ESPN is going with a two-man booth for the upcoming Monday Night Football season, and the Booger Mobile appears gone.
Joe Tessitore is returning as the play-by-play man. He will be joined by color commentator Booger McFarland, who started last season riding the Booger Mobile at field level (blocking fans’ views) before being bumped up to the booth for the last two games. Lisa Salters will be the sideline reporter this year.
Jason Witten returned to the Cowboys after an inauspicious year as the MNF color commentator in the booth. Rising broadcast star and former Colts punter Pat McAfee seemed to be in the running as Witten’s replacement on MNF, but he confirmed that isn’t happening.
Peyton Manning was reportedly ESPN’s top target, but he turned down the overtures. ESPN loves big personalities on prime time television, but this Monday Night Football crew will be without a legendary player.