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FOX NFL Sunday hosts special from Afghanistan
During this week's edition of 'Fired Up,' Glazer, Johnson, Strahan, Long and Bradshaw offered their thoughts to the servicemen and women of the military on what their experience this week in Afghanistan has meant to them. Jay: "Everywhere we went this week, we saw such incredible sacrifices from you guys, the troops. Make no mistake about it America, the bad guys are still out there and they're gunning for us. Back home, we feel so safe. We feel safe because of you people who sacrifice your lives for us, sacrifice your families, some of which you only get to see for 15 days a year. This week I met a young man who is recovering from the fourth time he has been hit by a bomb and he's trying to get back out their in the field. I said, 'Why?' He said, 'My brother to my right and my brother to my left. I have to get back out there for them.' For your sacrifice, we will thank you forever." Jimmy: "Your attitude is amazing. A group of soldiers came in on the second day and wanted autographs. They were so upbeat and so positive. I got to talking to them and they hadn't had any sleep in two days because they were on a mission in Kandahar. I said, Â¿'Why don't you go to bed and get some sleep?' They said, 'We don't have a bed, but I have a sleeping bag. I'm fine, coach.' You think back to the States and a lot of people are saying, 'Poor me,' complaining about the economy, one thing or another. If they want an attitude change, come half way around the world and see you guys!" Strahan: "I've had a chance to hear about how you dodge bullets everyday and nothing really makes you nervous. I sat with the guys from the bomb squad they're telling me how if you haven't dealt with things blowing up three or four times, you haven't really been out in the field. It is something that is hard for me and all of us to put our heads around that kind of commitment and that kind of sacrifice for other people. I want everyone to understand that you don't just do it for the U.S.A., but you do it for every country. That sacrifice and that love you have for yourself and every other country is something you can't help but admire. You can't but love it. We love you guys." Howie: "The first morning we were here, we had the privilege of getting a briefing from General Scott Barini and his staff about the mission here in Afghanistan, and how important that mission is. His eyes really lit up when he was talking about this generation of men and women who are serving here in Afghanistan and around the world. There are those fools around the world who would question the ability of this group of men and women to rise to the occasion like the so many previous generations in America. When you think of all that we ask of the men and women in our military, all the sacrifice they make; theire family, the courage they show, you can make an argument as the General did, that this generation of men and women standing in this room and serving around the world are our country's greatest generation." Menefee: "While we sit back in America and watch newscasts that are filled with pop culture references, you've got to remember that we are in war on two fronts and halfway around the world someone's mother or father or brother or sister or son or daughter is in harm's way. We should all send out hope that someday soon all of these men and women will be back on American soil safe and sound." Terry: "The thing that pushes everyone in this room today is about when you are going home and it's about seeing your family. It's about family. When you look up here, you see a FOX family and that means we love and care about one another. This is the FOX family and you are our military family. The bottom line is that it's all about love. We love you. We care about you and we appreciate you."