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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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Are you ready for some football? (20th 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

As the 1974, 1975 & 1976 seasons concluded the last game occurred on a Saturday, not a Monday. 1974 concluded with NFL Monday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders (1974), on Saturday, December 14th, 1974. 1975 concluded with NFL Monday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams (1975), on Saturday, December 13th, 1975. 1976 concluded with NFL Monday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions (1976). See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: The Cartridge Family (1997) 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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ABC's Monday Night Football (1970-2005)
21 December 2005 | by Gary M. JamesSee all my reviews

What started as an oddity in 1970 and became a national tradition on television on Monday nights from September through January is leaving ABC after 35 seasons. Having lived on the east coast for many years, I always found it frustrating not being able to stay up to watch the end of many games, especially the competitive ones.

I'll always remember yelling "Shut up!" to Howard Cosell despite some of his interesting observations and reports. I'll remember how much I liked play-by-play announcers Frank Gifford and Al Michaels. I'll always wonder why a 3rd announcer was needed when only two announcers were enough.

The baby of the late ABC Sports executive Roone Arledge, ABC's Monday Night Football became appointment television. You made time to check out which teams were playing.

With the increase of other media sources and more competitive scheduling by other networks, it was determined by the NFL to air Monday Night Football on ESPN. NBC will air Sunday Night Football starting in the fall of 2006.

R.I.P. ABC's Monday Night Football


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