Jim Nantz on Tony Romo’s success, prepping for calling NFL, Masters and more

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Jan 18, 20181h 26m
Jim Nantz on Tony Romo’s success, prepping for calling NFL, Masters and more
Jan 18 '181h 26m
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Episode 156 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features CBS Sports play by play announcer Jim Nantz, the network’s lead voice on the NFL, golf and college basketball. In this podcast, Nantz discusses the impact new partner Tony Romo has had on him; why Romo had such a successful first season in the booth; Romo’s nerd-like reverence for golf broadcasting; how Nantz prepares to call postseason NFL games; the challenge of preparing for the Final Four and the Masters given how close they are too each other; his current relationship with Phil Simms and learning about Romo replacing Simms; the contention that the Masters does not offer enough live coverage of the event; why he has thought about calling golf through 2036; the famed lark about him loving burnt toast; how he navigates personal relationships with calling the events of people he considers friends; traveling on the road as much as he does; why calling the U.S. Open and Wimbledon are bucket list items; the time when famed sports television executive Roone Arledge considered him for Good Morning America; hosting corporate executives in the booth; how one prepares for a trophy presentation, and much more. To listen to the podcast in full, check it out on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.  

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