Doris Nantz passed away earlier this month at the age of 92. Her family said she was concerned with everyone else’s well-being over her own and her children knew her as the greatest mother and grandmother anyone could ever have. You likely have never heard of Doris Nantz, but you certainly know her son. He called the Bills’ 24-20 win over the Chiefs on Sunday alongside Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson.
Jim Nantz is a longtime pro, so you would not know based on Sunday’s broadcast that he, in his own words, is “gutted” by the loss of Doris. My mother passed in March 2020, a week before the world turned upside down, and the sense of loss never disappears entirely. I was thinking about Doris Nantz this Sunday as her son called the epic battle between the AFC’s top teams, 266 days after Kansas City’s spellbinding overtime win in last year’s AFC divisional playoff game. I’m told Doris was a frequent guest of CBS Sports at Super Bowls and Final Fours.
Jim Nantz was excellent from the jump of Sunday’s game, including seamlessly navigating an intro and reset for the Patriots-Browns audience at 4:28 p.m. ET that had morphed into the Buffalo-Kansas City game a couple of plays in. A second before the snap on the play where Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen found wideout
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