Booger McFarland sent a great thank-you message those who reached out after he accepted a job on ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast team.
The foursome will make its regular-season debut when the Rams visit the Raiders in the second game of the opening Monday doubleheader on September 10.
A first round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1999 NFL Draft, McFarland played nine NFL seasons with the Bucs (1999-2006) and Indianapolis Colts (2005-06). This means three of the four top broadcast teams in the National Football League will feature a color commentator that was a former Cowboy, as Witten join's CBS' Tony Romo and Fox's Troy Aikman for that honor - NBC's Chris Collinsworth is the lone non-Cowboy.
"Our new Monday Night Football team shares a passion and respect for the game that will be evident to fans". His success there led to him working as a studio analyst for the ESPN on ABC college football team. Together, with Lisa, our Emmy-nominated reporter, this team will deliver a fantastic broadcast.
ESPN has not yet named its announcers for the early game, featuring the Jets at the Lions. "We are thrilled to introduce this new team to fans as we begin the latest chapter in MNF's storied history".
According to ESPN's announcement in March, McDonough will call high-profile national games each week, a College Football Playoff semifinal and the CFP championship game on ESPN radio.
ESPN moved play-by-play man Sean McDonough to college football shortly after broadcast partner Gruden left to return to coaching.
The final member of the team is no stranger to the sidelines Lisa Salters will return for her seventh MNF season this fall.
Here's guessing McFarland will be a strong addition to Monday Night Football. With Boog and Witt, it was the chemistry and knowing we have only scratched the surface of what it will be.