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ESPN Monday Night Football Conference Call with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
ESPN Monday Night Football play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico, analyst Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters will be available for a media conference call Thursday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. ET. MNF coordinating producer Jay Rothman will also be available for questions. 

MNF’s new team of commentators will make their regular-season debut in the first game of a doubleheader on September 10. Tirico, Gruden and Salters will call the Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens at 7 p.m. Chris Berman, Trent Dilfer and Rachel Nichols will team together in Oakland where the Raiders host the San Diego Chargers at 10:15 p.m. 

SportsCenter Special: Bill Parcells’ NFL Preview – Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach Bill Parcells and NFL Live’s Trey Wingo will host SportsCenter Special: Bill Parcells’ NFL Preview on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 p.m. on ESPN.  The legendary coach, known for his adept talent evaluation and for rebuilding NFL franchises, will preview the 2012 NFL season in this one-hour program with in-depth team analysis and predictions. In addition, Parcells will breakdown all eight NFL divisions, including projected winners and players to watch.  ESPN analyst and former Pro Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, who played for Parcells with the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys, will also contribute. NFL Preview is the latest SportsCenter Special that Parcells has done for ESPN, following his NFL Draft Confidential and Super Bowl Confidential shows the past two years. Photos via ESPN Images

ESPN Highlights NFL Programming with New Resort-themed Campaign
In addition to a new Monday Night Football campaign, “It All Comes Down to Monday Night”, ESPN is set to unveil a brand new campaign to support the company’s vast array of NFL programming, including Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, Fantasy Football Now, NFL Live, and NFL32.  The studio campaign spots feature ESPN’s NFL commentators as employees at an idyllic beachside retreat which caters to an NFL fan’s every whim.  From NFL-themed mud baths to a cabana decorated with Chicago Bears paraphernalia and shrubbery shaped like the New Orleans Saints’ fleur de lis, the resort is true paradise for any fan – serving their needs with insight, expertise, and personality. The series of six spots were filmed at various locations in California, including Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes.  Wieden + Kennedy NY was the creative agency for the campaign.