When the Los Angeles Chargers begin their 2017 season in Denver, an interesting duo will be calling the game for ESPN. While it’s never fun to play the final game of week one, it will be a historic moment in broadcasting.
Former NFL coach Rex Ryan and Beth Mowins will be announcing the game. This will be the first time that a female will call a nationally televised game according to NFL.com’s Kevin Patra.
Mowins has been calling various sporting events for decades and has recent experience in broadcasting college football games for ESPN. She also called Oakland Raiders preseason games.
Of course, Mowins is going to be sharing a booth with one of the most boisterous personalities in football in Ryan.
After being fired by the Buffalo Bills, Ryan has decided to step away from coaching for the time being and take a stab at broadcasting. It should be an easy transition for Ryan as he has always been comfortable with talking with the media.
One last thing to note about Ryan is his son’s recent internship. Seth Ryan was hired by head coach Anthony Lynn as a coaching intern. So maybe Ryan will hold a soft spot for the Chargers.
It’s going to be interesting to hear a pair of brand new voices as the Chargers try to start their season off on the right foot. The Chargers are going to be involved with plenty of historic moments with the move to LA, but this is a special one for all sports fans.