Sean McDonough
American sportscaster
Sean McDonough
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13 May 1962
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ESPN College Football on ABC
Major League Baseball on CBS
1990-04-14
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Nico Falah, USC's best replacement, has been irreplaceable
LATimes - about 1 month
When Khaliel Rodgers hobbled to the USC sideline during last season’s game against UCLA, the Trojans were on the brink of collapse.  “That’s a big problem,” the ESPN announcer, Sean McDonough, said. Rodgers was the third-string center. Playing a third-stringer is usually a worst-case scenario....
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Sean McDonough joins 'Monday Night Football' as Mike Tirico heads to NBC
CNN - 7 months
ESPN has found the man to replace Mike Tirico on "Monday Night Football."
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Your Week 3 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings!
Awful Announcing - about 3 years
  With the big Texas A&M-Alabama showdown dominating college football, I would have thought for sure that Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson would heavily populate this week's Pammies.  Alas, it wasn't to be as the CBS pair only have 1 combined point.  That puts them further behind Matt Millen, Mark May, and another older, angry ESPN analyst who takes this week's top spot.  Week 3's Top 10 and updated standings are after the jump... 10) "Here's a nit, let's pick it." - Verne Lundquist (via AA) 9) "Kirk, after the first quarter, the Tide outscored Alabama 24-9" - Lee Corso (via sctvman) 8) "I don't know what a football player is supposed to look like, but he looks like one." - Glen Mason (via krupy445) 7) "I'd take the points and kick it here." - Joey Galloway on a 21 point deficit with 7 minutes to play (via mrpowerhoward) 6) "They're just being out-efforteded." - Joey Harrington (via halosbeavpanths) 5) "I don't know what you j ...
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Announcer pairings for ESPN college games this weekend
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Announcer pairings for the ESPN college games this weekend include Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod on the ESPN3.com and KUBE (Channel 57) broadcast of Houston-Temple. Joe Territore, Matt Miller and Maria Taylor will call Texas-BYU at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2; Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb and Dawn Davenport have UAB-LSU at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU; Keith Morehouse and Peter Vaas get North Texas-Ohio at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.com; Brock Bowling and Jay Taylor do Prairie View A&M-Texas State at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3.com; and Tyler Denning and Pete Najarian will call Montana State-SMU at 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3.com. Other pairings on major games: Wake Forest at Boston College, 7 p.m. Friday, ESPN2, Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams; Florida-Miami, 11 a.m. Saturday, ESPN, Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill; Cincinnati-Illinois, 11 a.m. Saturday, ESPN2, Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich; South Florida-Michigan State, 11 a ...
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Your Week 6 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - about 4 years
The first Saturday in October brings plenty of juicy matchups all over college football.  Primetime will be particularly stacked with big games.  Will Fox be able to win the night once again behind unbeaten Texas aganst Geno Smith and West Virginia?  As if that wasn't enough, there's also Notre Dame-Miami, Ohio State-Nebraska, and Georgia-South Carolina.  All the games, dates, times, and announcers are below for you to plan your weekend accordingly. FBS: Thursday, October 4 7:30 PM- Arkansas State at Florida International (ESPNU) Joe Davis, Jay Walker 8 PM- East Carolina at Central Florida (CBS Sports) Dave Ryan, Doug Chapman, Evan Washburn 9 PM- USC at Utah (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele Friday, October 5 7 PM- Pittsburgh at Syracuse (ESPN) Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra 10:15 PM- Utah State at BYU (ESPN) Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith (BYUtv Delay) Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, ...
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BN Gameday: Oregon State at UCLA Open Game Thread
Bruins Nation - about 4 years
Well here we go. As we always do we have talked/blabbed all game week about another highly anticipated Saturday. As usual by now we know all the story lines around this game, the key stats and the general vibe around this game. Now it's a matter of finding out how all this drama is going to play out on the field. It's going to be a hot one at the Rose Bowl this afternoon. Bruins and Beavers will get started at 12:30 pm Pacific/3:30 pm EST (ABC/ESPN2). Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman will be in the booth with Quint Kessinich (who? I have no idea either) on the sidelines. If you still need to get caught up on all of our notes concerning this game from this past week, you can do so by checking out our full coverage here. If you are looking to track the game online you can also keep your tabs open to the game tracker on the official site and the WWL. Well here we go. As we always do we have talked/blabbed all game week about another highly anticipated Saturday. As usual ...
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Your Week 1 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
College football is now officially back because your opening week college football announcing schedule has arrived!  And the best part about the 2012 season... no Craig James!  Let's pause for a brief happy dance! All righty then.  Craig James is out of the booth this season and so is AA flagbearer Pam Ward.  Don't worry though, the Pammies will always be a part of Awful Announcing (at least until we're overthrown in a bloodless coup... well, hopefully it'll be bloodless). If you're new around these parts, here's how things work.  Every Wednesday or Thursday we'll post the college football announcing schedule for the weekend's games.  Before the Thursday night games (and again Saturday morning) our Pam Ward Chronicles thread will go live.  That's where you'll leave the best, funniest, most inappropriate, and highly dubious announcer quotes in the comments.  You can also tweet us announcer quotes by using the hashtag #PWAA.  On Monday, we'll collect the top ...
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Your MLB announcing schedule for 8/27 - 9/3
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
Monday August 27 Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers (ESPN 8PM) Sean McDonough, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe Tuesday August 28 Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs (WGNA 8PM) Len Kasper, Bob Brenly Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore Orioles (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast  [Alt: Cardinals @ Pirates]   Wednesday August 29 Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore Orioles (WGNA 7PM) Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates (ESPN 7PM) Dave O’Brien, Nomar Garciaparra   Thursday August 30 Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore Orioles (WGNA 12:30PM) Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals (MLBN 7PM) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz [Alt: Rays @ Blue Jays]   Friday August 31 Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Orioles @ Yankees]   Saturday September 1 San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs (WGNA 1PM) Len Kasper, Bob Brenly Philadelphia ...
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Monday: Talkin’ Hokies with Chris Colston
Roanoke.com - over 4 years
AS PROMISED FRIDAY, we’ll get to some of the highlights of my conversation with author and publisher Chris Colston in a minute. First, though, if you haven’t seen the College Football Preview section, you can read the first part here and the second part here. I’ve got two columns in there — one on how I propose we judge the Hokies’ progress this year and one on UVa cornerback Demetrious Nicholson, the leader of a young secondary and an impressive example of perseverance through childhood challenges that easily have derailed a less optimistic and hard-working young man. I also had a column Sunday on backup Tech QB Mark Leal here. I picked Georgia Tech to win the Coastal. That’s my O-line nerdom talking. Now, onto Colston. I’m sure many of you are familiar with his work. He’s a 1976 Cave Spring grad and 1980 Tech grad who has written four books on the Hokies and is the former editor of the Hokie Huddler. He’s also the publisher of the tremendous Hokie Football Annual, which i ...
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ESPN's Sean McDonough has rare syndrome
USA Today - over 4 years
ESPN's Sean McDonough has an odd way to explain away any on-air glitches: "If I mess up I can say, 'I have a hole in my head.' ''
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Watertown High School Student to Get Sports Writing Award at Celtics Game
Watertown Patch - over 4 years
Watertown High School student Margaret Antonellis will report from Thursday night's Boston Celtics game after winning first place in the Will McDonough Writing Contest. The senior was named first place winner for 12th graders in the eighth annual Will McDonough Writing Contest, named after the late Boston Globe sports columnist. The contest is designed to encourage the development of language and writing skills while incorporating the topic of sports and concepts such as teamwork, respect, and perseverance, according to a press release. The winners were selected by judges from the Boston Globe, based on how well they organized and expressed ideas and addressed the topic. Antonellis and the other winners from grades 4 to 12 will attend and report from the Celtics game against the Milwaukee Bucks and will also receive an e-reader. The winning essays will be displayed in the Will McDonough exhibit of The Sports Museum until next year's contest. Other attendees at the ceremony ...
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Idera SharePoint Performance Expert to Speak on Caching at The Experts Conference
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Sean McDonough To Show How Caching Can Be Used To Improve SharePoint Scalability, PerformanceHOUSTON, TEXAS (PRWEB) April 25, 2012 Idera, a leading provider of application and management solutions for Windows and Linux, today announced that Sean McDonough, SharePoint expert, author and Chief SharePoint Evangelist at Idera, will host the session, “Accelerate the Future by ‘Caching-In’ for SharePoint Performance,” at The Experts Conference in San Diego on Tuesday May 1, 2012 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ...
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Your MLB announcing schedule for 4/16 - 4/22
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
Who's ready for some Yanks and Sox!!! Monday April 16 Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees (ESPN 7PM) Sean McDonough, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe Tuesday April 17 Texas Rangers @ Boston Red Sox (MLBN 7PM) Bob Costas, Jim Kaat [Alt: Twins @ Yankees ] Philadelphia Phillies @ San Francisco Giants (MLBN 10PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Indians @ Mariners] Wednesday April 18 Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins (WGNA 7PM) Len Kasper, Bob Brenly Texas Rangers @ Boston Red Sox (ESPN2 7PM) Dave O’Brien, Nomar Garciaparra Thursday April 19 Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins (MLBN/WGNA 12:30PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Dodgers @ Brewers 1PM] Texas Rangers @ Detroit Tigers (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast  [Alt: Twins @ Yankees] Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners (MLBN 10PM) Local Broadcast [Alt: Athletics @ Angels] Friday April 20 New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox (MLBN 3PM) Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz [Alt: Reds @ Cubs 2:15PM] Los Angeles Dodgers @ Houston Astros (MLBN 8PM) ...
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Waterboys & Girls Events - WEEI.com
Google News - over 5 years
Broadcaster Sean McDonough and ESPN studio host Chris Berman were paired with Padraig Harrington in the pro-am. Berman enjoys the opportunity to play in such tournaments. “I love it,” Berman said. “First of all, it is a chance personally to be someone
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Terps Open Season Monday vs. Miami - UMTerps.com
Google News - over 5 years
TV: ESPN - Sean McDonough (pbp), Matt Millen (color) and Heather Cox (sidelines) will call the action. ESPN 3D will also show the game with Joe Tessitore (pbp), Tim Brown (color) and Ray Bentley (sidelines) on the call. In addition, the broadcast can
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Matt Millen's Miami Mistake: ESPN Analyst Expects LSU QB To Start For The ... - SportsGrid
Google News - over 5 years
It figures, then, that ESPN would turn to Matt Millen — who will call Monday's Miami-Maryland game alongside Sean McDonough — to inform us who will start at quarterback as Harris sits out his suspension. Millen's answer? Jarrett Lee
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What does UConn have in Pasqualoni? - Stamford Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
Sean McDonough, a veteran college football broadcaster (as well as other sports) who also happens to be a Syracuse graduate, agrees with Crouthamel that time was an issue. "He's a good example, and there's a lot of them, that over time,
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College Football TV Roundtable - SI.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sean McDonough also does a great job with play-by-play. Andy Staples: I'm thrilled that Gus Johnson is going to be calling college football. When he calls an Oregon game and tracks that offense ripping up and down the field, his head might actually
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News Roundup: Guy Goes Off, Coaches vs. Cancer And A First Glimpse at BYU - The Slipper Still Fits
Google News - over 5 years
Native Spokanite and Sportscenter anchor Neil Everett will attend along with ESPN's Sean McDonough. The Fews have raised an estimated $4.7 million for cancer research since they began hosting the events. Notably absent this year will be perpetual MC
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sean McDonough
1962
Born on May 13, 1962.
1982
It was in Syracuse where McDonough began his broadcasting career in 1982 as the play-by-play announcer for the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League.
Four years after graduating from Syracuse, he began broadcasting Boston Red Sox games on WSBK-TV (Channel 38) in Boston with former Red Sox catcher Bob Montgomery. McDonough was an Ivy League football announcer for PBS.
1984
He was a sideline reporter from 1984 - 85, and a play-by-play announcer from 1986 - 87.
1990
He began work for CBS Sports in 1990, where he broadcast college basketball (including 10 NCAA tournaments), college football (including the prestigious Orange Bowl game), the College World Series, the NFL, US Open tennis, three Winter Olympics (bobsled and luge in 1992 and 1994 and ice hockey in 1998), and golf (including four Masters and PGA Championships).
1992
Outside of New England, he is probably best remembered for his time as CBS's lead baseball announcer, a role in which he was teamed with Tim McCarver. In 1992, at the age of 30, he became the youngest man to announce the national broadcast (and all nine innings of all of the games played) of the World Series.
Coincidentally, that particular record would be broken four years later by Fox's 27-year-old Joe Buck, the son of the man McDonough replaced on CBS, Jack Buck. Technically, Vin Scully, who was 25 when he called his first World Series in 1953, is the youngest man to ever do play-by-play for a World Series. However, unlike Sean McDonough and later, Joe Buck, Scully was there as a representative of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The policy of World Series broadcasters at the time allowed representatives of the participating teams to do alternating play-by-play on the national television broadcasts instead of an actual network employee (as was the case for Scully when he was NBC's lead baseball play-by-play man from 1983 - 1989).
Perhaps Sean McDonough's most famous call is his emotional description of the Atlanta Braves' Francisco Cabrera (who had only 10 at-bats at the major league level that season) getting a dramatic, game-winning base hit in Game 7 of the 1992 National League Championship Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates: Line-drive and a base-hit!!!
Justice has scored the tying run, Bream to the plate and he is SAFE!!! Safe at the plate!!! The Braves go to the World Series! The unlikeliest of heroes wins the National League Championship Series for the Atlanta Braves. Francisco Cabrera, who had only ten at-bats in the major leagues during the regular season, singled through the left side, scoring Sid Bream from second base with the winning run. Bream, who's had five knee operations in his lifetime, just beat the tag from his ex-mate Mike LaValliere, and Atlanta pulls out Game 7 with three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. This place is bedlam. There will be no second nightmare for Bobby Cox. The final score in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series: the Braves 3 and the Pirates 2.
He also called the final play of the subsequent 1992 World Series, in which the Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-American based team to win the Major League Baseball's world championship: Nixon bunts!
Timlin on it! Throws to first... For the first time in history, the world championship banner will fly north of the border! The Toronto Blue Jays are baseball's best in 1992!
1993
A year later, McDonough called Joe Carter's dramatic 1993 World Series ending home run off Mitch Williams of the Philadelphia Phillies: Well-hit down the left-field line!
Way back and GONE! Joe Carter with a three-run homer! The winners and still world champions, the Toronto Blue Jays! Three years later, while calling the College World Series for CBS alongside Steve Garvey, McDonough called another series clinching home run. This time, it was Warren Morris, who hit a two out, 9th inning walk-off home run that won the 1996 College World Series for the Louisiana State University Fighting Tigers against Miami. McDonough's other major endeavor at CBS was his coverage of the NCAA Tournament with then-partner (and fellow Irish-American) Bill Raftery. McDonough and Raftery covered a number of regional finals in the 1990s before McDonough's run at CBS came to an end. The pair developed a terrific on-air rapport, thereby enabling McDonough and Raftery to spice up their broadcasts. Before the 1999 South Regional Final between Ohio State and St. John's from Knoxville, Tenn. McDonough and Raftery donned fishing gear as they previewed the game from a boat on the Tennessee River, which was just outside the arena.
1998
In 1998, McDonough—with Raftery at his side—called one of the great buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history, as Connecticut defeated Washington in the East Regional Semifinals on a last-second shot by Richard Hamilton.
Since 2000, McDonough has announced baseball, college basketball, college football, and NHL and NCAA hockey for ABC and ESPN. Specifically, McDonough announces many Big East college football and basketball events.
1999
In December 1999, CBS Sports President Sean McManus informed McDonough that his contract wouldn't be renewed.
Once Dick Enberg, late of NBC became available, McDonough basically became the odd man out.
2009
It was McDonough calling the play-by-play on March 12, 2009 on ESPN between UConn and Syracuse which went into 6 overtimes, becoming the longest game in Big East history clocking 3 hours and 46 minutes.
The final score was 127 - 117 in favor of Syracuse. Also on the broadcast was color commentary from Bill Raftery and Jay Bilas.
2010
He has also contributed to ESPN's coverage of the U.S. Open and British Open golf tournaments, and called the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships Final Four alongside Quint Kessenich.
2011
On September 28, 2011, McDonough called the nationally televised game in which the Baltimore Orioles came back to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 after Boston closer Jonathon Papelbon came within one strike of closing the game.
McDonough called Baltimore's Robert Andino's walk-off single, which occurred only three minutes before Evan Longoria's walk-off home run against the New York Yankees in St. Petersburg gave the Tampa Bay Rays, who trailed the Red Sox by nine games on September 3, the American League Wild Card, as follows: Lined to left, Crawford playing shallow dives cannot make the catch! Reimold comes to the plate! He scores! And the Baltimore Orioles stun the Boston Red Sox! McDonough was also behind the mic for the fumbled punt in the final seconds of the Michigan State-Michigan football game on October 17, 2015, that resulted in the game-winning touchdown for the Spartans. Whoa, (the Michigan punter) has trouble with the snap…and the ball is free! It's picked up by Michigan State's Jalen Watts-Jackson…and he scores! On the last play of the game! Unbelievable! (pauses while the team celebrates) Michigan State is still the big boy on the block in the state of Michigan. A shocking ending to this rivalry game.
2013
Starting in 2013, McDonough started play-by-play work for the NFL on ESPN Radio.
Others included Ryan Ruocco, Marc Kestecher, and Bill Rosinski, who previously did NFL games for NFL on Westwood One as the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers.
2016
McDonough was named lead play-by-play announcer for Monday Night Football (succeeding Mike Tirico, who departed for NBC Sports) beginning in the 2016 season.
McDonough continued to announce local Red Sox broadcasts during this time, moving over the years to different local stations including WFXT (Channel 25), WABU (Channel 68) and WLVI (Channel 56). Over the years, his other obligations began to interfere with his announcing of Red Sox games, and he seemed to call fewer and fewer each season. In 1996, he was teamed with former Red Sox second baseman Jerry Remy, with whom he worked for nine seasons before McDonough was replaced completely in 2005 by NESN announcer Don Orsillo. He later turned down an offer to become the New York Mets play-by-play man on television. In 2012, McDonough had surgery to repair Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS), which kept him from working for several months.
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