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:
Date Visitor Host 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.
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