CBS's Jim Nantz and Phil Simms

Good news and bad news from the NFL today, folks. First, the bad — CBS is going to broadcast eight Thursday night games during the first half of the season.

They’ll take over for the NFL Network, which will still simulcast those games before picking up eight games exclusively in the second half of the season.

What’s so bad about this? Two words.

Phil Simms.

Worst. Commentator. Ever.

Listening to the guy talk makes me want to jam knives into my ears. And then there’s the completely idiotic and pointless drivel that comes out of his mouth.

Look, I know most of you hate Troy Aikman when it comes to commentary, but trust me. Simms is hands-down the worst. My only real beef with Aikman is he doesn’t know where to put the emphasis when he utters the words “Green Bay.”

It doesn’t go on the B, Troy.

So, let’s get to the good news. NFL football on Saturday is returning.

There’s that dead spot in December when college football’s regular season is over and the bowls haven’t begun. Well, the NFL is going to fill it like they used to.

So, your weekends are now fully booked from September 2014 to January 2015.