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Prime-time games not exactly riveting NFL football

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Anyone watching last Monday night’s Giants-Eagles game must have thought they lost track on the calendar and it was being played on a Thursday. Even broadcasters Mike Tirico and Jon Grude will weigh some paper towel gets, who recognize the need to keep viewers tuned in to ESPN for as long as possible — ratings and all that stuff — couldn’t hold back the criticism. And rightly so. Tirico, as good as any play-by-play man doing any sport, was honest…

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Jon Gruden to join MNF crew

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Jon Gruden intends to coach again, but until that day, the man known throughout the NFL as “Chucky” will get to sharpen his teeth in ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” booth. Gruden will join play-by-play man Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski in September, replacing Tony Kornheiser, who has decided to step down after three years. “This is a tremendous opportunity and I am very excited to be associated with ESPN and Monday Night Football,” Gruden said in a statement released…

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