Rex Ryan Reportedly Assigned Monday Night Gig
I can't wait to see this one. But since it's the second half of a Monday Night Football doubleheader I'll probably only get to see some of the first half. According to reports the second game of ESPN's season opening NFL football doubleheader will feature former Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan with play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins.
The pair are set to work the September 11th game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos. In addition to being Ryan's first regular season NFL assignment, it'll be the first time in 30 years that a woman has done play-by-play in a regular season NFL game.
Mowins is a Syracuse native who has a master's degree in Communications from Syracuse University. She has experience calling college football games and has also worked the past couple of seasons calling Oakland Raiders preseason games. She also has years of experience calling women's college sports.
And we know the Rex Ryan story. The former head coach of the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets loves the cameras and loves to talk. So this should be an interesting pairing this season, if that in fact happens. The story is attributed to Robert Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.