The Pirates broadcast Team of Mick Moninghoff and JJ Raterink will return for their second season of Pirates football.Recognizable to arena football fans world-wide, Moninghoff worked internationally as the TV voice of the China Arena Football League on One World Sports. A former TV Sports Director in the Midwest, Moninghoff made his mark working for the Comcast Network in Philadelphia and with MSG Varsity, a 24/7 scholastic network in New York. A three-time Emmy Award Winner in the Mid-Atlantic Region and 14 time nominee, Moninghoff took his first assignment calling an Arena Football League Game in 2016 for the Philadelphia Soul. That same season he called every game in the China Arena Football League including the first ever China Bowl. Upon his return to the States, Moninghoff served as a reporter and producer of Philadelphia Soul football during the 2017 season with games airing on Comcast Sportsnet in Philadelphia. He also was tabbed by the AFL to produce Arena Bowl XXX for 6ABC in Philly as well as the internet feed for the league. Moninghoff has also called collegiate football games in the Ivy League, the Patriot League and in the Colonial Athletic Association. Moninghoff was also the “voice” of Lehigh University Athletics from 1991 through 1996.
Raterink is a veteran arena quarterback who last played in 2017 with the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League. His 12 year playing career saw him playing in the AF2 and the Indoor Football League but the majority of his days were in the Arena Football League from 2010 through 2017. During that time he saw action for Chicago, Kansas City, Iowa, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. His best season was in 2012 for Iowa where he set franchise records completing 413 of 618 passes for 4,870 yards and 93 touchdowns. Those totals surpassed marks set by Aaron Garcia and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner. Raterink played four seasons at the University of Wyoming and graduated Summa Cum Laude in the spring of 2005 with a perfect 4.0 GPA and was a finalist to be selected as a Rhodes Scholar.
Massachusetts Pirates football is produced by Moody Street TV President and Executive Producer Steve Sera, a six time New England Emmy Award Winner. The award winning production company, located in Waltham, MA.