November 30, 2022

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Super Bowl winner-turned-funny side reporter Tony Seragosa has died at the age of 55

Super Bowl winner-turned-funny side reporter Tony Seragosa has died at the age of 55

The team’s announcement did not mention the cause or location of his death.

“The Siragoza family asks everyone to respect their privacy during this difficult time,” the organization said.

Siragosa spent a 12-year defensive career with the Indianapolis Colts and Ravens before working for Fox Sports from 2003 to 2015, including nearly a decade as a side analyst on NFL Network broadcasts.

Former Ravens star Ray Lewis said, “This is hard. I love Goose like my brother.” “From the first day we met, I knew life was different. I knew he was someone who would change my life forever. He was such a unique person who made you feel important and special. You can never replace a man like that.”

“On the field, he was the ultimate competitor who brought out the best in all of us.”

Former full-back Jamal Lewis said Siragoza was one of the most humble and entertaining players he knew. They were neighbors in Jimday’s locker room.

“He never bothered and enjoyed life,” Lewis said. “While I had butterflies in my stomach, he was cracking jokes and pumping me up at the same time.”

Siragosa was one of the highlights on the first season of the HBO show “Hard Knocks,” which follows an NFL team into a training camp. In one unforgettable scene It fools the tight ends of the team, who meet in a trailer, fortify the door with a table and a pallet. Superstar Shannon Sharp has tried the door several times, but is stuck inside.

“As soon as I realized we were locked inside, I already knew who did it,” Sharp told ESPN in 2021. “When the pranks were pulled and things happened, you sort of know who would do something like that and it was Gus.”

In the next episode Sharp Transport Goose Truck From the players’ parking lot to the grocery store to get his reward, in the end a smiling Syragosa gets an apology and promises not to mess with him for the rest of the camp. Seragoza agreed – clenching his fingers.

Siragosa also appeared in four episodes of “The Sopranos” as a secondary character named Frankie Cortese and was in the 2002 Spike Lee movie “25th Hour”.

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On the fringes of Fox Games analysis, Siragosa was known for his sometimes crazy costumes. At one of the matches in London, he wore a jacket and a dark peacock. For a holiday match he was wearing a Christmas tree sweater.

His unconventional style of advertising on the sidelines has had both fans and critics. In 2016 a Writer at Barstool Sports He described him as “the most inadvertently funny side reporter of all time.”
News of Siragoza’s death came hours after the crows were announced Outfield full-back Jaylon Ferguson dies At the age of 26. The cause of death was not mentioned. The Louisiana Tech prospect was drafted by Baltimore in the third round in 2019. In 38 games with the team, 10 of which were starters, Ferguson fought 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks in three seasons.

“This is a very sad day for Timor Ravens,” owner Steve Bisciotti said in a statement. “We appreciate everyone who has expressed an outpouring of support for our players, coaches and staff.”