Months after his final game on FOX, Tim McCarver has found a new role. In other news, the recently retired Tony Gonzalez has been in talks with CBS Sports, and NBC will use separate broadcast teams for live and taped Olympic figure skating coverage.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported late Thursday that former “MLB on FOX” lead analyst Tim McCarver is close to a deal with Fox Sports Midwest to call St. Louis Cardinals games. McCarver is expected to call 30 games next season, though the dates have not yet been finalized. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch via @stevelepore)
- Retiring NFL TE Tony Gonzalez has been in talks to join “The NFL Today” on CBS, The Big Lead reported earlier this week. According to the report, Gonzalez is “wrestling with the idea” of traveling from Los Angeles to CBS’ New York studios each week. (The Big Lead)
- NBC Sports will use two different broadcast teams for live and taped Olympic figure skating coverage. Calling the live action on NBC Sports Network will be Terry Gannon with newcomers Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. For the tape delayed coverage on NBC, Tom Hammond will call the action alongside analysts Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic and Tracy Wilson. (NBC Sports Group Press Box)