Monday, June 02, 2008
Last season ESPN needed a backup team to call the late opener between the 9ers and Cards, and this year the "Leader" is bringing back that same team for the Broncos and Raiders. Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic and Mike Ditka are back on the call....
The familiar trio of Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka will call the West Coast game for the second consecutive year in ESPN’s season-opening Monday Night Football doubleheader -- Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders on September 8 at 10:15 p.m. ET. The game will follow the Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers telecast at 7 p.m.I don't know what game Norby was watching, but that was probably one of the worst games ever called on Monday Night Football. Some of the problems weren't the trios fault, with the levels at a point where you could barely hear them, but overall it was a terrible choice last year. Mike Ditka's voice gave out after kickoff and Golic and Greenie spent the rest of the game kissing his ass. Hopefully they're better this go around (not likely) and Ditka doesn't do anymore grabbing (see above).
“Greenberg, Golic and Ditka made a great team last fall, and we look forward to reuniting them in the Monday Night Football booth to kick off the 2008 season,” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president, production, ESPN. “They have great familiarity with one another and all three have their own passionate opinions about the NFL, which translates well to fans.”
(Via ESPN PR)
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