ESPN finally expels the infamous Monday Night Football crew of Booger McFarland and Joe Tessitore.
And to the surprise of few, the announcement was ultimately met with an abundance of cheers from the wild world of social media.
After the 2018 season, ESPN decided to cut ties with Jason Witten and turn towards Booger McFarland to assist Joe Tessitore with Monday Night Football.
It didn’t take long for viewers to notice obvious blunders and awkward comments that would eventually plague the coverage and result in a continuous onslaught of jokes and jabs. Tuesdays were filled with Twitter memes directed towards the Monday Night Football coverage- it was time to take some form of action.
After the network failed to comment on whether or not McFarland and Tessitore would remain on the show, it was clear that the writing was on the wall.
Now, we can all agree that the combination of Tessitore and McFarland was somewhat of an embarrassment for ESPN. Especially after hearing the two combine for clumsy commentary that left viewers hitting the mute button on their remotes every Monday.
But truthfully, it would be unfair to place the burden on either of their shoulders after ESPN fumbled to get the right people in the booth. After missing on Tony Romo, Peyton Manning, and Al Michaels, ESPN was left with two employees whose chemistry could be correlated to that of a first high school date.
And by the end of the season, I couldn’t help but to feel sympathy for Booger. It was obvious that the primetime play-by-play commentary just wasn’t his speed.
That doesn’t mean that he’s a bad football personality, it just means that he should probably stick to a role that better suits him- whatever that may be.
Per reports, it seems that McFarland will be moved to the ESPN studio and Tessitore will have an opportunity to return back to college football coverage.
It’s uncertain on who will take over the Monday Night duties, but one thing is for sure.
ESPN better come up with something good after missing big on their last two projects.