The third season of Steven Cohen and Nick Geber’s football TV talk show on Fox Soccer Channel launched this evening. And their show, previously known as Fox Football Friday and now renamed Fox Football Fone-In, is their best version yet.
First, the two hour timeslot is sufficient time to allow Cohen and Geber plenty of time to discuss the hot football topics without rushing through topics such as they did in previous seasons where the show was just 60 minutes. This season’s format definitely fits their style of banter.
Second, the production value of the show was far superior to previous seasons. The camera angles were spot on, the split-screen techniques were extremely professional and the set fits the character of the show perfectly, looking more like an expensive ESPN set than something from the thrifty Fox.
Third, the high energy level was maintained throughout the show — which is sometimes hard to do, especially for two straight hours. As usual, Geber and Cohen were irreverant.
The only criticism I have for the show is that it ended up being too MLS-centric. Let’s hope that future episodes will delve deeper into the world’s most popular sports league — the English Premier League.
Fox Football Fone-In airs every Tuesday night at 8pm ET on Fox Soccer Channel.