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FOX adds Rob Riggle for pregame show

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The folks at FOX have developed a tradition of providing game picks via a comedian.  This year, they’re providing a new comedian to provide the game picks.

Frank Caliendo announced earlier this month that he has left FOX after nine years.  During halftime of Sunday’s 49ers-Broncos game, FOX announced that Rob Riggle will take Caliendo’s place.

Riggle, 42, is a veteran of shows like Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show.  He has appeared in numerous films, and he hosted the ESPY Awards in July.

He also is an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.  Riggle debuts on September 9.

Maybe for his first segment he’ll impersonate Caliendo impersonating John Madden.

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25 Responses to “FOX adds Rob Riggle for pregame show”
  1. yelix says: Aug 26, 2012 6:25 PM

    Rob Riggle is a genuinely funny guy. Also, he’s a big Chiefs fan, which is a plus to me.

  2. Charles says: Aug 26, 2012 6:26 PM

    It’s really about time they moved away from Frank. I don’t see the need for a comedian at all though.

  3. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 26, 2012 6:29 PM

    Terry Bradshaw needs to go away.

  4. gloryfromheaven says: Aug 26, 2012 6:30 PM

    hahaha awsome I love Rob Riggle he’s so funny.

  5. trbowman says: Aug 26, 2012 6:31 PM

    I didn’t need another reason to not watch your pregame, but thanks anyway Fox.

  6. tfbuckfutter says: Aug 26, 2012 6:32 PM

    POW!

  7. dalucks says: Aug 26, 2012 6:34 PM

    That is a huge addition. Actually, no one really cares. This does not move the meter.

  8. hatesycophants says: Aug 26, 2012 6:35 PM

    Outstanding work for the Marine. The Fox pregame show is a bit much. That robot business is totally nonsensical. In comparison to that giant cluster f on CBS, however, it’s TV gold. When the only intelligible, nearly intelligent commentary comes from Boomer Esiason, your show sucks.

  9. phooteballs says: Aug 26, 2012 6:40 PM

    Anything’s an improvement over Caliendo. I’ve never seen such a good impressionist with such unfunny material. Sunday school teachers are edgier (and funnier).

  10. jjrs89 says: Aug 26, 2012 6:41 PM

    PAAAAAA!

  11. phooteballs says: Aug 26, 2012 6:42 PM

    Anyone’s an improvement over Caliendo. Good impressionist, horrible material. Sunday school teachers are edgier and funnier.

  12. jjrs89 says: Aug 26, 2012 6:44 PM

    Frank Caliendo’s impressions were among some of the worst I’ve ver seen. Dude should drug out into the street and shot

  13. tigers182 says: Aug 26, 2012 6:46 PM

    Replace one guy who tries too hard to be funny with another. Lame.

  14. dannomac21 says: Aug 26, 2012 6:46 PM

    terrible choice. the espys this year were impossible to watch because of him.

  15. niners816 says: Aug 26, 2012 6:47 PM

    Could you please replace Terry, Howie, Michael and Jimmy too? Wishful thinking.

  16. breakgio says: Aug 26, 2012 6:55 PM

    While Riggle is as lame as Tyler Perry, Fox’s pregame show is still better than CBS, with their grandparent coverage, and ESPN, with their wannabe comedians who try to hard.

  17. shutupbrees says: Aug 26, 2012 7:46 PM

    Riggle was uncomfortably awful in the Espy’s, what makes Fox think the outcome will be different here?

  18. bovice23 says: Aug 26, 2012 7:50 PM

    Bring back Jimmy Kimmel to do it

  19. dynastydriven says: Aug 26, 2012 8:33 PM

    The whole FOX production blows. CBS blows them away in every possible area

  20. trollhammer20 says: Aug 26, 2012 8:56 PM

    Is it really necessary to have a comedian to do predictions each week?

    I can remember when Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder used to do that. Yeah, I’m that old.

  21. randomcommenter says: Aug 26, 2012 9:05 PM

    anybody who actually watches the ESPYs has no business passing judgement on anybody.

  22. onbucky96 says: Aug 26, 2012 9:16 PM

    Bring back the weather babe…

  23. maximusprime107 says: Aug 26, 2012 9:46 PM

    Riggle was excellent at the ESPY’s

  24. rajbais says: Aug 26, 2012 11:25 PM

    He can impersonate???

    My lasting image of him is the obnoxious guy he played in ‘Step Brothers’!

  25. bluebongzilla says: Aug 26, 2012 11:39 PM

    Caliendo wasn’t funny at all.

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