Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fox NFL Sunday in Afghanistan

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Am I mistaken? Or has the Fox NFL Sunday team spent more time in Afghanistan with the troops than the Commander in Chief?

During Sunday evening's postgame show The OT, FOX Sports announced that it would broadcast a two-hour special FOX NFL Sunday on Nov. 8 (11 a.m. ET) from an undisclosed military installation in Afghanistan.

The team of Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson and Jay Glazer will do the special just three days before Veterans Day as a tribute to the dedication of America's service men and women.
Maybe they could leave a teleprompter over there to entice the current CinC?

...Prior to their departure to the Middle East, Bradshaw, Long, Johnson and Strahan expressed their excitement over this momentous trip:

Terry: "We did a show a few years ago aboard the USS Harry S. Truman and it was the most incredible experience. To be there with our men and women of the military, the Navy and Secretary of Defense William Cohen was absolutely incredible. The viewers loved it, we loved and we're inspired just by being there."

Howie: "You wish every American could get the opportunity to be around these brave young men and women. They are extraordinary. It was a trip of a lifetime, as I'm sure this will be."

Jimmy: "It will be great for us just to say, 'Hey, we appreciate what you do for our country.' Just anything we can do to say thank you."

Michael: "My dad is a retired Major in the Army, so I grew up on the base. I remember when I was 13 years old, Herschel Walker came. That was the biggest, most inspiring thing. Hopefully by us going to Afghanistan, we can give a little hope but I think it's going to be better for us. We're going to get the most out of this trip."

FOX Sports Chairman David Hill: "Our men and women in the military put themselves in harm's way to protect everything we hold dear, and none more so than those who are stationed in the Middle East. It is our privilege and honor to take FOX NFL SUNDAY to them in November, right before Veterans Day. Amidst the fun and football, it's our hope to showcase the dedication of these men and women who have to defend against a lot more than the wildcat."

Update: Here's a little video via Gateway Pundit:

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