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Old 05-30-2017, 09:50 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by TMC
NBC's first official NFL pregame show occurred in 1975. The show was called "GrandStand" (which doubled as a "Wide World of Sports"-like anthology program during the offseason) and was hosted by Jack Buck and Bryant Gumbel. NBC's pregame show would go through several name changes ("NFL [insert the year of the corresponding season]", "NFL Live!", and simply "The NFL on NBC" from 1995-1997) during their time carring the American Football Conference TV package. There was no "NFL on NBC" program from 1998-2005 after CBS outbid NBC for the AFC package. With the advent of NBC's "Sunday Night Football", the current pregame show is called "Football Night in America".

Here's some further info on the history of NBC's NFL pregame shows:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_NFL...C_Pregame_Show
I've seen a few clips of Bryant Gumbel hosting NBC's pregame show, but obviously he wasn't doing both "NFL 82" and "The Today Show" at the same time. I think Len Berman took over the pregame show, correct?
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