[08/08/16 - AM]Three-Time Super Bowl Champ and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Joins FOX Sports One of the greatest tight ends in National Football League history, the always outspoken Sharpe joins Bayless on an in-development opinion and debate show premiering Tuesday, September 6 on FS1.
THREE-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMP AND PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMER SHANNON SHARPE JOINS FOX SPORTS Eight-Time Pro Bowl Tight End Lines Up Against Skip Bayless on FS1's New Opinion Show Los Angeles - Three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe joins FOX Sports to face his biggest opponent yet: Skip Bayless.
One of the greatest tight ends in National Football League history, the always outspoken Sharpe joins Bayless on an in-development opinion and debate show premiering Tuesday, Sept. The announcement was made today by Jamie Horowitz, President, FOX Sports National Networks.
“This Fox team laughs at that stuff, embraces that stuff.
At ESPN I occasionally had to tiptoe around some topic.
Now I can unleash full force all of me on Fox every day on every topic.
I feel like I was giving, especially the last three years at ESPN, 75 to 85 percent of me.
"We watched him sit across from Skip numerous times on First Take, and we saw that he is both relentless and thought-provoking.
The two have diverse backgrounds and different opinions, but come together with great chemistry on television." "I'm thrilled to be facing a new daily challenge - squaring off with Skip on FS1," said Sharpe."I like and respect him, but we've gone at it many times and he knows I'm not going to back down from him.Shannon Sharpe will join Fox Sports 1 as Skip Bayless’ debate partner on Bayless' new daily program. The announcement came Monday from Fox Sports' national networks chief Jamie Horowitz, who has hired several former ESPN stars including Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock. He was a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos, did a stint as an analyst at CBS Sports and lately has been a guest on FS1’s and his chemistry with Bayless combined with a willingness to embrace the show’s lively debate format made him an intuitive choice for Bayless’ new show. ET, where it will go head-to-head with Bayless’ old show, ESPN2’s .Horowitz has actively taken the three-year-old FS1 away from the sports highlights that still dominate ESPN’s iconic “Too many people in charge at ESPN, for my taste, were a little too fearful.I should say even lived in fear of what I considered insignificant criticism from bloggers who did not matter,” said Bayless.