Brad Nessler

Nessler/Dilfer To Call Opening Monday Night Football Night Cap

ESPN has announced that Brad Nessler and Trent Dilfer will have the call of the network’s second Monday Night Football (MNF) telecast on September 12th.  Nessler and Dilfer will call the Raiders/Broncos tilt that kicks-off at 10:15p.m. ET.

Both men were paired together for last year’s MNF opener between the Chargers and Chiefs.

Nessler served as MNF play-by-play announcer for one game in 2006, when he was paired with Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermiel to call the opener between the Chargers and Raiders.

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Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 55- Jack Edwards, NESN

Sports Media Weekly Still plenty to talk about on the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites and I spend the first part of the show discussing some recent changes in the broadcast booth…The NFL Network’s announcement of the addition of Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock for their NFL game package…the move of Gus Johnson from CBS to Fox…and the hiring of Mary Carillo by The Tennis Channel.

We then talk about the ratings drop for NBC’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby and the potential (although unlikely) chance of some unattractive match-ups in the NHL and NBA Finals.

Our guest this week is Jack Edwards, play-by-play voice for the Boston Bruins on the New England Sports Network (NESN).  Jack talks about growing up a Bruins fan and now broadcasting the team’s games, his time at ESPN, and his thoughts on the reaction of bloggers to his on air style and persona.