Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21, 1970: Who remembers the debut of Monday Night Football?

Where did 46 years ago?   I don't remember the first game on Monday night but became a big fan in the 1970s.   

The first game was between the New York Jets, defending Super Bowl III champs, and the Cleveland Browns, who just been moved to the AFC after the merger.   

The three announcers were Keith Jackson, Don Meredith and Howard Cosell!   

Joe Namath started for the Jets but Cleveland beat New York 31-21.    

It is the longest running sports series in history.   I don't know if the game is as big deal today as it was in the 1970's or even into the 1980's.   Back then, you didn't have all of the cable TV options so this show was a must for sports fans.

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