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  • Damar Hamlin collapses on field; Bills-Bengals temporarily suspended

    01/02/2023 6:34:29 PM PST · by V_TWIN · 289 replies ^ | 9:21 PM ET | ALAINA GETZENBERG
    CINCINNATI -- Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was taken off the field in an ambulance after receiving treatment on the field for over 10 minutes, which resulted in the game between the Buffalo Bills and- Cincinnati Bengals being suspended until further notice Monday night.
  • Report: ESPN Removes Hank Williams Jr. From 'Monday Night Football' Intro

    09/09/2020 1:38:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sep 8, 2020, | Jason Owens
    For the second time since 2011, ESPN is reportedly removing Hank Williams Jr. from its “Monday Night Football” intro. This time, the network claims it’s not about Williams’ controversial points of view, according to Sports Business Journal. Instead of Williams’ iconic “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night” that became the anthem for weekday football in 1989, ESPN will air a rendition of Little Richard’s “Rip It Up,” mashing the late artist’s vocals with instrumentation from Virginia-based band Butcher Brown, per the report
  • ESPN won’t televise national anthem during MNF

    08/17/2018 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 17, 2018, 1:59 PM EDT | Darin Gantt
    ESPN has found a way to keep from being in the middle of any national anthem controversies on their air this year — by not putting it on their air. According to Sara Fischer of, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said their intention was to not show players doing whatever they may or may not be doing during the song during their Monday Night Football presentations. “We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don’t think that will change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem,” Pitaro said. “Again that could change....
  • ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low As Titans Break Colts’ Streak

    10/17/2017 7:38:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 17, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    It felt like a little bit of history was being made on Monday Night Football as the Tennessee Titans finally snapped their 11-game consecutive losses to the Indianapolis Colts last night. However, as the Titans stopped the streak going to a clean dozen with a 36-22 win and social media sparked with ESPN not showing the playing of the national anthem, another type of history was also being made. Last night’s primetime broadcast of the NFL game stumbled to a season low with a 6.1 in metered market results. In a season stained by overall ratings declines and political controversy,...
  • Hank Jr, ABC, Disney and The View

    09/29/2017 7:36:24 PM PDT · by eastforker · 9 replies
    theview ^ | obamaera | youtube
    Hank tells it like it is.
  • NFL's 'Monday Night Football' Keeps Dropping In Ratings

    10/04/2016 9:42:31 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 91 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | Brandon Katz
    There’s no denying that the numerous #BoycottNFL online campaigns and fan outrage aimed at the National Anthem protests in the NFL have taken a toll in terms of viewership... now the league is on pace for its lowest ratings in years... Overall, MNF‘s (Monday Night Football's) ratings are down a whopping 19% this year
  • ESPN Tightens Its Belt as Pressure on It Mounts

    07/22/2015 1:00:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/9/2015 | Shalini Ramachandranand Joe Flint
    Sports-TV powerhouse ESPN, a profit machine that has long towered over the media landscape, is showing signs of stress as the pay-TV industry goes through an unprecedented period of upheaval. A decline in subscribers as customers trim their cable bills, coupled with rising content costs and increased competition, has ESPN in belt-tightening mode, people familiar with the situation say. The company, majority owned by Walt Disney Co., has lost 3.2 million subscribers in a little over a year, according to Nielsen data, as people have “cut the cord” by dropping their cable-TV subscriptions or downgraded to cheaper, slimmed-down TV packages...
  • Whoa, Nellie! Keith Jackson talks Cosell, college football and cotton

    09/11/2013 3:52:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 10, 2013 | Chris Erskine
    Keith Jackson has some stories, all right. Of riding his horse four miles to his rural Georgia high school. Of nights carousing with Paul "Bear" Bryant. Of the time Howard Cosell, smelling like a Russian distillery, set Jackson's pants on fire during a telecast of "Monday Night Football." ... Any other tips for today's broadcasters? "They talk too damn much," he says. "You wear the audience out." ...
  • ESPN, Hank Williams Jr. part ways

    10/06/2011 8:13:36 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/6/11
    Hank Williams Jr. and his iconic theme song will not return to ESPN's "Monday Night Football," the network announced Thursday.
  • ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr. after he compares Obama to Hitler

    10/03/2011 6:51:51 PM PDT · by Justaham · 109 replies ^ | 10-3-11 | Chris Chase
    Hank Williams Jr., the singer whose various videos for the hit song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night" has served as the intro to "Monday Night Football" for 23 seasons, compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler during a Monday morning appearance on "Fox and Friends." The statement led to ESPN pulling his popular intro segment, best known to fans for its "Are you ready for some football?" ending, for Monday night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During a discussion on the 2012 presidential race, Williams began discussing Obama's golf outing with Speaker...
  • GOP group to air ad during Monday Night Football [Creigh Deeds and higher taxes]

    10/26/2009 2:46:56 PM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 452+ views
    WaPo ^ | 10/26/09 | Anita Kumar
    The Republican Governors Association will air a new TV ad across the state tonight during the Washington Redskins-Philadelphia Eagles game on Monday Night Football. The topic? Taxes, of course. The ad refers views to the Website "Deeds' game plan to raise taxes is what will result in Democrats turning over the governorship,'' RGA spokesman Mike Schrimpf said. Watch the ad here: [link to follow]

    10/05/2009 2:01:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 211 replies · 4,018+ views
    NFL ^ | 10/5/09
  • Watching MNF: Barack Obama opening (Barf Alert)

    12/11/2006 5:38:38 PM PST · by ConservativeTerrapin · 70 replies · 2,008+ views
    If anyone else is watching Monday Night Football, you all know what I am talking about. Such cheap hype with this guy! I can't believe ESPN is now singing his praises...yeesh. Just scary.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 09-26-2006

    09/26/2006 6:36:49 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 540+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 09-26-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. I think that some folks are unglued Cause at the name "Bush" they all booed It was a bad call Monday Night Football Shouldn't be about politics, Dude!
  • MNF: Report from WPGB (Pittsburgh) Has Roethlisberger Ill with 104f Fever

    09/18/2006 4:50:44 PM PDT · by mcg2000 · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Ellis Cannon's Sports Talk ^ | September 18, 2006 | Ellis Cannon
    WPGB & Ellis Cannon are reporting Roethlisberger has a fever of 104 ...
  • MNF investigates reports on Al-Zarqawi's arrest nearby Fallujah

    03/03/2006 4:50:38 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 94 replies · 3,468+ views
    KUNA ^ | March 3 2006
    The Multi-National Force (MNF) on Friday announced it is investigating reports on Abu Mosab Al-Zarqawi's arrest nearby Fallujah. An MNF officer did not confirm or deny the arrest, noting that the US forces are still investigating the reports. Meanwhile, an MNF major said the force, based upon intelligence reports, executed Monday a number of arrest operations 45 kilometers northeast of Fallujah to capture key Al-Qaeda officials, Al-Zarqawi's assistants, and others involved in providing logistic support for foreign fighters and suicide attackers in Fallujah and Ramadi. The major added that 61 people were arrested in the operation, which was announced before,...
  • 20 Years Later, Theismann Revisits Replay

    12/27/2005 6:07:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1,287+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/26/05 | RICHARD SANDOMIR
    ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 22 - It was one of the ghastliest sports injuries captured on television, and Joe Theismann had spent 20 years avoiding the replay. He would turn his head if clips were being shown of the tackle by Lawrence Taylor that snapped his right leg during ABC's broadcast of "Monday Night Football." Although he initially agreed to watch a tape of that Giants-Redskins game with a reporter, Theismann then resisted. "Why would I want to watch that?" he said. But after a break, he returned to a viewing room in the Redskins' complex, where he works out and...
  • LIVE THREAD - Final Monday Night Football game on ABC - New England Patriots at New York Jets

    12/26/2005 6:07:58 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 366 replies · 7,173+ views
    New England Patriots at New York Jets
  • How 'bout those Cowboys!

    11/14/2005 9:20:13 PM PST · by txroadkill · 173 replies · 2,837+ views
    How ‘Bout Those Cowboys! 21-20
  • John Madden Was First Pick for 'MNF' Skit

    01/24/2005 7:11:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 945+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/24/05 | AP
    LOS ANGELES — ABC's first choice for the infamous "Monday Night Football" dropped towel episode wasn't Terrell Owens — it was announcer John Madden. For reasons that are unclear, Madden couldn't find the time to perform for the skit. Owens, the Philadelphia Eagles receiver, filled in for him in the steamy sketch that drew viewer protests and a network apology, said ABC entertainment president Stephen McPherson on Sunday.