Marv Albert, the best play-by-play guy in the NBA and perhaps all of sports, will be doing NFL games again in 2011, should they exist. CBS announced Monday that Marv will be joining its NFL commentary crew.
You may not have heard Marv's voice around football in a while, but don't worry about rust. From 2002 through 2009, he anchored Westwood One's radio broadcasts of "Monday Night Football," and he was top notch. Before that, he called NFL games on NBC from 1977 through 1997, spending much of that time on their No. 2 broadcast pairing.
Where he'll fit in at CBS, it's hard to say. If I had my way, he'd replace Jim Nantz immediately as the No. 1 guy. Behind Nantz is Greg Gumbel, then Ian Eagle, Kevin Harlan and Gus Johnson.
Welcome back, Marv.