TVNewser NFL Survivor Pool: Week 2 Results

By Brian Flood 

CNN's John Berman might have won Celebrity Jeopardy, but he won't win the TVNewser NFL pool.

CNN’s John Berman might have won Celebrity Jeopardy, but he won’t win the TVNewser NFL Survivor Pool.

Week 2 of the NFL Season was absolutely brutal for our TVNewser NFL Survivor Pool. It’s down to CNBC’s Sara Eisen and FBN’s Blake Burman after 15 people have already been eliminated. Eisen correctly picked the Arizona Cardinals and Burman advanced with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

CNN’s John Berman was the only participant to select the Baltimore Ravens – a strategy that didn’t pay off. Berman is eliminated as the Ravens lost 37-33 to the Oakland Raiders.


The New Orleans Saints knocked out Bill Hemmer, Brian Sullivan, Todd Bonin, Matt Quayle and myself by losing 26-19 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adweek’s Lisa Granatstein (Miami) and CBS News’ broadcast graphics duo Greg Bracco (Tennessee) and Scott Blass (St. Louis) have also been eliminated. The title will come down to Eisen and Burman in what could be the quickest survivor pool in history.

Team CNN

  • John Berman, Co-anchor, Early Start and At This Hour-OUT
  • Heather Brown, Public relations-OUT

Team Fox News 

  • Bill Hemmer, Co-anchor, America’s Newsroom-OUT
  • Gretchen Carlson, Anchor, The Real Story-OUT
  • Sandra Smith, Co-host, Outnumbered-OUT

Team CBS News:

  • Greg Bracco, Broadcast Graphics-OUT
  • Scott Blass, Broadcast Graphics-OUT

Team Fox Business Network

  • Blake Burman, Washington correspondent
  • Peter Barnes, Senior Washington correspondent-OUT

Team CNBC:

  • Sara Eisen, Co-anchor, Squawk on the Street
  • Brian Sullivan, Co-anchor Power Lunch-OUT
  • Tyler Mathisen, Anchor, Power Lunch-OUT
  • Dominic Chu, Markets Reporter –OUT
  • Todd Bonin, EP, Squawk on the Street and Squawk Alley-OUT

Team Adweek

  • Brian Flood, TVNewser co-editor-OUT
  • Lisa Granatstein, Adweek editor-OUT