The new lineup for CBS’ NFL Today pre-game program for the coming season has been unveiled and the show will no longer feature either Dan Marino or Shannon Sharpe.
CBS’ crew next year will be James Brown, Tony Gonzalez, Boomer Esiason and Bill Cowher. That’s right, a former Chiefs tight end (turned Falcon) displaces a former Broncos tight end (turned Raven). This is the biggest slap in the face to Broncos fans since the game which shal not be named.
As a commentator Sharpe wasn’t everybody’s cup of tea, popular as he might have been among Denver fans. Also, Sharpe had made life tough for his producers in the past, when accusations of stalking, rape and domestic violence were levied against him. The network looked the other way at the time but these things do tend to catch up to guys eventually.
Gonzolez remains an angel in the eyes of the media.