As they did last year, Chris Berman and Tom Jackson will reunite for a special Championship Sunday edition of NFL Primetime this weekend. Keyshawn Johnson will also be a part of the studio reunion.
Chris Berman, @TomJackson57 and @keyshawn will be back together in studio on ESPN's NFL PrimeTime this wknd to recap the Conf Championship games. Boomer previewed the reunion w/ Key on @ESPNLosAngeles (? at 4:20): https://t.co/1QpdwLXJQc pic.twitter.com/keEzp0rG6W
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) January 17, 2019
Berman talked about it on ESPNLA:
“It’ll be fun. I think everybody likes it. We’re watching football, along with everybody else in America and around the world. Watching #1 against #2 in two games, you and I and Tommy with Mort in the background. A lot of people are comfortable with us, and those that aren’t? Can’t help you now!”
As we wrote last year, it’ll be a nice chance to revisit one of the legitimately defining NFL shows of the last twenty years or so:
But for now, viewers will see Boomer and T.J. back together again for one more Primetime. After a formal goodbye at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies in 2016, the two were reunited once more during a Monday Night Countdown show later that year. But this will mark the first time that they’ll wrap up playoff action since Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California.
If it also means the return of a couple of classic Primetime highlight tunes, then it might be really fun.
NFL Primetime was essential viewing in the days before widely available online video, and while the convenience and quick sharing capability of social media has meant more video available to more people more often, it did usher out the era of relevance for shows like this. It’s okay to feel a bit nostalgic about that while also embracing modernity.
The special edition of NFL Primetime will air this Sunday on ESPN at the conclusion of both championship games.