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Would love to see Johnny broadcast the US Open each year. Doubt it happens though.

The article says NBC is reportedly paying just under half what Fox was paying.   FOX and the USGA have not had a smooth relationship. FOX wanting to move the US Open to FS1 this year was probably the

Fox didn't learn their lesson with hockey and used too much in-game clutter on the screen. If I wanted to watch a video game I would.

When is Fox going to wise up and realize people loathe Joe Buck. Why in god's name is Gus Johnson not Fox's #1? I'd personally foot the bill for a parade if Joe Buck was banned from television for the rest of his life.

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USGA press release says they are getting paid the full amount of their original deal. It appears that FOX is eating 50% of the annual cost to get out of this deal, and NBC is gladly paying the other 50%.

 

"While the details are confidential, the term of the agreement between NBCUniversal and the USGA will be the same as the previous agreement with FOX Sports, carrying through December 31, 2026, and the financial remuneration for the USGA will remain the same for the duration of the agreement." Link below...

New Media Rights Agreement With NBCUniversal Takes Effect

 

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This sucks. I was a huge skeptic of Fox when they first got the contract, but was very pleasantly surprised at how much they improved and the job they eventually did.

 

Not looking forward to more Dan Hicks and NBC trying to play Tom Rinaldi piano music stories at every turn.

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For the love of popsicles please find a way to bring back Johnny Miller once a year for the US Open. (As others have said)

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UK based so we have the Fox pictures with Sky commentators over the top. There definitely seemed to more golf and less fluff pieces with Fox but Sky seem to insulate us from the best and the worst of the US network excesses so same old, same old for us I guess.

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Lol. I don’t recall him bringing it up, but others did, along with numerous comments about various other standout accomplishments JM achieved. I get how some found him annoying but I always thought he was the best announcer. Would love to have him back but I frankly don’t think he has the energy or desire at this point.

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NBC Evening news tonight announced the new deal with USGA.

They followed it up with a remote @home Dan Hicks interview. He highlighted WF history and working the last WF Open in 2006.

Interestingly, NBC view was that the USGA canceled the contract with Fox and then signed with NBC.

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