HELP WANTED:Bradshaw’s Opener Should Be His Swann Song As Fox Football Host

Posted by Andy Durham on August 11, 2006 at 10:13 am under Professional | 4 Comments to Read

Fox dedided to let Terry Bradshaw lead the troops and it was a DISASTER Thursday night on the NFL broadcast of the Rams vs the Colts. Bradshaw was the lead man for the three-man Live studio crew which included his old co-horts Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson. Bradshaw was sitting there on the Live set at halftime with his papers flying up in the air, he was having big-time trouble with his ear-piece, and when it was time for a commercial TB would say, “Well it’s time for uh break, uh, we’ll be uh, right uh, back uh. The worst part was when they were going to have Jimmy and Howie do their forecasts of the upcoming NFL season and Terry said, “Jimmy you take the NFC South, and Howie said, NO Terry I have the NFC, Jimmy has the AFC.”

As you can see it was a mess. Bradshaw has always tried to get by with his “Ah Shucks” humor and now he has to serious. Maybe this will work because FOX just doesn’t care. Terry Bradshaw looked a lot better when he replaced Terry Hanratty at QB for the Pittsburg Steelers back in the early 70’s and even then he was pretty rough around the edges in the beginning back in Steeltown.

Right now they need to Fix it at FOX and fix it in a hurry unless you want to see two guys and a bald man rambling around the entire Football season.


  • Rodney J said,

    Rodney J told you dogs that Bradshaw was going down. FOX hired JB, Joe Buck to do the studio show. Bradshaw will do fine as the talk to guy, but TB was no Host. JB will keep the seat warm till the real JB, James Brown gets back. Joe Buck will be so busy trying to get ready to do the play by play stuff that he won’t be able to focus on the pre game stuff. Let’s pass the Buck, “Cause Rodney J has something to say so get out of my way I’m ready to play, OK…… Back off Dogs, Rodney J the new Jim Rohme is now in the building……..

  • Andy said,

    I agree to some extent with what RodneyJ is saying, FOX needs to fix the problem and have a long-term remedy. Since it looks like James Brown isn’t coming back FOX should do what one of our posters said in the comment box a while ago. Put Chris Meyers in the Host chair. Meyers has experience on FOX hosting the NASCAR pre-race show and he was a Host of SportsCenter on ESPN. Meyers would be the right man. Rodney is right when he says it will be too much on Joe Buck trying to do both the FOX pre-game show and calling the game. That’s a lot of preparation. One thing is for certain for Rodney J. You can fill in for Jim Rome if you want to, but don’t get any ideas about trying to take over this Website.

  • Greg Johnson said,

    I for one am glad James Brown is gone,IMO he was the weak link in the fox show, yhe guy knew hardly anything about football, at least they have a true sports guy as the host now, the real JBis there now.

  • Bill O'Cahallan said,

    Fox had 5 months to resolve this problem, and this is their best solution? It will be an awkward transition since Buck will do the pregame, but then will leave the hosting of the studio halftime show and postgame to Curt Menefee. I like Buck a lot, but It’s like he’s the starter and he hands off to someone mid stream to take it the rest of the way (a bit like preseason football). Fox needs to spend some more time (and money) and find them a full-time studio host who can play off of Terry, Howie and Jimmy.