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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 / ... 451 episodes, 1971-1997
Al Michaels ...  Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer / ... 344 episodes, 1986-2006
Howard Cosell ...  Himself - Color Commentator / ... 214 episodes, 1970-1983
Dan Dierdorf ...  Himself - Color Commentator / ... 203 episodes, 1974-1998
...  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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The highest scoring game in Monday Night Football history was NFL Monday Night Football: Washington Redskins vs. Green Bay Packers (1983) game on Monday, October 17th, 1983. Green Bay won the game 48 to 47. 95 points were scored by both teams, combined and just a 1 point difference. 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 See 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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