Steelers-Cards to open MNF preseason
ESPN will kick off its 2009 Monday Night Football preseason schedule with a rematch of Super Bowl XLIII when the defending champion Pittsburgh Steelers host the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. ET.
Preseason Monday Night Football
ESPN will kick off its 2009 Monday Night Football preseason schedule with a Super Bowl rematch:
|Thursday, August 13||Arizona Cardinals||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Monday, August 17||Carolina Panthers||New York Giants|
|Monday, August 24||New York Jets||Baltimore Ravens|
|Monday, August 31||Minnesota Vikings||Houston Texans|
ESPN's Mike Tirico and analysts Ron Jaworski and Tony Kornheiser will call four NFL preseason games during the month of August -- one on Thursday and three on Mondays -- before their regular-season debut on Monday, Sept. 14. All MNF preseason games will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
The NFL's exhibition season begins Aug. 9 in Canton, Ohio, where the Buffalo Bills will play the Tennessee Titans in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game. The Dallas Cowboys will play for the first time in their new $1.1 billion stadium Aug. 21, facing the Titans.
Quarterback Kurt Warner and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald -- who played collegiately at the University of Pittsburgh -- will lead the defending NFC champion Cardinals against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers at Heinz Field in the August 13 game.Baltimore Ravens will host the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium as Jets first-year coach and former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan returns to Baltimore.
ESPN Deportes, ESPN's 24-hour Spanish-language domestic sports network, will once again offer a Spanish-language production of MNF preseason and regular season games in 2009. The on-air team will include Alvaro Martín (play-by-play), Raul Allegre (analyst) and John Sutcliffe (sideline reporter).
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.