Fox Sports will be finished after Friday. It airs a double dose of games tonight and tomorrow with the Philadelphia Eagles traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the defending AFC Champ Steelers. Tonight’s game will be called by Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Terry Bradshaw will join Buck and Aikman in the booth for some added analysis. Fox NFL Sunday’s Curt Menefee will also be on hand to host the pregame, halftime and postgame festivities.
And on Friday, Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa will be live from Jacksonville as the Jaguars host the Atlanta Falcons. Curt will head South and be joined by fellow NFL on Fox co-horts Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. And both Strahan and Johnson will join Kenny and “Moose” in the booth while “Goose” will be on the field.
We have the particulars from Fox Sports as well as some added comments.
NFL ON FOX CONCLUDES PRESEASON: EAGLES @ STEELERS & FALCONS @ JAGUARS – FOX Sports finishes its preparations for the 2011 season with two preseason clashes. On Thursday, August 18 (8:00 PM ET) the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. The broadcast team of Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and reporter Pam Oliver will be joined in the booth by FOX NFL SUNDAY co-host Terry Bradshaw. FOX NFL SUNDAY co-host Curt Menefee welcomes fans live from Heinz Field. Bradshaw & Menefee handle pregame, halftime and postgame coverage.
FOX Sports’ final preseason matchup takes place from EverBank Field in Jacksonville on Friday, August 19 (8:00 PM ET) as the Jaguars faceoff against the Atlanta Falcons. Play-by-play broadcaster Kenny Albert, analyst Daryl Johnston and on-field analyst Tony Siragusa will be joined in the booth by FOX NFL SUNDAY analysts Michael Strahan & Jimmy Johnson. FOX NFL SUNDAY host Curt Menefee welcomes fans live from Jacksonville. Menefee handles pregame, halftime and postgame coverage.
For instant updates during the week from the entire NFL on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NFLONFOX.
PEREIRA: 8TH OFFICIAL WOULD BE A WASTE – During the 2011 preseason, the NFL has been experimenting with an 8th official on the field during game action. NFL on FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira doesn’t feel adding another official is necessary. “I don’t think it changes the game for the good,” said Pereira appearing on FOXSports.com’s ‘BarFly’ hosted by Mark Kriegel. Pereira estimates that it would cost the league $1.7 million and thinks they could spend the money more wisely. “They changed to a 7th official in 1978 so we’re talking 33 years ago. A 7th official was a great change because you had five perimeter officials to cover the five eligible receivers.” Pereira feels that this added official will add to more penalties called and make the games last longer.
For Pereira’s complete interview on FOXSports.com’s ‘BarFly’ click here: http://tinyurl.com/67fgpyw
FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM TOURS COUNTRY – FOX College Football play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, analyst Charles Davis and sideline analyst Tim Brewster are touring a dozen campuses nationwide, bringing fans a unique 24/7, behind-the-scenes look at schools they will be covering this season. The tour kicked off at Nevada and continues at Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, USC, UCLA, Stanford, Arizona State, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma and Tulsa. For updates from the road, follow FOX College Football on Twitter @CFBONFOX as well as Charles Davis @CFD22.
For the full FOX College Tour schedule and to view player and coach interviews as well as video highlights from each school, visit http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/FOX-College-Football-Tour-2011-081511
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