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Fox Sports chairman David Hill said Tuesday that despite the addition of a new pregame mouth in Michael Strahan, the other elements of the show will remain in place, including Frank Caliendo, Jillian Reynolds and Barry Switzer.
That's a lot of stuff to cram in an hour. Hill said Fox would like to expand the show to 90 minutes. But that is a complicated process, and it most likely would take at least two or three years to make happen.
That was interesting; this was strange: Hill tried to make the case that because they bring new fans into the sport, the pregame panelists are doing greater things now than when they were winning multiple Super Bowls, getting inducted into the Hall of Fame and football stuff like that.
"As important as they were to the NFL when they were coaching and playing, theyre far more important now,'' Hill said, "because what they have managed to do over the years, God knows how, is to explain the inexplicable, to break down plays and personalities, to viewers who might never think of watching football and convert them into fans, and our research has shown this year in and year out."