I don’t trust the mainstream media. They’re too liberal for my conservative tastes. So that rules out such morning programs as Today or Good Morning America. Instead I’ve gravitated toward the morning news program with a different twist, NFL AM.
NFL AM provides two hours of live programming every weekday morning wholly devoted to football. Whether the show is covering the latest NFL news, such as which coach just got fired, or airing highlights from Sunday, Monday or Thursday Night Football, it is all football all the time. I am hooked!
My favorite segment, “Dancing with the Starters,” airs every Wednesday morning. Presented by co-host Nicole Zaloumis, it recaps the best end zone dances or quarterback sack celebrations from the previous week of football. Each dance is critiqued and scored by the regular NFL AM contributors Mark Kriegel, Steve Wyche, and Eric Davis. A winner is declared every week and at the end of the season the weekly winners will presumably battle for the overall season title.
Certainly Victor Cruz’s scoring salsa gets some respect. But he has been doing that for a while so the NFL AM crew isn’t afraid to think outside the box. For example, in week 5 of the season Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels won for an odd combination of cranking the steering wheel gestures followed by a high kick routine. It was unique and energetic to say the least.
Zaloumis has a ton of fun with the assignment. She picks on the players and her fellow NFL AM cast members. “Kriegel, you can smile at this segment. Have some fun. Maybe get loose a little bit,” she teases. When St. Louis Rams’ defender Jo-Lonn Dunbar sacks the quarterback and does “the swim” she razzes some more: “This is kind of a Kriegel dance here. Maybe like your high school prom.”
It’s a silly segment that reminds you football can be fun. From Gangnam style dancing to Riverdance impressions, it definitely reminds you that this is a morning program that not only has a twist, but celebrates the twist as well.