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Herbie And Fowler’s 11-Day Dream Run Of College, NFL Games

Kirk Herbstreit: “We get to witness the intensity of the Orange Bowl, the majesty of the Rose Bowl, the brilliance of Patrick Mahomes, and the crowning of a National Champion. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler are in the midst of an unprecedented stretch of football assignments. Last weekend, they rang in the New Year by calling the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Orange Bowl before flying cross-country overnight to the West Coast for the 108th Rose Bowl Game.

This weekend, Herbstreit and Fowler – along with reporter Laura Rutledge – will call Saturday’s opening game in ESPN and ABC’s new Week 18 NFL doubleheader – Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (4:30 p.m. ET) – before flying to Indianapolis for Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia (8 p.m., ESPN).

ESPN’s most-tenured football broadcast team, Herbstreit and Fowler have worked together for 26 years and are calling their eighth National Championship, but even they have never experienced an 11-day stretch like this.

“The opportunity to call all these marquee games is a unique challenge and something that Chris and I just couldn’t pass up as two people who love the game of football,” said Herbstreit, who also worked a pair of three-hour College GameDay Built by The Home Depot studio shows last weekend. “We get to witness the intensity of the Orange Bowl, the majesty of the Rose Bowl, the brilliance of Patrick Mahomes, and the crowning of a National Champion. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

Below is a look back at Herbstreit and Fowler’s Orange and Rose Bowl assignments last weekend.

 

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