There’s an unfamiliar face on the sidelines in Denver tonight.
The second game of tonight’s Monday Night Football Week 1 doubleheader features the Los Angeles Chargers at the Denver Broncos.
Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is making history as the first woman to announce an NFL game since 1987, while game analyst Rex Ryan is making his debut after spending the last several seasons as an NFL head coach.
Mowins sounds smooth; she calls college football every week, so she’s seasoned. Rex has good insight, but he definitely appears nervous in the booth.
However, it is the third member of the broadcast, sideline reporter Sergio Dipp, who is going viral.
The 29-year-old Dipp is a native of Mexico who works for ESPN Deportes. He covers soccer and the NFL, so he’s not unfamiliar with football.
Nevertheless, Dipp seemed very nervous during his first sideline report of the night. Whether it was a result of him doing the report in English when he primarily works in Spanish, or just the bright lights of being on ESPN in this spot, he struggled.
— Jamie McCarty (@JamieMcCarty) September 12, 2017
Dipp’s performance immediately led to a ton of people wondering just who he was, while others mocked him on social media.
It was a rough spot, but given the circumstances and his background, it seems explainable. Hopefully Dipp bounces back.
Already, he seems to be taking this one in stride.
— Sergio Dipp (@SergioADippW) September 12, 2017
You can catch the rest of this Monday Night Football game on ESPN.