ESPN has mic’d up players for Monday Night Football throughout the season, and more often than not they’re fairly innocuous. Oftentimes we hear mostly grunts and little else. There has occasionally been an interesting one, like when Sam Darnold talked about seeing ghosts against the Patriots defense.
This past Monday, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson just how bad the mic’d up segment can be. ESPN mic’d up the start QB, and while he is a great player who deserves MVP consideration, his mic’d up will go down as one of the worst. He was a cliche machine in trying to fire up his team throughout a back-and-forth game. Cliches are necessary at times, but it felt like he was only speaking in cliches.