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Does SportsCenter need to worry about the new Fox Sports 1 anchors?

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On Saturday FOX launched its 24-hour sports channel FOX Sports 1, and despite a solid roster of NASCAR, UFC, and MLB games, the clear must-watch on the schedule is the the flagship highlights show, FOX Sports Live and it’s co-anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. Onrait and O’Toole have been entertaining Canada for years with their unique brand of sarcasm and adorable Canadian accents, and this weekend they traded in their beaver-pelts and igloos for spray tans and plastic surgery as they headed south for their debut from Los Angeles. In a throwback to the haloed¬†SportsCenter¬†days of Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, FOX Sports 1 is banking on chemistry and entertainment from their anchors to drive ratings and pull in viewers.

Here are a few of the highlights:
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Liam Neeson swears on 'SportsCenter'

Liam Neeson’s making the rounds to promote his new movie, Taken 2. So, naturally, he stopped by ESPN’s SportsCenter.

During the broadcast, when Mike Hill informs him that they’re live, Neeson responds, “Oh sh–“. From there the interview, somehow, only gets worse, as Hill peppers the Northern Ireland native with analysis questions about the Jets-49ers game he attended. But it’s all “ancient Arabic” to the movie star, and their repartee devolves to vague praise of the NFL’s athleticism. Enlightened commentary, this is not. Awkward and hilarious, it most certainly is. Watch it below.

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