Terry Bradshaw to Miss Fox Super Bowl Coverage After Father’s Death

Terry Bradshaw Miss Fox Super Bowl

Fox Sports producers were forced to scramble at the eleventh-hour to shuffle assignments among its Super Bowl broadcast team after Terry Bradshaw bowed out following the death of his father.

William Bradshaw died Thursday in Louisiana after a long illness.

Fox Sports’ regular Michael Strahan was tapped to fill Bradshaw’s role on the pre-game show, alongside Curt Menefee, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Jay Glazer. Fox Sports’ Chris Myers will fill Strahan’s post with Charissa Thompson on the red carpet portion of Fox’s pre-game programming.

“On behalf of everyone at Fox Sports, we want to extend our deepest sympathy to Terry, his mother Novis, brothers Gary and Craig and the entire Bradshaw family,” the network said in a statement.

Hosted by Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks begins at 3:25 p.m. PT.

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  1. Shirlee Sez says:

    Condolences to the Bradshaw family. Now onto the NFL coverage of the game. Troy Aikman will be Troy and he will always be respected. Now let’s get to the problem with your Super Bowl coverage yesterday. Joe Buck has got to go. Every guy at my SB party out broadcasted him at every play. He is slow, uninteresting, vocally monotonous, lacks any smidgeon of enthusiasm, lags in calling plays and waits for the officials to make a call before saying the same thing. He never interjects his opinion on any play. He never offers up a question that spectators are themselves screaming. He does no justice to any football telecast whatsoever no matter who he his father was nor what he did. Joe Buck bucks the tradition known as sports broadcasting, including the commentating and analysis. It is sad that I, a female watcher, appear to question his football knowledge every second of every game he is involved with as a broadcasting commentator/analyst. He should return to baseball and probably return as an older bat boy! FOX Sports is right up there with FOX News — at the bottom the ladder.

  2. david t. krall says:

    all of our sympathies to the Bradshaw family…his father, I am sure, was a great man….look at Terry Bradshaw !!! a humble and down to earth man, with a great sense of humor who strove to the top and pinnacle of his profession…that is part of his father’s legacy…of what he passed on to his family, offspring, loved-ones and friends…..safe journey and god’s speed towards the other side…
    from: david t. krall
    email: truthatlarge@hotmail.com

  3. joretta McCoy says:

    So sad to here God bless you and your family you are truly a blessed man and our prayers are sent your way love you for being a good man

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