Today is reporting day for the San Francisco 49ers veterans as the team gathers at its Santa Clara complex for the start of training camp, beginning with Saturday night’s semi-public practice at 7.
The reward at the end of camp is obviously the season opener, the nightcap of an ESPN Monday Night Football doubleheader as the Niners play host to Adrian Peterson, Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 14 at 10:20 p.m. ET at Levi’s Stadium in rookie 49ers coach Jim Tomsula’s debut.
And the ESPN broadcasting team for the Niners-Vikings game will be Chris Berman, who covered both “The Catch” NFC title game on January 10, 1982, between the Niners and Dallas Cowboys and the final regular season game at Candlestick Park, between the Niners and Atlanta Falcons, on Dec. 23, 2013; Trent Dilfer, a Niners quarterback in 2007; and SportsCenter anchor Lindsay Czarniak, who will serve as the game’s sideline reporter.
It will be the third year Berman and Dilfer will be in the booth, the second year for Czarniak. The early Monday night game that evening between the Philadelphia Eagles and Falcons at the Georgia Dome will be called by Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters.