Every week for eight weeks, Senior Editor Anthony J. Cortese delivered a new “Thursday Night Football Presents…” open which aired just before kickoff on Thursday on CBS and NFL Network. While crews were shooting around the country from Saturday through Wednesday, Cortese was editing the series of teases concurrently in New York, even flying out to help direct as needed. The pieces featured notable performances by sports legends Joe Namath, Jim Kelly, Dick Enberg, Sam Wyche, and Eddie George and voiceovers by Dennis Quaid and Sam Elliott. Cortese directed the VOs remotely.
Cortese was awarded a 2017 Sports Emmy for “Outstanding Short Form Editing” for the series.