How ABC's Monday Night Football, a live broadcast of the National Football League, came to be.
Gifford. Cosell. Meredith. There was more action in the booth than there was on the field.
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One scene shows Dallas Cowboy running-back, Tony Dorsett, as he broke the 97-yard record of a touchdown rush, on a single play set by Green Bay Packer, Andy Uram, on Sunday, October 8th, 1939, against Chicago Cardinals, (they are now Arizona Cardinals), and tied by Pittsburgh Steeler, Bob Gage, on Sunday, December 4th, 1949, against Chicago Bears. Tony Dorsett broke the 97-yard record, with a 99-yard touchdown rush, against the Minnesota Vikings, on Monday, January 3rd, 1983. See more
On 5 September 1983 when Howard Cosell
made the comment "That little monkey gets loose doesn't he," O.J. Simpson
was not yet a booth commentator. The team was still comprised of Gifford, Meredith, and Cosell. See more
References The Carol Burnett Show