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ESPN Has Ray Lewis, And Now Fox Sports 1 Has Brian Urlacher. The Games Have Begun.

Brian Urlacher Fox Sports 1 Analyst

ESPN bolstered its football coverage by hiring a charismatic (that’s a euphemism for escaped murder charges!), legendary linebacker, Ray Lewis. Fox Sports 1 has tried to match them by hiring a different charismatic, legendary linebacker, Brian Urlacher.

A source said Urlacher, an 8-time Pro Bowler, was heavily courted by the NFL Network, but choose Fox instead. Urlacher will be part of the Fox Football Daily on Fox Sports 1, joining Curt Menefee, Jay Glazer, Ronde Barber and others. The show will go head-to-head against ESPN’s Sportscenter at 6 pm EST beginning August 19th.

We think Fox Sports 1 has a legit shot to challenge ESPN in the marketplace, to a degree, and this is definitely a great hire, even though Urlacher might not be as interesting (or charismatic!) an analyst as Lewis.

Fox Sports 1 is giving ESPN reason to sweat a couple drops, and that’s good for everyone.

[The Big Lead]

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  • dre©

    You stupid people that write these articles make me sick, always obsessing with the “murder charges”. He escaped it, because he was innocent of murder. Do your research, before you write stupid things Matt

  • ah, yeah ok

    I know, I’m so sick of hearing about it already. well said!!

  • Anonymous

    they weren’t “muder charges,” they were murder charges. and he wasn’t found innocent, he reached a deal.


  • dre©

    He reached a deal because he lied for his thug friends. That’s the only thing he was guilty of. Again, I’ll tell you to do your research. IF it went to trial, Ray would have been acquitted. In that case, he was INNOCENT & should not have been charged in the first place. But idiots like you will keep pushing the “illiterate” stories because you need something to say. Ray has had a great career, and there is nothing you haters can do to. Quit believing any and everything you read and go to the damn court house, pull the transcript and READ!!

  • spider

    Classless article. Congratulations.

  • elena

    g ah

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