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Vikings Will Have First Female Announcer for a Regular Season Broadcast TV Game

The Minnesota Vikings play the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday in what could be an extremely boring, if it goes to plan, game. However, history will be made one way or another. Beth Mowins will be the first female announcer to call a regular season Vikings game on broadcast television.

The Vikings have had a female announcer’s crew for their game in 2018 versus the Los Angeles Rams, however that was only for the broadcast of the game on Amazon Prime. The difference is significant as the number of people who stream a game through Amazon Prime versus those who watch the game over broadcast television is huge. 

Mowins has covered NFL games as a broadcaster since 2015 when she first covered Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders preseason games as a play-by-play announcer. She also was the first female to call a Monday Night Football game, Week one of 2017 when the Chargers faced the Broncos, which in turn made her the first woman to call a nationally televised NFL game.

She has called College Basketball on CBS, the NBA on CBS, and she was the first female to call a game for the NFL on CBS. The Vikings game will be broadcast on CBS this Sunday, and I for one am looking forward to a fresh, new voice and an escape from Johnathan Vilma.

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Kirby O'Connor

Kirby O'Connor is a graduate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, where he studied Electronic Publishing and minored in Art. Kirby is a lifelong, die-hard Vikings fan thanks to his father. You can find him on Twitter @kjocon14.

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Jon G
Jon G
2 months ago

I remember the ‘17 Broncos game from my time in Denver, was hoping her monotone voice wouldn’t have to be heard again after that horribly announced game that was widely criticized. Why are we subjecting ourselves to this? CBS, STOP the virtue signaling and put the announcers on that represent the traditional voices of football.

Last edited 2 months ago by Jon G
Beth Mowins
Beth Mowins
2 months ago

Beth Mowins sucks. Maybe get someone nee

MBavers
MBavers
2 months ago

Hard to listen to her. Had to change the channel. Women should not be doing men’s sports. Sick of it

Meat Boy
Meat Boy
Reply to  MBavers
2 months ago

You sound like a little baby. Just pathetic stuff, I’m embarrassed for you!

quill
quill
Reply to  MBavers
2 months ago

I was not exactly sure what i was listening too when i first heard the announcing. My mind told me it was a man just cause it is uncommon to have a woman. Than i believed it could be either a man or a woman cause of the voice. So i had to google it cause it was just not working for me and had to see what this guy looked like. Boy was i surprised. haha. I just changed it. I just enjoy listening to the game from a person that has front line experience and knows what its like to be on that field. Some of them are not that great at it but at least its coming from experience, not reading a piece of paper. But today its about pleasing everyone. So by next year we should have a transgender announcing. (i have nothing against them) just making a point. And it is as simple as tuning out of the game if were not enjoying it. We are all entitled to our own opinions and that is all they are.

Dave
Dave
2 months ago

Gayle Sierens called the Seahawks-Chiefs game on NBC on 12/27/1987, the first woman play-by-play network announcer of an NFL game. What took the Vikings so long?

Tammi
Tammi
2 months ago

Beth needs to stop talking. There is nothing but her monotone voice nonstop. Let us just watch the game!

Packer Fan
Packer Fan
2 months ago

Shes aweful!! Cant call a game! “Their going for it” REALLY it was first down!! You cant hear her either, sounds like she has a mouth full! Atleast now Joe Buck and Aikman arent the worst in NFL.

Brent
Brent
2 months ago

Someone should tell her she’s not a 70’s DJ.

EMIL BURGAU
EMIL BURGAU
2 months ago

Beth Mowins is the worst sports anyone can have. Her monotone voice is aweful. She muddles her words and you cannot even understand what she is saying. Makes me want to walk out of the room and/or turn the sound off and watch the game. Whatever you do DO NOT EVER, EVER HAVE HER BACK!

MowinsBlows
MowinsBlows
2 months ago

She is so untalented and unlistenable. It’d be better with dead air. She SUCKS.

Last edited 2 months ago by MowinsBlows
tps
tps
Reply to  MowinsBlows
2 months ago

My wife walked in and asked, “What is that?!” I told her and she laughed and wanted to know if the PC woke folks are going to totally destroy the NFL.

Yes. They are intent on doing so.

Karl
Karl
2 months ago

Can’t stand her. ESPN and the Big 10 ruined lots of games by using her. Second I heard her voice today I switched to the Lions-Bears on FOX.

David O’Driscoll
David O’Driscoll
2 months ago

Thank you CBS for the incredibly annoying woman you had commentating the Jags / Viking game today. I got a lot of stuff done because I switched the game off after 5 mins. One of the rings I did with my time was go to Publix for groceries. Guess what the topic of conversation was at the deli counter. Yup, the annoying woman commentating on the game. 4 other mean and 1 woman all felt the same way as me. Just couldn’t watch the game because she just didn’t shut up with that horrible voice. I’m sure your sponsors are happy to hear about how many people stopped watching. FYI, my next door neighbor mowed his lawn wearing his Jags jersey – he couldn’t watch it either.

Tyler Hutton
Tyler Hutton
2 months ago

please find a new announcer it just doesn’t fit

Bill martin
2 months ago

If a man used that artificial monotone voice he would be stuck with school sports. She’s hard to understand.

Mari
Mari
2 months ago

She was very hard to listen to. Very annoying voice and hard to hear. Won’t watch if she announces

Marv
Marv
2 months ago

Really well if he can say he’s tired of hearing Vilma, than I can say I wouldn’t watch another game with her as announcer, but the NFL isn’t about the fans anymore, so not sure it matters what we think.

Sirstanuel
2 months ago

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Sirstanuel
2 months ago

I though it was Sterling Hollaway

Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson
2 months ago

I had to mute the game and listen to the radio call.. CBS, please stop this social experiment. Mowins voice is so frickin annoying… she just doesnt fit NFL announcing.

Vikingdanno
Vikingdanno
2 months ago

I thought she did a fine job

T King
T King
Reply to  Vikingdanno
2 months ago

😳

tps
tps
2 months ago

Honestly, she was terrible, and has a awful TV voice. This PC crap is killing the game. I don’t know a single person, including my wife, who wants to hear a woman broadcast a man’s game. Yuck.

T King
T King
2 months ago

The Vikings Jaguar game was a brutal watch. The worst annoying monotone voice I ever heard. Not that the game was any better. Beth Mowin should not do NFL Football. I hope she’s done. Her and Jay Feely the color analyst missed call after call and gave bad facts about what was happening. CBS needs to quit trying to move the me too movement into Football!

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