History YMMV / MondayNightFootball

21st Mar '16 10:25:11 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j5NLMxXTw8 mid-1970s Monday Night Football intro]] (The WTF kicks in at the 0:20 mark).
** Averted; according to the book "Monday Night Mayhem", Don Meredith called one game while high on pot.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j5NLMxXTw8 This mid-1970s Monday Night Football intro]] MNF intro]]. (The WTF moment kicks in at the 0:20 mark).
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** Averted; Averted at least once; according to the book "Monday ''Monday Night Mayhem", Mayhem'', Don Meredith called one game while high on pot.
21st Mar '16 10:23:56 PM Mdumas43073
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* DorkAge: The later part of the ABC era, trying to catch up with TechnologyMarchesOn involving the on-screen scoreboards and first-down lines that came with it; and for one season, oddball team nicknames were used on the scoreboard rather than the cities (i.e., "Vikes" and "Pack" instead of "MIN and GB") to provide a "hipper", more informal feel for the the game.



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15th Feb '14 11:24:54 AM Mdumas43073
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** "Are You Ready" is of course Hank Williams Jr.'s Monday Night remake of "All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight."
** In the Don Meredith years, his rendition of "Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over" after every game.

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** "Are You Ready" is was, of course Hank Williams Jr.'s Monday Night course, Music/HankWilliamsJr's ''MNF'' remake of "All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight."
** In the Don Meredith years, his rendition of "Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over" after at the end of every game.



** BreakTheHaughty: The subsequent vilification this incident sparked (not helped by the fact that Cosell was rather disliked by his peers)

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** BreakTheHaughty: The subsequent vilification this incident sparked (not helped by the fact that Cosell was rather disliked by his peers)peers).
23rd Jan '14 2:22:23 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The New Orleans Saints re-open the Superdome following the horrors of Katrina with a concert from GreenDay and U2, then beat up their rivals the Falcons.



** A lesser known variant: In 1975, Alex Karras (filling in for the then-departed Don Meridith) quipped that Raiders lineman Otis Sistrunk was from "The University of Mars" (Sistrunk's school was listed as "U.S. Mars" which stood for "US Marines"). From then on, the Raiders' changed Sistrunk's college in ther official literature from "US Mars" or "none" to "U. of Mars".

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** A lesser known variant: In 1975, Alex Karras (filling in for the then-departed Don Meridith) quipped that Raiders lineman Otis Sistrunk was from "The University of Mars" (Sistrunk's school was listed as "U.S. Mars" which stood for "US Marines"). From then on, the Raiders' changed Sistrunk's college in ther their official literature from "US Mars" or "none" to "U. of Mars".
23rd Jan '14 2:21:09 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny:
** Sometimes intentional, sometimes not, in the play-by-play booth. Usually provided by Don Meredith.
** The cameras once focused on a fan sitting by himself during the end of a blowout game at Houston's Astrodome. When he realized the camera was on him, he gave the nation The Bird.
-->'''Meredith''': "He's telling us his team is number one!"
** Then there's this beauty from Dick Vermeil:
-->'''Vermeil''': [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "There's John Elway on the sidelines getting blown by a fan!"]] (cue shot of Elway with an electric fan pointed at him)
23rd Jan '14 2:20:17 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
** And not always by the players. In one MNF game at Chicago's Soldier Field, a field-goal kick went over the catching net and a fan jumped from the stands ''caught the ball in flight'' and landed cleanly on his feet.
** The special Friday game on Christmas Eve in 2004 was not only a hotly-contested rivalry, but the winner of the game would claim the NFC North title. Kudos to the NFL for scheduling a Christmas Eve game even on a non-traditional football day, and to the Packers and Vikings for competing for the division title all year long.
30th Nov '13 6:54:11 PM KennethMorgan
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** Averted; according to the book "Monday Night Mayhem", Don Meredith called one game while high on pot.
21st Sep '13 4:17:08 AM bwburke94
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** The special Friday game on Christmas Eve in 2004. Not only was it a Christmas Eve game, but the winner of the game would claim the NFC North title.

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** The special Friday game on Christmas Eve in 2004. Not 2004 was not only was it a Christmas Eve game, hotly-contested rivalry, but the winner of the game would claim the NFC North title.title. Kudos to the NFL for scheduling a Christmas Eve game even on a non-traditional football day, and to the Packers and Vikings for competing for the division title all year long.



* NeverLiveItDown: Howard Cosell's infamous referral to Redskins' receiver Alvin Garrett as "that little monkey".[[note]]It's highly unlikely that Cosell, known for his vocal support of civil rights, intended a racial slur. "Little monkey" was a common nickname used by Jewish parents for little children (given that Garrett was younger than Cosell by nearly 40 years, Cosell's use of the epithet is somewhat understandable). He reportedly used it for his own grandchildren. Cosell had used it for another player in 1973 with no consequences and Garrett himself took no offense.[[/note]] The incident eventually led to Howard Cosell's departure from the crew.

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* NeverLiveItDown: NeverLiveItDown[=/=]NWordPrivileges: Howard Cosell's infamous referral to Redskins' receiver Alvin Garrett Garrett, who is black, as "that little monkey".[[note]]It's highly unlikely that Cosell, known for his vocal support of civil rights, intended a racial slur. "Little monkey" was a common nickname used by Jewish parents for little children (given that Garrett was younger than Cosell by nearly 40 years, Cosell's use of the epithet is somewhat understandable). He reportedly used it for his own grandchildren. Cosell had used it for another player in 1973 with no consequences consequences, and Garrett himself took no offense.[[/note]] The incident eventually led to Howard Cosell's departure from the crew.
16th Aug '13 6:21:01 PM bwburke94
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** The special Friday game on Christmas Eve in 2004. Bonus points for being a Week 16 game for the NFC North title.

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** The special Friday game on Christmas Eve in 2004. Bonus points for being Not only was it a Week 16 Christmas Eve game, but the winner of the game for would claim the NFC North title.
19th Jun '13 1:17:10 PM Snarf
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-->'''Vermeil''': (upon a shot of Denver quarterback John Elway on the sidelines with an electric fan pointed at him): [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "There's John Elway on the sidelines getting blown by a fan!"]]

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-->'''Vermeil''': (upon a shot of Denver quarterback John Elway on the sidelines with an electric fan pointed at him): -->'''Vermeil''': [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "There's John Elway on the sidelines getting blown by a fan!"]]fan!"]] (cue shot of Elway with an electric fan pointed at him)
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