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SLAG
02-09-2006, 08:38 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2006
ESPN names new MNF team; Breen to call NBA games
<HR width="100%" noShade SIZE=1>ESPN.com

Monday Night Football will have a new broadcast team when it debuts on ESPN in 2006.
Mike Tirico, Joe Theismann and Tony Kornheiser will be part of a three-man booth calling the games on Monday nights next season and Suzy Kolber and Michelle Tafoya will be sideline reporters. Kolber and Tafoya both reported from the sidelines for ABC during Super Bowl XL.
"I'm just thrilled to be the next person to take the greatest franchise in television sports history forward," Tirico said on ESPN Radio Wednesday morning.
Also, ESPN announced that Mike Breen will be its new lead NBA play-by-play announcer, teaming with analyst Hubie Brown for ABC telecasts beginning Feb. 12 and including the NBA Finals.
"This Monday Night Football team enthusiastically embraces our vision for sports television's signature series. We will propel MNF into a 21st century, all-day, exclusive, multi-media event that will engage fans in entirely new ways. This team will develop great chemistry," ESPN Executive Vice President John Skipper said.

"Mike Breen is widely respected for his depth of NBA knowledge and his consummate play-by-play skill. We are very excited to provide such a spectacular forum as the NBA Finals to showcase his talents."
In addition, Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon will take Pardon The Interruption on the road on Mondays during the football season. The shows will air from the site of ESPN's Monday Night Football games.
"We look to the future with great enthusiasm and a strong commitment to enhance the presentation of the NFL and the NBA, two of our most important sports properties," ESPN and ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer said.
Al Michaels, the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football on ABC from 1986 through Sunday's Super Bowl in Detroit, will not return to either broadcast.
"Al was not comfortable and let us know he was not comfortable with our vision of where we are going," Skipper said after Wednesday's announcement. "Back in November he said it was the greatest job ever invented. So sometime between the last couple of weeks and November apparently he had a change of heart."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Cochise
02-09-2006, 08:40 AM
,./

:p

redhed
02-09-2006, 08:44 AM
Hooray!! I never did like that whiny beeyatch's style.

SLAG
02-09-2006, 08:48 AM
,./

:p
hey i went back 3 pages and didnt see so Yeah


:fart:

jspchief
02-09-2006, 08:50 AM
hey i went back 3 pages and didnt see so Yeah


Maybe you should have tried the front page.

greg63
02-09-2006, 08:52 AM
Maybe you should have tried the front page.


ROFLROFLROFL

SLAG
02-09-2006, 08:54 AM
Maybe you should have tried the front page.

That Might have done it


my Bad

:deevee:

istas
02-09-2006, 09:09 AM
I like Trico, could give two craps about Joe, and who's this Cornhiester guy? What type of tv has he been doing that I would be able to recognize him?

jspchief
02-09-2006, 09:14 AM
I like Trico, could give two craps about Joe, and who's this Cornhiester guy? What type of tv has he been doing that I would be able to recognize him?He's a columnist for the Washington Post, he's had a sports radio show in the past (not sure if he still has it), and he's the co-host of Pardon the Interruption on ESPN every afternoon.

His articles are good, his radio show was very good, and he's pretty good on TV in the capacity that he's currently in.

I'm a big Kornheiser fan. But I still think he'll be terrible in a television announcers booth.