Fourth and long for the Taliban: Fox airs NFL pre-game show from Afghanistan

by editor on November 10, 2009

You’ll like this football story even if you’re not a football fan.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the whole FOX Sports NFL crew went to Afghanistan Sunday and broadcast their show live for the troops.

“It’s been so surreal, it’s hard to describe,” Fox analyst Michael Strahan said of the trip. “To witness so many young, smart, committed and capable men and women is inspiring. We’re here to show our appreciation for their service and sacrifice, and all they want to do is show their appreciation to us for coming here.”

The idea for the show came about when Fox Sports chairman David Hill was passing through the airport in Dallas last spring. He noticed military personnel walking through the terminal were going mostly unnoticed, and he wanted to do something about it.

Here’s a salute to Hill and the entire Fox crew.

Source: Associated Press

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Unnoticed in Dallas?!? Bullshit!!! I think it’s great the guys at Fox went to Afghanistan but find it hard to believe a GI was going unnoticed in Big D.
Every day, more than 100 soldiers pass through DFW Airport on their way home for two weeks of well-deserved rest and recuperation (R&R). DFW is proud to assist these members of the armed forces as they return home from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. One flight of returning soldiers lands at DFW every day and the warm welcome provided by volunteer greeters begins the troops’ visit on a high note.

DFW has assisted thousands of men and women since the first R&R flight arrived in November of 2004. Members of the community are invited to greet the arriving troops at the Airport and to continue this proud tradition of supporting the U.S. Armed Forces.