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NFL Monday Night Football 

Coverage of professional football featuring teams from the National Football League airing on Monday nights during the NFL's regular season.
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 Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer / ... 413 episodes, 1971-1997
Al Michaels ...
 Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer / ... 333 episodes, 1986-2005
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 Himself - Color Commentator / ... 202 episodes, 1974-1998
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 Himself - Color Commentator / ... 194 episodes, 1970-1983
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 Himself - Color Commentator / ... 170 episodes, 1970-1984
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"Are you ready for some football?!" That six-word lyric, as bellowed out each week by country music superstar Hank Williams Jr., preluded each "NFL Monday Night Football" game, the first successful attempt to air a National Football League (NFL) football game in prime-time. Each week, two teams (as chosen months in advance by the NFL) met in what has become a Monday night tradition. Usually, a trio of sports-casters (a play-by-play announcer joined by a color commentator and an analyst) called the action. Half-time interviews with coaches and players, and sideline reports after outstanding plays were also innovations that contributed to the appeal of these games. Many of the games proved to be exciting, though sometimes the games were boring (especially if the teams were a mismatch or not very good, a necessary risk since the games were scheduled months in advance). Often serving as part of the announcing team were former NFL greats including OJ Simpson, Dan Dierdorf, Joe Namath and ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Monday, November 27th, 1978, former San Francisco City' manager Dan White assassinated mayor George Moscone and gay rights activist, Harvey Milk, after Moscone and Milk were refusing White's request of allowing him to return to the office that he resigned from, the previous week. By sheerest coincidence, this occurred approximately 12 hours before the kickoff of a football game in the same city. The game's immediate link is NFL Monday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. San Francisco 49ers (1978). See more »

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Miss It on ABC!
17 October 2009 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

It would had been a ten out of ten for ABC. But I give it a eight out of nine. As I wasn't around for the Cosell-Gifford-Meredeth era. But heard a lot of awesome things and thanks to Youtube, you get to see it as well. Gifford did play the straight man with Cosell the bad cop and Meredith the good ole boy. While Michaels was a better play-by-play man than Gifford was. Gifford's name is synonymous with MNF! When they got rid of Gifford and Dierdorf, it all went downhill a bit for the next couple of years. Let's face it, Miller isn't Cosell despite not being a Cosell fan either. But with Madden and Michaels, both had the second best combo in MNF history. Don't like it on ESPN but now am beginning to like it since they got rid of Kornheiser. ESPN play-by-play man Tierco is OK. But glad they added Jarwoski and Gruden, who is an up and comer IMHO! It's OK on ESPN but on ABC, it is an original that can't be replaced despite new network.


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