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ESPN celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

ESPN Deportes graphic celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (ESPN Deportes)
ESPN Deportes graphic celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (ESPN Deportes)

ESPN and ESPN Deportes are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with special programming and content across all platforms that highlight the contributions of Hispanics in the world of sports.

When the Chicago Bears visit the New York Jets on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, the ESPN Deportes telecast will feature commentators Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and sideline reporter John Sutcliffe saluting Hispanic Heritage Month.

ESPN Monday Night Football analyst John Sutcliffe interviewing Nick Foles (9) of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images)
ESPN Monday Night Football sideline reporter John Sutcliffe interviewing Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images)

After covering more than 100 MNF games during his ESPN tenure, Sutcliffe feels privileged to be a part of the franchise.

“I get paid to have a lot of fun on Mondays,” said Sutcliffe, the first Hispanic to report a MNF game from the sidelines on ESPN in English. He considers that distinction among his career highlights.

Working on a variety of ESPN and ESPN Deportes platforms provides him with the “the opportunity to work in both Spanish and English.”

As the number of NFL Hispanic players continues to grow, Sutcliffe says that he has special connections with some of these players, such as [Philadelphia Eagles quarterback] Mark Sanchez and [Chicago Bears lineman] Roberto Garza. Sutcliffe always enjoys “interviewing the [Dallas] Cowboys quarterback and calling him by his name, Antonio Ramiro Romo” or Tony Romo.

Highlights of Hispanic Heritage Month on ESPN
Apart from the special ESPN Deportes MNF coverage, there is plenty of other special programming on ESPN and ESPN Deportes highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month including:

One Nacion, live Oct. 8, 7:00p.m ET: Hosted by Adriana Monsalve, Max Bretos and Alfredo Lomeli, the show will feature a series of special reports that highlight the impact of Latinos in sports while engaging fans in the conversation via social media.
• Featured Vignettes: Throughout HHM, the network’s studio shows will feature special vignettes that showcase the impact of Hispanics in soccer, boxing, basketball, and the popularity of Hispanics athletes in pop culture.
• Dedicated index pages on ESPN.com and ESPNDeportes.com: The sites will feature special reports and articles around Latino athletes and impact of Hispanics across all sports.

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