CBS News Logo How to watch NFL football on Thanksgiving

Last Updated Nov 26, 2015 6:54 PM EST Sure, Thanksgiving is known for turkey, stuffing and all sorts of delicious sides. But in between all those courses, there's something else happening: NFL football. And there's no shortage of games this year.Here's how, when and where to watch the 2015 NFL Thanksgiving Day games both online and on TV: 12:30 p.m. ET: Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia EaglesThe Eagles, who are 4-6, head to Detroit to take on the Lions (3-7). In this case, both teams are hoping to turn their somewhat dismal seasons around.TV Network: FoxStreaming: Fox Sports Go4:30 p.m. ET Carolina Panthers vs. Dallas CowboysThe Carolina Panthers have a perfect record (10-0) at this moment, so this is one game to watch. Carolina travels to Texas to battle the 3-7 Cowboys, who welcome the return of quarterback Tony Romo back home at AT&T Stadium for the first time since his injury.TV Network: CBSStreaming: CBSSports.com8:30 p.m. ET Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay PackersQuarterback Jay Cutler (a dad for the third time) and the Chicago Bears (4-6) will be looking for a win here as they take on the Green Bay Packers (7-3).TV Network: NBCStreaming: NBC Live Extra Continue Reading

Peyton Manning in Talks With Fox, ESPN to Call NFL Football Games

Super Bowl champion and Nationwide pitchman comes with a hefty price tag Tony Maglio, provided by Published 1:13 pm, Thursday, March 8, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Peyton Manning in Talks With Fox, ESPN to Call NFL Football Games 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is in talks with both Fox Sports and ESPN to become a color analyst for either “Thursday Night Football” or “Monday Night Football” games, TheWrap is told by multiple people with knowledge of the conversations. Manning’s agent, Sandy Montag, is apparently looking for $10 million per year for his client’s services. That would be an enormous sum of money for the actual amount of work involved — but Manning’s star power and crossover appeal just might be worth it. After all, Fox just dropped $3.3 billion for those “Thursday Night Football” rights, so why stop writing massive checks now? Plus, the “TNF” ratings have been pretty rough after the last few NFL seasons and a mainstream star might be just the kick in the pants the newest night in football needs. Also Read: ESPN's Suzy Kolber on Why 'Monday Night Football' Is 'More Than a Game' Recommended Video: Now Playing: Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has been approached by ESPN and FOX as a possible addition to their primetime schedule as a game analyst, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Media: Sports Illustrated And just one season into his own color commentator role at CBS Sports, retired Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has kicked down the door and opened up wallets for the service’s of Papa John’s former BFF. Also Read: Peyton Manning Says He's Not Running for Senate: 'Zero Interest in Being a Politician' Beyond the $10 million price tag, Manning and Montag have another request — they’d like Mike Tirico as their play-by-play man. Continue Reading

‘American Music Awards’ Switch to Tuesday, Avoiding NFL Football

2018 AMAs also move up a month Tony Maglio, provided by Published 9:00 am, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 ‘American Music Awards’ Switch to Tuesday, Avoiding NFL Football 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The 2018 “American Music Awards” are moving to a Tuesday: Dick Clark Productions and ABC have set an Oct. 9 date, wisely avoiding NFL competition in the process. Last year’s AMAs took place on Sunday, Nov. 19 — so the month has now changed along with the day of the week. While the special draws a sizable audience for ABC, its been getting killed in TV ratings by football in recent years. So after running for 15 straight years on a Sunday, a Tuesday it is. You might also like: Now Playing: Christina Aguilera performed a tribute to Whitney Houston and some people thought P!nk was cringing. Newsflash: she wasn't. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports. Media: Buzz 60 Also Read: How James Corden Got Hillary Clinton to Do That 'Fire and Fury' Bit at the Grammys (Video) The American Music Awards are fan-voted honors that recognize artists across multiple musical genres, including Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, alongside awards for New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Tour of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Song and Artist of the Year. The “2018 American Music Awards” is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers. The AMAs will air live on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m ET on ABC. Read original story ‘American Music Awards’ Switch to Tuesday, Avoiding NFL Football At TheWrap Continue Reading

Green Bay, Packers fans get their own episode of USA Network’s ‘NFL Football Fanatic’ on Monday

Darren McMullen was born in Scotland, immigrated to Australia with his family at age 12 and moved to Los Angeles in 2009, so it’s not hard to see how his first visit to Green Bay came as something of a culture shock.The 35-year-old TV host whose past credits include “The Voice Australia” and “Love in the Wild” immersed himself in all things Green Bay Packers last fall for an episode of “NFL Football Fanatic,” the new USA Network series that has McMullen traveling to different NFL cities in search of a team to call his own.His Green Bay adventure — a crash course in Lambeau Leap 101, game-day breakfast at The Pancake Place and a dip into the world of cheese curds — airs at 10:05 p.m. Monday.McMullen had no idea what was, or wasn't, awaiting him when he and his crew rolled into town in September for the Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. “I was completely blown away. I mean, it’s farmland,” he said. “I just had no concept of this huge juggernaut of a team, this massive franchise with the most NFL championships of any team in the league actually is in a town of only 100,000 people. That’s something you don’t even really think about when you watch them on the TV. You’re in kind of that NFL world. The stadium looks big and packed and modern, and then you get there and it’s like, ‘Where’s the city? Well, you’re in the city.’ Oh, wow, this is incredible.“What an amazing feat it is that the people of Green Bay and Wisconsin have managed to hold on to that team, and that in a lot of ways is to do with the people there who ended up puffing up and paying the money for the shares to divvy up the cash for the team to remain there and not to be sucked away by the closest metropolis,” McMullen said. “You can really see why they have such a sense of loyalty up there for that Green Bay team. It’s such Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Day plans for Navy crew involve turkey feast, NFL football, air strikes against ISIS

There are no holidays in the war on terrorism. Take Thanksgiving Day aboard the Carrier Eisenhower. The uniquely American celebration means three things for the crew: turkey, NFL football, and air strikes against ISIS targets in the Middle East. The 5,200 sailors stationed in the Persian Gulf will mix holiday tradition with military precision as they spend their second straight Turkey Day on active duty. “It’s not going to stop us from having a great Thanksgiving meal,” promised Capt. Paul Spedero. “We’re going to watch football when we can. It’ll probably be a little bit time-delayed, but we’re going to do all the things that we can do, and what we can expect to do with our families back home.” Not everyone will share in the holiday cheer aboard the 1,000-foot-long aircraft carrier. Lt. Jennifer Sandifer, 27, of Austin, Tex., is among the fighter pilots set for a six-hour-plus shift striking Islamic State outposts in Iraq and Syria. The Eisenhower’s fighter pilots have already dropped more than 1,000 bombs on ISIS targets in the past five months. Sandifer plans to eat her turkey at mid-morning Thursday — and there will be no shortage of the bird aboard the Eisenhower. Culinary specialist and Petty Officer 1st Class Antonio Brown will muster a massive feast consisting of 4,950 pounds of turkey, 1,050 pounds of ham, 1,200 pounds of beef, 648 pounds of shrimp, 7,000 portions of mashed potatoes, 400 pies and 200 cheesecakes. Brown says the fourth Thursday of November is his personal Super Bowl. “We care about Christmas, yes indeed, but Thanksgiving we try to show out,” said Brown. “When everybody is able to sit down and eat a nice, healthy, nutritious meal and everything, it’s like it takes them back.” Cmdr. Ted Williams, the carrier’s chaplain, said he expects small groups of Continue Reading

If Time Warner Cable-CBS battle drags on, viewers in danger of missing NFL football, ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Homeland’

With CBS and Time Warner Cable still locked in a nasty contractual dispute, Time Warner subscribers are wondering just how long it will last. If Time Warner’s blackout of CBS and Showtime extends into the fall, New Yorkers could miss a laundry list of big premieres, football games and more. NFL games, CBS Season premiere: Thursday Pre-season football is kicking off. The Jets hit CBS on Sept. 22. “How I Met Your Mother,” CBS Season premiere: Sept. 23 The season finale in May offered a glimpse of Cristin Milioti as the mother — the character’s first appearance in the long-running series. Fans excited by the big reveal will not be pleased if they miss the followup. 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS Air date: Sept. 22 “How I Met Your Mother ” star Neil Patrick Harris is set to host what’s already something of a historic night: A show that’s never been on TV, Netflix’s “House of Cards,” has been nominated in the best drama, actor and actress categories. “The Amazing Race,” CBS Season premiere: Sept. 29 This 13-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Competition might help take the focus off some of CBS’ “Big Brother” problems. If we can see it, that is. “The Good Wife,” CBS Season premiere: Sept. 29 Some New Yorkers not dependent on Time Warner have already taken to Twitter to auction off sofa spots for this episode. “Homeland,” Showtime Season premiere: Sept. 29 Fans are wondering how Carrie and Saul will fare after a literally explosive cliff-hanger, but cable channels owned by CBS, including Showtime, have been sucked into the debacle. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Only NFL football can tackle AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ in ratings battle

The zombies on AMC's "The Walking Dead" don't only eat the living, they are starting to devour other television shows as well. Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead," second of the new season, drew 9.547 million viewers during its 9 p.m. time slot. That's more viewers than either ABC's "Revenge" or CBS's "Amazing Race" - both considered solid broadcast hits - at the same hour. RELATED: FILMING 'THE WALKING DEAD' KILLER FOR CAST The horror drama series was beaten only by NBC's pro football game. "The Walking Dead" also drew another 3.293 million viewers for an instant rerun at 10 p.m. Making the news even sweeter for AMC, "Walking Dead" drew a much higher share of adults 18-49 than any other Sunday night show except football. The success of "Walking Dead" very likely was one factor in AMC being able to resolve its dispute with the Dish network. Dish had dropped AMC, maintaining it didn't get enough viewers to justify the fees Dish was paying to carry it. Nine million-plus viewers also means "Walking Dead" has about three times the same-day audience as AMC's two most critically acclaimed shows, "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad." AMC has always reported that "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" have millions of viewers who tape the shows and watch them later. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Superbowl! Best tailgating cities in America for NFL football fans to grill, fry and celebrate

The term refers to partying in a parking lot, but college and NFL football fans across the country treat tailgating as over-the-top celebrations with enviable food. "We want to dispel the notion that it's a college kegger party," says Paula Dillon, a Chicago Bears season-ticket holder who, with her husband, John, has been tailgating outside of Soldier Field for close to two decades. Despite their allegiance to the Bears, the Dillons plan menus that reference the visiting team, like barbecue when the Kansas City Chiefs come to town.Slideshow: America's Best Tailgating Cities Cooking food influenced by the opposition is common practice, but stadium-goers also prepare their own regional tailgate foods among the ubiquitous hot dogs, burgers and grilled steaks. Patriots fans take pride in bringing New England seafood; Mexican food dominates at Chargers games in San Diego; and Southern tailgaters, like those on Duke University's campus in Durham, NC favor fried chicken, deviled eggs and hush puppies. The recurring theme across tailgating scenes nationwide: devotion-not just to football teams, but also to the pregame tradition. Loyal fans like to make the case that their city pioneered tailgating: "We have some unscientific evidence that it was invented here," says Aaron Popkey, a Green Bay Packers spokesman.50 Best Bars in America Perhaps the strongest arguments come from the students of the University of Mississippi. Ole Miss calls its dedicated tailgating grounds The Grove; fans serve fried chicken on silver platters, and it's not uncommon to see students tailgating in their Sunday best: dresses and high heels, suits and ties. Alumni even talk about the venue in spiritual terms: "You've probably heard it called 'the holy grail of tailgating' or 'the Mecca of tailgating' or some other religious metaphor that, in truth, is not overblown," says alum Matt Eichelberger. MORE from Food & Wine Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Rex Ryan’s Jets are now the big brother of New York NFL football, overtaking Tom Coughlin’s Giants

Rex Ryan has all but huffed and puffed his way all over the city and splattered buckets of green paint across Manhattan to emphasize his point: the Jets are kings of New York. And he's right: They are brash, have lots of flash and are the toast of this once-Big Blue town. That fact won't sit well with the Giants or their fans, but as the 2011 season begins, anybody who doesn't think the Jets own this city isn't in touch with reality. In the past, the Big Apple has always been a Giants town, even when Joe Namath in his fur coats and pantyhose was shocking the world in Super Bowl III. The Jets are starting their 52nd season, but they have always been considered the Giants' annoying little brother. Right now, though, the Jets are the big brother. "No question. But bring it on," Rex Ryan told the Daily News. "They've been saying it for years. Well, I'm saying it now. I said it the day I took this job. I didn't come here to be second fiddle to anybody, especially in my own town." Ryan has led the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in his first two seasons, but lost in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, respectively. Ryan has guaranteed - for the third consecutive year - that the Jets will bring home the Lombardi Trophy. If the Jets cash in on his guarantee and win Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, it will end the longest current championship drought in New York sports: 43 years and 24 days. Even the Rangers have won a championship since Namath ran off the field in Miami with his right index finger raised to the sky after the Jets beat the Colts on Jan. 12, 1969. Lawrence Taylor once said that Jets fans are really Giants fans who couldn't get Big Blue season tickets. The Giants have always cast a huge shadow over the Jets, but the Jets have a younger and more vocal fanbase. "I think the Jets have done a good job of branding themselves and stepping out of the shadows. They are in the beginning stages of the branding process," said former Giants Continue Reading

‘Madden NFL Football’ for Nintendo 3DS is total failure

PROS: Good controls. CONS: Weak franchise, no multiplayer, 3D is disorienting. It's almost a rite of passage. Every videogame system needs a Madden game, just as it needs an introductory puzzle game and some kind of first-party blockbuster. But never has a Madden game felt as obligatory as The disappointment starts with the modes. Any Madden aficionado will spend hours upon hours in a franchise mode, but "Madden NFL Football" doesn't offer one. The closest thing is the season mode, but somehow, And that will grow old very quickly. "Madden NFL Football" has one redeeming quality in that its controls are solid, based on the tried-and-true feel of the A bit too much ease, however; the A.I. rarely puts up a good fight. I returned my first kickoff for a TD in a demo in March and felt proud of myself. But when I did the same thing in a final version of the game in late March, I realized I had done nothing special. The defense, even on its highest levels, is just that bad. So too is the 3D implementation. EA Tiburon seems to totally miss the point of things, and the 3D does little to enhance the game. Increasing the 3D effect doesn't help, either, simply pulling the images farther apart horizontally and distorting the image. Nintendo's 3DS looks to push community and social interaction, but this is absent in "Madden" as well. There's little to no Streetpass interaction, and, worst of all, no multiplayer in a game that's defined multiplayer gaming for sports. Put it all together, and you have the sloppiest "Madden" game in years, a seeming attempt to cash in on the 3DS at its peak with little of the series' true creativity. Even if this game's in the discount bin, avoid it. Tiburon can do far better – and it likely will when the Madden series gets its proper release before the start of the next football season.  Reviewed on Nintendo 3DS Join the Conversation: Continue Reading