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Sean McDonough becomes play-by-play announcer for 'Monday Night Football'

Sean McDonough becomes play-by-play announcer for 'Monday Night Football'

The Rams open the season against the San Francisco 49ers on “Monday Night Football,” and a new play-by-play announcer will be in place on the long-running broadcast.

ESPN announced Monday that Sean McDonough will replace Mike Tirico, who is joining NBC.

McDonough, 53, will be only the fifth person to handle play-by-play in the 46-year history of “Monday Night Football,” following Keith Jackson, Frank Gifford, Al Michaels and Tirico, who did the job the last 10 years.

“It really is the dream of a lifetime, especially growing up in my house,” McDonough, the son of the late print and television reporter...

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