FOX NFL analyst David Diehl is stuck broadcasting a horrendously dull matchup between the Buccaneers and Vikings in Tampa. In an effort to liven things up a bit, the former Giants offensive lineman decided to comment, albeit unintentionally, on the sex life of Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen. [Vine: cjzero]
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My latest Chicago Tribune column is on David Diehl, who is starting his second career as an NFL game analyst for Fox.
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From the column:
Graduating straight from the field to the analyst’s chair on network NFL games is usually reserved for Super Bowl glory guys like Phil Simms and Troy Aikman.
In May, it was announced that former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl would be joining the broadcast booth at FOX. But, presumably before that move was made, another big name out of the NFC East was apparently on the network’s radar. See, Grant Paulsen from 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C., ran into Dick Stockton in the Philadelphia airport Monday, at which point...
Considering David Diehl just retired from the Giants and isn’t a big name, he must have really nailed his audition to become a NFL game analyst for Fox. It will be interesting to see what Fox has here.
The official announcement:
Versatile former NFL offensive lineman David Diehl joins FOX Sports in 2014 as an NFL on FOX game analyst. The announcement was made today by...
David Diehl has announced his retirement from the NFL.
Diehl, 33, was expected to retire at the end of the season after his play had fallen off in recent years. He spent his entire NFL career with the New York Giants winning two Super Bowl rings and earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2009.
The veteran made 161 starts in his career which saw him appear all across the Giants offensive line...
Adds detail, quotes. By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer After getting permission from his 7-year-old daughter, New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl has retired after an 11-year career that included two Super Bowl championships.
The fifth-round draft pick became a cornerstone of tough offensive lines. Diehl missed only 12 games in his career, starting at every position on the...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014
Giants OL David Diehl announced that he will in fact be retiring from the NFL, which was something he had reportedly been mulling for a few weeks now.
Diehl, 33, was a fifth-round pick of the Giants and developed into being a very important part of their offensive line over the course of his eleven-year career. He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2009 and started at let tackle for...
David Diehl, an 11-year veteran, is expected to announce his retirement in the coming weeks as his body can no longer withstand the pounding in the NFL trenches. He’ll walk away as one of the most durable, toughest and versatile offensive linemen in Giants’ history. Drafted in the fifth round (160th overall) in 2003 out […]The post David Diehl is expected to retire in the coming...
Dave Hutchinson of the Star Ledger mentions that Giants OL David Diehl is expected to announce his retirement in the coming weeks.
Hutchinson points to the fact that Diehl’s body can no longer take the punishment that comes with being an offensive lineman in the NFL.
Diehl, 33, was a fifth-round pick of the Giants and developed into being a very important part of their offensive...