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Deberg_1990
07-26-2010, 12:59 PM
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ESPN play-by-play voice Brad Nessler and NFL studio analyst Trent Dilfer will call the San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, the second game of ESPNís season-opening Monday Night Football doubleheader September 13 at 10:15 p.m. ET (9:15 p.m. CT). The AFC West matchup will be the first regular season game at the newly renovated Arrowhead Stadium, one of the NFL's iconic venues, and the first MNF game in Kansas City since Nov. 22, 2004.

MNF reporter Suzy Kolber will also be in Kansas City on game day to provide updates on the teams throughout the day. The Chargers-Chiefs will follow the Baltimore Ravens-New York Jets telecast (7 p.m.) when the MNF commentator team of Mike Tirico and analysts Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski makes its regular season debut.

ďWe have a deep roster of football experts and this will be a great pairing for the Monday Night Football doubleheader that will appeal to fans with Brad, one of the best live event commentators in the business, and Trent, who always offers fresh and informed perspectives and is just a few seasons removed from his own days as a Super Bowl-winning NFL quarterback,Ē said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production.

Nessler is making his second appearance in the MNF booth. During the first year of ESPNís season-opening doubleheader (2006), he worked alongside Jaworski and former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil Ė a pairing that earned much praise from viewers Ė to call the Chargers-Raiders. Nessler has served as a play-by-play commentator for college football and basketball since joining ESPN and ABC in 1992. This fall, Nessler will team with Todd Blackledge to form one of ESPNís top college football teams. In addition to his Chargers-Chiefs assignment, Nessler will work with Blackledge two days earlier (Sept. 11) to call Miami-Ohio State in Columbus (3:40 p.m., ESPN and ESPN3.com), one of the biggest college football games of the opening month of the season. Before arriving at ESPN, Nessler handled radio play-by-play for the Atlanta Falcons (1982-88) and Minnesota Vikings (1988-89). He has also served as play-by-play announcer for Miami Dolphins preseason telecasts.

Dilfer, the 14-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, is a studio analyst for a variety of ESPN programs: NFL Live, NFL PrimeTime, SportsCenter, and Monday Night Countdown. He has also regularly contributed analysis to ESPN Radio programs and to ESPNís annual Super Bowl week and NFL Draft coverage since joining the company in July 2008 Ė on the same day he announced his retirement from the NFL. While the Chargers-Chiefs will be Dilferís debut in the MNF booth, he worked the Ball State-Central Michigan college football game for ESPN last fall and will work the Cincinnati-Fresno State game Sept. 4 (10 p.m., ESPN2 and ESPN3.com).

Senior coordinating producer Tim Corrigan, who has overseen ESPNís season-opening MNF doubleheader game the past four seasons, and director Mike Schwab, will oversee production of the San Diego-Kansas City matchup, which will pit Phillip Rivers and the defending AFC West champions against newly acquired free agent running back Thomas Jones and the Chiefs. It marks the first time the nightcap of the ESPN MNF doubleheader will be played outside San Francisco/Oakland since the two-game format was adopted in 2006.

SPATCH
07-26-2010, 01:02 PM
Oh ghey

'Hamas' Jenkins
07-26-2010, 01:13 PM
They'll be a lot better than the normal shitbags they trot out for MNF.

Dayze
07-26-2010, 01:17 PM
I like games called by Nessler.

can't recall one with Dilfer though.


side note - what do they mean when they say 'color commentator'? is this like a former player/coach etc?

DaneMcCloud
07-26-2010, 01:20 PM
I like games called by Nessler.

can't recall one with Dilfer though.


side note - what do they mean when they say 'color commentator'? is this like a former player/coach etc?

One guy (in this case, Nessler) calls the action on the field (down and distance, player, stats, etc.).

The other guy (in this case, Dilfer) provided "color", i.e., the style of play, the player and coaching background, etc.

Mr. Arrowhead
07-26-2010, 01:20 PM
alot better than Mike and Mike, my god they were horrible last year calling the 2nd MNF in the season opener

Dayze
07-26-2010, 01:22 PM
One guy (in this case, Nessler) calls the action on the field (down and distance, player, stats, etc.).

The other guy (in this case, Dilfer) provided "color", i.e., the style of play, the player and coaching background, etc.

:thumb: thanks.

Dayze
07-26-2010, 01:23 PM
alot better than Mike and Mike, my god they were horrible last year calling the 2nd MNF in the season opener

mann.....
I nearly forgot about that.


you're right -that was awful.

Blindside58
07-26-2010, 01:53 PM
Dammit, You mean Gumbel, Kornhiser and Randy Cross aren't avaialable? All the dumb luck...

rambleonthruthefog
07-26-2010, 01:56 PM
i was really hoping for a dierdorf, kornheiser, miller trio

-King-
07-26-2010, 02:03 PM
I like Dilfer. Hes a smart guy who knows what hes talking about.
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Chocolate Hog
07-26-2010, 02:07 PM
Nessler is good but whatever i'll be at the game. They should have Sterling Sharpe do the color commentary not Trent Dilfer.

KCUnited
07-26-2010, 02:09 PM
Dilfer doing the game is an omen for our season.

Dayze
07-26-2010, 02:11 PM
I suppose it could be worse; we could have Sterling Sharpe, or Solomon Wilcotts.

Detoxing
07-26-2010, 02:11 PM
3-days till training camp. Month and half till the opener.....Im getting excited.....fuck I WANT FOOTBALL!!

Dayze
07-26-2010, 02:12 PM
3-days till training camp. Month and half till the opener.....Im getting excited.....fuck I WANT FOOTBALL!!

i just realized this today; and recognized I have been in a sports depression for 5 months.

games/coverage etc can't get here fast enough.

Deberg_1990
07-26-2010, 02:14 PM
3-days till training camp. Month and half till the opener.....Im getting excited.....**** I WANT FOOTBALL!!

World Cup didnt "do it" for ya?

Detoxing
07-26-2010, 02:22 PM
World Cup didnt "do it" for ya?

It did. Problem is, Baseball doesn't "do it" for me.

jwazzie
07-26-2010, 02:50 PM
I think they will be good, but not great. Herm wanted the gig but they said they needed winners in the booth.

sedated
07-26-2010, 02:56 PM
dilfer seems to know his stuff on ESPN, but its annoying how he over enunciates everything.

big nasty kcnut
07-26-2010, 03:11 PM
I like it.

okiedokieokoye
07-26-2010, 03:25 PM
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This fall, Nessler will team with Todd Blackledge to form one of ESPNís top college football teams.

This is what became of good old Todd?

Dayze
07-26-2010, 03:53 PM
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This fall, Nessler will team with Todd Blackledge to form one of ESPNís top college football teams.

This is what became of good old Todd?

I actually like games covered by Blackledge...it took me a while to get over his bust status as a Chief however.:evil:

KCrockaholic
07-26-2010, 04:18 PM
Nothing will ever be as bad as Sterling Sharpe IMO. God that guy sucks ass at commentating.

Al Bundy
07-26-2010, 05:23 PM
Dilfer doing the game is an omen for our season.

Yes it is.. Dilfer was a HORRIBLE QB in Tampa and I still cant stand him.

siberian khatru
07-26-2010, 05:25 PM
[QUOTE=okiedokieokoye;6899161]

I actually like games covered by Blackledge...it took me a while to get over his bust status as a Chief however.:evil:

I'm still not over it. Every time I see him doing a college game, I can't help but think, "You shitbag."

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-26-2010, 05:39 PM
Good news. Nessler is a very good play by play guy.

ChiefsCountry
07-26-2010, 05:39 PM
Won't matter for me, I will be at Arrowhead!

Pioli Zombie
07-26-2010, 06:14 PM
I don't know. Nessler? Sounds Jewish.

RustShack
07-26-2010, 07:26 PM
Won't matter for me, I will be at Arrowhead!

This. But I'll be in it.

kcmaxwell
07-26-2010, 07:27 PM
3-days till training camp. Month and half till the opener.....Im getting excited.....**** I WANT FOOTBALL!!

This. Absolutely!!!

Nzoner
07-26-2010, 07:29 PM
Fock those guys I want to run into Suzy :evil:

KCtotheSB
07-26-2010, 09:10 PM
You can do a LOT worse than Brad Nessler...like oh, I dunno...Mike & f**kin' Mike.

Hog Farmer
07-26-2010, 09:42 PM
I really wish Herm was doing the game and we blow them out 44-0. Herm would be at a loss for words.

KCrockaholic
07-27-2010, 12:00 AM
I really wish Herm was doing the game and we blow them out 44-0. Herm would be at a loss for words.

That's arena league! Unacceptable. http://deadspin.com/assets/resources/2007/12/herm.jpg

Fritz88
07-27-2010, 01:02 AM
Cock.
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Pioli Zombie
07-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Haha. Bugeater got all bent out of shape over my Jew comment and called me a racist. Hey,Bugeater,you stupid ass hole. I'm Jewish ok? Its called humor. Its CP. Lighten up fuckhead.

InChiefsHell
07-27-2010, 10:30 AM
I really wish Herm was doing the game and we blow them out 44-0. Herm would be at a loss for words.

Oh, no he wouldn't.

"Well, you know, I knew when I had left that this team was ascendin'...I knew they were in good shape...it's just unfortunate that there was a change in the wind that I couldn't control, but this team was right on the edge of greatness, and I think tonight proves that. I'm glad I was able to play a small role in that."

:Lin: