1967 NFL Season

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As originally written by Tim Brulia:

The New Orleans Saints begin play this season in the NFL.

Special thanks to reganBuffalo for his contributions for the black and white (which are listed as (B/W)) telecast information. All other telecasts in color.

National Television

PRESEASON

8/4/67 Green Bay vs. College All-Stars @ Chicago (ABC) 9:00--CHRIS SCHENKEL, BUD WILKINSON

8/9/67 Chicago @ Washington (CBS) 8:30--LINDSEY NELSON, PAT SUMMERALL

8/21/67 Baltimore @ St. Louis (CBS) 8:30--JACK DREES, FRANK GIFFORD

8/28/67 Green Bay @ Dallas (CBS) 8:30--JACK BUCK, FRANK GIFFORD

9/2/67 Green Bay @ Cleveland (CBS) 9:30--RAY SCOTT, FRANK GIFFORD

9/10/67 Cleveland @ Minnesota (CBS) 1:00--FRANK GLIEBER, PAT SUMMERALL


NFL WEEK 1, 1967:

Sunday 9/17:

Bears-Steelers, 1:15, CBS. Lindsey Nelson, George Connor, Dick Stockton

Cowboys-Browns, 1:15, CBS. Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron (DAL). Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr (CLE).

Redskins-Eagles, 1:15, CBS/WTOP-Washington. Jim Gibbons, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Falcons-Colts, 2:00, CBS. Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL). Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL).

Lions-Packers, 2:00, CBS. Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET). Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB).

Giants-Cardinals, 2:00, CBS. Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY). Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL).

Rams-Saints, 2:30, CBS. Gil Stratton, Don Paul (LA). Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO).

49ers-Vikings, 2:30, CBS. Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (SF). Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN).


NFL WEEK 2, 1967:

Friday 9/22:

Vikings-Rams, 11:00, Not televised

Sunday 9/24:

Colts-Eagles, 1:15, CBS. Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller, Tom Brookshier

Browns-Lions, 1:15, CBS. Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr (CLE). Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET).

Cardinals-Steelers, 1:15, CBS. Jack Drees, Mal Hammack, Dick Stockton

Bears-Packers, 2:00, CBS. Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI). Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB).

Giants-Cowboys, 2:30, CBS. Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY). Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron (DAL).

Redskins-Saints, 2:30, CBS. Jim Gibbons, Pat Summerall (WSH). Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO).

Falcons-49ers, 4:00, CBS. Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL). Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (SF). (B/W)


NFL WEEK 3, 1967:

Sunday 10/1:

Giants-Redskins, 1:15, CBS. Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY). Jim Gibbons, Pat Summerall (WSH).

Steelers-Eagles, 1:15, CBS. Joe Tucker, Bill Burns, Tom Brookshier (B/W)

Falcons-Packers (Milwaukee), 2:00, CBS. Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL). Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB).

Lions-Cardinals, 2:00, CBS. Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET). Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL).

49ers-Colts, 2:00, CBS. Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (SF). Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL).

Bears-Vikings, 2:30, CBS. Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI). Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN).

Browns-Saints, 2:30, CBS. Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr (CLE). Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO). (B/W)

Rams-Cowboys, 2:30, CBS. Gil Stratton, Don Paul (LA). Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron (DAL).


NFL WEEK 4, 1967:

Saturday 10/7:

Steelers-Browns, 8:00, KDKA 2-Pittsburgh. Joe Tucker, Frank Glieber, Bill Burns

Sunday 10/8:

Cowboys-Redskins, 1:15, CBS. Jack Buck, Jim Gibbons, Eddie LeBaron

Saints-Giants, 1:15, CBS. Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin, Pat Summerall

Eagles-Falcons, 1:30, CBS. Stu Nahan, Tom Brookshier (PHI). Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL).

Colts-Bears, 2:00, CBS. Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL). Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI).

Packers-Lions, 2:15, CBS. Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB). Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET).

Cardinals-Vikings, 2:30, CBS. Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL). Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN).

49ers-Rams, 4:00, CBS. Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (National). Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (SF).

Notes:

Frank Glieber's involvement with the PGH-CLE telecast is uncertain. He may have shared play by play with Tucker, or he may have provided a Cleveland angle on the Pittsburgh only telecast.

The shift of Jack Whitaker and Frank Gifford from the NY network to the CBS National telecast of LA-SF had an impact on two other telecasts. Pat Summerall was moved from the DAL-WSH telecast to act as co-analyst with Norm Van Brocklin and the NO-NY game had a single audio feed. DAL-WSH also became a single audio telecast with Jack Buck and Jim Gibbons each doing a half of play by play and ex-Cowboy/Redskin QB Eddie LeBaron doing the color analyst work for the full game.

Though the LA-SF game featured Whitaker & Gifford for the national network, CBS did provide SF network viewers with an audio feed of the normal Niner on-air talent of Bob Fouts and Gordie Soltau.


NFL WEEK 5, 1967:

Sunday 10/15:

Giants-Steelers, 1:15, CBS. Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford, Dick Stockton

Cardinals-Browns, 1:15, CBS. Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL). Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr (CLE).

49ers-Eagles, 1:15, CBS. Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau, Tom Brookshier

Redskins-Falcons, 1:15, CBS. Jim Gibbons, Pat Summerall (WSH). Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL).

Lions-Bears, 2:00, CBS. Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET). Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI).

Rams-Colts, 2:00, CBS. Gil Stratton, Don Paul (LA). Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL).

Vikings-Packers (Milwaukee), 2:00, CBS. Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN). Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB). (B/W)

Saints-Cowboys, 2:30, CBS. Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO). Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron (DAL).


NFL WEEK 6, 1967:

Sunday 10/22:

Bears-Browns, 1:15, CBS. Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI). Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr (CLE).

Cowboys-Steelers, 1:15, CBS. Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron, Dick Stockton

Packers-Giants, 1:30, CBS. Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB). Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY).

Eagles-Cardinals, 2:00, CBS. Stu Nahan, Tom Brookshier (PHI). Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL).

Falcons-Lions, 2:15, CBS. Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL). Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET). (B/W)

Colts-Vikings, 2:30, CBS. Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL). Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN).

Saints-49ers, 4:00, CBS. Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO). Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (SF). (B/W)

Redskins-Rams, 4:00, CBS. Jim Gibbons, Pat Summerall (WSH). Gil Stratton, Don Paul (LA).


NFL WEEK 7, 1967:

Sunday 10/29:

Cowboys-Eagles, 1:15, CBS. Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron, Tom Brookshier

Vikings-Falcons, 1:15, CBS. Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN). Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL).

Colts-Redskins, 1:30, CBS. Chuck Thompson, Pat Summerall, Les Carmichael

Browns-Giants, 1:30, CBS. Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr (CLE). Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY).

Rams-Bears, 2:00, CBS. Gil Stratton, Don Paul (LA). Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI).

Steelers-Saints, 2:30, CBS. Joe Tucker, Bill Burns (PGH). Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO).

Lions-49ers, 4:00, CBS. Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius, Gordie Soltau

Monday 10/30:

Packers-Cardinals, 9:30, CBS. Jack Drees, Ray Scott, Frank Gifford

Notes:

BAL-WSH was a single audio feed.

For DET-SF, Van Patrick pxp for full game, and likely Grandelius analyzed first half and Soltau analyzed the second half.

GB-STL was a prime time "coast to coast" telecast. Drees play by play first half, Scott pxp second half, Gifford analyst the full game.


NFL WEEK 8, 1967:

Sunday 11/5:

Bears-Lions, 1:15, CBS. Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI). Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET).

Browns-Steelers, 1:15, CBS. Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr, Dick Stockton (B/W)

Cardinals-Redskins, 1:15, CBS. Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL). Jim Gibbons, Pat Summerall (WSH).

Packers-Colts, 2:00, CBS. Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB). Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL).

Falcons-Cowboys, 2:30, CBS. Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL). Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron (DAL).

Eagles-Saints, 2:30, CBS. Stu Nahan, Tom Brookshier (PHI). Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO).

Rams-49ers, 4:00, CBS. Gil Stratton, Don Paul (LA). Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (SF).

Giants-Vikings, 4:00, CBS. Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford, Hal Scott

Note:

NY-MIN was the doubleheader game.


NFL WEEK 9, 1967:

Sunday 11/12:

Colts-Falcons, 1:15, CBS. Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL). Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL).

49ers-Redskins, 1:15, CBS. Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (SF). Jim Gibbons, Pat Summerall (WSH). (B/W?)

Giants-Bears, 2:00, CBS. Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY). Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI).

Steelers-Cardinals, 2:00, CBS. Joe Tucker, Bill Burns (PGH). Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL).

Cowboys-Saints, 2:30, CBS. Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron (DAL). Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO).

Lions-Vikings, 2:30, CBS. Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET). Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN).

Browns-Packers (Milwaukee), 4:00, CBS. Ray Scott, Frank Glieber, Tom Brookshier

Eagles-Rams, 4:00, CBS. Stu Nahan, Don Paul, Gil Stratton

Notes:

CLE-GB was the doubleheader for most of the country. Scott likely calling the first half, Glieber working the second half, Brookshier analyst for the full game.

PHI-LA seen regionally in eastern PA, Milwaukee and southern CA, was a single audio feed.


NFL WEEK 10, 1967:

Sunday 11/19:

Rams-Falcons, 1;15, CBS. Gil Stratton, Don Paul (LA). Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL).

Vikings-Browns, 1;15, CBS. Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN). Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr (CLE).

Saints-Eagles, 1:15, CBS. Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin, Tom Brookshier (B/W)

Steelers-Giants, 1:30, CBS. Joe Tucker, Bill Burns (PGH). Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY).

Lions-Colts, 2:00, CBS. Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET). Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL).

Cardinals-Bears, 2:00, CBS. Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL). Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI).

49ers-Packers, 2:00, CBS. Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (SF). Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB).

Redskins-Cowboys, 4:00, CBS. Jack Buck, Pat Summerall

Note:

WSH-DAL national doubleheader game with single audio feed.


NFL WEEK 11, 1967:

Thursday 11/23:

Rams-Lions, Noon, CBS. Van Patrick, Gil Stratton, Frank Gifford

Cardinals-Cowboys, 6:00, CBS. Jack Buck, Jack Drees, Pat Summerall

Sunday 11/26:

Vikings-Steelers, 1:15, CBS. Hal Scott, Pete Elliott, Dick Stockton (B/W)

Redskins-Browns, 1:15, CBS. Jim Gibbons, Pat Summerall (WSH). Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr (CLE).

Eagles-Giants, 1:30, CBS. Stu Nahan, Tom Brookshier (PHI). Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY).

Packers-Bears, 2:00, CBS. Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB). Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI).

Falcons-Saints, 2:30, CBS. Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (NO). Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO).

Colts-49ers, 4:00, CBS. Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (1st Half). Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (2nd Half).

Notes:

Thanksgiving Day games: LA-DET with Patrick calling the first half, Stratton on the pxp for the second half, Gifford analyst all thru.

STL-DAL with Buck and Summerall doing the first half, Drees and Summerall doing the second half.

BAL-SF was the Sunday doubleheader with the SF crew working the first half, the BAL crew calling the second half for the national telecast.


NFL WEEK 12, 1967:

Sunday 12/3:

Giants-Browns, 1:15, CBS. Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY). Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr (CLE).

Eagles-Redskins, 1:15, CBS. Stu Nahan, Tom Brookshier

Steelers-Lions, 1:15, CBS. Joe Tucker, Bill Burns (PGH). Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET).

Cowboys-Colts, 2:00, CBS. Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron (DAL). Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL).

Saints-Cardinals, 2:00, CBS. Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO). Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL).

Packers-Vikings, 2:30, CBS. Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB). Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN). (B/W)

Falcons-Rams, 4:00, CBS. Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL). Gil Stratton, Don Paul (LA).

Bears-49ers, 4:00, CBS. Bob Fouts, Lindsey Nelson, Pat Summerall

Notes:

No coverage of the PHL-WSH on the SE CBS Network, which covered the DAL-BAL game.

CHI-SF was the doubleheader game, with Fouts and Summerall calling the first half and Nelson joining Summerall for the second half.


NFL WEEK 13, 1967:

Saturday 12/9:

Packers-Rams, 4:00, CBS. Ray Scott, Don Paul

Sunday 12/10:

49ers-Falcons, 1:15, CBS. Bob Fouts, Gordie Soltau (SF). Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL).

Redskins-Steelers, 1:15, CBS. Jim Gibbons, Warren Lahr, Dick Stockton (B/W)

Lions-Giants, 1:30, CBS. Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET). Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY).

Vikings-Bears, 2:00, CBS. Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN). Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI).

Saints-Colts, 2:00, CBS. Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO). Chuck Thompson, Jim Mutscheller (BAL). (B/W)

Eagles-Cowboys, 2:30, CBS. Stu Nahan, Tom Brookshier (PHI). Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron (DAL).

Browns-Cardinals, 4:00, CBS. Jack Drees, Frank Glieber, Pat Summerall

Note:

An analyst swap occurred with Summerall moved to analyze the CLE-STL doubleheader game, Lahr called on to work the WSH-PGH game with Gibbons. For the CLE-STL game, Drees pxp'ed the first half, Glieber called the second half with Summerall the analyst for the full game.


NFL WEEK 14, 1967:

Saturday 12/16:

Cowboys-49ers, 4:00, CBS. Jack Buck, Eddie LeBaron

Sunday 12/17:

Bears-Falcons, 1:15, CBS. Lindsey Nelson, George Connor (CHI). Ed Thilenius, Johnny Sauer (ATL).

Browns-Eagles, 1:15, CBS. Frank Glieber, Warren Lahr, Tom Brookshier

Vikings-Lions, 1:15, CBS. Hal Scott, Pete Elliott (MIN). Van Patrick, Sonny Grandelius (DET).

Saints-Redskins, 1:15, CBS. Don Criqui, Norm Van Brocklin (NO). Jim Gibbons, Pat Summerall (WSH).

Cardinals-Giants, 1:30, CBS. Jack Drees, Mal Hammack (STL). Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford (NY).

Steelers-Packers, 2:00, CBS. Joe Tucker, Dick Stockton (PGH). Ray Scott, Tony Canadeo (GB). (B/W to PGH)

Colts-Rams, 4:00, CBS. Chuck Thompson, Don Paul, Gil Stratton

Note:

Apparently CBS simply decided to go with the DAL crew for the nationally televised DAL-SF game.


NFL Conference Playoffs:

Saturday 12/23: Rams-Packers (Milwaukee), 2:00, CBS. Ray Scott, Pat Summerall

Sunday 12/24: Browns-Cowboys, 2:30, CBS. Jack Buck (pxp 1st half), Frank Glieber (pxp 2nd half), Frank Gifford (analyst)


1967 NFL Championship:

Sunday 12/31: Cowboys-Packers, 2:00, CBS. Ray Scott (pxp 1st Half), Jack Buck (pxp 2nd half), Frank Gifford (analyst), Tom Brookshier

Note: The above game, played in -13° temperatures, is more commonly known as "The Ice Bowl."


NFL Playoff Bowl in Miami:

Sunday 1/7: Rams-Browns, 2:00, CBS. Frank Glieber, Frank Gifford, Don Perkins, Pat Summerall


SUPER BOWL II in Miami:

Sunday 1/14: Packers-Raiders, 3:00, CBS. Ray Scott, Pat Summerall, Jack Kemp (occasional analyst), Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford


NFL Pro Bowl in Los Angeles:

Sunday 1/21: East-West, 4:00, CBS. Jack Buck, Tom Brookshier, Jack Whitaker

Local TV Crews

Originally written by garretta

Now let's examine television in the Century Division:

Cardinals: KMOX-TV. the St. Louis CBS station, will televise four preseason games on a tape-delayed basis. Falstaff Beer will sponsor half of each game; the other half will be sold to participating advertisers. The pregame show is unsold. Jack Drees and Mal Hammack will call all locally televised games.

CBS will nationally televise the Cardinals' August 21 preseason game against the Colts at Busch Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM Central, with Jack Drees and Frank Gifford describing the action.

Browns: WJW-TV, the Cleveland CBS station, will carry one preseason game. Sponsors for one quarter apiece are Rzepra Construction Company, Associated Estates, and Mainline RCA. One quarter is still unsold. Frank Glieber and Warren Lahr will call the regular season games; I would think that they'd call the preseason game too, but the article doesn't say for sure.

CBS will televise two Browns preseason games nationally. One will be their September 10 visit to Minnesota. The other will come eight days earlier on Saturday, September 2, when they host the world champion Green Bay Packers at Municipal Stadium. Kickoff is at 9:30 PM Eastern, with Ray Scott and Frank Gifford calling the action.

Giants: WCBS-TV, the New York CBS station, will carry three preseason games. Sponsors will be Olympic Airways, Phillip Morris, Piels Brewing, add First National City Bank. WPIX-TV will carry a preseason game on September 3. Jack Whitaker and Frank Gifford will call all televised games.

Steelers: KDKA-TV. the Pittsburgh CBS station, will carry all five preseason games on a one-day tape delay. Joe Tucker and Bill Burns are your announcers for all games. This includes the October 7 regular season game against the Browns in Cleveland, which will kick off at 8PM Eastern. Browns play-by-play man Frank Glieber will join them as a third commentator; his role is unclear.

Now let's look at the Capitol Division. Let's begin with television:

Eagles: WCAU-TV, the Philadelphia CBS station, will broadcast four preseason games, one of them live. Ballantine Beer will sponsor one quarter; the rest will be sold locally. Stu Nahan and Tom Brookshier are your announcers.

WKBS-TV Burlington New Jersey-Philadelphia is carrying the game that WCAU isn't. Among sponsors signed for a quarter apiece are Schmidt's Beer, Chevron Oil, and Bell of Pennsylvania. No announcers were named in the article, but I'm assuming that Stu and Tommy will call this game as well.

Redskins: WTOP-TV, the Washington CBS station, will carry three preseason games, one of them in color. One quarter of each game will be sponsored by Pabst Brewing, the rest will be sold locally. Jim Gibbons and Bill McColgan will call the preseason games; Pat Summerall will join Gibbons for the regular season.

The Skins' preseason game against the Chicago Bears on August 9 at D.C. Stadium will be nationally televised by CBS. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 PM Eastern; Summerall will be joined in the booth by Lindsey Nelson.

WTOP will televise the Redskins' opening game on September 17 in Philadelphia against the Eagles locally. Kickoff time is 1:15 PM Eastern, with Gibbons and Summerall calling the action and Tom Brookshier on the sidelines.

New Orleans Saints: WWL-TV. the New Orleans CBS station, will carry all five preseason games on a one-day tape delay, Teo of them will be in color. Falstaff Beer, Allstate Insurance, Home Finance, and Briarwood Homes will each sponsor a quarter of each game. Don Criqui and Norm Van Brocklin will call all of the Saints' TV games.

During the regular season, Paul Hornung will do five-minute daily features and fifteen-minute shows on Saturday and before each Sunday game. Saints coach Tom Fears will also have a thirty-minute show on Saturday nights. Maison Blanche (a New Orleans department store) has signed on as a half-sponsor.

Cowboys: KRLD-TV Dallas-Fort Worth, the Dallas CBS station, will carry a fifteen-minute show with Cowboys quarterback Don Meredith (the article doesn't say for sure, but I assume it's weekly) and a five-minute nightly show with wide receiver Pete Get. It will also carry the half-hour Tom Landry Show prior to each Sunday game. Jack Buck and Eddie LeBaron will call the games for CBS.

CBS will televise the Boys' home preseason game against the Packers on Monday, August 28 at the Cotton Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM Central, with Jack Buck and Frank Gifford reporting.

WFAA-TV Dallas-Fort Worth will carry the other five preseason games, three of them live and the other two on a one-day tape delay. Three of the games will be on color. Lone Star Beer will sponsor half of each game; the other half will be sold to participating advertisers. Frank Fallon, Dave Lane, and Eddie LeBaron will describe the action

Now let's look at television in the Central Division:

Packers: WBAY-TV, the Green Bay CBS station, will produce three preseason games which will air on a one-day tape delay. The tapes will also air on a five-station regional network. Sponsors on WBAY will be Savings and Loan Association, Curtis-Mathes, Pabst Brewing, and the local Ford Dealers Association.

WBAY is also packaging The Vince Lombardi Show to a five-station network (not necessarily the same network as the preseason games). Mobil Oil will sponsor at least half of the show; at press time. it was possible that it would pick up the other half as well. Al Samson and Tony Canadeo will call the preseason games; Ray Scott will replace Samson for the regular season.

Three Packers preseason games will be nationally televised. CBS will air the team's games at Dallas on October 28 and at Cleveland on September 2, while ABC will air the College All-Star Game from Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday, August 4. Kickoff is scheduled for 8PM Central, with Chris Schenkel and Bud Wilkinson describing the action,

Vikings: WCCO-TV. the Minneapolis CBS station, will air four preseason games. Twin City Federal, North American Van Lines, Blue Cross, and McDonalds will each sponsor a quarter of each game. Hal Scott (Ray's brother) and Pete Elliott will call all televised games.

(Talk about how times have changed; the article still had to identify what McDonalds was for its readers.)

CBS will televise the Vikings' home preseason game on Sunday, September 10, when the Cleveland Browns invade Metropolitan Stadium. Kickoff is at Noon Central. with Frank Glieber and Pat Summerall calling the action.

Bears: WBBM-TV, the Chicago CBS station, will air four preseason games. one of them in color. The pregame show, Eye on the NFL, will be sponsored by Hormel, Ray-O-Vac, and Portable Electric Tool Company. One quarter of each game will be sponsored by Phillip Morris, Ray-O-Vac, Heileman Brewing Company, and Shell Oil. Each quarter sponsor gets four minutes of advertising time per game. The other two minutes will be split between Continental Airlines and Uptown Federal Savings. Frank Sweeney and George Connor will call the preseason games; Lindsey Nelson will replace Sweeney for the regular season.

CBS will nationally televise the Bears' preseason game against the Redskins in Washington on Wednesday, August 9, as I outlined in an earlier post,

Lions: WJBK-TV, the Detroit CBS station, will carry two preseason games. Sponsors signed at press time are Ford, Altes Beer. and Marathon Oil. Van Patrick and Sonny Grandelius will call all televised games.

Now for our look at the Coastal Division in 1967.

49ers: The Bay Area CBS station is KPIX-TV.

KTVU-TV Oakland-San Francisco will televise two preseason games, one of them in color. Sponsors of one quarter of each fame are Household Finance, General Brewing, and Standard Oil of California. One quarter is still open. Bob Fouts and Gordie Soltau will call all televised games.

Rams: KNXT-TV, the Los Angeles CBS station, will air all six preseason games on a tape-delayed basis. Three of them will be shown on Sunday at 11AM; the other three will be shown in prime time throughout the week. Five of the six games will be in color. Sponsors for a quarter of each game are the local Volkswagen Dealers, Sears Roebuck. Hamm's Beer, and Shell Oil. The pregame show remains unsold. Gil Stratton and Don Paul are your announcers.

Colts: WMAR-TV, the Baltimore CBS station, will carry three preseason games. Western Electric and National Brewing will co-sponsor two of them; for the third, one of National Brewing's quarters will be taken by Union Trust Company. Bill O'Donnell and Jim Mutscheller will call the action; Chuck Thompson will take O'Donnell's place in the regular season.

CBS will nationally televise the Colts' August 21 preseason game against the Cardinals in St, Louis, as I outlined in an earlier post.

During the regular season, WMAR will carry a half-hour pregame show called Football Preview co-hosted by Mutscheller and Jack Dawson. Coca-Cola and Norelco are co-sponsors.

Falcons: WAGA-TV, the Atlanta CBS station, will carry all five preseason games; the one home game in Atlanta will be taped and shown the following day. All games have been sold on a spot basis to participating advertisers. Ed Thilenius and Johnny Sauer will be on the call for all games.

There will be two pregame shows: an interview show with Falcons coach Norb Hecker and Falcon Facesl hosted by Thilenius, Like the preseason games, these shows have been sold on a spot basis to participating advertisers.

Local Radio Crews

Originally written by garretta

Let's begin our look at the NFL in 1967 with radio in the Century Division:

Giants: As was the case last year, there will be two separate feeds:

WNEW-AM: This is the feed for the immediate New York area. Games will be sponsored by Ballantine Beer, Liggett and Myers, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, and Howard Clothes. The pre- and postgame shows will be sponsored by American Airlines, Bristol-Myers, Sinclair Oil, Standard Brands, and Volvo. Marty Glickman and Al DeRogatis will call the games; DeRogatis will also host the postgame Locker Room Report, while he and Glickman will be joined by Chip Cipolla for the pregame show.

Ivy Broadcasting: This feed will go to more than ninety stations from Maine to Virginia. Mohawk Airlines will be a sponsor on most of the network. Pre- and postgame shows will also be produced and fed to the network. Woody Erdman, Dick Lynch, and Don Smith will both call the games and host the shows.

This is the second year of a two-year contract.

Browns: WERE-AM is in the final year of a three-year contract. It leads a network of about sixty stations in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, and (possibly) Massachusetts. The exhibition season began August 5. Sponsors include Stroh's Beer, Sun Oil, and General Cigar. The pregame Sideline Interviews will once again be sponsored the Retail Clerks International Association and Alitalia Airlines (the national airline of Italy). The postgame Scoreboard will be sponsored by Alitalia and Doraty Motors. Gib Shanley and Jim Graner are your announcers.

Steelers: KDKA-AM is the head of a twenty-nine-station network that will carry all games. Network sponsors for one quarter of each game are Sun Ol, Duquesne Beer, and Mellon Bank. The rest of the time is sold locally; Foodland Supermarkets is additional sponsor on KDKA. Pre- and postgame shows will also be fed to the network. Tom Bender and Jack Fleming will both call the action and act as ore- and postgame hosts.

Cardinals: KMOX-AM is the flagship of a fifty-station network in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Nebraska. Because of conflicts with baseball's St. Louis Cardinals, live broadcasts of all rehibition games and the first three regular season games will be on KSD-AM. KMOX will air these games on tape. KSD will stay on the network once KMOX resumes live broadcasts. Jay Randolph will call he play-by-play, with Ray Geracy handling color.

Falstaff Brewing is the main advertiser and will sponsor half of each game. Sponsors for the other half on KMOX include General Finance Corporation and mercantile Trust Company. Two of KMOX's three pregame features have sponsors: Cardinal Highlights will be sponsored by United Savings, and The Jack Buck Show will be sponsored by Hamilton Jewelry. The third is unsold. The postgame Star of the Game show will be sponsored by Alitalia Airlines.

(I know that Jack Buck was a legend in St. Louis even back then, but I've never seen a pregame show given to an announcer who not only has nothing to do with the team or its broadcasts, but actually calls games for another team as Jack did with the Cowboys in '67. This is like the San Francisco Giants giving a pregame slot to Vin Scully. I feel pretty comfortable saying that something like this would never happen today.

This brings up a question: If somebody at CBS knew how popular Jack was in St. Louis- as they should have, since KMOX was an O-and-O- why not assign him to Cardinals games and give the Cowboys to Jack Drees? Better yet, keep Frank Gileber in Dallas, which was his home, and move Drees to Cleveland instead.)

Now let's look at radio in the Capitol Division:

Redskins: WMAL-AM is the head of a twenty-five-station network that will broadcast all scheduled games throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. The games are sold locally. Sponsors signed at press time for WMAL's broadcasts are the local Dodge Dealers and Washington Gas and Light Company, who each sponsor a quarter of each game. The rest of the game coverage and the pregame show with Bobby Mitchell are still open, The postgame Locker Room Report with Sam Huff will be sponsored by Thompson Honor Dairy. Steve Gilmartin and Mal Campbell will call the action.

Eagles: WCAU-AM will broadcast all scheduled games (including a sixth preseason game) and head a seventeen-station network in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Ballantine Beer, Sun Oil, and the local Chrysler-Plymouth Dealers will each sponsor a quarter of each game; additional sponsors include Hanover Shoes. Jack McKinney will host both the pregame show (Around the NFL) and the postgame show. Other shows include the ten-minute Football Preview sponsored by Household Finance and the ten-minute Pro Football Roundup, sponsored by Underwriters Brokerage Service. Andy Musser and Charlie Gauer will call the action.

Cowboys: KLIF-AM is the flagship of a sixty-one-station network, almost twice the size of last year's. Schlitz Beer will sponsor one quarter of each game on KLIF and half of each game on the rest of the network. Lincoln-Mercury will sponsor the other half of each game on the network. Other sponsors on KLIF for a quarter of each game are Household Finance, Oak Farms Ice Cream, and W.O. Bankston Oldsmobile. There will also be ten-minute pre- and postgame shows on KLIF; the postgame show will be sponsored by Hustle. Bill Mercer will call the play-by-play; no analyst is mentioned in the article.

(Who or what is Hustle, and why would it be sponsoring the Cowboys' postgame show? If I had to guess, I would say that it's an energy drink of some sort.)

Saints: WWL-AM will lead a twenty-two-station network in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama. The network will carry all scheduled games, including a sixth preseason game. The network will also carry fifteen0minute pre- and postgame shows. Al Wester and Maury Magill are your announcers.

(I'm a bit confused by the Saints' advertising arrangements. The article says that Falstaff Brewing and Humble Oil will do-sponsor all games on the network "except for isolated cases in which the stations will sell the games themselves". What would constitute an isolated case, especially with heavyweights like Falstaff and Humble as sponsors?)

Now let's look at the Central Division, beginning with radio:

Lions: WJR-AM heads a thirty-six-station network that will carry all scheduled games. Marathon Oil will sponsor half of each game, with Stroh's Beer taking one of the two remaining quarters and Ford Motor Company the other. The pre- and postgame shows will be sponsored on WJR by Household Finance. The show that airs before the pregame show, Lions Den, is still unsold at press time. Pigskin Playback will once again air after the postgame show and will be sponsored by the Detroit Auto Dealers Insurance Exchange for the second consecutive year. Bob Reynolds will call the play-by-play, with Ray Lane supplying color.

Because of conflicts with Detroit Tigers baseball, the entire preseason schedule and the first three regular season games will be aired on WWJ-AM in the Detroit area.

Vikings: WCCO-AM is the flagship of a thirty-five-station network that will carry all scheduled games. The network has been put together by North Star Features, and the games are sold locally. On WCCO, the local Ford Dealers will sponsor one half of each game and Midwest Federal Savings and Loan will sponsor the other. The pregame show will again be sponsored by Minnesota Coca-Cola Bottling, and the postgame show has been renewed by Quarterback Sports Federation, a local chain of drive-ins. Ray Christiansen and Paul Giel will call the action.

Bears: The team doesn't have a radio network, but WGN-AM will carry all regular season games plus two preseason games. The Standard Oil Division of the American Oil Company holds the team's radio rights for the twenty-second consecutive year and will sponsor half of each game, with Heileman Brewing taking the other half. The pregame show will be sponsored by Robert Hall Clothes, and the postgame show will be sponsored by Household Finance. Jack Brickhouse and Irv Kupcinet are your announcers.

Packers: WTMJ-AM Milwaukee will be the flagship of two separate networks: a six-station Wisconsin network plus a network of twenty additional stations. Both networks will carry all scheduled games. Thorp Finance will sponsor half of each game; Blatz Beer will take one of the remaining quarters, with Humble Oil taking the other. The pregame Packers Preview will be sponsored by Jay Foods, and the postgame show will be sponsored by Fazio's Restaurant. Ted Moore will call the play-by-play; no analyst was mentioned in the article.

Now let's look at radio in the Coastal:

Colts: WCBM-AM is the head of a thirty-five-station network in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. All scheduled games will be broadcast. National Brewing will sponsor as much as half of each game on some network stations and a quarter of each game on WCBM. Other participating sponsors on WCBM are Baltimore Sunpapers, the local Dodge Dealers, Humble Oil, Coca-Cola, Commercial Credit Corporation, Green Spring Dairy, and Utz Potato Chips. Frank Messer and Bill O'Donnell are your announcers.

Messer will also host the pregame show, which will be sponsored by Luskin's Department Stores and Union Federal Savings and Loan. The postgame show with wide receiver Jimmy Orr will be sponsored by D&R Distributing. The Monday Morning End Result will be sponsored by Crown Petroleum.

Falcons: WQXI-AM expects to head an eighty-station network in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida that will carry all scheduled games. Both the pregame shows and the games themselves are being sold to participating advertisers on a spot basis. The pregame shows are The Norb Hecker Show and an interview show conducted by play-by-play announcer Jack Hurst. Both shows are still unsold on WQXI. Game sponsors on WQXI are the local Ford Dealers, P. Lorillard, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Sinclair Oil, and Household Finance. Bud Erickson will join Hurst to call the games.

49ers: The Niners' games are carried on thirteen stations in California and Nevada, nine stations in Alaska, one station in Honolulu, and one station in Aguana, Guam. KSFO-AM is the flagship, and all stations receive the same feed. Sponsors for the California-Nevada area for a quarter of each game are Standard Oil of California, the local Chrysler-Plymouth Dealers. United Vintners, and Household Finance. All stations outside of California and Nevada will sell their spots locally. The fifteen-minute pregame show will be sponsored by New Century Beverages, and the fifteen-minute postgame show will be sponsored by Packard-Bell. Lon Simmons and Hugh McElhenny will call the games; Simmons will also co-host the postgame show with Russ Hodges.

Rams: KMPC-AM will be the Rams' flagship station for the nineteenth consecutive year. It will head a nineteen-station network in California, Nevada, and Arizona that will broadcast all twenty scheduled games (six preseason, fourteen regular season). Sponsors of a quarter per game are the local Chevron Dealers, Schlitz Beer, State Farm Insurance, and Household Finance. The pregame and postgame shows will be sold locally; on KMPC the fifteen-minute Rams Warmup will be sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken, while the postgame Rams Report will be sponsored by Western Airlines. Dick Enberg and Dave Niehaus will call the action.

Because of early-season conflicts with California Angels baseball on KMPC, three Rams games will air on KABC-AM. Other stations with similar conflicts will tape the Rams games for later airing.

(I'm sure there were also a few Rams/Dodgers conflicts as well. Also, since Dick, Dave, and later Don Drysdale were both Angels and Rams announcers, who went where when there was a conflict? If I had to guess, the main announcers went with the Halos while a completely different broadcast team called the Rams.)