In which Jon Gruden speaks at length about turkey holes:
Last night, ESPN reporter Sergio Dipp, who primarily works with ESPN Deportes, delivered a sideline report in his first gig on Monday Night Football. English isn’t Dipp’s first language, and even if he struggled a bit with the precise wording, he gave his report with professionalism.
Tonight was ESPN broadcaster Sergio Dipp’s first Monday Night Football sideline gig. Dipp—who has been with the network for several years, mainly with ESPN Deportes—offered one of the more charming sideline reports in a while with a 30-second job on new Broncos coach Vance Joseph:
Six years ago, ESPN parted ways with country singer and sentient pickup truck Hank Williams Jr. after Hank compared President Obama to Hitler. This caused Hank to fire back in a “No I’m firing YOU” letter that eerily presaged the current political hellscape in which we all now reside.
When I was a little kid, my parents got me a Monday Night Football video game for the PC. It was no Tecmo Bowl, but it was great. What I liked even more about it was what it came with: A 45-minute VHS tape about the then-20-year history of MNF. I must’ve watched that tape 100 times.
Two Monday Night Footballs ago, Randy Moss showed off his kicking skills. This week, he caught a dang salmon with one hand.
A bad football game happened last night. The Cardinals beat the Jets 28-3 in a game that saw 23 penalty flags thrown onto the field. There were 13 penalties in the first half alone, and by the third quarter play-by-play man Sean McDonough was fed up:
Sean McDonough, who is good, will do play-by-play for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. He replaces Mike Tirico, who is off to NBC.
A lot of people complained last night that ESPN’s new, flashy graphics system for Monday Night Football no longer showed how many timeouts each team had remaining. That’s not true! As you can see above, the timeouts are clearly displayed beneath each team’s logo. If you couldn’t see those, then your TV isn’t set up…
NBC News reports that former NFL running back, Monday Night Football announcer, and football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford passed away this morning at the age of 84. Here is the statement that his family released:
How bad was tonight's Eagles-Panthers blowout? So bad that Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden started making protein shakes in the booth. That was weird enough, but we scraped together the best Soviet-era electronica to make it even weirder, and more stupid.
Protesters participating in Ferguson October—a long weekend of protests against the deaths of Mike Brown and John Crawford, and police violence in minority communities—brought the struggle to an unusual place Monday night: the inside of an NFL stadium.
Last week, we learned about the time Boomer Esiason and Matt Millen got contact high while doing a radio broadcast for a Monday Night Football game in December 2000. Yesterday, Boomer shared some of his marijuana-infused commentary from that game on his daily radio show.
Remember the first time you went to a party and had, like, a sip of alcohol and couldn't stop talking about how wasted you were? This is a lot like that. Boomer Esiason does Monday Night Football color commentary on the radio and recently revealed that in his first year on the broadcast he and Millen got a contact…
Here's a funny moment from last night's Monday Night Football broadcast, in which
49ers owner former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., desperate for something to wash down a mouthful of snacks, attempts to crack open a beer. It does not go well.
The Ravens pulled out a thrilling win over the the Lions 18-16 on this 61-yard field goal from Justin Tucker with 43 seconds left. Tucker hit six field goals on the night, provided all of the Ravens offense. Tucker has now made 33 field goals in a row.
The Bears dismantled the Cowboys 45-28 and it was nowhere near that close. Tonight was the third time this year a team has gone an entire game without punting, and the second time it happened against Dallas. Josh McCown threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns against this Dallas defense. With six seconds left in the…