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Old 02-18-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Marino out at CBS

Tony Gonzalez in, Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe out at CBS

Any thought that Tony Gonzalez might change his mind about retirement (again) can probably put to rest, as Gonzalez has a high-profile new job: CBS has announced that Gonzalez is joining its pregame show.

As part of the same announcement, CBS said Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will no longer appear on The NFL Today. The new cast of the show will be James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Gonzalez.

“Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh and insightful perspective,” CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said in a statement. “As a future Hall of Famer, we are excited for him to share his knowledge, experiences and opinions with our viewers. Tony was one of the most respected and hardworking players in the NFL and a tremendous teammate. We look forward to him bringing these attributes to CBS Sports. While we welcome Tony, we want to acknowledge Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe who have contributed greatly to the success of The NFL Today for more than a decade. Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of the camera. As they pursue other professional opportunities, we thank them for their hard work and dedication and wish them nothing but the best.”

Gonzalez was the first-round draft pick of the Chiefs in 1997, and played in Kansas City for 11 years, then played five more years in Atlanta. Gonzalez was chosen to 14 Pro Bowls, tied for the most of any player in NFL history, and is the all-time record holder for touchdowns and yards by a tight end. Although he initially said he would retire after the 2012 season, he returned for 2013. From all indications he now really is retired and is ready to embark on a career in broadcasting.
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Default CBS Fires Marino & Sharpe

Confirmation of rumors CBS was unhappy with ratings for pregame show

CBS is making sweeping changes to its NFL pregame show, The NFL Today. Newly retired Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez will join CBS Sports and have an immediate seat on their Sunday pregame show. At the same time, the network has announced that both Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe are departing the program. What's more, it appears from the CBS announcement that Marino and Sharpe are leaving the network all together as Sean McManus is quoted as wishing the pair the best as they pursue "other professional opportunities."


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Glad Cowher survived the purge

Meanwhile Fox cruises along as Bradshaw and other members of the its pregame show approach eligibility for Medicare
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:10 PM   #3
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There's other news in the article but Dan I like.
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Sharpe I get, but Danny? C'mon man!
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Wrong forum - merge
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Default Re: CBS Fires Marino & Sharpe

I don't watch pregame shows much, and I might be the only person on here, but I've usually liked Sharpe as well as Marino. Odd to see them both go at the same time, I have to believe this has more to do with problems in the show rather than them wanting to pursue other goals.
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Sharpe I get, but Danny? C'mon man!
Marino is a great guy (my cousin who is an airline pilot has had Marino on several flights and says Dan, unlike many celebs, is always gracious and friendly) but did not bring much to the table - unless you develop an act like Bradshaw (I mean that as a compliment to Terry) a former ball player eventually ages out of the job
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Dan Marino should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell. Would you like a cookie, son?
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Apparently Ed.B. of the P-G was not a Shannon Sharpe fan

Is it a shock that Marino got the boot?

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I'm never sure what goes into those decisions made by TV. I was surprised Shannon Sharpe lasted as long as he did. Marino has been there for a dozen years. Maybe he will have a role with the Miami Dolphins.


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