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The end of Monday night football

  1. Dec 27, 2005 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Wow, I just saw this on... I can still remember the first game thirty six years ago; it was a big deal at the time with lots of promotion. What I didn't remember was that just as in the last game, last night, the NY Jets also lost the first MNF game by the same score: 31-21

    Personally, I'm glad it's gone. I hate it when sports displace valuable programming. :biggrin:

    In fact, I'm thinking that MNF killed Maxwell Smart. Maybe they'll bring that back now...
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2005 #2

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    Is it really true? You're not just teasing me and getting my hopes up, are you? I don't know who came up with the idea in the first place. As if there aren't enough football games on all weekend long, they have to have one on a school night and work night so everyone can be even less productive on Tuesday than on Monday after staying up too late watching some game that disrupts all the regular programming people actually want to watch.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2005 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    No kidding, it's going to ESPN.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2005 #4
    So if I don't subscribe to espn I won't be forced to even accidently SEE a football game?!!!YIPPEEEEE!!!...next step...removing competitive sports from all college campuses and replacing them with, oh, I don't know, science and math competitions. Can you picture what might happen if all the money that is put into collegiate sports got put into math, science, literature, or music? I'm also guessing that the economic draft would be greatly reduced. Just a thought, and another thread.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2005 #5

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    Hate to dash your hopes, but there will still be a "Monday Night Football", it will just be on ESPN now. So this will really only affect those that don't have cable or a dish, or those who actually watch ABC's regular Monday night programming. (What is ABC's regular Monday Night programming now? Is there anything even worth watching anyway?)
     
  7. Dec 27, 2005 #6

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    Only if you can avoid watching TV for most of Sunday and a part of Saturday. (And of course, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve and New Years day, you know the "football" Holidays.)
     
  8. Dec 27, 2005 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    However, since ESPN is all sports anyways...who cares!!! :biggrin:

    But you're right. There's so much crap that I almost never watch anything on the regular networks, less the news.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2005 #8

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    So that's why they had all of those clips of "Dandy" Don Meredith on last night. I was in a bar and could see the picture, but couldn't hear it. The only thing I really liked about MNF was the theme music.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2005 #9

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    I rarely watch TV, perhaps only when passing throught the living room when it just happens to be on. In the past, I would listen to Public Broadcasting or one of the educational channels, e.g. Discovery or BBC, and be doing something else.

    I get my news from NPR and the newspapers on-line. :biggrin:

    And I spend my valuable time at E-S and PF. :tongue2: :biggrin:

    And if I am not online, I am reading one of text books, journals, or perhaps science-fiction novel (just started Ursala LaGuin's "Disposessed") or a non-fiction book (just started reading Scott Ritter's "Iraq Confidential").

    I am afraid I find TV sports very boring. Besides I prefer to play rather than spectate.
     
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  11. Dec 27, 2005 #10

    JasonRox

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    No way, watching the NHL is one of the funnest things to do.

    The World Juniors are on now though, which I also like.

    Other than hockey, I pretty much watch no TV.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2005 #11

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    Very true. There are fewer things finer than HNiC and a non-left-wing-lock game on. Heaven.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2005 #12
    In addition to MNF moving to ESPN, I believe I heard that Sunday Night Football, which is currently on ESPN, will be moved to NBC next year.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2005 #13
    Wait... so what's going to happen to the famous Madden & Michaels? Are they moving with it? I really like Al Michaels and, dare I say, somedays John Madden too! :(
     
  15. Dec 27, 2005 #14
    I believe MNF will now be Michaels and Theismann, and Madden will be doing Sunday Night Football on NBC.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2005 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    Do we have any former Cosell fans?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/longterm/memories/1995/95pass12.htm

    Also, a trivia question: MNF did displace and end one fairly well known TV series. I'm thinking it was either Maxwell Smart or Star Trek. Does anyone know?
     
  17. Dec 27, 2005 #16

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    That's no problem. I already instinctively skip past ESPN when flipping channels, that's what it's for, to keep that sports stuff away from the rest of us. Who would know what their regular Monday programming is? It's always interrupted by football. Of course, if they just replace it with another reality show, they might as well bring back the football.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2005 #17
    But it means less possibility that they may show Poker and Billiards on ESPN!!!
    I need to find a provider that shows brit sports channels so I can watch snooker when ever I want.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2005 #18

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    When they first came up with the concept of ESPN, I actually thought that's what they'd fill up the time between games in the US with...well, not snooker, but other sports, like cricket, rugby, soccer, and whatever other odd sports they play in other countries :tongue:, but no, they put on poker and billiards! When did those become spectator sports anyway? :confused:
     
  20. Dec 27, 2005 #19
    I watched some texas hold em competition that lasted like 5 or 6 hours the other day on ESPN, it was actually quite entertaining.
     
  21. Dec 27, 2005 #20
    I didn't know they had football on Mondays? Well I guess I learned something.
     
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