‘Whats up, buddies’: Nantz agrees to stay with CBS Sports activities

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Jim Nantz’s acquainted introduction of “Whats up buddies” will proceed to be heard on CBS for years to come back.

Nantz and CBS Sports activities reached settlement on a brand new deal Thursday. The deal was first reported by the “Sports activities Enterprise Journal”

CBS spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle confirmed the settlement however didn’t touch upon the phrases.

The 61-year previous Nantz has been with CBS since 1985. He has been the lead announcer for the NCAA Event since 1991 and has labored the Masters since 1986. He has additionally been the lead voice for the community’s protection of the NFL since 2002 and known as his seventh Tremendous Bowl final month.

Nantz’s contract, which was price $6.5 million a yr, was going to run out this spring. Some puzzled if he would select to depart CBS after his NFL companion Tony Romo signed a brand new contract price $17.5 million a yr, however that wasn’t the case.

A giant purpose for that’s Nantz’s love of calling the Masters. He mentioned final yr that he want to be calling the event till 2035 and presumably past. Nantz would flip 75 that yr, and that will even be 50 Masters requires him.

“I used to joke round in talking engagements: I do know my retirement date already. God prepared, my well being stays nicely, and CBS prepared, that April 8, 2035, can be the way in which I’d love to shut out my profession,” he mentioned. “However right here we’re abruptly and that’s now nicely close by. I’m feeling actually younger. Obtained a few younger youngsters who’re 4- and 6-years previous. That date is means too shut for me to be speaking about retirement. So, I want to push it out for one more, who is aware of, a number of years no less than.”

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