I’ll admit it: I like Family Feud. And not just because Family Feud provides the backdrop for one of the best moments in Family Guy history. I’ve liked the show from the first time the guy from Hogan’s Heroes launched into a career that would prompt people watching Hogan’s Heroes to forever says, “Hey, there’s the guy from Family Feud.”
And so, even though it won’t be on NBC, I’ll give some free publicity to this year’s prime-time Celebrity Family Feud featuring NFL players. In a pair of shows to be televised July 3 on ABC at 8:00 p.m. ET, 20 total players will square off.
The first show pits five AFC offensive players (Jets receiver Brandon Marshall, Patriots tackle Marcus Cannon, Raiders receiver Amari Cooper, Bengals running back Jeremy Hill, and Ravens receiver Steve Smith) against five NFC defensive players (Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, former Washington defensive lineman Terrance Knighton, and Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu).
The second show has five AFC defensive players (former Bengals linebacker A.J. Hawk, Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali, Chargers running back Melvin Ingram, Broncos linebacker Von Miller, and Raiders linebacker Malcolm Smith) facing five NFC offensive players (49ers tackle Joe Staley, Lions receiver Marvin Jones, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Washington receiver Pierre Garςon, and Cardinals running back David Johnson).
The teams will be eligible to win up to $25,000 for charity. Which really isn’t all that much.