Washington Football

Quick Links

Report: Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, Brian Griese headline ESPN's new Monday Night Football commentary team

Report: Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, Brian Griese headline ESPN's new Monday Night Football commentary team

Football fans will hear some new voices on ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcasts this year, per a new report. 

Jim Miller tweeted Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, and Brian Griese will replace play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore and analyst Booger McFarland after two years. The interesting part of the equation is what exactly happens with the upcoming College Football season amidst the pandemic. With more and more athletic conferences announcing conference-only football schedules, ESPN's Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit may find themselves on NFL broadcasts if the NCAA season ends up shutting down altogether. 

Levy, a respected longtime SportsCenter anchor, provided the play-by-play call for the XFL's inaugural season in entertaining fashion while Riddick is one of the most well-liked ESPN football analysts around. Griese is another internal hire that ESPN is hoping will work add to the broadcasting team.

These replacements come after months of struggle in attracting marquee names to the MNF booth for ESPN. With a three-man booth, however, the pressure will be to get ESPN's broadcast ratings back up all the while remaining socially distant in the press box.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TALK PODCAST

The first slate of Monday night games opens with the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants followed by  Tennesse Titans vs. the Denver Broncos.

Stay connected to the team with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.

MORE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL NEWS:

Quick Links

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury admits his iconic draft photo was staged

Of all the moments that arose from the one-of-a-kind 2020 NFL Draft, the view inside Kliff Kingsbury’s house was easily the most memorable.

The Arizona Cardinals' head coach was pictured on draft night in an iconic photo at his insanely beautiful house, which quickly went viral. However, in a pre-camp interview on Wednesday, Kingsbury admitted that the photo was indeed staged.

"Going into it I knew I was going to be super extra in the picture," Kingsbury said. "I do think the fire –– it was 100 degrees and sunny –– was a bit much, but I laid four phones on the table because the NFL gave us a couple...all the screens, I just wanted to make it as extra as possible and it turned out good. It made for fun."

The photo featured Kingsbury lounging on his couch during the draft with four cell phones, a laptop and two computer screens on the table in front of him, which he later claimed he had “just in case” something went technologically wrong. The viral picture also showed a view of the coach’s backyard with a huge outdoor kitchen, firepit in the middle and stunning view of the mountains in the background.

While the photo was staged, his house is completely real. Kingsbury purchased the 7,000 square-foot house in Paradise Valley, Ariz. for $4.45 million in 2019 after joining the Cardinals. 

If he ever has to take part in a virtual draft again, Kingsbury has ideas for the next go-around. 

"The NFL only allowed us to have one person at the house or I might've had some people on the float swans in the back, or a DJ, really doing it big. There's always next year, hopefully."

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TALK PODCAST

Stay connected to the team with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.

MORE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL NEWS

Quick Links

Best social reactions to Washington Football Team's new helmets

Best social reactions to Washington Football Team's new helmets

The Washington Football team on Wednesday released an up close and personal look of all angles of their new helmets set to debut this season, and let’s just say they received the stamp of approval by many.

We’re not the only ones that stan a classic, crisp, clean look of the burgundy and gold. Big time D.C. sports fan and rapper Wale retweeted the reveal with the caption “We love to see”, confirmation that the award-winning singer is on board with the new vision. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also kept his reaction short and sweet with a GIF, followed by a “they look amazing” tweet.

On the other hand, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reacted by providing us with some bold predictions for the upcoming season. Ready for these hot takes? Florio’s first prediction is that “if Washington makes the playoffs in 2020, they'll remain the 'Washington Football Team' for at least two more years.” His second prediction reads “if they somehow make it to the Super Bowl (stranger things have happened), 'Washington Football Team' will become the new name.”

We don’t plan on ruling out any possibilities, but just know we have this one bookmarked. 

 

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TALK PODCAST

Stay connected to the team with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.

MORE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL NEWS