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Topic - Monday Night Football
No surprise: St. Louis is a baseball town.
San Francisco's victory over Green Bay was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February, leading Fox to its best NFL opening week ever.
The Miami Dolphins beating the previously undefeated Chicago Bears and "Dandy" Don Meredith singing "Turn out the lights, the party's over," are just a few of the memories from a sports broadcast that has almost existed for almost five decades.
I try not to be culturally insensitive, but if the end of the world prevents me from winning a fantasy football title, I have no use for the Mayans.
A win in Dallas on Thanksgiving, another over the New York Giants on "Monday Night Football," and suddenly Robert Griffin III is a national phenomenon — a rookie with the NFL's top-selling jersey, a name politicians love to drop. It can happen quickly, can't it? Almost as quickly as Griffin can run the 40. In his case, just 12 games into his pro career.
Alex Karras was a man of many roles.
Entire stadiums have booed them. The Patriots' Bill Belichick grabbed one by the arm and the Redskins' Kyle Shanahan was so hopping mad he followed one into the tunnel after the game.
The NFL put its stamp of approval on the still-smoldering outcome of the Green Bay-Seattle game:
Without ever playing a down in the pros, Steve Sabol got millions to fall hard for the NFL. The older you are, the more likely that is.
Hank Williams Jr. has been having a rip-roaring good time since ESPN dropped his popular "Monday Night Football" theme song nine months ago, igniting a debate over freedom of speech that brought all of Mr. Williams' rowdy friends to his defense — plus an unlikely coterie of defenders from all over the political spectrum. The dust-up helped reinvigorate Mr. Williams creatively, and the result is "Old School, New Rules," his first new album in three years.
WatchESPN, the online and mobile version of Disney's popular sports TV network, was activated Tuesday for most of Comcast's 22 million video subscribers.
The Eagles will appear on Sunday Night and Monday Night Football a total of four times in 2012. They will also meet Cincinnati on Thursday Night Football on Dec. 13.
"Monday Night Football" is switching to a two-man booth.
Ben Roethlisberger's toughness is legendary, mythic even, embodying the industrial-strength spirit of blue-collar Pittsburgh. Gritty "Big Ben" doesn't go down easily in the pocket, and he doesn't come out of the lineup easily, either.
With NFL games enjoying seemingly invincible ratings while most everything else on TV goes down, down, down, the league's traditional broadcast partners embraced a deal that sends their rights fees up, up, up.