Jim Nantz’s acquainted introduction of “Hello friends” will continue to be listened to on CBS for many years to occur.
Nantz and CBS Sports attained arrangement on a new offer Thursday. The offer was initially claimed by the “Sports Enterprise Journal”
CBS spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle verified the agreement but did not comment on the phrases.
The 61-year previous Nantz has been with CBS given that 1985. He has been the direct announcer for the NCAA Tournament considering that 1991 and has labored the Masters since 1986. He has also been the direct voice for the network’s coverage of the NFL due to the fact 2002 and called his seventh Super Bowl final thirty day period.
Nantz’s contract, which was really worth $6.5 million a yr, was going to expire this spring. Some wondered if he would select to go away CBS after his NFL lover Tony Romo signed a new agreement truly worth $17.5 million a 12 months, but that wasn’t the case.
A huge purpose for that is Nantz’s really like of calling the Masters. He reported last 12 months that he would like to be contacting the event until 2035 and potentially past. Nantz would turn 75 that yr, and that would also be 50 Masters phone calls for him.
“I applied to joke close to in talking engagements: I know my retirement date already. God keen, my overall health stays perfectly, and CBS eager, that April 8, 2035, would be the way I would appreciate to shut out my vocation,” he explained. “But here we are all of a unexpected and that’s now very well within sight. I’m feeling really younger. Received a pair of youthful kids who are 4- and 6-decades outdated. That day is way way too shut for me to be chatting about retirement. So, I would like to drive it out for an additional, who understands, quite a few several years at the very least.”