ESPN trying to pair Peyton Manning with Al Michaels for MNF?

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  1. backinblack23

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    I like mcafee but he’s not a booth guy, he’s more sideline guy/pregame hype man.
     
  2. Goose

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    Don’t need to wait that long. He sucks as an announcer and needs to go back to sports center
     
  3. hipsterjoe

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    Levy is fun when he’s calling a 2pm bowl game on December 14th because he very clearly doesn’t care and neither does the average viewer but that won’t work on MNF
     
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  4. Dump

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    MNF viewers clearly dont care either tbqh
     
  5. C-Pay

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    they should've just gone with Riddick over Booger originally. what was the rationale there? they plucked Booger from a JV role on SEC Network. Bizarre
     
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  6. Jack Parkman

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  7. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox This guy is a fucking disgrace
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    I’ll call as many football games as Herbstreit this season
     
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  8. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox This guy is a fucking disgrace
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  9. tigerbishop11

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  10. JohnLocke

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    Love Riddick. Happy for him but holy shit will I hate listening to Griese and Levy. I used to like Levy but he fell into a Gary Danielson groove of finding 3 talking points and beating them into the ground
     
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  11. Dump

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    at least Riddick will be better than Booger
     
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  12. bro

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    Mark this down: Brian Griese will be off the telecast in less than one year.

    I'd imagine the only person who returns in 2021 is Riddick.
     
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  13. Jake Scott

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    :killme:
     
  14. southside

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    Better than Boog and Joe

    barely
     
  15. Jack Parkman

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    Good lord levy and griese were rough to listen to
     
  16. Jake Scott

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    Griese talks to so fucking slow.
     
  17. UncleJesse

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    I am surprised Riddick isn't in a front office job somewhere. Guy knows his stuff.
     
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  18. Jay Jay Okocha

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    Monday Night Football finished as a major thing in 2005.
     
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  19. HotMic

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    Griese sucks
     
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  20. spagett

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  21. HotMic

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    Maybe not. That’s just one of the week 1 crews:

     
  22. Gritty Badger

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    Riddick is so damn good at live action football on the TV he might make Griese somewhat palpable
     
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  23. MG2

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    I think Griese will be better doing NFL games than college. Surprised they'd pick him over Orlovsky, though. He seemed to be gaining a lot of steam on ESPN shows over the last year.
     
  24. Houndster

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    Levy is brutal at play by play
     
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  25. C-Pay

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    I thought Levy and Griese were below average as far as CFB crews go. At least we got Riddick on there, but man ESPN can't seem to get out of its way on this.
     
  26. bigpig

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    Kevin Harlan is the closest thing we have to having a real life Harry Doyle (not counting Bob Uecker himself).

    It's criminal that he's barely used on TV.
     
  27. zeberdee

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    they probably wouldn’t let him be himself on MNF so it might be for the best.
     
  28. Detlef Schrempf

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    Orlovsky is the best guy they have right now imo.
     
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  29. tylerdolphin

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    MNF is so far down the pecking order of games now that it's gonna be tough for them to ever get an elite crew again. I think SNF, FOX 4:30 and a few of the 1PM slots all get first pick for games over MNF.
     
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  30. Fran Tarkenton

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    always thought ESPN hiring him would make a ton of sense given he could be utilized for Football and Basketball coverage.
     
  31. steamengine

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    Cool herbstreit can now ruin pro football too.
     
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  32. Dump

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  33. C-Pay

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    he's the best play by play guy for any sport probably. his radio calls for football are amazing