ESPN To Consider Removing Booger McFarland From MNF Booth, Might Offer Tony Romo $10 Million To Take Over
For the second-straight year, Booger McFarland was the target of people’s ire and jokes as he seemed to stumble threw games, making obvious observations, or just flat out state something that doesn’t make any sense.
That could all might becoming to an end as ESPN could be looking to reboot their ‘Monday Night Football” broadcast booth.
NY Post’s Andrew Marchand reported on Tuesday that the Worldwide Leader In Sports could remove Booger McFarland And Joe Tessitore ‘MNF’ broadcast, even though ratings are way up this year.
“With ESPN already starting the process of potentially another major shakeup on “Monday Night Football,” CBS’ Tony Romo is now even better positioned to eclipse John Madden’s game analyst record of $8 million per year in the free-agent market.
And he may blow that number away.
With or without Romo, there will be offseason uncertainty in regards to the Monday night booth of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland.
While ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” ratings were up this season, the telecast still lacks the same big-time feel of the other top broadcast booths.
Tessitore’s hype-filled style is best suited to college football and boxing, while McFarland’s first game as a lone analyst in a booth was this year on “Monday Night Football,” which might be the most scrutinized broadcast in sports.”
In their place could be the highly coveted Tony Romo, where the report states ESPN could offer him upwards of $10 to come over to their team.
“Meanwhile, ESPN/ABC hope to add a Super Bowl in the upcoming round of new NFL TV deals, and having Romo as its lead analyst is viewed as helpful. The money ESPN might offer could get crazy, with six years and $10 million-plus per year seemingly possible.
CBS remains the favorite to retain Romo, but it has barely any leverage and will be forced to pay a number its executives found unimaginable a year ago. Romo is making a little more than $3 million this year in the final season of what is essentially his rookie broadcast deal.”
Booger found himself being made fun during the playoffs after he suggested that the Buffalo Bills spike the ball on a 4th down play late in the game.
H/T – Bro Bible