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New football analyst Jermaine "FunnyMaine" Johnson joining WAFF 48 News Today team

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

His viral videos have millions of views, and football fans eagerly await his take every weekend. Now, Jermaine "FunnyMaine" Johnson is joining the WAFF 48 News Today team.

Every Friday, Johnson will chat with Trent, Margo, and David from his home base in Birmingham, giving his fans in the Tennessee Valley his thoughts and predictions for the upcoming weekend.

"I started doing the videos in 2014 after Alabama lost to Ole Miss. They were therapeutic to me, and apparently to other Bama fans," said Johnson.

Johnson makes no bones about it. He's a die-hard Crimson Tide fan and doesn't try to hide it. But, he says, feedback from other SEC fans has been positive.

"The Auburn and Tennessee fans I encounter are very nice to me and have nothing but good things to say! My Uber driver one Saturday night was a huge Auburn fan but told me he just loved watching the videos. I think they understand that we're going to poke fun at each other as fans, but I make it a point to never say anything that I would deem disrespectful or reckless. If I were ‘too nice’ to our biggest rivals, I don’t think it would be viewed as genuine." he added with a laugh.

"We're incredibly excited that Jermaine has agreed to partner with us this football season." WAFF 48 Executive Producer Mike Brown said. "With our morning team being made up of a Georgia guy (Trent), Florida Gator (Margo), and Mississippi State Bulldog (David) I know Jermaine is going to mix it up and we're really going to have some fun."

You can watch Jermaine join Margo, Trent and David every Friday morning, right after our 6:10 a.m. weather forecast.

You can learn more about Jermaine by visiting his official Facebook page and website. You can also listen to him on the radio anytime you're in Birmingham on  95.7Jamz

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