The brand new Fox Sports 1 made its debut at 6am on August 17th, 2013 with an opening statement from Curt Menefee.
Good morning and welcome to the very first day of Fox Sports 1. Here on America’s new sports network, our promise to you is that we will share your passion for the game, never take ourselves too seriously and most importantly never put ourselves above the game nor the athletes.
We’ll be informative without ever sacrificing accuracy. We work for you, the fan, and everyday we will live up to this simple promise. Now, let’s get on with the show.
The first program to air was a taped episode of Fox College Football Kickoff with host Erin Andrews.
The college football preview show was a complete mess. And poor Erin Andrews, being expected to host; she's way, way over her head. Doesn't bode well for FS1...
God I hope they take him off MMA coverage. He couldnt care less and has taken unintentional shots at fighters out of sheer stupidity (take a look at how he announced Brian Stann joining the broadcast team last UFC on Fox).