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ESPN Sideline Reporter Sergio Dipp Achieves ‘Monday Night Football’ Infamy

Entering the late night NFL match-up of the Los Angeles Chargers versus the Denver Broncos on the Sep. 11 edition of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football“, Beth Mowins — the first female play-by-play announcer on an NFL game since 1987 — was supposed to be the top star of the broadcast.

But a new personality unexpectedly emerged on the night — Sergio Dipp, a regular on Spanish-language NFL telecasts on the international outlet ESPN Latin America, offered an awkwardly non-descript sideline report stating he was “on the field, from up-close just watching” new Broncos head coach Vance Joseph “from here… you watch him now on the screen.” Dipp further exclaimed about Joseph, “And here is, having the time of his life this night making his head coaching debut.”

Dipp’s report spawned a flurry of tweets reacting to his spot:

On the following morning, Dipp himself reflected on his infamous report and the subsequent social media reaction:

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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