Apr 22, 2009; New York, NY, USA; ESPN commentator Chris Berman during the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

ESPN Confirms Our Worst Fears

At first it was just a rumor. Now the sum of all fears has been realized.

ESPN confirmed today that Chris Berman will indeed be calling the Raiders-Chargers Monday Night opener this season. Let’s all plan on keeping a vomit bag handy.

As if Berman’s tired routine wasn’t already more played than predicting the Chargers to win a Super Bowl now he’s officially jumped the shark by crawling into the broadcast booth.

Of course JBB already knew this was going to happen. We gave you a brief recap of some of the low-lights of Berman’s play-by-play debut thanks to our friend Doc Brown. Still, this news is sitting worse with Raider Nation than a blooming onion in the stomach of an Olympic gymnast.

The NFL has to be happy with this decision though. No doubt the fear of having to listen to Berman call a Raider game will force fans to flock to the sure-to-be sold out Coliseum. The no blackout streak continues with a little help from the Raider haters at ESPN.

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