To celebrate the return of NFL Monday Night Football, professional announcer Bruce Buffer soaked up with spotlight while rocking an insane jacket and psyching the crowd up during the Las Vegas Raiders vs Baltimore Ravens
“It’ssssssssssss Time!” Buffer declared his catchphrase at the beginning of the game, thus kicking off 2021 Monday Night Football.
Bruce Buffer has been announcing for UFC since 1996. His half-brother, Michael Buffer, is a ring announcer for boxing and professional wrestling matches. His catchphrase is “Let’s get ready to rumble!” Michael actually made an appearance Sunday (September 12th) during the Los Angeles Rams vs Chicago Bears game.
There hasn’t been any indication if Buffer’s appearance is a one-time thing or if the Las Vegas Raiders tend to keep him during the entire 2021 NFL season.
NFL Fans React to Bruce Buffer’s Appearance in Las Vegas
After the video was posted on Twitter, NFL fans sounded off to Buffer’s appearance in Las Vegas. “Bruce > Michael and it isn’t close at all,” one Twitter user writes. Followed by a Twitter user also tweets, “He’s so much better.”
“Sweet Jesus his voice sounds incredible no matter what sport he rocks,” a Twitter user further states.
“Yesterday, Michael Buffer at Rams game. Tonight Bruce Buffer at Raiders game,” another Twitter user declares.
“Bruce Buffer yelling “ITSSS TIMMEEEE” as Steve Aoki DJs in the background to kick off the Raiders season is the most Las Vegas thing ever.”
Las Vegas Raiders Announce Mark Shunock & Sibley Scoles As In-Game Elements Hosts
Another with Buffer, pop media and entertainment personalities Mark Shunock and Sibley Scoles are reportedly teaming up to host in-game elements during the Las Vegas Raiders home games in 2021. Shunock spoke about the appearance by stating, ‘I’m truly honored to join the Las Vegas Raiders organization. The Silver & Black have a history unlike no other team in the NFL and I’m thrilled to be welcomed into the family.”
Shunock previously spent nearly 10 years performing on America’s premier stages. He even earned a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Timon in Disney’s The Lion King. Most recently, he starred in Broadway’s Rock of Ages at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, Scoles is a co-host for Access Hollywood Weekend. She is also a correspondent for both Access Hollywood and All Access. Scoles went on to share that since growing up in the Bay, she was raised a Raider fan. “As a kid, my dad would tell me stories of going to games back at Laney College. My family bleeds silver and black. Watching the Raiders is something that brings us all together.”
Brian Sandoval, former Nevada Governor and current President of the University of Nevada Reno also performed the honor of lighting the Al Davis Memorial Torch prior to kickoff.