Marv Albert said there was “a little bit of a readjustment’’ when he returned to calling the NFL on TV this season for the first time since 1997.
But 11 weeks into it he has his pacing down, is enjoying the gig and Sunday will hit a milestone when he calls his first Jets game for CBS – during his first ever visit to MetLife Stadium.
“I’ve loved it,’’ said Albert, adding he appreciates the favorable booth locations compared to his eight years calling games for Westwood One Radio.
Albert was a regular on Jets games at NBC, which lost the old AFC package after the 1997 season. In the years since his national work mostly focused on NBA games for TNT.
As much as Albert said he misses the NBA, he said its absence has allowed him to visit NFL cities in time to attend Friday practices, which has aided his preparation.
Sunday, CBS will add another wrinkle to its deployment of Albert, having him deliver his first “NFL Albert Achievement Awards’’ during “The NFL Today’’ pregame show. He will record it from the TV booth at MetLife.
“It will be wild and wacky,’’ he promised.