Pat Summerall may have had the greatest day of his broadcasting career on Sunday. For about 15 minutes, his voice could be heard on two of America's four major television networks, handling play-by-play of a Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game on Fox, and a U.S. Open tennis match on CBS.

So what if the tennis was a golden oldie, a replay of the final tiebreaker points in Jimmy Connors's memorable five-set victory over Aaron Krickstein in the 1991 Open. Summerall was with CBS then, and when a 2 1/2-hour rain delay at this year's Open forced the network to fill before Sunday's men's final, Summerall began to compete with himself.

They don't make many of them like low-key, understated Summerall these days or, for that matter, like his football analyst partner, John Madden. They still comprise the best two-man team in the business, though Redskins fans could have few complaints Sunday with Fox's B Team, always well-prepared Dick Stockton and Matt Millen, often called Baby Madden for obvious reasons.

That Stockton and Millen did Redskins preseason games with John Riggins this summer gives them an obvious advantage over any other announcers doing Washington games. For a change, you didn't even have to turn the TV down to listen to Frank, Sonny and Sam on the radio. But Millen, who played on the last Joe Gibbs Super Bowl team, can hardly be described as anything close to a homer.

Listen to his description of so far underachieving Washington wide receiver Michael Westbrook. He "could be a premier receiver in this league. He could be unbelievable," Millen said. "But he's inconsistent. Until he rectifies that from the neck up, he'll just be an average guy."

Millen is an equal opportunity critic. When Chicago kicker Carlos Huerta missed a 39-yarder, Millen said, "If you listen real close, you can hear Kevin Butler {the veteran kicker the Bears cut to keep Huerta} laughing in the background."

Millen's good work clearly has been noticed. He's also part of the new two-man team handling Monday night football games for CBS Radio with Howard David, replacing Jack Buck and Hank Stram. It's a breath of fresh air for the broadcast, and when Madden finally decides to hang it up, Millen would have to be considered a candidate to replace him.

This also was a very big weekend all around for CBS Sports, and when was the last time you could say that? For the first time since 1991, CBS was televising college football, and Tennessee playing host to UCLA on Saturday night offered a wild second half that included five touchdown plays of 50 yards or longer.

Jim Nantz has given up tennis to handle college football play-by-play, and as usual offered a smooth delivery, lots of information and a crisp call of the game. And what a difference nine months has made for analyst Terry Donahue, the former UCLA coach thrown into last year's national title game between Nebraska and Florida in the Fiesta Bowl.

Donahue was a disaster last January, a cliche machine who probably should not have been used that quickly. But Saturday night, he talked in measured sound bites, did a nice job with the telestrator and managed to mesh easily with Nantz's play-by-play. There was even better news at halftime: CBS did not put oddsmaker Danny Sheridan on the air, an omission that ought to continue all year.

We also spent 90 minutes surfing between NFL pregame shows Sunday before the Redskins game, starting with ESPN's expanded 90-minute studio operation. If it's information you're looking for, don't touch that dial. ESPN has reporters at every game, and with so much time, it can produce longer pieces on just about any story of the week. Along with those well-produced features comes incisive in-studio discussion from the usual suspects, coordinated beautifully by Chris Berman.

The Fox pregame show lost a key player when Jimmy Johnson went back to coaching, and while Ronnie Lott is trying hard to replace him, he needs time. Terry Bradshaw is still the star of this show, which is exactly the way he wants it. Washington's James Brown remains among the most capable hosts on sports TV, but the sizzle between Bradshaw and Johnson the past two years is missing. It's a role Howie Long ought to take over, smack Bradshaw around a little before he gets too out of control.

Over at NBC, they've got more people involved than they have minutes to get them all on the air. Let's see, who's the host, Greg Gumbel or Ahmad Rashad? What's Cris Collinsworth doing on the set, taking time away from Mike Ditka and Gibbs? And if you give Will McDonough just a few more seconds, he might break three or four more stories on the air.

Still, the best football piece we saw all day came from a network that no longer airs NFL games. That would be an interview with Tim Green, a Fox and National Public Radio analyst, novelist and author. Green, once a defensive back for the Atlanta Falcons, was pumping his new book on "60 Minutes," called "The Dark Side of the Game," an account of his life and observations on the state of the game.

There were no earth-shattering revelations, no shocking tales many of us haven't heard or written about over the past 25 years. But Green has taken what he considers an honest look at a game he professes to love, warts and all.

On one hand, he says use of amphetamines (speed) "was always a viable option on game day." He also praised the NFL for doing "everything possible to crack down on steroid use," but admits he's never known anyone busted for taking amphetamines or using dangerous anti-inflammatory medication to get back on the field. NFL people would be wise to read his book, just as NFL TV outlets would be wise not to ignore what the man is saying. Amazing that CBS put Green on the air to talk about it before his own Fox network did. Maybe next week.