Mike Tirico Leaves ESPN, ‘Monday Night Football’ To Get New Voice

The 2016 NFL Monday Night Football Schedule kicks off on September 12 with a season-opening doubleheader. In the primary game, the Washington Redskins host the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:10pm ET.

Tennessee @ Indianapolis: Someone get me a aircraft ticket to Indy! I hear the Colts are searching for a quarterback! Look, this game is going to be UGLY, however at the very least Tennessee has a guy beneath center whose actually performed games this yr, one thing the Colts won’t have. Titans win, but I am by no means assured about this pick.

One of the more somber contests in the run of the collection came on November 27, 1978 when the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers. Earlier in the day, San Francisco mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk had been murdered at City Hall. Despite the complaints that followed, the NFL chose to play the sport, a call that mirrored the league’s enjoying the weekend of the John F. Kennedy assassination 15 years earlier.

CHICAGO—Stressing that it’s only April” and that there’s a whole lot of baseball nonetheless to play,” Cubs fans all through Chicago advised reporters Thursday that they remain cautiously optimistic about their World Series probabilities after pitcher Jake Arrieta threw his eighth no-hitter of the season, with the team scoring over 30 runs for the 12th straight game.

Cable’s biggest sports activities collection adds McDonough, 53, after the current departure of Mike Tirico, who just lately left ESPN for NBC Sports. McDonough now starts at the telecast as only the fifth play-by-play voice within the series history. He’ll be joined by returning analyst Jon Gruden and reporter Lisa Salters when the 2016 NFL season kicks in this fall.