Well, now we have even less of a reason to waste time with ESPN's Monday Night Football "coverage."
The announcement came down a few hours ago that, starting with the 2012 season, Monday Night Football will go to a two-man booth of Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden. That means that the one redeeming member of the network's Monday Night Football coverage, former Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Ron Jaworski, will not be there on Monday nights.
Jaworski is one of the most respected analysts in the league and, as anyone that's heard him can attest, spends a ton of time watching and breaking down film to add even more insight to the games that he's covering. Apparently he's going to remain a part of ESPN's other "match-up" type of shows, and the four-letter is trying to sell this as not being a demotion for Jaws, but I just don't get the logic. Tirico is a decent enough announcer, but Gruden makes me long for the glory days of Dennis Miller and/or Tony Kornheiser.
(And, yes, I'm one of about five people on the North American continent that will defend Dennis Miller on Monday Night Football.)
So, if you need even less reason to watch Monday Night Football in 2012, ESPN has been generous enough to provide it for you.