Brent Musberger no longer part of Raiders broadcast team
All the surprise. One of the legendary voices in sports history, Brent Musburger, is no longer associated with the Silver and Black.
The 2022 regular season begins Thursday night, September 3, when the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams host the talented Buffalo Bills.
But the first NFL contest this coming year is in Canton, Ohio. It’s the Hall of Fame’s annual game and it pits the Las Vegas Raiders against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Each franchise has a legendary player enshrined this year: Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch and Jaguars tackle Tony Boselli.
But there’s one legend who won’t be on the Las Vegas radio broadcast team for this game or the upcoming season.
The iconic broadcaster, who rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the host of CBS’ The NFL todayjoined the Raiders’ radio broadcast team in 2018. His legendary “you’re watching live” opening a show or game he called is as recognizable as Michael’s “get ready to rumble” Buffer.
So what’s next for the 83-year-old legend? Musburger replied with this via Twitter:
“A big thank you to the Raiders organization for the fond memories. I will miss broadcast partner Lincoln Kennedy and the radio production team. What next? I heard that Mike Trout may be stepping down as commissioner of its fantastic league. You never know!”
So who will take over in the Musburger’s radio booth? The news is obviously recent and speculation will now begin. Will Kennedy return as an analyst? Or will there be a total overhaul?
Musburger made every show, whether it was a pre-game show or a game, a memorable event. He has one of the most recognizable voices in the profession. It has been in the spotlight for almost 50 years. It will be fascinating to see where he lands next.