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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Frank Gifford ...  Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer / ... 451 episodes, 1971-1997
Al Michaels Al Michaels ...  Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer / ... 344 episodes, 1986-2006
Howard Cosell Howard Cosell ...  Himself - Color Commentator / ... 214 episodes, 1970-1983
Dan Dierdorf Dan Dierdorf ...  Himself - Color Commentator / ... 203 episodes, 1974-1998
Don Meredith ...  Himself - Color Commentator / ... 185 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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Is it Monday yet? (37th season) See more »

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Official Sites:

Monday Night Football

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1970 (USA) See more »

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ABC Monday Night Football See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

From 1970-71 season to the 2012-13 season, first 43 seasons, there have been 783, NFL Monday Night Football (1970) games from 1970 - 2012, 43 complete seasons, except the 1982-83 season, that was almost cut in half by a players strike. There were only 9 Monday Night Football games, that season. The last NFL Monday Night Football (1970) game of that shortened season concluded with Dallas Cowboys' running back, Tony Dorsett's record breaking touchdown rush of 99 yards. Evidence: NFL Monday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings (1983). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Screwed (2000) See more »

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Promised Land
Written by Jesse Blaze Snider and Frederick Scott
Performed by Jesse Blaze Snider
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Monday Night Football just got better ( No Miller )
30 August 2002 | by beaver0524See all my reviews

ABC made a smart choice in kicking Dan Fouts and DENNIS MILLER! Dan was O.K. But Dennis, Hey, let's face it, he was never a good fit.

ABC brings probably the smartest man in the NFL today, John Madden. With Al Michaels and John Madden in the booth, look forward to a great season on Monday Night Football


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