Fox was vague on details Tuesday, but here’s hoping its show is closer to the brilliant old Nick Charles-Fred Hickman “Sports Tonight’’ shows from ’90s-era CNN, and less a results-driven version of “The Best Damn Sports Show, Period.’’ Wishful thinking? Probably.
On paper, perhaps the most promising program is “Fox Football Daily,’’ which will air weekdays at 6 p.m. and feature well-known analysts and personalities such as Jay Glazer, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, and, yes, even Strahan. Fox does the NFL well even with occasional overbearance, and chances are it will be a strength of Fox Sports 1.
Oh, right, and Philbin’s program, “Rush Hour,’’ will air at 5 p.m. weekdays. Given the 81-year-old Philbin’s admission that he first talked to the network about a monthly show, it’s fair to wonder whether it will be anything other than a curiosity.
This much we do know: Five-plus months from its debut, Fox Sports 1 is already much more than that.