Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football Cast

Series Description

Monday Night Football on TV is a live sports series on ABC from 1970 to 2005, then moving to ESPN in 2006. It features professional football games of the National Football League.

Monday Night Football Cast

Series Creator:

Roone Arledge


Mike Tirico
Ron Jaworski
Tony Kornheiser
Chris Berman
Keyshawn Johnson
Chip Dean (2006-Present)


Steve Young
Tom Jackson
Mike Ditka
Cris Carter
Emmitt Smith
Stuart Scott

Monday Night Football Theme Song:

By: "Hank Williams, Jr."

Title: "All My Rowdy Friends (Are Coming Over Tonight)"

I got ketchup on my blue jeans, I just burnt my hand,
Lord, it's hard to be a bachelor man.
I got girls that can cook, I got girls that can clean,
I got girls that can do anything in between,
I gotta get ready, make everything right,
'cause all my rowdy friends are comin' over tonight.

Do you wanna drink, hey, do ya wanna party,
Hey, honey, this is ole Hank ready to get the thing started.
We cooked a pig in the ground, we got some beer on ice,
And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight.

Now my party pad is out in the woods,
It's a long, long way from here to Hollywood,
But I got some natural queens out on the floor,
And ole Miss Mississippi just walked through the door.

Got a little whirlpool just made for ten,
And you can jump out, and you can jump in.
You can do anything that you wanna do,
But uh uh, don't you step on my cowboy boots.

Do you wanna drink, hey, do ya wanna party,
Hey, this is ole Hank ready to get Your Summer started.
I cooked a pig in the ground, we got some beer on ice,
And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight.

Monday Night Football Trivia

When it left ABC for ESPN in 2006, Monday Night Football was the second longest running prime time series on television with only "60 Minutes" being on the air longer!

The move wasn't as big a deal as you might think. Both ABC and ESPN were owned by Walt Disney Company.

American football may not be as internationally popular as soccer but there's more interest abroad than you might think. Monday Night Football has been broadcast in Canada, England, Australia, most of Europe and on ESPN International in many other nations. ESPN Deportes also airs a Spanish language version of the show throughout Latin America.

There is no football game on Monday night during the last week of the regular season. This is to level the playfield so that some teams don't end out with six days between their final regular season game and their first game in the playoffs while others would only get five days off.

Due to their intense rivalry and large national fan bases, Denver vs. Oakland and Dallas vs. Washington are the two most often televised matches on Monday Night Football.

The first episode of Monday night football was on September 21, 1970. It was an exciting game between the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland that included a 94 yard kickoff return and an interception with a 25 yard run to the goal line late in the fourth quarter, both by the Browns!

As of 2006, the scoring records on Monday Night Football included 55 total points by the Indianapolis Colts, the worst beating (Baltimore 48, Green Bay 3), the highest combined score (95 points - Green Bay 48, Washington 47) and the lowest combined score (3 points - Pittsburgh 3, Miami 0).

Over the years several slogans have been highlighted by Monday Night Football. Probably the most popular is, "Are you ready for some football?" but there have been others including, "I'm ready for some football. Are you?", "Is it Monday Yet?" and "I'm thinkin' about Monday".

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