The XFL Chicago Enforcers have announced
their radio broadcast team for the 2001 football season that will
be heard on ESPN Radio 1000. Play-by-Play duties will be handled
by current ESPN Radio personality Bill Simonson. Joining Simonson
in the color analyst role will be former Chicago Bears standout
and member of their Super Bowl XX championship team, Otis Wilson.
Rounding out the broadcast team will be ESPN Radio's Lou Canellis,
who will tackle sideline reporting.
"Obviously Otis is one of the more popular Chicago sports figures
and will be a great asset to the broadcast team," says Enforcers
Acting Vice President/General Manager Rich Rose. "Bill and
Lou have a loyal following on ESPN and will be able to bring their
unique style of broadcasting to the XFL."
Simonson and Canellis currently host "The Huge Show" weekday
afternoons on ESPN Radio. Wilson has been heard on various radio
stations in Chicago since his playing career ended.
"We're excited to have three personalities who will reflect
the attitude and style of play embodied in the XFL and Chicago Enforcers
football. This won't be your typical football radio broadcast,"
said Jack Trompeter, Enforcers Vice President of Marketing.
"I'm pleased and honored to be a part of the Chicago Enforcers
radio broadcast team on ESPN Radio. It's a great opportunity for
me to become involved again in football in this city, especially
the rough and tough, fast-paced action of the XFL," said Wilson
of his new position with the team.