Curt Menefee

Curt Menefee (born July 22, 1965) is an American sportscaster who is currently the host of the Fox network's NFL show Fox NFL Sunday. His co-hosts are Jimmy Johnson, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, and Michael Strahan.

Curt Menefee at Bagram Airfield 2009-11-07
Menefee at Bagram Airfield in November 2009.


Early life and career

Menefee attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (class of 1987). At Coe, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and inducted into the Sigma Nu Hall of Fame in 2016. He gave the commencement speech at Coe College in 2010 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in Journalism. Menefee resides in Los Angeles, California.

Menefee called the NFL preseason for the Jaguars TV network from 2005-2007. He currently does NFL preseason television play-by-play for the Seattle Seahawks.[1][2][3]

Fox Sports

Prior to joining Fox Sports full-time, he was a sports reporter for MSG Network's SportsDesk show. Prior to that, he was the sports anchor for WNYW, New York City's Fox flagship station. He also appeared on-air on WTLV in Jacksonville, Florida. He began calling NFL games on Fox in the late 1990s. He also hosted a radio show on the popular Dallas, Texas sports radio station KTCK ("The Ticket"). He was also the sports anchor for Dallas-Fort Worth's then-independent station and now CBS affiliate KTVT where he refused to wear socks during the newscast.[4] Menefee has provided play-by-play for Fox's NFL Europe and Fox NFL coverage in the spring and summer months.

On May 24, 2008, Menefee made an appearance on MLB on Fox. He held play-by-play duties alongside José Mota during a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox.

On May 22, 2010, Menefee hosted Fox's coverage of the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final between FC Internazionale Milano and FC Bayern Munich in the first broadcast of that tournament's final on over-the-air broadcast television in the United States.[5]

On November 12, 2011, Menefee became the host of the UFC on Fox with Randy Couture and Jon Jones.


Menefee also provided ringside commentary for Top Rank's coverage of the Pacquiao-Hatton fight. He was also the play-by-play announcer for ShoBox: The New Generation.[6] On January 7, 2012, Menefee announced he was leaving ShoBox.[7]

Mixed Martial Arts

Menefee was named host of UFC on Fox in 2011. He continued to serve that capacity until Fox lost the rights to ESPN in 2018.

Broadcasting partners


  1. ^ Communications, Seahawks. "Seahawks at Chiefs Notes". Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Communications, Seahawks. "Seahawks vs. Broncos Notes". Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Farnsworth, Clare. "An evaluation situation". Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  4. ^ HighBeam
  5. ^ "Fox Acquires Bruce Arena and Curt Menefee For Champions League Final | Independent voice for EPL soccer fans since 2005 – EPL Talk | Page 18941". April 30, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "It's Showtime for Curt Menefee - ESPN". Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  7. ^ "Boxing Buzz". January 7, 2012. Archived from the original on April 16, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
2001 Chicago Bears season

The 2001 Chicago Bears season was their 82nd regular season and 23rd postseason completed in the National Football League. The team posted a surprising 13–3 record under head coach Dick Jauron en route to an NFC Central title and the number two seed in the NFC. The Bears, led by Jim Miller, seemed like a team of destiny, with five comeback wins during the season, including two straight improbable wins where safety Mike Brown returned an interception for the game-winning touchdown in overtime. However, it was not to be as the Bears were upset at home by the Philadelphia Eagles 33–19 in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

2002 Carolina Panthers season

The 2002 Carolina Panthers season was the franchise's 8th season in the National Football League and the 1st under head coach John Fox. They tried to improve upon their 1–15 record in 2001, and make it to the playoffs for the second time in franchise history.

The Panthers would improve six games, but they still failed to make the playoffs, despite moving from the NFC West to the more geographically accurate NFC South, finishing 7–9, five games behind the division champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

2004 Seattle Seahawks season

The 2004 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 29th season in the National Football League, The third season in Qwest Field and the fifth under head coach Mike Holmgren. Finishing the season at 9-7, the Seahawks were unable to replicate the year they had prior.

In the Wildcard round, the Seahawks faced off against divisional rival St. Louis Rams, who swept them 2–0 in the regular season. Seattle looked to avenge on their two losses, but it was too late as Matt Hasselbeck's game-tying drive to Bobby Engram was incomplete, leading Hasselbeck to his knees and punch the turf in frustration. The Seahawks would go on to lose 20–27. The Rams, despite a mediocre 8-8 record, advanced to the Divisional Round the following week, only to lose to Michael Vick's Atlanta Falcons in a 17–47 blowout.

On October 20, 2004, the Seahawks traded a conditional 2005 7th round pick (condition failed) to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for Jerry Rice.

2005 San Francisco 49ers season

The 2005 San Francisco 49ers season was the 60th year for the team overall, and their 56th season in the NFL. They improved their two-win 2004 season by two games.

Former head coach Dennis Erickson had been fired just after the end of the 2004 season, and Mike Nolan (son of former Niners head coach Dick Nolan) took the helm.

Despite having a better record than the 2–14 Texans and 3–13 Saints, statistics site Football Outsiders calculated that the 49ers were actually, play-for-play, not only the worst team in the NFL in 2005, but the worst team they've ever tracked. According to the site, the 49ers offense in 2005 is the third-worst they'd ever tracked. The 49ers 3,587 total offensive yards were the fewest of any team in 2005, and their 239 points scored were third-worst in the NFL. Despite finishing with the worst record in 2004, the 49ers ended up playing the second-toughest schedule that season as they played eight games against playoff teams which includes games against the top seeds in both conferences, the Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts, and games against the Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, both teams that the 49ers played due to finishing last in the NFC West the previous year and won their divisions.San Francisco's 1,898 team passing yards in 2005 were the lowest such total in the decade of the 2000s.

Coe College

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J. C. Pearson

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Joe Buck

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KTCK (1310 AM; "SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket") is a commercial sports talk radio station licensed to Dallas, Texas, which serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW). Its daytime power is 25,000 watts, which is reduced to 5,000 watts at night. The station's studios are located in the Victory Park district in Dallas, just north of downtown, and the transmitter site is in Coppell. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media. KTCK's programs are simulcast at 96.7 MHz over KTCK-FM, licensed to Flower Mound, Texas.

KTCK's current call letters and format only date back to 1994. However it is one of the oldest radio stations, including the oldest in Texas, having received its first broadcasting license, as WRR, in March 1922. In addition, prior to its first broadcasting license, WRR was issued an initial transmitting authorization in the summer of 1921, and the station evolved from even earlier work conducted by the Dallas Police Department.

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Originally alternated between the AFL's broadcaster (then NBC) and the NFL's broadcaster (then CBS), the game is now alternated between the three main broadcast television rightsholders of the NFL—CBS, Fox and NBC. CBS has televised the most Super Bowl games, with Super Bowl LIII as its 20th.

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Menefee is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Curt Menefee (born 1965), American sports announcer

David Menefee, American writer

Jock Menefee (1868–1953), American baseball player

Richard Menefee (1809–1841), American politician

Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host

The Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host has been awarded since 1993. The award is given to an on-air personality that hosts a pregame or postgame show, or gives news during event coverage, but does not commentate on the event itself. This award is considered to be the most prestigious of all given under the Outstanding Sports Personality category. Before this subcategory was set up, an award was given to either a studio host or an event commentator from 1968 to 1992. See that article for a list of winners (Outstanding Host or Commentator).

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