Jim Nantz Expects To Call Multiple Bucs’ Games

September 2nd, 2021

CBS NFL broadcasters Jim Nantz and Tony Romo.

Last year the No. 1 FOX NFL broadcast crew Joe Buck and Troy Aikman did its share of Bucs games. That’s what happens when Tom Brady is your quarterback and your roster is full of household name stars people gravitate to.

Now the last time the Bucs played, a streaker crossed the goal line more than the Chiefs offense. And behind the mic in the Bucs’ Super Bowl win was Jim Nantz and former Eastern Illinois quarterback Tony Romo. That was because it was a CBS broadcast and the duo are the top team for CBS.

Hopefully, the good luck the two brought the Bucs in February continues this season. In a conference call Nantz participated in this week, he mentioned he thought he and Romo would be calling three Bucs regular season games.

Those games would be: Oct. 10 vs. the Dolphins, Sept. 24 vs. the Bears and Dec. 12 vs. the Bills. Naturally, these assignments are subject to change.

No, Joe has no idea how many Bucs games Buck and Aikman will call. It is a safe bet it will be as many as Nantz and Romo.e

Presumably, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will call three Bucs games as Tampa Bay is scheduled for two Sunday night kickoffs on NBC and the season-opener (barring a flexed out of the Sunday night window). Michaels (who turns 77 in November) doesn’t do every Sunday night game any longer so it could be Mike Tirico instead.

Hat tip: Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS).

28 Responses to “Jim Nantz Expects To Call Multiple Bucs’ Games”

  1. PassingThru Says:

    Ah, Jim Nantz. Thank goodness. You’re always here for me in times of trouble. What should I do?

  2. Buxszntkt Says:

    Joe let’s get the petition started against the doosh duo , Aikman and fuc… I mean Buck!!!!

  3. Winny Testaverde Says:

    “Fournette…Fournette! FOURNETTE!! That call made it finally feel the Bucs were going to win their 2nd Super Bowl.

  4. chris l Says:

    three games for al and chris…with the first being 7 days away now!!!

  5. mg Says:

    I wish announcers were able to cuss and berate the over officious zebras.

  6. Medicated Pete Says:

    @ Winny Testaverde

    Ah, good memory. I can hear it & see it right now.

  7. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Romo, aikman and buck, suck big time. Radio on when those homers are on.

  8. Mike C Says:

    October 10th vs the Fish.

  9. JGhotier Says:

    Troy Aikman’s call of that buzzer beater “Scooter” Miller TD right before half against the Packers (smell that dairy-ere Wisconsin) of “oh my God” call was so authentic in the moment

  10. FirstTimePoster Says:

    Agreed on the Aikman call. He was truly shocked as a lot of us were. It’s really rare that the booth guys get to be “real.”

  11. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Romo is worst of all. He sucked in the Superbowl with his lack of mental arithmetic skills.

  12. Bird Says:


    No doubt. I have seen that game like 10 times now.
    Aikman was definitely emotional

    One of the best halves plus a few minutes in bucs playoff history
    If you remember after the bomb before half, we kicked off to them and whitehead puts his shoulder pad right on the ball of green bay aaron jones. White picks up ball and returns a few yards. Next play – td to brate

    Those were final daggers as brady did not have good second half from there.

  13. dls5492 Says:

    Hello friends.

  14. BucGold Says:

    Isn’t the Dolphins game October 10th?

  15. Hodad Says:

    Romo is one of the highest paid broadcasters at 16 million a year. Nice work if you can find it.

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    The only problem with listening to the homer radio while watching the game is the 2-4 second lag.

    I can’t chat with my Buc Bros during games because their TV broadcast is 5-10+ seconds ahead of my streaming broadcast. They know what happens first.

  17. Razor Ramone Says:

    MG, listen to radio broadcasts of the Bolts with Mishkin and Esposito, all Espo does is slag the refs. It’s great. Go Bucs!!! 7 days!

  18. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    This is really crazy being a lifelong bucs fan and having hank stram do the analysis to these days

  19. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I kinda miss Hank Stram on those sad creamsicle Sundays.

  20. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Today’s buffoons don’t compare to stram or a host of others. Jack buck? Now that guy was good!

  21. FortMyersDave Says:

    Hey Big Dust and Doosh, ya had to love “Mr Matriculate” Hank Stram back in the day as he called the preseason on WTOG for what seemed an eternity and the Bucs did send him into retirement as a coach in 1977 as well for their numero uno win as a franchise. I am also sure you remember those days when Terry Bradshaw was a game analyst alongside Vern Lundquist and a few others on CBS and got to cover the Bucs as part of what had to be the D or E broadcast team against someone like the Lions or the pre-Favre Packers in games which matched some amazingly bad teams. Terry used to make quite “intelligent” observations like: “These two 2 and 8 teams are not very good and boy do these Lion fans love their head coach Daryl Rogers” as the few Lion fans in the Silverdome booed their team and mocked their head coach loud enough to be heard over Terry and Vern. Yep ya had to love those Creamsicle days and some of those bottom feeding broadcast teams.

  22. PassingThru Says:

    I prefer Romo, he has the best eye is the best analyst among all the talking heads by far. Second place goes to Cris Collinsworth, but only because Al Michaels is there to tone him down a notch. Though Collinsworth is a somewhat distant second to Romo, his smarmy arrogance just grates on me.

  23. William Walls Says:

    Tangential question: Why would CBS be covering the Bucs-Bears game? Doesn’t FOX have an exclusive on all games between NFC teams?

  24. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Passing Thru,

    So you like highly irritating voices.

  25. BerrickDrooks Says:

    Joe Buck is the WORST announcer ever, he’s only known because of his daddy

  26. View from 132 Says:

    I like Nantz and Romo, but the last quarter of that Super Bowl broadcast made Dennis Miller sound like Howard Cossell. That was just a terrible bunch of sports bar rambling. Unlistenable.

  27. PassingThru Says:


    I don’t care about irritating voices. I’m not into easy listening rock either. Hell, I’d listen to Gilbert Gotfried if he had something important to say.

  28. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Romo was Nostradamus for a little while and that was pretty cool, but then he just started being wrong a lot and more irritating.

    Give me Jim Nantz and some Steely Dan anyday!