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NY Times Writes About Only Woman To Call NFL Play-By-Play (One 1987 Game)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BNWriter, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    NY Times writes about the only woman to do play-by-play of an NFL game -- 20 plus years ago -- and leads readers to wonder why it has been so long since it has not been tried again.


    Then again, wasn't 1987 the same season NBC also tried a game without *any* announcers -- just heavy graphics use (that game I remember -- kind of took some getting used to).
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I think the announcerless game was earlier in the 80s. Like 1982 or 83.

    Edit: Upon further review, the Jets-Dolphins game on Dec. 20, 1980 was the announcerless game.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It wasn't a stunt because she was a woman; it was a stunt because one of "The Daves" did an NFL game...

    "Sierens went to Kansas City, Mo., to call a Seahawks-Chiefs game, alongside the analyst Dave Rowe, on the final Sunday of the 1987 regular season."
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Steve Largent set the career receptions record in that game.
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    FOX also developed the gimmick of having only analysts (Terry Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson) doing a game. It was a train wreck to listen to.
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