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Friars Club to roast Terry Bradshaw

Fox football analyst Terry Bradshaw smiles on the

Fox football analyst Terry Bradshaw smiles on the field before the Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers in the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle. Credit: Getty Images / Christian Petersen

The Friars Club has roasted a few sports figures over the decades, from Leo Durocher to Rocky Marciano to George Steinbrenner to - just last year - East Islip High's own Boomer Esiason.

So it was no surprise to learn Fox's Terry Bradshaw has been tabbed for a Jan. 29 roast in Phoenix, a Super Bowl-timed event much like Esiason's in New York last January.

The twist is that ESPN2 will show highlights of the roast in a one-hour special the following night, part of a new partnership between the Friars and the sports network.

Friars Club Abbot Jerry Lewis commented about the Bradshaw roast in a news release, but the best parts cannot be quoted in a family newspaper.

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