ESPN Removes Jaws from MNF

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  1. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Geez, imo, Jaws was the better of the three. They're saying it's a promotion. MNF's going downhill fast imo. Gruden and Tirico? Pffft! Good grief

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/15/espn-removes-jaworski-from-monday-night-booth/
     
  2. El Tejano

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    Jaws was the guy that gave you great insight. Now they are letting him go. What are they going to do now? Bring in Theisman? OH!!!!!
     
  3. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    They're going with just Gruden and Tirico. I'm not sure which is worse. ESPN's a joke and MNF is right there with them for the ride.
     
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    Damn I like Jaws well I gues they will bring in a stand up comic or something.
     
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    Is it just me, or are there very few play-by-play/color commentators that are actually good?

    I wish there was an option to select audio from home or away radio partners, a Fan Zone type deal, and then the ESPN crew.
     
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    Sunday night football has turned into more of the more marquee game over the years. I don't know if I'd rather the Texans play on Sunday nights than Monday nights. I liked Jaws too. He is his best on that NFL Matchup show he does with Hodge (I don't care much for Hodge though).
     
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    :thinking: Didn't he drop a HUGE F bomb on the air earlier this year?
     
  8. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I thought it was "sh-t"
     
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    I am going to try and pump the radio feed in for audio, and just mute the TV.
     
  10. GP

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    I think this is more like "ESPN Promotes Jaworski, Removes Him From Painfully Bad MNF Obligations."

    He might have decided if he was staying, he was done with the MNF gig. It's not that big of a deal anymore. Everybody's watching the new NBC show "Smash" on Monday nights now anyways.
     
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    He's going to be seen more than he used to on ESPN. Basically he traded in his color commentary job that always required him moving around the Country constantly to a studio job where he doesn't have so much travel.
     
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    MNF has sucked for a while now. ESPN as a whole is just getting worse and worse.

    title is kinda misleading though true. removes seems a bit strong.
     
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    I like Jaws, but he has an inflection in his voice that annoys the crap out of me. It's that ending - the "EPSN lisp" - that he does with all his statements. It's really noticeable when he's in the booth. It's the way he ends his points, like he's been trained by the ESPN Broadcast School to mimic their corporate statement, because most of the reporters on the station do the same thing.

    Just nitpicking on my part, though. I'd rather he stay with the MNF crew, because his absence will just make Gruden more of a QB-lusting egomaniac.
     
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    I wondered if it was just me but I guess not. Jaws knows his business as far as football goes but that voice inflection thing drives me up the wall. He only does it when he's calling the games and it's given me a rash since day one.

    Best wishes for Jaws in his new role.
     
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    I don't mind this. Two man booth is better and I like Chucky more than Jaws. More entertaining on TV.

    MNF had record low ratings late year, so I wonder if that had anything to do with this decision. Although I think the ratings may have more to do with the teams they chose rather than the announcing crew...there were some bad games this past season.
     
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    If the problem was Jaws, wouldn't they replace him instead of making him the odd-man out with a reduction to a 2-man team ? Chucky is the star and Trico is the play-by-play guy so they stay and
    Jaws is just the unfortunate victim of some Producers concept for the shows new format.
     
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    For me. It is how Jaws speaks. In short. Sentences.

    The old David Anderson parody video, that DA did of Jaws, is priceless. Searched YouTube and couldn't find it, though.
     
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    I haven't heard of that but I think I found it. It's pretty funny!

    http://www.justin.tv/chancekear/b/259291518
     
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    I like the picture and crew much better on SNF anyway.
     

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