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Monday Night Football Now Sucks

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My wife thinks I'm overthinking this, but I'm about to do the unthinkable.

I'm going to jump ship from Monday Night Football. Now, this event is practically an institution in my family, to this day I call my dad and we talk through the 4th quarter - every single week of the season. The flexible schedule, the amazing introductions, unbelieveable games and perfect color commentary. Shoot, this is exactly as the game should be played.

The season hasn't even started, but if what I've seen so far is it ... well then, I'm out of there. And running. They've managed to kill the 36-year dominiation of MNF on ABC. Argh!

Here's some thoughts from Associated Content read on and head there for more reason's to switch:
Is Sunday Night Football going to become what Monday Night Football once was? With Monday Night Football switching to ESPN this fall, it will have a new network, new announcers, and probably less viewers because it will be on cable. Sunday Night Football is moving from ESPN to NBC, bringing former Monday Night Football announcers Al Michaels and John Madden along for the ride. The long-standing tradition of Monday Night Football will face a big test this fall. Let’s look at what is in store for both Sunday Night Football on NBC and Monday Night Football on ESPN.

Sunday Night Football has a few big advantages over Monday Night Football. First, it will be on network TV, so it will be accessible to many more viewers. Another big advantage is that John Madden and Al Michaels will announce the games. Madden and Michaels are like old friends to millions of NFL fans. They were almost as important to Monday Night Football as the game itself. With their switch to Sunday Night Football, Madden and Michaels bring instant credibility and familiarity to the NBC broadcast. In addition, Sunday Night Football will benefit from the NFL’s new flexible scheduling system. For the second half of the NFL season, Sunday Night Football games will not be predetermined. This way, only prime time matchups between playoff contenders will air. There will be no more boring matchups between cellar dwellers, like there used to be on Monday Night Football.

Along with Al Michaels and John Madden, Andrea Kremer will be reporting from the sidelines for NBC. Sunday Night Football’s halftime show features Bob Costas, who will be joined by former NFL players Cris Collinsworth, Jerome Bettis, and Sterling Sharpe. With an all-star cast, the halftime show should be an entertaining and informative segment that will be worth watching.

I'm headed to Sunday Nights, folks. Hopefully my dad will join me, how about you?

JG

posted by Joshua Griffin @ 7:15 AM |

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11 Comments:

At 8/22/2006, Anonymous Dennis said...

I watched most of the MNF game last night, but I was thinking the whole time, "Is this Monday Night Football?" It felt like some college game or something.

 
At 8/22/2006, Blogger Pastor Kevin said...

I would watch MNF, but we don't have ESPN in our cable package. We would, but I'm a youth pastor (working full-time for part-time pay) and my wife is a teacher. We just don't have the coin to get MNF on ESPN. BOO ABC Corp.

 
At 8/22/2006, Anonymous brett said...

Kornhesiser...Theisman...Trico?? Give me a break! MNF has an empty, hollow kind of feeling. Madden and Michales have this soothing effect that tell me everthing is going to be OK. Just another money grab by the mickey mouse network.

 
At 8/22/2006, Anonymous brett said...

Kornhesiser...Theisman...Trico?? Give me a break! MNF has an empty, hollow kind of feeling. Madden and Michales have this soothing effect that tell me everthing is going to be OK. Just another money grab by the mickey mouse network.

 
At 8/22/2006, Blogger clave said...

I'm all for it. MNF drove me crazy mainly because of Madden. Plus, the production was cheesy and commercial. ESPN won't be any less commercial but they were the innovators who brought us sports casting to a whole new level. They'll do a great job with MNF and the old dudes can watch Madden do the same-ole-same-ole.

 
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At 8/22/2006, Blogger John10 said...

I'm in South Africa and all our american sports comes from one ESPN channel. We always used to get MNF on that ESPN channel (with Michaels and Madden). So I'm not sure what will happen this season regarding SNF.

But I'm looking forward to the new look MNF. PTI is one of my favourite programmes on TV so IMO Tony Kornheiser will probably make or break that team. I'll definately give it a change though.

Oh by the way over here its not MNF or SNF, but rather Monday Morning Football and Tuesday Morning Football. Cause of the time difference games start at 02:00 in the morning.

 
At 8/23/2006, Blogger P-Rob said...

Monday Night Football? They show soccer on Monday nights? Wow, I didn't know...

 
At 8/23/2006, Blogger jwitt said...

You can't just drop one of the staples of american sports culture. We're only two weeks into the Pre-Season, and it's going to take a little time for Kornheiser to get used to his new environment. I agree that Sunday Night Football has a little more appeal now, but i'm definitely going to give MNF a chance this season.

Go Manning Family!

 
At 8/23/2006, Blogger Joshua Griffin said...

Oh, I'm willing to give it a shot still ... it's just that I have fears, and nothing ESPN has shown me so far is relieving them.

JG

 
At 8/15/2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLA BLA BLA THAT ALL THERE WAS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2007 TON Y KORN SOMETHING WAS ABSOULUTLY RIDICULOUS! LELA

 

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