Saturday, June 14, 2008

Bristol to Invade Lambeau

Have you always wanted to meet your favorite ESPN personalities but could never afford the trip out to Bristol, CT? (or Disney's ESPN the Weekend, I suppose). Well, Wisconsinites, you're in luck. Anyone who has anything to do with covering football for the network will discend on Lambeau Field for Week One of the NFL Season.

Week One, of course, is the week the Packers host the Vikings to kickstart the network's coverage of Monday Night Football. It's also the night a quarterback not named Brett Favre will start for the Packers for the first time since 1992. But don't worry, he'll be there anyways, as his number is to be retired.

With such a major event, ESPN has decided to pray upon us at full force. From the Green Bay Press-Gazette:

ESPN will kick off its coverage with "NFL Live" at 12:30 p.m. "PTI" will lead the live-from-Lambeau coverage at 2:30 p.m., followed by portions of "SportsCenter Monday Kickoff" (3 p.m.) and "Monday Night Countdown" (4 p.m.) before the 6 p.m. kickoff. The network will carry segments from Lambeau at halftime of the Denver Broncos/Oakland Raiders game, which starts at 9:15 p.m., and during its 12:30 a.m. "SportsCenter."

That should be interesting.


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