The Monday Lineup: 9 ESPN moments from the weekend and for the week ahead

Some of what you may have missed over the weekend and what’s coming up from ESPN:

1. The World Series is tied 2-2, meaning this crew will be heading back to Boston for more Baseball Tonight at the World Series after tonight’s Game 5.

Pre-show meeting with the Baseball Tonight World Series crew (Photo by Nick Davis)
Pre-show meeting with the Baseball Tonight World Series crew (Photo by Nick Davis)

2. ESPN’s newest NFL analyst, Mark Brunell, makes his debut today on SportsCenter (1 p.m. ET) and NFL Live (4 p.m.). The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback spent the majority of his 19 NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars – earlier this month he was inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars – and also played for the Packers, Redskins, Saints and Jets. In addition to his analyst work, Brunell is currently coaching high school football at Episcopal School in Jacksonville.

(Left Photo: Allen Kee/ESPN Images Right Photo: Scott Clarke/ESPN Images)
ESPN’s new NFL analyst Mark Brunell.
(Left Photo: Allen Kee/ESPN Images – Right photo: Scott Clarke/ESPN Images)

3. Wishing all the best to our corporate cousins at Fusion.

4. Tweets that speak for themselves.

5. Jon Gruden’s “Gruden Extra” interview with Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson will air during the Monday Night Countdown pregame (ESPN, 6:30 p.m. ET). Wilson and the Seahawks face St. Louis in tonight’s Monday Night Football contest (8:25 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN). Wilson is another in the growing line of Gruden QB Camp alumni.

Former "Gruden QB Camp" participant Russell Wilson talks with Jon Gruden in advance of tonight's Seattle-St. Louis game MNF game. (Photo by Jim Carr)
Former “Gruden QB Camp” participant Russell Wilson talks with Jon Gruden in advance of tonight’s Seattle-St. Louis game MNF game. (Photo by Jim Carr)

6. A peek inside the ESPN Radio booth at the World Series – all games are on ESPN Radio. Here (l to r), Ivan Sokalsky, John Martin and Bryan Learned prepare for the broadcast with Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser on the call (Photo by Kristen Hudak).


Bryan Learned on right  Ivan Sokalsky on left
Preparing for game time on ESPN Radio

7. The so-called GameDay jinx was broken on Saturday.

8. Great to have Keith Olbermann back from his MLB playoff duties and on the nightly Olbermann.

9. A new Wider World of Sports with Kenny Mayne debuts this week on ESPN.com.


Bill Hofheimer and Kristen Hudak contributed to this post

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