Andrew Siciliano is one of the hardest-working people on Sundays during the football season. Siciliano is the host of DirecTV’s RedZone Channel and never stops when the NFL kicks off Sundays at 1 p.m. Eastern. He’s always on the go, showing every single touchdown from every game. Siciliano is very witty, and he’s also shown he has a very good sense of humor.
Andrew Siciliano has been calling touchdowns since 2005
DirecTV changed the way NFL fans watch football back in 2005. Remote controls were no longer needed and fans could still watch various games without pressing any buttons. The RedZone Channel was invented and became a big hit for the ultimate lazy football fan.
Andrew Siciliano did all the work for everybody. He still does. For 15 NFL seasons, Siciliano has been making things easy for the NFL fan and Fantasy Football owners to capture all the information they need without switching channels.
When teams are threatening to score, Siciliano is there. If multiple teams are ready to score, he’s there with a double box or a triple box, whichever is needed. He doesn’t get a break until after the late afternoon games. Siciliano is very good at what he does.
There are two RedZone Channels
Four years after Andrew Siciliano became the host of DirecTV’s RedZone Channel, Scott Hanson came on board to host the NFL RedZone Channel. Both provide the same product, giving viewers every touchdown from every game. Siciliano has talked about how confused some viewers have gotten with there being two RedZones. He said he and Hanson have a mutual respect for each other and work out of the same building to do their shows.
“We pass in the hallway at NFL Network every now and then and there’s the nod and the fist bump because Scott’s not a big handshake, touch-the-doorknob kinda guy,” Siciliano said during an interview on the Rich Eisen Show. “It’s all mutual respect.
“Every Sunday, though, he and I will both get tweets and texts, some positive and some negative, and say ‘I can’t believe you just said that.’ It wasn’t me. And vice versa. Or ‘I can’t believe you missed that touchdown.’ All these years later, people don’t realize there are two different shows. Sometimes I get, ‘Dude, I can’t believe you quit.’… They don’t get it.”
Siciliano shows he has a great sense of humor
Outside of his knowledge of the game and his witty comments, people have taken note of Andrew Siciliano’s ears. Scroll through his tweets or Google his name and the topic of his ears always comes into play. That’s nothing new for Siciliano and he handles it like a pro.
During a radio interview with Dan Le Batard, the topic was brought up. Le Batard and his co-hosts were trying to get Siciliano and Scott Hanson, who were both guests on Le Batard’s show at the same time, to get into a fight. One of the co-hosts, trying to egg him on, said to Siciliano, “Did you hear what (Hanson) said about your ears?”
Siciliano responded quickly. “If you think that I don’t know that I have big ears…,” he said. “I mean, I have carried these things for plus 40 years. They ain’t changing. As a matter of fact, as you grow older, I’m told, they get bigger. I’m fine with that. I know I got big ears.”