ESPN 980 adds Hall of Famer John Riggins as co-host on the Washington Redskins Pregame Show
ROCKVILLE, Md. – Red Zebra Broadcasting proudly announced today the addition of Hall of Famer John Riggins to the official Washington Redskins Pregame Show. Riggins, Super Bowl XVII's Most Valuable Player, teams up with ESPN 980's Kevin Sheehan leading Redskins fans up to kickoff with unparalleled pregame analysis throughout the 2016 NFL Season.
The legendary Riggins (@Riggo44) led Washington to their first Super Bowl championship during the 1982 season, setting NFL postseason records while rumbling to 625 yards in four playoff games. Riggins piled up 7,472 rushing yards in Washington from 1976 to 1985, the most in franchise history. The iconic Redskins running back was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.
Offers the Hall of Famer, "I solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God, well, most of the time…. maybe…. I think. Oh, yeah, El Riggo is back. And, that means the circus is back in town!!!"**
For all 2016 home games, fans can watch Redskins Radio's Pregame Show with Sheehan (@kevins980) and Riggins live from the Bud Light Pavilion at Fed Ex Field beginning three hours before kickoff.
Additionally, the charismatic Riggins will be featured on ESPN 980's programming throughout the NFL season. He brings his unique opinions to the new "Bram Weinstein Show" (@RealBramW) every Tuesday at noon. On Thursday's, Riggins joins former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley (@thecooleyzone) and Sheehan in studio at 9am for a power-packed hour on "Cooley and Kevin". Friday's, Riggins goes "Inside the Locker Room" at 3:30pm with his fellow Super Bowl XVII champion Rick "Doc" Walker (@RickDocWalker) and Super Bowl XXII champion Brian Mitchell (@BMitchLiveCSN).
ESPN 980 remains the long-time flagship home of the Washington Redskins Radio Network. Burgundy and gold fans can hear Larry Michael, Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen, Cooley and Walker for call all of the action during live game broadcasts all season long.
Recently debuted Redskins programming on the station includes Redskins Saturday with Andy Pollin, airing each Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon, and daily Redskins 365 reports.
Beginning July 28th, "Cooley and Kevin", "The Bram Weinstein Show", "Inside the Locker Room" and "The Sports Reporters" will be broadcasting live from Redskins Training Camp, providing listeners with in-depth analysis as Washington prepares for the 2016 NFL season.
Beyond serving as the home of live Redskins programming, the station remains committed to its diverse offering of live game broadcasts. ESPN 980 is Washington, D.C.'s radio home for the Maryland Terrapins as well as the NBA Finals, World Series, College Football Playoff and NCAA Tournament.