21 1970 before 85703 fans at. The cleveland browns defeated star quarterback joe namath and the new york jets 31 21 in front of more than 80000 rabid fans and a curious national audience as abcs monday night.
The original agreement was for abc to televise 13 games in 1970 71 and 72 and was widely regarded as an.
First monday night football 1970. From 1970 to 2005 the abc television network carried these games with the espn cable television network taking over beginning in september 2006. New york jets at cleveland browns. The first monday night football game ever.
With frank gifford al michaels howard cosell dan dierdorf. These were the teams in name since the browns are technically a different franchise that faced each other in the first monday night football game on sept. Beginning in the 1970 nfl season the national football league began scheduling a weekly regular season game on monday night before a national television audience.
Joe namath and jets lose first ever monday night football game in 1970 fall to the cleveland browns 31 21. On this day 42 years ago september 21 1970 sports televisions signature series was born. Monday night football first aired on abc on september 21 1970 with a game between the new york jets and the browns in cleveland.
Tomorrow 8pm et on nfl network. At the same time monday night football was created and abc acquired the rights. The very first monday night football game aired 42 years ago today.
The first appearance of the dallas cowboys on monday night football was on november 16 1970 the ninth broadcast played at the cotton bowl in dallas. The cowboys lost to the st. Coverage of professional football featuring teams from the national football league airing on monday nights during the nfls regular season.
Advertisers were charged us65000 per minute by abc during the clash a cost that proved to be a bargain when the contest collected 33 of the viewing audience. Broadway joe in ohio.