Louis Riddick realizes he is in a favorable position. He is an analyst on the NFL’s most iconic television package — ESPN's “Monday Night Football” — and still has hopes of running a franchise as a general manager.
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has signed a five-year agreement with the NFL to broadcast the Monday night game during the first weekend of the playoffs, beginning this season.
The announcement was made by ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro at the CAA World Congress of Sport.
One of Jimmy Pitaro's top objectives when he became ESPN president was to get the National Hockey League back on the network. On Tuesday night, Pitaro's goal will be realized.
Besides the Seattle Kraken's first game, the return of hockey to ESPN and the addition of Turner Sports are among the main storylines when the regular season begins this week.