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Encyclopedia > List of NFL Championship Game broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have called the National Football League Championship Game from the 1940s until the 1969 NFL season. The National Football League first held a championship game in 1933, it took until 1948 before a championship game would be televised. A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...

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1960s

Year/Season Network Play-by-Play Color Commentator(s) Sideline Reporters
1969 CBS Ray Scott Paul Christman
1968 CBS Jack Buck Pat Summerall
1967 CBS Ray Scott and Jack Buck Frank Gifford
1966 CBS Jack Buck and Ray Scott Pat Summerall
1965 CBS Ray Scott and Ken Coleman Pat Summerall
1964 CBS Ken Coleman and Chuck Thompson Frank Gifford
1963 NBC Jack Brickhouse and Chris Schenkel George Connor
1962 NBC Chris Schenkel Ray Scott
1961 NBC Lindsey Nelson Chris Schenkel
1960 NBC Lindsey Nelson Ray Scott

The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... A color (or colour) commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... The 1969 NFL playoffs determined who would represent the NFL in Super Bowl IV. This was the last NFL playoff tournament before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Ray Scott (1920 - March 23, 1998) was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... Paul Christman (March 5, 1918-March 2, 1970) was an American football player and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. ... The 1968 NFL playoffs determined who would represent the NFL in Super Bowl III. // Conference playoff games Eastern Conference Cleveland Browns 31, Dallas Cowboys 20 December 21, 1968 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio Scoring CLE - FG Cockroft 38 DAL - Howley 44 fumble return (Clark kick) DAL - FG Clark 16... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... John Francis Buck (August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and television sportscaster. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1967 NFL season determined who would represent the league in Super Bowl II. This was the first season that the NFL used a four-team playoff tournament. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Ray Scott (1920 - March 23, 1998) was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... John Francis Buck (August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. ... Frank Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... The 1966 National Football League Championship Game determined the NFLs champion, which would meet the AFLs champion in Super Bowl I, then formally referred to as the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... John Francis Buck (August 21, 1924 – June 18, 2002), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. ... Ray Scott (1920 - March 23, 1998) was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and television sportscaster. ... The 1965 NFL playoffs determined the champion of the National Football League. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Ray Scott (1920 - March 23, 1998) was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... Kenneth R. Coleman (April 22, 1925 - August 21, 2003) was an American radio and television sportscaster for 34 years (1954 - 1989). ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and television sportscaster. ... The 1964 NFL season was the 45th regular season of the National Football League. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Kenneth R. Coleman (April 22, 1925 - August 21, 2003) was an American radio and television sportscaster for 34 years (1954 - 1989). ... Charles L. Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 – March 6, 2005) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the National Football League Baltimore Colts and Major League Baseballs Baltimore Orioles. ... Frank Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... The 1963 NFL season was the 44th regular season of the National Football League. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Jack Brickhouse (January 24, 1916 - August 6, 1998) was an American sports broadcast announcer. ... Chris Schenkel, shown here in the late 1960s, was best known for his baritone-voiced coverage of sports - particularly professional bowling - on the ABC television network. ... Several articles carry the name George Connor. ... The 1962 NFL season was the 43th regular season of the National Football League. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Chris Schenkel, shown here in the late 1960s, was best known for his baritone-voiced coverage of sports - particularly professional bowling - on the ABC television network. ... Ray Scott (1920 - March 23, 1998) was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... The 1961 NFL season was the 42th regular season of the National Football League. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Lindsey Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Chris Schenkel, shown here in the late 1960s, was best known for his baritone-voiced coverage of sports - particularly professional bowling - on the ABC television network. ... The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Lindsey Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Ray Scott (1920 - March 23, 1998) was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ...

1950s

Year/Season Network Play-by-Play Color Commentator(s) Sideline Reporters
1959 NBC Chuck Thompson Chris Schenkel
1958 NBC Chris Schenkel Chuck Thompson
1957 NBC Van Patrick Ken Coleman
1956 NBC Jack Brickhouse Red Grange
1955 NBC Bob Kelley Ken Coleman
1954 DuMont Harry Wismer
1953 DuMont Harry Wismer
1952 DuMont Harry Wismer
1951 DuMont Harry Wismer Earl Gillespie
1950 ABC Harry Wismer and Red Grange Joe Hasel

The 1950s were the decade that traditionally speaking, spanned the years 1950 through 1959. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... A color (or colour) commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... The 1959 NFL season was the 40th regular season of the National Football League. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Charles L. Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 – March 6, 2005) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the National Football League Baltimore Colts and Major League Baseballs Baltimore Orioles. ... Chris Schenkel, shown here in the late 1960s, was best known for his baritone-voiced coverage of sports - particularly professional bowling - on the ABC television network. ... The 1958 NFL season was the 39th regular season of the National Football League. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Chris Schenkel, shown here in the late 1960s, was best known for his baritone-voiced coverage of sports - particularly professional bowling - on the ABC television network. ... Charles L. Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 – March 6, 2005) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of the National Football League Baltimore Colts and Major League Baseballs Baltimore Orioles. ... The 1957 NFL season was the 38th regular season of the National Football League. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Kenneth R. Coleman (April 22, 1925 - August 21, 2003) was an American radio and television sportscaster for 34 years (1954 - 1989). ... The 1956 NFL season was the 37th regular season of the National Football League. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Jack Brickhouse (January 24, 1916 - August 6, 1998) was an American sports broadcast announcer. ... Harold Edward Grange, better known as Red Grange (June 13, 1903 - January 28, 1991), was a college football player. ... The 1955 NFL season was the 36th regular season of the National Football League. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Kenneth R. Coleman (April 22, 1925 - August 21, 2003) was an American radio and television sportscaster for 34 years (1954 - 1989). ... The 1954 NFL season was the 35th regular season of the National Football League. ... DuMont Televisions Logo The DuMont Television Network was an American television network, beginning operation in 1946. ... Harry Wismer ( 1915? – December 3, 1967) was a sports broadcaster and charter owner of what became the New York Jets franchise in the American Football League. ... The 1953 NFL season was the 34th regular season of the National Football League. ... DuMont Televisions Logo The DuMont Television Network was an American television network, beginning operation in 1946. ... Harry Wismer ( 1915? – December 3, 1967) was a sports broadcaster and charter owner of what became the New York Jets franchise in the American Football League. ... The 1952 NFL season was the 33rd regular season of the National Football League. ... DuMont Televisions Logo The DuMont Television Network was an American television network, beginning operation in 1946. ... Harry Wismer ( 1915? – December 3, 1967) was a sports broadcaster and charter owner of what became the New York Jets franchise in the American Football League. ... The 1951 NFL season was the 32nd regular season of the National Football League. ... DuMont Televisions Logo The DuMont Television Network was an American television network, beginning operation in 1946. ... Harry Wismer ( 1915? – December 3, 1967) was a sports broadcaster and charter owner of what became the New York Jets franchise in the American Football League. ... Earl Gillespie was an American sportscaster, best known as the voice of Major League Baseballs Milwaukee Braves from 1953 to 1963. ... The 1950 NFL season was the 31st regular season of the National Football League. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Harry Wismer ( 1915? – December 3, 1967) was a sports broadcaster and charter owner of what became the New York Jets franchise in the American Football League. ... Harold Edward Grange, better known as Red Grange (June 13, 1903 - January 28, 1991), was a college football player. ...

1940s

Year/Season Network Play-by-Play
1949 No Telecast
1948 ABC Harry Wismer

// Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... The 1949 NFL season was the 30th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1948 NFL season was the 29th regular season of the National Football League. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Harry Wismer ( 1915? – December 3, 1967) was a sports broadcaster and charter owner of what became the New York Jets franchise in the American Football League. ...

See also

The National Football League
AFC East North South West
Buffalo Bills Baltimore Ravens Houston Texans Denver Broncos
Miami Dolphins Cincinnati Bengals Indianapolis Colts Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots Cleveland Browns Jacksonville Jaguars Oakland Raiders
New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers Tennessee Titans San Diego Chargers
NFC East North South West
Dallas Cowboys Chicago Bears Atlanta Falcons Arizona Cardinals
New York Giants Detroit Lions Carolina Panthers St. Louis Rams
Philadelphia Eagles Green Bay Packers New Orleans Saints San Francisco 49ers
Washington Redskins Minnesota Vikings Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seattle Seahawks
NFL seasons | NFL playoffs | AFC Championship Game | NFC Championship Game | The Super Bowl | Super Bowl Champions
NFL lore | NFL on television | Monday Night Football | The Pro Bowl | NFL Draft | NFLPA | AFL | AFL-NFL Merger | NFL Europe | Defunct NFL teams

 
 

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