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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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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Frank Gifford ...  Self - Play-by-Play Announcer / ... 451 episodes, 1971-1997
Al Michaels Al Michaels ...  Self - Play-by-Play Announcer / ... 344 episodes, 1986-2006
Howard Cosell ...  Self - Color Commentator / ... 214 episodes, 1970-1983
Dan Dierdorf Dan Dierdorf ...  Self - Color Commentator / ... 203 episodes, 1974-1998
Don Meredith ...  Self - Color Commentator / ... 185 episodes, 1970-1984
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Storyline

"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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Are you ready for some football? (20th season) See more »

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Sport

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Trivia

This show debuted on Monday, September 21st, 1970, with NFL Monday Night Football: New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns (1970). See more »


Soundtracks

Promised Land
Written by Jesse Blaze Snider and Frederick Scott
Performed by Jesse Blaze Snider
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Best it gets for football
4 September 2000 | by Maniac-9See all my reviews

Monday Night Football is definitely the best game sports programming on television. Now that they have Dennis Miller onboard he should take it to new levels of entertainment not done before in pro football broadcasting. Plus with a top of the line play-by-play announcer like Al Michaels and also Dan Fouts. Short of John Madden and Pat Summerall this has to be the best broadcasting team in football.


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Official Sites:

Monday Night Football

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ABC Monday Night Football See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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