Sergio Dipp wasn’t ready for some football.
The debut of ESPN’s newest Monday Night Football sideline reporter lit up social media as he nervously stumbled and bumbled his way through his first report late in the first quarter of the Chargers-Broncos game.
The 29-year-old Dipp, who mainly appears on ESPN Deportes, joined play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins, the first woman to call an NFL regular season game since 1987, and rookie color commentator Rex Ryan, the former Jets and Bills coach on the broadcast.
When his turn came, Dipp started his report by saying how happy he was to be with them “here on the field, from up close, just watching … [Broncos] coach Vance Joseph … from here. You watch him now on the screen.”
Dipp, who has worked with ESPN since 2013, went on to speak about how the diversity in the first-year coach’s background – Division I quarterback and a defensive back in the NFL – is helping him.
“… And here he is, having the time of his life this night making his head-coaching debut,” said the obviously excited Dipp.