We don’t get to say this enough, so here goes: Thanks, ESPN.
Thank you for realizing after three years that using “Mike and Mike” for the nightcap of Week One’s Monday Night Football doubleheader was like handing football fans a turd sandwich for dessert after one of the most satisfying meals of the year.
USA Today reports that veteran play-by-play man Brad Nessler and Trent Dilfer will work the opening of the remade Arrowhead Stadium when the Chargers face the Chiefs at 10 ET on September 13.
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic’s shtick works on the radio for millions of listeners, but Greenberg was out of his element in an NFL booth. The duo worked the late game for two years with Mike Ditka and last year with Steve Young.
Like the Raiders with JaMarcus Russell, it took ESPN three years to realize their mistake. And like the Raiders, they will benefit from some addition by subtraction.