Sergio Dipp steals the 'MNF' show with awkward debut
Sergio Dipp's debut on "Monday Night Football" stole the spotlight as he stumbled through his first live report from the field during the Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos game.
Dipp's halting, word-salad from the first quarter at Denver made himself the internet darling.
Watch the clip:
Sergio Dipp for every game pic.twitter.com/ZhRJppvEAU— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) September 12, 2017
"Folks, it's a pleasure to be with you guys, here on the field, from up close, just watching Coach Vance Joseph from here, you watch him now on the screen," Dipp announced.
He continued and spoke about Bronco's new head coach Joseph, "His diversity and his background is helping him a lot tonight. Quarterback at Colorado, defensive back in the NFL, and here he is, having the time of his life this night, making his head coaching debut."
Some of his words could be associated with his own performance: "having the time of his life this night, making his … debut."
A short time after clip started to get buzz, he posted a image to Twitter acknowledging the attention and making light of the moment.
On Tuesday morning he posted a more emotional and serious video talking about his night and his background.
Thank you... And God bless America. ✔️ pic.twitter.com/mYXwBNFB6g— Sergio Dipp (@SergioADippW) September 12, 2017
Dipp, 29 and from Mexico, has been with ESPN Deportes since 2013 as soccer and American football reporter. Monday was his first night on ESPN.
During the broadcast "MNF"'s new play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins, in the booth with new NFL analyst Rex Ryan, threw it to Dipp and he did the rest.
The clip upstaged Mowins and Ryan's first regular season broadcast together. Ryan moved to the booth after a long career as NFL coach. Mowins was the first woman to do play-by-play for a regular season NFL game since 1987.