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Report: Bob Papa out; Mayock, Nessler in for NFLN

Posted on: May 5, 2011 9:32 am
Edited on: May 5, 2011 9:39 am
 
Fans should be excited to hear Mike Mayock on Thursday Night Football broadcasts next year (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Every time they watch the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football broadcast, gobs of NFL fans flock to Twitter to protest the color analyst stylings of Joe Theismann and Matt Millen. So, today should be a good day for those who are unimpressed by the duo.

According to Richard Deitsch of SI.com, the NFL Network will switch up its lineup next season, implanting in the booth Brad Nessler on play by play and Mike Mayock on color.

We already told you about Mayock replacing Theismann and Millen – which should make those who appreciate preparation and good analysis quite happy (that’s not an insult at Theismann and Millen; it’s a compliment to Mayock’s ability) – but Nessler is a bit of a surprise.

Bob Papa, who had been holding down the play by play job since 2008, is a solid broadcaster – not flashy, yet very capable – but the NFL Network made him re-audition for his job (which many of us saw as quite a slap in the face) and ultimately didn’t get it.

There were rumors that excitement junkie Gus Johnson would be tapped to lead the broadcast, but ultimately, the network went with Nessler, who’s been working with ESPN the last two decades as a college football and college basketball broadcaster.

Deitsch also reported that Papa and Theismann are expected to continue their affiliations with the NFL Network in some way.

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Posted on: May 5, 2011 4:05 pm
 

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Since: Jun 9, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Report: Bob Papa out; Mayock, Nessler in for NFLN

LOVE Nessler.
HATE Mayock.

All things being equal, my plain old-fashioned hatred of Mayock trumps the love and respect I have for Nessler.



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2011 9:48 am
 

Report: Bob Papa out; Mayock, Nessler in for NFLN

Sorry to see Papa go.  If I were him I would have respectfully declined having to re-audition.  I do like Nessler so either would have been easly to listen to.  As for the other change, Theismann and Millen had to go they were horrible.  Mayock is better but not by much.  I wish that they had not hired inhouse



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