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Old 11-24-2012, 01:59 PM
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I have been watching old games from CBS from the 1985 to 1989 era and I have noticed a few things. I noticed from a game in 1986 that during halftime, Brent Musburger and Irv Cross is in the studio with Dick Butkus. Where was Jimmy the Greek?

Then I watched the Halftime report for a 1987 game on CBS and in the studio was Brent Musburger and Dick Vermeil. Where was Irv Cross and Jimmy the Greek?

But I also know that Jimmy the Greek wasn't fired until January of 1988 so why was he missing from the NFL today in 86 and 87?


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Old 11-24-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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NFL 1987 Season - Week 13 Predictions - THE NFL TODAY - YouTube
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:41 PM
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That's doesn't answer my question. I;m watching the opening weekend of 1987 now and he was not in the studio. In games from 1986 he is not in the studio which is why I only asked someone to respond if they watched football during that time period

If you watched football during that time it wouldn't have been any need for you to post a youtube video
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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Well, since I posted a video of NFL Today Week 13 of the 1987 season with Jimmy the Greek in the studio with Brent Musberger, I suppose your assumption that he was "missing" in 1987 is a bit off.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:26 PM
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Well, since I posted a video of NFL Today Week 13 of the 1987 season with Jimmy the Greek in the studio with Brent Musberger, I suppose your assumption that he was "missing" in 1987 is a bit off.

I told you I watched a 1987 game today from week 1 and he wasn't on there, it was Dick Vermeil
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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Hey, here's the NFL Today halftime show on Thanksgiving 1987 with Jimmy the Greek!


NFL Today Halftime Thanksgiving 1987 - YouTube

Here's Jimmy the Greek in Week 7:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf6V6cWiqK0
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:28 PM
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Hey, here's the NFL Today halftime show on Thanksgiving 1987 with Jimmy the Greek!


NFL Today Halftime Thanksgiving 1987 - YouTube


So that still doesn't answer why he was missing on the other shows. Did he decide to only appear in some shows in those seasons.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:29 PM
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Hey, here's the NFL Today halftime show on Thanksgiving 1987 with Jimmy the Greek!


NFL Today Halftime Thanksgiving 1987 - YouTube


Btw, for the halftime show in week 1 in 1987 at halftime there was no Irv Cross or Jimmy the Greek
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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It's been a long time, but my recollection is that JTG mainly predicted results on the pregame show. Remember, JTG was a Vegas guy, not an Xs and Os guy. So, it may have been that he wasn't normally used during the halftime broadcast, which focused on first-half play.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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He also was diabetic. Could be he just couldn't get things in order that day and called in sick.
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