BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD, already the best source on sports television for providing insight into what goes on in pro locker rooms from the athletes who are there, adds even more punch with the signings of NFL analysts Bryan Cox and Jason Sehorn.
Cox joins the crew of Tom Arnold, Chris Rose and John Salley as a full-time co-host. During his stints as a guest host, Cox’s openness and blunt honesty fit right in with the BDSSP attitude as he proved comfortable in front of the camera, joking around and refusing to take himself too seriously.
Sehorn becomes the show’s NFL analyst for the 2004 season. He will also call several NFL games for FOX. Sehorn’s guest stints on BDSSP were marked by his versatility to talk about numerous topics outside of the sports world and his enthusiasm for on-set athletic demos such as the Best Damn slip and slide and basketball shoot-outs with the NBA players.
“Bryan brings a wonderful frankness with him; he’s never afraid to say exactly what’s on his mind – regardless of how unpopular his idea may be – which is tailor made for a sports talk show,” said Robert Lifton, Executive Producer of BDSSP. “Jason is a very well-spoken, highly versed ex-athlete whose foray into broadcast journalism will undoubtedly prove seamless. He is a great talent and his future in this business is limitless.”
Cox was one of the league’s most feared linebackers and one of its most outspoken stars during his tenure in the NFL. He played for the Dolphins, Bears, Jets and Patriots over a 12-year career, making the Pro Bowl three times and winning a Super Bowl with the 2001 Patriots.
Sehorn was one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks throughout his career and one of its most recognizable stars. Sehorn came into the NFL as a second round (59th pick overall) draft choice by the New York Giants in 1994, out of the University of Southern California. He played nine years in the league, the first eight with the New York Giants and the last with the St. Louis Rams. He represented the Giants at the 1997 Pro Bowl.