Monday, June 23, 2008
Richard Deitsch of SI has the breaking news that Michael Strahan has signed on to be in-studio with the NFL on FOX starting this upcoming season....
SI.com has learned that Michael Strahan, the garrulous just-retired Giants defensive end, has been signed by Fox Sports as an NFL studio analyst. A press conference is expected Tuesday in New York City to formally announce the hiring.Not much of a surprise, and it was just as I had predicted two weeks ago, but that came awfully quick didn't it? What's also interesting is how SI confirmed and posted on this before Strahan's own buddy at FOX, Jay Glazer did. They probably put the kibosh on it until Strahan officially signs tomorrow.
Strahan will join host Curt Menefee, and analysts Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson on the set of FOX NFL Sunday. He is the second high-profile Giant (Tiki Barber) in as many years to land a plum job on a network pregame show. Strahan's agent, Maury Gostfrand, told USA Today last week that his client is interested in calling games as well as studio work. As a long-term play, Strahan said he could see himself appearing in sitcoms or hosting a late-night talk show. He has a home in Hermosa Beach, Calif., which puts him close to Fox's Los Angeles studios.
Sundays will certainly be more lively now as FOX tries to rival ESPN in decibels and number of morning analysts.
Strahan to join Fox's NFL studio show (SI.com)
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