Sunday June 24th, 2012

Chris Berman Chris Berman could be the lead voice in the Monday Night Football booth this fall. (Kevin Winter, Getty Images)

ESPN's Chris Berman has become a well-known figure on the network's NFL studio shows NFL Countdown and NFL Primetime. However, it seems that the gravelly-voiced sportscaster may get his first crack at calling a game in the booth this Fall.

According to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, ESPN would assign Berman to call the AFC West matchup between the San Deigo Chargers and Oakland Raiders in the second game of a Monday Night Football season-opening doubleheader. Though the network may have Berman work a preseason game before then, the broadcasts will be Berman's first experience calling an NFL game live. Berman's most recent foray into play-by-play came at this year's U.S. Open, for which he received lukewarm-to-negative reviews from sports media critics.

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