Inside The NFL

Wednesday 9:00 PM on Showtime Premiered Sep 14, 1977 In Season



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Inside the NFL is one of the longest running, Emmy award winning sports shows on cable television today. Each episode has some of the most exciting player profiles, interviews and footage as well as expert comentary from past players from around the NFL. Current hosts include James Brown, Cris Collinsworth, Phil Simms and Warren Sapp who provide the in depth coverage that fans have come to expect since the shows long history. Inside the NFL began in 1977 with its original hosts, Al Meltzer and Chuck Bednarik, but is wasn't until 1979 that the show started to take form, with the hosts that would be on the show for the next 22 seasons, being Len Dawson and Nick Bounichonti. In 1990, Cris Collinsworth joined the cast of the show, and the three-man setup was there for 5 more seasons until they added some others to fill that 4th spot, whether it was Jimmy Johnson for his lone season in 1996, or Jerry Glanville, who was there from 1997 to 2001. In 2000, Dan Marino joined the cast after retiring from 17 years in the NFL, and was immediately a fan favorite. After the 2001 season and the shows 25th season, Len Dawson, Nick Bounichonti, and Jerry Glanville left the show because in Len and Nick's case, they were getting too old and Cris Collinsworth took the lead host role. In 2002, Bob Costas and Cris Carter came on the show, and joined Cris Collinsworth and Dan Marino. That foursome went from 2002-2007, ending with what was supposed to be the last ever episode of Inside the NFL, on February 6th 2008. Then for the 2008 NFL Season, Inside the NFL was picked up by Showtime, and the current cast for that show is James Brown, Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth, and Warren Sapp. Historical segments from the show included the Cover Story, Where are They Now, NFL Crosstalk, Teeing Off, and now there are segments called Grab Bag, King for a Day, Phil's Pet Peeves, and Ask Warren Anything. Inside the NFL is now going into it's 33rd season and it now the longest running sports show on TV, and the second longest non-soap oprea show TV only behind The Price is Right.moreless

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AIRED ON 1/1/2014

Season 37 : Episode 17

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  • New Inside the NFL but certainly not better

    I used to like the show and Cris Collinsworth was the show. He was funny, entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Now you have a guy convicted of abuse and another guy who says you support your team mate because you don't really know what happened between a couple. Excuse me, but we do know what happened between Ray Rice and his wife! Now all you have is four guys who all try to talk at once and out shout each other. Phil Simms is boring and a terrible announcer. Turned off the second show and won't watch again as long as this obnoxious crew is there.moreless
  • Cris Collinsworth's Commentary -

    Surely NBC can do better than last night's coverage of the Seahawks/Packer game. Collinsworth's continuous ravings and bias towards Seattle became so aggravating that I actually turned the game off. His fawning and gushing was so over the top, it threw objectivity out the window. The Hawks played fantastic football and deserved praise for their performance. Collinsworth deserves NOTHING for his performance. If he is to be "heard" on every NBC game this year, I will choose to give these games a pass and will enjoy watching completely fair and unbiased coverage on FOX. My god, can't anyone at NBC EVER get this guy to just shut up? I really felt sorry for his partner. Collinsworth is an embarrassment.moreless
  • Bashing Dez Freaking Really

    I am currently watching Inside the NFL week 16. I am a female, 43 n been a Cowboy fan since I was 2, I respect the EX PLAYERS that are hosting the show, watched them play my whole life. What pisses me off is the way THEY Talked ABOUT DEZ BRYANT n his reaction to the loss with Green Bay! Not a lot was mentioned about his spectacular plays all year long but he gets upset when our Defense thinks they have the game won n is worn out in the second to mention how much Romo always helps the opposing team within the last minute or 2 in the 4th quarter due to awesome passes to the opposing team. Ive watched it over n over n if I was Dez I'd walk off n cry too. He AT LEAST shows passion for his team while everybody else is wondering what Romo has been doing underneath Jerry Jones desk n how much he's getting paid by the bookies in Vegas for always "THROWING" a game. Love u Jason W. Demarco, Dez, Beasley, Austin, Sean Lee,n Ware. Jerry Jones pull ur head out of your ass, money n blowjobs aren't getting u wake up n SHAME ON YALL FOR CRITICIZING Des because he REALLY WANTS TO WIN. Shame, Shame, Shame Chris Collingswoth n all the BS I watched tonight, won't watch again unless I have to see u on Sunday. Feel the same about Jerry Jones, I'd already have ANOTHER SUPERBOWL franchise If i had ur money. Your all show, blow,n no go.

  • The N word

    As a retired school teacher of 2005, I listened with interest to Chris Collingsworth comment on use of the N worked in locker rooms, on the field by white players and Black players. While Chris is sincere singling football as being the only cultural arena where the N word is used frequently; its so tunnel visional! Ask any school teacher, Blacks call each other the N word as a sign of acceptance. White gang rap boyz use the word with there black brothers in class in hall ways in cafeteria and Boyz room lav's. That's just the males; the females are 100x worse. The inter-actions i witnessed with black girls and white girls using the N word were infamous in my high school. Maybe if media giants would spend time in high schools observing, they would realize the problem starts in the schools, streets, housing projects of America and NOT in football at all. How about banning Gangster rap in the media of America? What happened to the federal governmentmoreless
  • Ignorance is Bliss!

    I saw tonight's segment where sixth graders have invented a helmet with padding on the outside and all of the guys on Inside the NFL were amazed and talked to Harry Carson like this technology doesn't exist. The sixth graders will never have a patent approved as the product not only exists, but is on about 15,000 players this year. The NFL has known about it for about two years and has ignored it and the helmet companies fight it every step of the way. It is called The Guardian. Look it up.moreless

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NFL, Football