Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski Bringing "Tension" to MNF Booth?

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIDecember 28, 2009

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 28: Coach Jon Gruden of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers directs play against the Oakland Raiders at Raymond James Stadium on December 28, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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I didn't see the open of this week's Monday Night Football on ESPN, but I was made aware of a heated exchange between commentators Ron Jaworksi and Jon Gruden via Deadspin scribe Drew Magary's Twitter account .  Thankfully, someone had the good sense to upload said exchange onto YouTube.

Are the MNF producers encouraging Jaws and Chucky to bark at each other, or is there some legitimate animosity?  It's hard for me to tell from that clip alone.  But there have been multiple tweets popping up with claims that the tension has lingered throughout tonight's broadcast of the Minnesota-Chicago game. 

My opinion?  I don't know, I'm hopped up on antibiotics and steroids and watching wrestling.  My Giants are eliminated, it's hockey season.  Leave me alone.