DAVID SPADE, CELEBRITY PALS MATCH WITS WITH NFL ON FOX'S JAY GLAZER IN "FANTASY FOOTBALL UNCENSORED" ON FOX SPORTS 1
Weekly Show Kicks Off with One-Hour FOX Sports 1 Special on Aug. 23
NFL on FOX Insider Jay Glazer and actor/comedian David Spade bring together a few of their celebrity buddies for a weekly battle of football knowledge and smack talk as FANTASY FOOTBALL UNCENSORED premieres Saturday, Aug. 23 (12:00 PM ET) with a one-hour Draft special that re-airs on FOX on Sunday, August 24 (2:00 PM ET).
"Spade has been trying to extort insider information from me for years," Glazer said. "We started talking and thought it would be hilarious if some of the conversations we have had played out in front of all of America to see ... it's really going to be a microcosm of what sports fans all over the country are already doing, and we are going to embrace that and deliver the best information in a very entertaining way."
Joined by comedians David Spade, Nick Swardson and Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan, and actor Jerry Ferrara, the group competes through FOX Fantasy Football on FOXSports.com, with Glazer serving as the host and league commissioner. One final entry, representing NFL on FOX, consists of rotating appearances by Brian Urlacher, John Lynch, Ronde Barber and David Diehl.
"This cast embodies the spirit of FOX Sports attitude," said George Greenberg, FOX Sports EVP, Content Integration & Presentation. "Each one of them has a passion for football and loves the competitive nature of playing the game. They bring a fresh take to Fantasy Football."
Orthopedic surgeon and FOX Sports contributor Dr. Robert Klapper provides insight into player injuries, deciphering team talk and offering fantasy football players a leg up on their competition.
FOX Sports Fantasy Football, offered online, as an iPhone app or through the mobile site, provides live, automated and online drafts; customizable scoring options, up-to-the-minute live scoring and expert analysis. For more information, please visit: http://foxs.pt/1kt7KYL.
Following the premiere on FOX, 16 episodes of FANTASY FOOTBALL UNCENSORED, presented by State Farm, air weekly on FOX Sports 1 throughout the NFL season, beginning Thursday, September 4 (7:00 PM ET).
Web Pages: http://www.foxsports.com/fantasy/football/commissioner/
Mobile viewing: www.FOXSportsGO.com
Twitter: @NFLonFOX, @JayGlazer, @DavidSpade, @katienolan, @DrRobertKlapper, @ChuckLiddell, @BUrlacher54, @daviddiehl66, @NickSwardson, @JayDeMarcus, @Brodyismyfriend
About FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is America's new national multi-sport channel that launched on August 17 in approximately 90 million homes and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually. The channel has several pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB (in 2014), NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), international soccer, UFC and Golden Boy boxing, and adds USGA events, including the U.S. Open, and FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015. FOX SPORTS LIVE is FOX Sports 1's flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker. Original programs include: AMERICA'S PREGAME; MLB WHIPAROUND; NASCAR RACE HUB; and the groundbreaking BEING: documentary franchise. FOX Sports GO, a new authenticated mobile sports experience for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web, serves as the channel's digital extension. The app offers more than 1,100 live games and events from cross FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports' 22 regional sports networks, as well as scores, highlights, news, stats and analysis. For more information visit www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1.