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LOS ANGELES -- ESPN LA announced Thursday it reached an agreement with the New York Jets to broadcast games during the upcoming NFL season. All 16 regular-season Jets games will air on 710 ESPN, beginning with the Jets' Sept. 11 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.
Led by former USC quarterback and Orange County native Mark Sanchez, the Jets advanced to the AFC Championship Game in each of the past two seasons.
"It's an honor to be able to bring Mark Sanchez back to LA and back to his huge local fan base," said Scott McCarthy, vice president/general manager of ESPN LA. "There is tremendous passion for the NFL here in LA, and this partnership with an elite franchise will further energize the Southland's sizable population of football fans, who continue to express excitement about the potential return of an NFL team to the region."
"I'm happy that Jets fans in the LA area will now be a part of our 2011 season," said Sanchez. "Their support has always been very important to me, and I look forward to sharing this exciting time with them."
The 710 ESPN broadcasts will feature the play-by-play tandem of Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons, who begin their tenth season together as the voices of the Jets.
"We are excited to bring the broadcasts from our ESPN New York 1050 flagship station to the greater Los Angeles area," said Matt Higgins, Jets executive vice president of business operations. "The team has a strong national following, and we look forward to enhancing the experience for Jets fans in Southern California and across the country."