Duo Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will convene an NFL instead of college football for Saturday’s Chiefs vs. Broncos.
Fowler and Herbstreit often team up to announce school football matches during the season. About last week, they convened a semifinal match between the College Football Playoff between Michigan and Georgia and the Rose Bowl between Ohio and Utah. The pair will then convene a championship game at the College Football Playoff in Indianapolis on Monday, January 10.
This will be the second time Fowler and Herbstreit have called an NFL match together. In the 2020 season, the pair called the Steelers vs. Giants in the first week together.
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Why Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit Announce Chiefs Vs. Broncos?
On December 14, 2021, ESPN announced that Fowler and Herbstreit would agree to one of their Saturday’s 18-week double matches for the NFL, with Laura Rutledge reporting from the sidelines.
The first NFL game that Fowler and Herbstreit collaborated in 2020 met with the praise of most fans. So when another college football duo had another opportunity to call an NFL game, ESPN offered them the role.
ESPN’s regular “Monday Night Football” team of Steve Levy, Brian Gries, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters and John Parry will be working on ESPN on Saturday for the second game between the Cowboys and the Eagles.
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Will Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit call any NFL playoff matches?
Fowler and Herbstreit are working to notify ESPN. Playoff matches for this season are set to air on NBC, ABC, CBS and ESPN.
Fowler and Herbstreit will not call any playoff matches this year. ESPN broadcasts only one playoff game, which is an undefined wild card match on the night of Monday, January 17th. Their normal reporting team, Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick and Lisa Salters, will be working on the game.
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How long have Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit worked together?
Fowler and Herbstreit started convening football games in 2014 and only worked for college football games until they called their first NFL game in 2020. It has only been their second NFL game in which they have worked since then. They are best known for convening most of Saturday night’s ABC school football shows.
However, the couple have been working together for more than 25 years. Fowler began his reporting career with ESPN in 1988 as a senior reporter for college football. In 1990, he started organizing College GameDay. Herbstreit joined ESPN in 1995 as an assistant reporter, just two years after ending his college football career in Ohio. Herbstreit joined College GameDay in 1996.