First, Monday Night Football lost Jason Witten.
It was a huge loss.
Now the program is getting rid of the Booger Mobile, which is the vehicle that moves up and down the sidelines during the game.
The wheeled sideline contraption carrying analyst Anthony “Booger” McFarland will not return for “Monday Night’s” historic 50th season, sources tell Sporting News.
McFarland himself could still be part of the “Monday Night” announce crew with play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore and sideline reporter Lisa Salters, sources said. But his on-field crane will join the late, unlamented Mobile ESPN phone on the network’s list of technology flops.
People were annoyed because the Booger Mobile basically blocked their view from the lower bowl of the stadium. It was also kind of strange having McFarland and Witten on the same broadcast while not being in the same booth, which made for some awkward exchanges via novice broadcasters. The whole point of the thing in the first place was to get Booger closer to the action, where he could perhaps relay some interesting things he saw or heard.
RIP Booger Mobile.
It was one hell of a run:
(Matthew Emmons, USA Today Sports)