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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 »

Also Known As:

ABC Monday Night Football See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Another unknown game is believed to be Miami Dolphins versus Arizona Cardinals, when two Monday Night Football games occurred, at the same time on Monday, December 26th, 2005. The game is listed as season #36.16 on Monday, December 26th, 2005, the same Monday evening of the televised New England Patriots & New York Jets game. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.203 (2006) 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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Before he saved NBC with Must See TV, Don Ohlmeyer saved ABC with Monday Night Football...
11 September 2017 | by justin-fencsakSee all my reviews

Monday night football games have been around even before ABC made it a mainstay in popular culture in the fall of 1970 with Monday Night Football, a three hour NFL show featuring a marquee matchup that blended sports with celebrities, music, and fun. One of the driving forces behind this was the late Don Ohlmeyer, who would go on to save NBC from extinction with Must See TV thursdays and who would supervise Sunday Night Football for NBC, which remains the most watched weekly sports show on network TV despite ratings shortfalls due to the players.


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