Behind The Scenes

MNF Open: Vikings-Packers

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ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew knew that the Nov. 14 contest was a particularly big game — a division rivalry between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers at historic Lambeau Field. The matchup was also played on the heels of ESPN’s Salute to Veterans week.

The timing of the game provided a perfect opportunity to celebrate the teamwork and leadership that the undefeated Packers embody, as well as those same qualities that our military veterans stand for in ensuring our nation’s freedom.

Crew members Rico Labbe, Michael Sciallis, Jason Jobes and Whitney O’Steen created this week’s MNF open, which honors the men and women who serve our country.

Decorated Marine Jake Wood narrates the video above.

MNF also salutes its own crew members who are veterans: Diane Michaud (Production), who served in the US Women’s Army Corps (WACs); and Navy veterans Doug Birmingham (Audio) and Dave Hensley (NEP).

We thank them for their loyalty to team and country.

For more information on the Week 10 MNF open, read this story in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

To follow the 2011 ESPN’s Monday Night Football season, embed this handy Google calendar.

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