All Of ESPN Is Moving To Green Bay For A Night In September

Monday, June 16, 2008


A couple of folks mentioned this on Friday, but the Green Bay Press-Gazette confirmed on Friday that ESPN plans to send every reporter under the sun to the Vikings-Packers MNF game on September 8th.

The entire "Monday Night Countdown" crew — Chris Berman, Stuart Scott, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, Steve Young, Emmitt Smith and Chris Mortensen — will be on site, in addition to "Monday Night Football" announcers Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Tony Kornheiser and Kornheiser's "PTI" co-host, Michael Wilbon.

"We have not done this since the first 'MNF' season on ESPN in 2005," Bill Hofheimer, the network's communications director, wrote in an e-mail. "(B)ut with the Packers set to retire Brett Favre's jersey — and this being ESPN's first visit to Lambeau Field for a 'MNF' game — the decision was a no-brainer."

ESPN will kick off its coverage with "NFL Live" at 12:30 p.m. "PTI" will lead the live-from-Lambeau coverage at 2:30 p.m., followed by portions of "SportsCenter Monday Kickoff" (3 p.m.) and "Monday Night Countdown" (4 p.m.) before the 6 p.m. kickoff. The network will carry segments from Lambeau at halftime of the Denver Broncos/Oakland Raiders game, which starts at 9:15 p.m., and during its 12:30 a.m. "SportsCenter."
12:30pm?!?! Good lord that's early. In the end though this is the Monday Night opener so I don't blame them. If the jersey retirement was in Week 10 I might be a little more up in arms. It should be a heck of a day though here at AA.

ESPN to take over Green Bay (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

7 Comments:

As a Vikings fan, it is quite obvious to me that if I don't want to throw something through my nice tv, I'll be listening to this game on the radio...

Got to feel for Aaron Rodgers though...he's gonna get killed.

Anonymous said...
Jun 16, 2008, 9:40:00 AM  

and the nfl network starts their favreathon in 3, 2, 1...

-dan

-dan said...
Jun 16, 2008, 10:15:00 AM  

Hasn't ESPN been in Green Bay for the past 15+ years anyway???

GMoney said...
Jun 16, 2008, 10:19:00 AM  

Well if it makes you feel any better AA, that 12:30 is actually 1:30 EST, since that was a GREEN BAY article....

steve said...
Jun 16, 2008, 10:28:00 AM  

Times listed are Central Daylight Time BTW, so adjust on the east coast accordingly.

JamesCraven said...
Jun 16, 2008, 12:48:00 PM  

I agree with anon- I'm a huge Vikings fan, and I have a feeling i'm going to want to punch every single one of those ESPN reporters on site in Green Bay right in the face before the game even starts.

That said, it would be awesome if the Vikes can win and ruin their 'perfect' night...

Smitty Lite said...
Jun 16, 2008, 1:34:00 PM  

word to ESPN, have your minions late sunday night canvas I-65, Chicagoland expressways, i-94, i-43 to look for a madden cruiser. John may want to chase down his true love, Brett Favre,for himself!

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 7:36:00 AM  

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