Monday Night Football babble –

Did you know…

Monday Night Football (MNF) aired on ABC from 1970 – 2005.  It was one of the highest-rated and longest running commercial network television series ever.  (highest-rated among men) This is not a surprise. 🙂

According to ABC, during the late 1990s and 2000s they lost millions of dollars despite the high ratings.   Besides losing millions and other factors, the NFL and ABC announced on April 18, 2005 they would be ending their 36-year partnership. {It’s all about money.} 2006 Season would start to Aire on ESPN.

“They can take football away from ABC on Monday nights, but they can’t take away the memories.” – John Madden

Great news for the boys:  On September 8, 2011 the first day of the 2011 regular season, ESPN extended its contract for Monday Night Football for another eight seasons, giving it rights to the broadcasts until 2021.  <—– That’s great news – too bad my hubby doesn’t like football. ;(

Interesting fact: If you didn’t already know… 

As the result of his work with the “Are You Ready For Some Football?” theme for  “Monday Night Football”, Hank Williams, Jr. became the first country singer to win an Emmy.  He won four straight Emmy Awards to be exact.  – On a sad note, on October 3rd 2011, Hank Williams Jr. appeared on Fox and Friends and compared President Barack Obama to Speaker of the House John Boehner, referring to their golf match that they had in the summer.  He referred to the two political figures as Adolf Hitler and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  As a result, his opening theme was dropped from the program permanently(What ever happen to freedom of speech?)

POP QUIZ: answers will be posted below (make sure you match them correctly)

1: 1970 to 2001: which team had won the most Monday-night football games?

2: Which two teams played in the first ever Monday Night Football game on ABC?

3: In 2000, the San Francisco 49ers did something that they had not done in 19 seasons on “Monday Night Football”.  What was it?

4.Which two teams were the last to play on ABC’s “Monday Night Football” in 2005 before the show was moved to the ESPN network for the 2006 season?

A. Miami Dolphins.  The Dolphins won 36 games (in 65 appearances) on Monday night between 1970 and 2001.  The 65 appearances also marked the most by any one team during that same span.  The Raiders won 34 games (54 appearances); the Cowboys won 35 games (61 appearances); and the Redskins won 24 games )50 appearances).

D. New England Patriots / New York Jets.

C. They did not appear on the show at all that season for the first time since 1982.

B. Cleveland Browns / New York Jets.


There are 32 National Football league teams (I  Which is your favorite?  Do you even know all the teams?  HA HA got you there…

Monday Night Football Rocks!!

Until tomorrow… Peace & Love xoxo

Oh wait the answers: 1A – 2B – 3C – 4D  (That was too easy)


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