know if they can hold the opening Kickoff for up to 10 minutes for the late game during NFL WildCard Saturday and Sunday, the late game during the AFC And NFC Divisional Playoffs on Sunday and the late game during Championship week???
For the AFC, it's too bad they can't flip the radio and TV teams. I'd much rather see Harlan/Fouts than Nantz/Simms. Also, how am I supposed to watch my Celtics at 7.30 if my Patriots start at 6.30? You'd think the two leagues could've gotten together and planned that one a little better!