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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Desmond Howard, Trent Dilfer visit 'Skyfall'

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As the latest James Bond adventure, "Skyfall," is set to debut this weekend, you might have noticed some familiar ESPN personalities shedding some light on all things 007.

Football analysts Desmond Howard and Trent Dilfer are featured as part of an ESPN multimedia campaign, including part of a two-page spread in the latest ESPN The Magazine.

Earlier this year, they spent three days at Pinewood Studios in London. They drove the iconic Aston Martin car that Bond, portrayed by Daniel Craig, uses. They met with Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes; Dilfer met with the film’s stunt coordinator, and Howard had a chance to interview Craig’s co-stars Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe.

Neither made a cameo in the movie.

“All I’m saying is, if you have me out there, you might as well just throw me in the background during the casino scene,” Howard told ESPN Front Row. “I don’t need a speaking part. Just hand me some chips.”