Tafoya And Kolber Rumored To Be Nixed From Monday Night Crew

Sunday, February 10, 2008


PFT is on the case again and it looks like ESPN is dropping both of it's sideline reporters for Monday Night Football next season....

A media source tells us that ESPN are relieving Michelle Tafoya and Suzy Kolber of their duties on Monday Night Football.....

It remains to be seen whether this is a first step in an effort to reduce costs by shrinking the cast of characters who cover the Monday night game for ESPN. Several analysts are stationed in Bristol, a trio of talking heads have a desk inside the venue where the game is played, and multiple reporters typically swarm the stadium in the three or four hours before kickoff.
Again this is just a rumor, but PFT is usually dead on after talking to it's sources. I didn't really care for either of them on the telecast but it's odd that they would get rid of both of them. Could this be a sign that they might be looking to bring EA on board? Who knows, but it wouldn't be the worst idea if they did.

That photo above is beginning to look like the picture from Back to the Future isn't it?

Tafoya, Kolber Out At MNF (Pro Football Talk)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:23 PM

15 Comments:

Ooh, Ooh, I know a way they can "shrink the cast of characters"... anyone want to guess?

Anonymous said...
Feb 10, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

who the hell is EA?

Anonymous said...
Feb 10, 2008, 4:36:00 PM  

Anonymous, EA is Erin Andrews. You should know this.

mattycb8 said...
Feb 10, 2008, 4:39:00 PM  

oh good call..yea i should know that sorry, had a few drinks today. i vote for the tandem of EA and melissa stark. that would be awsome.

Anonymous said...
Feb 10, 2008, 4:43:00 PM  

Never posted here before but if true, today was like christmas for me. I might actually start wacting the games on espn again.

Bring in Marv and Jesse. Third person in the booth or sideline but that is it. espn always treated the game as if it was less important than the people covering it. The crew took carte-blanche to discuss the leaguue and other matters over what actually is occurring on the field.

Ditch TK, tirico, and ?.

Anonymous said...
Feb 10, 2008, 5:52:00 PM  

Can't they keep Kolber on and add EA as well? I think that would be sweet.

Oh, yeah, and maybe get rid of the commentators.

NHZ said...
Feb 10, 2008, 6:19:00 PM  

I hope this doesn't pave the way for Emmitt to become one of their sideline reporters next year.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Feb 10, 2008, 6:45:00 PM  

Kolber looks like a rat. MNF is terible.

Feb 10, 2008, 6:48:00 PM  

Im going to be pissed if EA leaves the college ranks and makes me watch damn Monday Night Football.

Bdavis said...
Feb 10, 2008, 6:52:00 PM  

What if Shannon Spake was one of the MNF sideline hires? She's been noticeably absent on the NASCAR coverage I've seen (albeit limited) on ESPN. That Nicole Manske chick was all over their coverage the last few days. Unless one of you gearheads can help me out...

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Feb 10, 2008, 7:23:00 PM  

Nicole Manske is going to host Nascar Now on espn...and Erik Kusilias is going back to espn rado. i dont know that shannon spake

Feb 10, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

@bostonsucksmyblog:

Thanks. Erik Kusilias & Ryan Burr know nothing about NASCAR. Manske comes over from the Speed Channel (if I'm not mistaken), and she's kinda easy on the eyes.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Feb 10, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  
Morgan Wick said...
Feb 11, 2008, 2:10:00 AM  

Feel very free not to replace them with other sideline reporters, ESPN. There is no less worthless media job than a sideline reporter.

Anonymous said...
Feb 11, 2008, 9:23:00 AM  

From that same USA Today report:

Sunday, Soltys also said the contracts of ABC/ESPN college football announcers Dan Fouts and Tim Brant, who worked together on West Coast games, have expired and won't be renewed.

Pack your bags, Pam Ward & Ray Bentley.

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Feb 11, 2008, 9:48:00 AM  

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