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Warren Sapp joins the Inside the NFL team

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 20th 2008 1:01PM
Warren SappWill Warren Sapp get that slot on Dancing with the Stars like he predicted? We won't know till next Monday when ABC makes the live announcement on Good Morning America.

However, the former defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders has landed a new TV job. Sapp is joining Inside the NFL on Showtime, taking a seat beside fellow former NFL players Cris Collinsworth and Phil Simms, as well as CBS broadcaster James Brown.

As a player, Sapp was a force to be reckoned with, albeit as a run stopper in the middle of the line. He also has a reputation for being savvy and a big time talker, a guy who has an opinion about everything and anything. Hmm...smart and loud. That will probably make him a real asset on Inside the NFL. In fact, he might have some of NBA commentator Charles Barkley's charismatic appeal.

We won't have to wait long to hear and see Sapp in action. Inside the NFL returns -- although now on Showtime rather than HBO -- on September 9, 9 p.m. ET.

Is it possible that Sapp might do both Inside the NFL and Dancing with the Stars at the same time? Sure, it's possible. The football show only tapes once a week, so the schedules could be coordinated, especially if Sapp really wants both.

Still, as I've speculated before, I don't believe Sapp's the right fit for DWTS. He may have a football pedigree like Jason Taylor and Emmitt Smith, two NFL guys that did really well on the ABC show, but Sapp doesn't have the physical grace those men displayed. Sapp would be like a bull in a China shop. He's the kind of personality that needs to be on a show where his mouth is more prominent than his body.

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Lucy Leavitt

He Warren Is doing just great keep doing you r a star shake it up big bare.

September 30 2008 at 11:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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