Fox to host NFL pregame show from Afghanistan

Fox will host its weekly NFL pregame show in Afghanistan next Sunday, three days before Veterans Day, the network announced yesterday.

Pentagon official Price Floyd also tweeted about the show on Monday:

FOX NFL Sunday Show will be in Afghanistan next week with the troops.

Hosts Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer will appear from an undisclosed military location in the war-torn country.

"Our men and women in the military put themselves in harm's way to protect everything we hold dear, and none more so than those who are stationed in the Middle East," Fox Sports Chairman David Hill said in a statement. "Amidst the fun and football, it's our hope to showcase the dedication of these men and women who have to defend against a lot more than the wildcat."

The announcement might cheer up the Senate Armed Services Committee's ranking member John McCain (R-Ariz.) who today groused about his hometown Arizona Cardinal's loss to the Carolina Panthers yesterday:

Cardinals lose at home to the Panthers - big setback, but there is always next Sunday.