The longest running show in cable history, but has slipped some.
"Inside the NFL" it's hard to believe is now in it's 30th season, it's very rare that a program runs that long being three decades. The show has lasted this long, due to it's great success and the popularity of the NFL and the hosting and the award winning highlights from NFL films have kept it around. "Inside the NFL" came to HBO in 1977, actually a year before I was born, I always had heard about the show growing up as a kid, I finally got the show when I finally got an HBO subscription in 1998 and I've been hooked since then. The show airs every Wednesday during the season all the way thru the Super Bowl featuring the latest NFL news and highlights from NFL films of the previous weeks games, plus interviews with players and reports from Peter King come in handy. The show takes a look at the upcoming games before anyone else, and I love the pick segment it's fun to win more games than the crew! During the highlights since the show's beginning the games are narrated by the legend himself Harry Kalas his voice is so smooth and professional, it just brightens your day to hear that voice. The shows host have came and gone it was best when the classy and legendary Len Dawson and Nick Buoniconti hosted, only they finally left in 2002 and newcomers Bob Costas and Dan Marino and Cris Carter took over with Collinsworth staying. The change was OK even though Costas is smart with vocabulary and well educated to me he's more a baseball mind as for Marino and Carter they are OK but fall short to Dawson and Nick. One good change was Jerry Glanville leaving who was a mediocre broadcaster just as bad as his coaching days. Still the king is Cris Collinsworth who knows his stuff who's not worried about voicing his opinions and making people mad, and he analyzes the games so well. The show is still running strong I watch it every week, but I miss Len and Nick and the highlights have watered down some for instance every game is not shown and the clips focuses now on to much behind the scenes stuff like family members of coaches, pr. people, cheerleaders, and fans in the stands. Also the show needs to bring back the NFL storybook, and where are they now segments, and focus less on comedy and more on the games. Still great though if your an NFL fan.
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