Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit will again call a Monday Night Football game

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For the second time this season, ESPN will put its top college football broadcast team on an NFL game.

Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call Monday night’s Broncos-Patriots game, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported and PFT has confirmed. The game, which was postponed from Sunday afternoon to Monday at 5 p.m. ET because of positive COVID-19 tests on the Patriots, will also have Laura Rutledge as sideline reporter.

That’s good news for football fans, as Fowler and Herbstreit are a strong pairing, generally considered ESPN’s best football broadcast team, college or pro.

The regularly scheduled Monday night game on ESPN, Chargers and Saints, will be called by the usual Monday night team of Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese.

7 responses to “Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit will again call a Monday Night Football game

  1. Greise and Riddick are kind of bland, and their voices are very similar – not sure which person is really talking most of the time. Would be better with just a 2 person booth. With 3 people there is almost always someone talking – its okay to have some silence at times (or a lot of the time).

  2. Yeah to much talking…sounds like booger never left…another season of muting mnf….if I even watch…terrible

  3. The cringeworthy amateur hour of Jason Witten and then Booger McFarland was just jaw droppingly horrid. After Tony Romo had success at CBS with no experience I guess ESPN MNF thought anybody could do it. Even the two most unworthy, inexperienced people on the planet. Every ESPN exec involved in the Witten/McFarland fiascos should be fired.

  4. Kirk Herbstreit is a decent analyst, but he simply doesn’t know when to stop. During his football broadcasts, how often have you heard him say, “As I said…”? If you have to remind viewers what you just said — between plays! — you’re talking too much.

  5. herbstreit and fowler are simply gold. great insight. i appreciate kh saying college football will always be his first love but on the next stage they have tons of support from that first mnf game. more of this is much needed.

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