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Nessler, Dilfer return as Monday Night B-team


The NFL will again open its season with two Week 1 Monday Night Football games, and ESPN will again give the broadcasting duties to Brad Nessler and Trent Dilfer.

ESPN announced today that Nessler and Dilfer will call the Raiders-Broncos game at 10:15 p.m. on September 12. Nessler and Dilfer also worked together last year on the second half of the Week 1 Monday Night doubleheader.

Nessler and Dilfer replaced Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, who worked the late Week 1 Monday Night game from 2007 to 2009, twice with Mike Ditka and once with Steve Young. (The three years with Mike and Mike in the booth are best remembered for Ditka scratching himself in an unfortunate place at an unfortunate time.)

Nessler will also serve as the play-by-play man for NFL Network this season, sharing a booth with Mike Mayock. ESPN’s regular Monday Night team will continue to be Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden.

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13 Responses to “Nessler, Dilfer return as Monday Night B-team”
  1. thephantomstranger says: Aug 17, 2011 3:38 PM

    Nessler is good. Dilfer is not.

  2. phillyphever says: Aug 17, 2011 3:49 PM

    What about Parcells doing the game with Nessler?

  3. trbowman says: Aug 17, 2011 3:50 PM

    Dilfer is great.

    This is an awesome duo.

  4. My Last Victim Escaped says: Aug 17, 2011 3:51 PM

    Too bad we cant just mute Dilfer.

  5. axespray says: Aug 17, 2011 3:54 PM

    “Nessler is good. Dilfer is not.”

    “umm….see that trophy i’m holding?”

  6. deepseabreeze says: Aug 17, 2011 3:56 PM


  7. anactualnflowner says: Aug 17, 2011 3:57 PM

    Phuckin’ Ditka… what a bada$$.

  8. rushbacker says: Aug 17, 2011 3:57 PM

    Other than Tony Kornheiser, I’ll take pretty much anyone they can find over Mike Greenberg.

  9. thephantomstranger says: Aug 17, 2011 4:06 PM

    axespray says:
    Aug 17, 2011 3:54 PM
    “Nessler is good. Dilfer is not.”

    “umm….see that trophy i’m holding?”

    I was talking about analyzing football, not playing football. Sorry that was unclear. Of course, trophy or not, Dilfer wasn’t a very good player. Better than Nessler, though.

  10. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Aug 17, 2011 4:13 PM

    Thanks for the warning.

  11. stixzidinia says: Aug 17, 2011 4:38 PM

    Dilfer in the booth is enough to get me to spend the evening with a book rather than watch the game.

  12. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 17, 2011 5:32 PM

    Difler is keeps in riding his SB ‘prestige.’ The same way he Ray Lewis and the D that whole season. Only ESPN.

  13. pftisahalftruth says: Aug 18, 2011 8:33 AM

    Nessler is BAD! Dilfer is good though.

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