Monday Night Football

Alex Reimer
May 02, 2019 - 11:49 am
Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Castiglione has been on the call for 36 years. But that doesn’t mean he’s a dinosaur who’s content with seeing baseball further devolve into a plodding game full of strikeouts, home runs and pitching changes. Much like the average fan, Castig thinks it’s time to...
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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2019 - 1:56 pm
ESPN’s dreams of landing Peyton Manning for “Monday Night Football” appear to be slipping away like his arm strength late in his career. According to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand , it remains doubtful Manning will join Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland on MNF this season, despite ESPN’s...
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John Tomase
March 03, 2019 - 12:29 pm
David Ortiz has no interest in pulling a Jason Witten. The Red Sox slugger-turned-broadcaster likes life just fine in the booth. When he hung up his spikes in 2016, he did so for good, and he feels no pull to return to the field, a la the Cowboys tight end, who broadcast one underwhelming season of...
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Alex Reimer
December 18, 2018 - 10:19 am
ESPN’s rocky “Monday Night Football” crew is expected to return next season, and perhaps for many years after that. The Athletic’s Lindsay Jones spent a weekend in Seattle with the much-maligned broadcast team, prior to last Monday’s dreadful Vikings-Seahawks matchup. The game was bereft of offense...
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Alex Reimer
December 04, 2018 - 10:16 am
Towards the end of “Monday Night Football,” the often cliche-ridden Jason Witten delivered one of the strongest condemnations of an NFL team you will ever hear from a game analyst. The former Cowboys tight end lambasted the Redskins for signing linebacker Reuben Foster just three days after his...
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Alex Reimer
October 30, 2018 - 10:26 am
The unfortunate masses who tuned into “Monday Night Football” to watch the Patriots outlast the Bills in a primetime slog that made us all yearn for passed balls and pitching changes were simultaneously invited to one awkward hangout. Joe Tessitore, seemingly desperate to ingratiate himself with...
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Lucy Burdge
October 30, 2018 - 8:26 am
We’ve reached the halfway point of the NFL season and Week 8 included an international incident and introduced Patriots fans to the “Booger Mobile.” Here’s how it all played out on Twitter. Booger McFarland’s “Booger Mobile” used during the Monday Night Football broadcast was modified to let fans...
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Lucy Burdge
September 26, 2018 - 7:50 am
Welcome to Wednesdays Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Baltimore at Boston, 1:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7) MLB: Houston at Toronto, 4 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Baltimore...
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Alex Reimer
September 25, 2018 - 11:14 am
ESPN finds itself mired in another political controversy. On “Monday Night Football” last night, new color analyst Jason Witten was bemoaning the NFL’s new roughing the passer initiative, which resulted in four flags for QB hits during Steelers-Buccaneers. While Witten is far from the only person...
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Lucy Burdge
August 23, 2018 - 7:12 am
Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he has started a petition to push ESPN to show the national anthem on Monday Night Football broadcasts. In an email to supporters about the petition, Trump calls on “spineless” ESPN to reverse its decision to not air the anthem. "If 'America' is too offensive for...
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