Month: August 2020

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FOX Sports Unveils 2020 NFL Game Broadcaster Lineup

FOX Sports Unveils 2020 NFL Game Broadcaster Lineup Headlined by Elite Veterans and Talented New Voices

Network Suits up for 27th Season of NFL on FOX Coverage Featuring 109 Regular-Season and Four Postseason Games
FOX Deportes Embarks on Eighth Year of NFL Coverage

NEW YORK – On the heels of a record-setting regular season and Super Bowl LIV, FOX Sports returns next month for its 27th season of NFL on FOX game coverage, anchored by a deep on-air roster featuring award-winning veteran experience ranging from nearly three decades to gifted new voices in the booth. The announcement of broadcast teams for the 2020 FOX NFL season, featuring 109 regular-season and four postseason games, was made today by Brad Zager, Executive Producer, Executive Vice President/Head of Production and Operations, FOX Sports.

Leading the way in the booth is the NFL’s longest-tenured on-air duo, Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman, back for their 19th consecutive season together. Erin Andrews, who will become the first woman singularly honored with the Pat Summerall Award in February 2021, again joins the lead team in her eighth season of reporting. Former NFL Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira serves as rules analyst throughout the season, providing unique takes on the most crucial calls of the week. Buck, Aikman, Andrews and Pereira open Week 1 with FOX’s first edition of AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, the No. 1 show on TV for 11 consecutive years, as the New Orleans Saints host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4:00 PM ET.

Following up on a remarkable 2019 season, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (TNF) PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT returns to FOX for the third year, featuring esteemed multi-sport reporter Kristina Pink, again teaming with Buck, Aikman, Andrews and Pereira.

FOX Sports play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt has a new teammate for 2020 in veteran FOX NFL analyst, three-time Super Bowl champ and two-time Pro Bowler Daryl “Moose” Johnston. Pam Oliver, the longest-tenured NFL reporter, handles reporting duties for the crew in her 26th season of FOX NFL coverage. The trio opens the season Sunday, Sept. 13, as the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Washington Football Team at 1:00 PM ET.

FOX Sports’ newest play-by-play announcer, Adam Amin, teams with three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth. Lindsay Czarniak joins the duo with reporting duties. Amin, Schlereth and Czarniak call the Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons matchup Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1:00 PM ET.

Veteran play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert, entering his 27th season of FOX NFL coverage, welcomes FOX newcomer Jonathan Vilma, Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowl linebacker, in Vilma’s first year as an NFL game analyst. Shannon Spake has reporting duties. The crew kicks off the season Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1:00 PM ET with the Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions game.

Kevin Kugler handles play-by-play duties alongside analyst Chris Spielman, joined by reporter Laura Okmin. The three open the season Sunday, Sept. 13, with the 4:25 PM ET matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and reigning NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers.

Embarking on his 20th season of NFL on FOX coverage, veteran play-by-play caller Chris Myers welcomes analysts Greg Jennings, Super Bowl champ and two-time Pro Bowler, and former NFL quarterback Brock Huard to the FOX NFL booth this season with reporter Jennifer Hale. Myers, Jennings, Huard and Hale call the matchup pairing the Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1:00 PM ET.

Additionally, FOX NFL rules analyst and former NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino joins on-air crews throughout the season, offering his perspective on pivotal game calls.

Additional Play-by-Play Announcers:
Dick Stockton, Tim Brando, Joe Davis and Brandon Gaudin

Additional Analysts:
Brady Quinn, Matt Millen and Robert Smith

Additional Reporters:
Sara Walsh, Megan Olivi and Sarah Kustok

FOX Deportes, the Spanish-language leader of NFL coverage, broadcasts 12 regular-season NFL games live, including 11 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT matchups plus four postseason games. Play-by-play announcer Adrián García Márquez and analyst and former NFL player Rolando Cantú lead coverage alongside award-winning broadcaster Jessi Losada, Rodolfo Landeros and Jaime Motta.

Each embarking on their 27th consecutive season with FOX Sports, Buck, Stockton and Albert are original FOX NFL broadcasters with the network since 1994. Oliver enters her 26th year of service, followed by Aikman, Johnston and Myers in their 20th.

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WBA Super Welterweight Title on the Line August 29

FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions present FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT, when Erislandy Lara takes on Greg Vendetti in the main event, Saturday, Aug. 29 beginning at 8:00 PM ET on FOX. The co-main event showcases Alfredo Angulo vs. Caleb Truax for the IBF Super Middle Title Eliminator.

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Saturday Night Fights Highlight FS1 Lineup

FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions present FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT, as Thomas LaManna takes on Brian Mendoza, Abraham Martinez goes up against Luis Arcon and Henry Arredondo challenges Juan Lopez Saturday, Aug. 29, beginning at 6:00 PM ET on FS1.

 

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Six-Time NFL Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall Joins FIRST THINGS FIRST on FS1

Emmy-Nominated Television Analyst Debuts Monday, Aug. 24

New York – Today, FOX Sports announced that beginning Monday, Aug. 24, six-time NFL Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall will join FIRST THINGS FIRST on FS1 alongside Nick Wright, Kevin Wildes and Jenna Wolfe. One of the most prolific wide receivers in history, Marshall brings an invaluable player’s perspective to the network’s early morning show, airing weekdays at 7:30 AM ET on FS1.

“Brandon is a rare talent that has achieved acclaim in both the NFL and the broadcast world at an early stage of his career,” said Whit Albohm, Senior Vice President, Studio Production, FS1. “In the brief time I’ve worked with Brandon, it is already evident what made him such a successful athlete. He has an unquenchable desire to grow and succeed, which is the secret ingredient for excellent television.”

A force to be reckoned with on the gridiron, Marshall played collegiate ball at the University of Central Florida, before being drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2006. He went on to have an exemplary NFL career, notching over 900 receptions and over 12,000 career receiving yards in 13 seasons. Marshall earned six Pro Bowl appearances and was named the 2012 Pro Bowl MVP during his tenure with the Chicago Bears. In 2009, he set the NFL record for most receptions in a single game (21), and tied for most receiving touchdowns in the 2015 season (14).

In 2014, Marshall joined Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” serving as an on-air analyst. He provided a rare active-player perspective for the show, and will return for his seventh season on-air this fall. In 2016, Marshall was recognized for his exemplary on-air work with a Sports Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst.”

“I’m a very competitive person,” says Marshall. “Joining FS1 gives me the space and opportunity to continue to compete at a high level with a great team — just in a different venue. I’m excited to work with such amazing men and women to continue to develop and also talk about one of the closest things to my heart: sports.”

Marshall is also well known for his advocacy work and entrepreneurship, specifically supporting improved mental health awareness and resources. In 2014, Marshall and his wife, Michi, cofounded “Project 375,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating the stigma surrounding mental illness and disorders. Marshall merged his passion for mental health and athletic pedigree to found “House of Athlete” in 2019, a lifestyle wellness brand focused on promoting sustainable fulfillment for athletes everywhere through five pillars: train, fuel, mental fitness, recover and tribe.

 

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FOX Sports Earns Honors at Cynopsis Sports Media Awards

FOX Sports took home five trophies at the 2020 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards. Among the honorees, FOX Sports President, National Networks, received the Navigator Award for delivering outstanding innovation.

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Five-Time Major League Baseball All-Star Adrian “El Titan” Gonzalez Joins FOX Deportes as Game Analyst

“El Titan” Makes Network Debut During Dodgers-Angels Broadcast Friday, August 15

LOS ANGELES – Five-time Major League Baseball All-Star Adrian “El Titan” Gonzalez  joins FOX Deportes’ talent lineup as an MLB game analyst for the 2020 season. The announcement was made today by Orlando Silver, Vice President of Production, FOX Deportes.

“We are thrilled to add Adrian and feel that he fits in perfectly with our star-studded talent roster,” Silver said. “Adrian continues to have a major presence in Major League Baseball and will no doubt add invaluable expertise to our broadcasts. We are honored that he has chosen FOX Deportes to make his debut as a game analyst.”

The Mexican legend makes his network debut as his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, face the Los Angeles Angels Friday, August 15, at 9:30 PM ET. Gonzalez joins fellow San Diego native Adrian Garcia Marquez on the call.

“I’m incredibly excited to join FOX Deportes,” Gonzalez said. I look forward to getting in the booth and offering viewers my perspective of the game from a player’s and coach’s point of view based on what I learned over my years in the major leagues .”

A five-time All Star, Gonzalez’s illustrious 15-year career included starring roles for the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, with appearances with the Texas Rangers and New York Mets. He earned four Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards and led the league in RBIs in 2014.

The overall first-round pick in the 2000 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins, Gonzalez finished his career with a batting average of .287 alongside 317 home runs and 1,202 Runs Batted In.  Gonzalez also appeared in four editions of the World Baseball Classic with Mexico.

Friday’s game is also available on the new FOX Sports app .  Fans can also visit www.foxdeportes.com and follow FOX Deportes on TwitterInstagram and Facebook for MLB highlights, scores and analysis.

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Adrián “El Titán” González se une a FOX Deportes como analista

“El Titán” hace su debut en el juego Dodgers-Angels este viernes, 15 de Agosto

 

LOS ÁNGELESEl votado cinco veces estrella de la Major League Baseball Adrián “El Titan” González se une a la lista de talento de FOX Deportes como analista para la temporada 2020. El anuncio fue hecho hoy por Orlando Silver, Vicepresidente de Producción, FOX Deportes.

“Estamos encantados de sumar a Adrián y sentimos que encaja perfectamente en nuestra lista de talento llena de estrellas”, dijo Silver. “Adrián sigue con tener una presencia importante en la Major League Baseball y sin duda aportará su experiencia a nuestras transmisiones. Estamos honrados que él haya escogido a FOX Deportes para su debut como analista”.

La leyenda mexicana hace su debut cuando su exequipo, Los Dodgers de Los Ángeles se enfrenten a los Angels de Los Ángeles el viernes, 15 de agosto a las 9:30 PM, hora del Este. González se une a otro nativo de San Diego, Adrián García Márquez en la transmission.

“Estoy muy emocionado de unirme a FOX Deportes”, dijo González. Estoy ansioso para entrar a la cabina y ofrecer a los televidentes mi análisis desde la perspectiva de un jugador y un manager basada en lo que aprendí durante mis años en las Grandes Ligas”.

La carrera ilustre de 15 años de González incluye temporadas estelares con los San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox y los Dodgers. Él también apareció con los Texas Rangers y los New York Mets. González ganó cuatro Guantes de Oro, dos premios Silver Slugger y terminó como líder de la liga en Carreras Impulsadas en 2014.

González, primera selección en el Draft de la MLB en 2000 por los Florida Marlins, terminó su carrera con un promedio de bateo de .287 junto con 317 jonrones y 1,2020 carreras impulsadas. Él también jugó para México en cuatro ediciones del Mundial de Béisbol.

El juego de este Viernes también está disponible en el nuevo App de FOX Sports. Los fánaticos también pueden visitar www.foxdeportes.com y seguir FOX Deportes en Twitter, Instagram y Facebook para videos, resultados y análisis.