PDA

View Full Version : Monday Night Football off of ABC


KCBOSS1
12-26-2005, 08:28 PM
Does anybody else hate to see MNF leave ABC?

I guess I'm just remembering when as a kid, all I got was ABC, NBC and CBS. I know that everybody gets ESPN now and I also know that ABC and ESPN are basically the same network, but still......It's Monday Night Football.

cdcox
12-26-2005, 08:35 PM
Yeah, its definitely the end of an instituation.

I guess ABC no longer thought it was worth the $, and was looking to downgrade their investment.

The NFL must be betting that Sunday night football on NBC will become the new MNF. I think they plan to schedule a marque game for Sunday night, and even have variable scheduling to ensure getting a good game the second half of the season.

I think it is a real gamble with the brand "Monday Night Football". After watching two games during Sunday, I seldom watch the 3rd game due to family considerations. If the MNF game is even half decent, I usually do watch it.

My guess is that the combined ratings for the SNF/MNF will go down as a result of this move, but I'm not TV exec.

tk13
12-26-2005, 08:35 PM
Oh yeah, Ty Law sucks. He doesn't deserve a Pro Bowl. Riiight.

Fruit Ninja
12-26-2005, 08:35 PM
Nice pick 6.

Kingman3
12-26-2005, 08:40 PM
Yeah, I know what you mean. It's not going to be a problem for most people to be able to watch it, since just about everyone nowadays has cable or satellite, but I just don't like the way ESPN telecasts sports in their generic, cookie-cutter formats. I sure hope they keep everything that makes MNF so great; theme music, big-ticket showtime atmosphere, Al Michaels, player intros, the whole nine yards, instead of the ho-hum presentation of their Sunday night games.

Frazod
12-26-2005, 08:41 PM
Absolutely not.

1. Madden SUCKS ASS. To hell with that senile ex-Raider piece of crap. I'm tired of missing recaps of plays because he's talking about butt sweat or sucking off Brett Favre during a Giants/Cowboy game. And I don't give a shit about his horse trailer, who's on it, or the fact that he's too much of a pussy to fly.

2. Way too much bullshit. Eye candy is nice - that's what internet porn is for. More football, less babes on the sideline reading crap they don't understand off teleprompters.

3. Despite what ABC would lead us to believe, their single game is no more or less important than any other game played in the weekend. The whole notion of keeping MNF records is laughably arrogant and ridiculous.

4. Only FIVE out of THIRTY-TWO teams that play in the Pacific time zone. That being said, I'm still waiting for some ABC asshat to explain to me why a game between the Patriots and Dolphins needs to start at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. PEOPLE HAVE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, and really don't need to be kept up past midnight for football. East coast/midwest games should start earlier - PERIOD.

Basically, screw MNF. I'm glad it's going away. The damned games should be played on the weekends.

chiefs4me
12-26-2005, 08:43 PM
I don't like saying goodbye, so yea it's sad..

milkman
12-26-2005, 08:47 PM
Absolutely not.

1. Madden SUCKS ASS. To hell with that senile ex-Raider piece of crap. I'm tired of missing recaps of plays because he's talking about butt sweat or sucking off Brett Favre during a Giants/Cowboy game. And I don't give a shit about his horse trailer, who's on it, or the fact that he's too much of a pussy to fly.

2. Way too much bullshit. Eye candy is nice - that's what internet porn is for. More football, less babes on the sideline reading crap they don't understand off teleprompters.

3. Despite what ABC would lead us to believe, their single game is no more or less important than any other game played in the weekend. The whole notion of keeping MNF records is laughably arrogant and ridiculous.

4. Only FIVE out of THIRTY-TWO teams that play in the Pacific time zone. That being said, I'm still waiting for some ABC asshat to explain to me why a game between the Patriots and Dolphins needs to start at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. PEOPLE HAVE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, and really don't need to be kept up past midnight for football. East coast/midwest games should start earlier - PERIOD.

Basically, screw MNF. I'm glad it's going away. The damned games should be played on the weekends.

What he said.

HMc
12-26-2005, 08:49 PM
At this point - as many punts as completions.

Fruit Ninja
12-26-2005, 08:54 PM
Except for the less babes part. Oh yeah and the 6pm thing, bieng from cali, its perfect for me :).

Garcia Bronco
12-26-2005, 08:57 PM
ABC and Espin are the same company...they moved MNF to pay TV is what they did.

Over-Head
12-26-2005, 09:24 PM
So much for me watching MNF. :cuss:

It's all a fuggen money game to these pansie millionaires 4321

KcMizzou
12-26-2005, 09:26 PM
I'm curious. When the Chiefs play on MNF will it be broadcast locally on KMBC, for people who don't have cable? That's what they do now with the Sunday night Chiefs games. (I would assume they will.)

I ask because I work Monday evenings, and there's no cable. If they don't I'll have to set it up to record at home.

tk13
12-26-2005, 10:06 PM
Time of possession right now:

Patriots - 32:58
Jets - 6:26

grandllama
12-26-2005, 10:10 PM
eh,it opens the way for more quality ABC shows such as Cop Rock, Dharma & Greg, Step by Step, and Hope & Faith

jspchief
12-26-2005, 10:11 PM
Absolutely not.

1. Madden SUCKS ASS. To hell with that senile ex-Raider piece of crap. I'm tired of missing recaps of plays because he's talking about butt sweat or sucking off Brett Favre during a Giants/Cowboy game. And I don't give a shit about his horse trailer, who's on it, or the fact that he's too much of a pussy to fly.

2. Way too much bullshit. Eye candy is nice - that's what internet porn is for. More football, less babes on the sideline reading crap they don't understand off teleprompters.

3. Despite what ABC would lead us to believe, their single game is no more or less important than any other game played in the weekend. The whole notion of keeping MNF records is laughably arrogant and ridiculous.

4. Only FIVE out of THIRTY-TWO teams that play in the Pacific time zone. That being said, I'm still waiting for some ABC asshat to explain to me why a game between the Patriots and Dolphins needs to start at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. PEOPLE HAVE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, and really don't need to be kept up past midnight for football. East coast/midwest games should start earlier - PERIOD.

Basically, screw MNF. I'm glad it's going away. The damned games should be played on the weekends.Wow. Pretty much agree 100%

I'd add that ESPN f*cks up everything they touch by trying to make some sort of event out of it, all the while obscuring the thing that made it an event in the first place. I don't need a stupid Tim Mcgraw song to watch a football game.

tk13
12-26-2005, 10:11 PM
The Jets just got their first 1st down with 5 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.

dtebbe
12-26-2005, 10:11 PM
Yeah, its definitely the end of an instituation.

I guess ABC no longer thought it was worth the $, and was looking to downgrade their investment.

The NFL must be betting that Sunday night football on NBC will become the new MNF. I think they plan to schedule a marque game for Sunday night, and even have variable scheduling to ensure getting a good game the second half of the season.

I think it is a real gamble with the brand "Monday Night Football". After watching two games during Sunday, I seldom watch the 3rd game due to family considerations. If the MNF game is even half decent, I usually do watch it.

My guess is that the combined ratings for the SNF/MNF will go down as a result of this move, but I'm not TV exec.

I suspect that the affilates were bitching about MNF cutting into thier local 10p/11p newscast, which is where stations make most of thier $$$. There are very few local "avails" on MNF.

DT

chefsos
12-26-2005, 10:12 PM
Time of possession right now:

Patriots - 32:58
Jets - 6:26
Wow.
Well, not really. It's the Jets.

Count Alex's Losses
12-26-2005, 10:12 PM
Pass intended for Derrick Blaylock broken up by Monty Beisel! ROFL

Count Alex's Losses
12-26-2005, 10:12 PM
Blaylock gets a first down!

chefsos
12-26-2005, 10:14 PM
Pass intended for Derrick Blaylock broken up by Monty Beisel! ROFL
If only Mike Cloud was there, too.

chefsos
12-26-2005, 10:16 PM
Wow, with a hurricane tailwind, Bollinger actually has a gun.

cdcox
12-26-2005, 10:30 PM
I like the late start. I'm a night owl and many times am not ready to relax for the evening till 9:00 (I'm on eastern time) or after any way.

KCBOSS1
12-26-2005, 10:30 PM
Absolutely not.

1. Madden SUCKS ASS. To hell with that senile ex-Raider piece of crap. I'm tired of missing recaps of plays because he's talking about butt sweat or sucking off Brett Favre during a Giants/Cowboy game. And I don't give a shit about his horse trailer, who's on it, or the fact that he's too much of a pussy to fly.

2. Way too much bullshit. Eye candy is nice - that's what internet porn is for. More football, less babes on the sideline reading crap they don't understand off teleprompters.

3. Despite what ABC would lead us to believe, their single game is no more or less important than any other game played in the weekend. The whole notion of keeping MNF records is laughably arrogant and ridiculous.

4. Only FIVE out of THIRTY-TWO teams that play in the Pacific time zone. That being said, I'm still waiting for some ABC asshat to explain to me why a game between the Patriots and Dolphins needs to start at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. PEOPLE HAVE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, and really don't need to be kept up past midnight for football. East coast/midwest games should start earlier - PERIOD.

Basically, screw MNF. I'm glad it's going away. The damned games should be played on the weekends.


Wow, so how do you really feel about it....come on, no beating around the bush. And do you look like your avatar....you definitely sound like this guy looks.

I actually kinda like John Madden...despised him as a raider's coach, but you have to right? But as a broadcaster, I like him...and I've never heard him talk about some of this stuff you've said that he does. I also like brett favre...At least he's a warrior and deserves to be talked about. Last night, I think the guys on ESPN called Kyle Boller's name about every 3 seconds.

luv
12-26-2005, 10:31 PM
I saw the story pop up on the news as I was leaving my apartment earlier. Are they doing away with MNF completely, or just moving it to ESPN?

milkman
12-26-2005, 10:37 PM
Wow, so how do you really feel about it....come on, no beating around the bush. And do you look like your avatar....you definitely sound like this guy looks.

I actually kinda like John Madden...despised him as a raider's coach, but you have to right? But as a broadcaster, I like him...and I've never heard him talk about some of this stuff you've said that he does. I also like brett favre...At least he's a warrior and deserves to be talked about. Last night, I think the guys on ESPN called Kyle Boller's name about every 3 seconds.

Are you joking?
You never heard Madden talk about butt sweat?

How the hell can you like him, since clearly you never paid any attention.

He sucks ass, just as Frazod says.

His whole sthick became old and tiresome just about two minutes after he started spewing his tiresome crap.

gblowfish
12-26-2005, 10:37 PM
ABC will probably replace MNF with a Gay Western.
I hate TV.

milkman
12-26-2005, 10:39 PM
I saw the story pop up on the news as I was leaving my apartment earlier. Are they doing away with MNF completely, or just moving it to ESPN?

Moving to ESPN, with Michaels and Joe Theisman.

NBC has purchased the Sunday Night games.

luv
12-26-2005, 10:45 PM
Moving to ESPN, with Michaels and Joe Theisman.

NBC has purchased the Sunday Night games.
Cool! So this means no more Madden, right? PBJ

tk13
12-26-2005, 10:48 PM
Cool! So this means no more Madden, right? PBJ
Madden's gonna do the Sunday night games on NBC.

milkman
12-26-2005, 10:49 PM
Cool! So this means no more Madden, right? PBJ

I'm not sure.

I thought I heard he was hired to do Sunday Night on NBC.

KCBOSS1
12-26-2005, 10:49 PM
Are you joking?
You never heard Madden talk about butt sweat?

How the hell can you like him, since clearly you never paid any attention.

He sucks ass, just as Frazod says.

His whole sthick became old and tiresome just about two minutes after he started spewing his tiresome crap.



But you just kept watching didn't you? Every week......

Hey, at least He's a real football guy. "Doink" and the "De-cleater" and "that guy go up looking out his ear hole".....classic stuff (although I do get tired of hearing the same phrases on my son's Madden 06). Also, as if his talking about "butt sweat" is more stupid than you guys talking about him or anybody else "sucking ass"....give me a break.

I have to admit that what most of the pre-game stuff has come to is annoying....but MNF is an icon overall.

luv
12-26-2005, 10:49 PM
Madden's gonna do the Sunday night games on NBC.
You just ruined my good mood. Thanks a lot. :cuss:

Frazod
12-26-2005, 10:50 PM
Madden's gonna do the Sunday night games on NBC.

I don't think he'll be in the booth, though - just commentary from the studio.

luv
12-26-2005, 10:52 PM
But you just kept watching didn't you? Every week......

Hey, at least He's a real football guy. "Doink" and the "De-cleater" and "that guy go up looking out his ear hole".....classic stuff (although I do get tired of hearing the same phrases on my son's Madden 06). Also, as if his talking about "butt sweat" is more stupid than you guys talking about him or anybody else "sucking ass"....give me a break.

I have to admit that what most of the pre-game stuff has come to is annoying....but MNF is an icon overall.
Madden is a bore. He finds the most annoying thing to talk about and makes reference to it throughout the entire game. And you've gone through about two plays before he's done talking about the first one.

milkman
12-26-2005, 10:53 PM
But you just kept watching didn't you? Every week......

Hey, at least He's a real football guy. "Doink" and the "De-cleater" and "that guy go up looking out his ear hole".....classic stuff (although I do get tired of hearing the same phrases on my son's Madden 06). Also, as if his talking about "butt sweat" is more stupid than you guys talking about him or anybody else "sucking ass"....give me a break.

I have to admit that what most of the pre-game stuff has come to is annoying....but MNF is an icon overall.

I keep watching, but I mute the TV.

If you prefer, I could say that his analysis has become tedious and boring, and adds very little to any telecast.

But, **** that.

Sucks ass is much more colorful, and requires less typing.

tk13
12-26-2005, 10:54 PM
I don't think he'll be in the booth, though - just commentary from the studio.
No he's gonna be in the booth. Costas and Collinsworth are supposed to be in the studio.

Frazod
12-26-2005, 10:57 PM
But you just kept watching didn't you? Every week......

Hey, at least He's a real football guy. "Doink" and the "De-cleater" and "that guy go up looking out his ear hole".....classic stuff (although I do get tired of hearing the same phrases on my son's Madden 06). Also, as if his talking about "butt sweat" is more stupid than you guys talking about him or anybody else "sucking ass"....give me a break.

I have to admit that what most of the pre-game stuff has come to is annoying....but MNF is an icon overall.

1. Anything we say on a football BB doesn't really compare to what that blathering senile idiot says on NATIONAL TELEVISION.

2. MNF is an "icon" in the same way Sweetest Day is a national holiday.

3. And yes, I look just like Vincent D'Onofrio in Full Metal Jacket. I assume you look just like a penguin.

KcMizzou
12-26-2005, 10:58 PM
2. MNF is an "icon" in the same way Sweetest Day is a national holiday.What's Sweetest Day?

Frazod
12-26-2005, 10:59 PM
What's Sweetest Day?

I guess you haven't have a girlfriend lately..... :D

KCBOSS1
12-26-2005, 10:59 PM
Madden is a bore. He finds the most annoying thing to talk about and makes reference to it through the enire game. And you've gone through about two plays before he's done talking about the first one.

Do you guys remember Howard Cosell? Probably dating myself a little. I was a kid, but my dad would get so mad at him, talking to the TV, "SHUT UP COSELL!". But he watched every week. Kind of a sick self-abuse thing that about 50 million other people did as well.....John Madden's a joy compared to Cosell.

KcMizzou
12-26-2005, 11:00 PM
I guess you haven't have a girlfriend lately..... :DHeh... not for a little over a year. Is this something some marketing genious came up with?

milkman
12-26-2005, 11:02 PM
Do you guys remember Howard Cosell? Probably dating myself a little. I was a kid, but my dad would get so mad at him, talking to the TV, "SHUT UP COSELL!". But he watched every week. Kind of a sick self-abuse thing that about 50 million other people did as well.....John Madden's a joy compared to Cosell.

Yes, I remember Cosell very well, and he said a lot stupid inane crap,and like your dad, I yelled at the TV.

He sucked ass also.

But Madden sucks ass every bit as much.

KCBOSS1
12-26-2005, 11:04 PM
1. Anything we say on a football BB doesn't really compare to what that blathering senile idiot says on NATIONAL TELEVISION.

2. MNF is an "icon" in the same way Sweetest Day is a national holiday.

3. And yes, I look just like Vincent D'Onofrio in Full Metal Jacket. I assume you look just like a penguin.

I never really thought about it, but actually, yeah, I do look a lot like a penguin. Sad to say.

luv
12-26-2005, 11:06 PM
What's Sweetest Day?
http://www.creativechocolates.com/sweetestday.html

It's not so much about relationships. That's what Valentine's Day is for.

Frazod
12-26-2005, 11:08 PM
Heh... not for a little over a year. Is this something some marketing genious came up with?

Yeah, it's a bonafide Hallmark holiday. Being married I don't have to worry about that crap anymore. :D

KcMizzou
12-26-2005, 11:08 PM
http://www.creativechocolates.com/sweetestday.html

It's not so much about relationships. That's what Valentine's Day is for.Hmmm... none of my five coworkers have ever heard of it either. I figured Halmark or someone made it up.

luv
12-26-2005, 11:11 PM
Hmmm... none of my five coworkers have ever heard of it either. I figured Halmark or someone made it up.
I don't think they made it up, but they will surely commercialize it to make money.

luv
12-26-2005, 11:11 PM
Yeah, it's a bonafide Hallmark holiday. Being married I don't have to worry about that crap anymore. :D
:shake:

Frazod
12-26-2005, 11:14 PM
:shake:

I also fart at the dinner table and blame it on the cat. :evil:

KcMizzou
12-26-2005, 11:14 PM
I don't think they made it up, but they will surely commercialize it to make money. Yeah.. the site I googled said it dates back to the 30's. Guess I've been living under a rock.

Anyway... end of hijack. Back to your regularly scheduled programing.

KcMizzou
12-26-2005, 11:15 PM
I also fart at the dinner table and blame it on the cat. :evil:ROFL

Al Bundy would be proud.

luv
12-26-2005, 11:17 PM
I also fart at the dinner table and blame it on the cat. :evil:
ROFL

Pure evil, I tell ya.

Do you even have a cat?

Logical
12-26-2005, 11:18 PM
Nope, because Madden won't be on MNF, at least I hope he won't be.

Frazod
12-26-2005, 11:19 PM
ROFL

Pure evil, I tell ya.

Do you even have a cat?

Two, actually. :D

HMc
12-26-2005, 11:19 PM
So Madden will have called for all 4 major networks eh.

Garcia Bronco
12-26-2005, 11:53 PM
Time of possession right now:

Patriots - 32:58
Jets - 6:26


Yeah it's amazing how the Jets linebackers didn't make the Pro Bowl with all those tackles.....

listopencil
12-26-2005, 11:59 PM
Absolutely not.

1. Madden SUCKS ASS. To hell with that senile ex-Raider piece of crap. I'm tired of missing recaps of plays because he's talking about butt sweat or sucking off Brett Favre during a Giants/Cowboy game. And I don't give a shit about his horse trailer, who's on it, or the fact that he's too much of a pussy to fly.

2. Way too much bullshit. Eye candy is nice - that's what internet porn is for. More football, less babes on the sideline reading crap they don't understand off teleprompters.

3. Despite what ABC would lead us to believe, their single game is no more or less important than any other game played in the weekend. The whole notion of keeping MNF records is laughably arrogant and ridiculous.

4. Only FIVE out of THIRTY-TWO teams that play in the Pacific time zone. That being said, I'm still waiting for some ABC asshat to explain to me why a game between the Patriots and Dolphins needs to start at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. PEOPLE HAVE TO WORK IN THE MORNING, and really don't need to be kept up past midnight for football. East coast/midwest games should start earlier - PERIOD.

Basically, screw MNF. I'm glad it's going away. The damned games should be played on the weekends.



Yep. Quoted for truth. I'm also tired of seeing them line up lame ass match-ups like this one. Pats/Jets? ****ing miserable.

grandllama
12-27-2005, 01:13 AM
Madden is a bore. He finds the most annoying thing to talk about and makes reference to it throughout the entire game. And you've gone through about two plays before he's done talking about the first one.

You mean like Turduken?

luv
12-27-2005, 01:17 AM
You mean like Turduken?
Who?

Rausch
12-27-2005, 01:18 AM
If anyone has the 93 Houston/Chiefs playoff game on tape that's all you need to know about Madden-ing.

****face spent (swear to sweet-singing-Jesus) 3 mintues talking about how much Houston tailgating sucked and why the $#it they had out there wasn't appropriate.

It was 3 plays before DT's 2nd sack.

Oh God. Just knowing that is sad. Please, sweet forgiving Christ, just one playoff win...

Baconeater
12-27-2005, 01:25 AM
Who?

He misspelled it, it's turducken. Understand now?

luv
12-27-2005, 01:33 AM
He misspelled it, it's turducken. Understand now?
Nope.

Baconeater
12-27-2005, 01:35 AM
Nope.

http://www.sirlunchalot.com/Turducken.jpg

luv
12-27-2005, 01:38 AM
http://www.sirlunchalot.com/Turducken.jpg
Is there a reference I'm not getting?

Baconeater
12-27-2005, 01:41 AM
It's turkey, duck, and chicken. John Madden eats one of these for breakfast every morning. I thought everyone knew that.

greg63
12-27-2005, 01:42 AM
Dandy Don: "Turn out the lights; the party's over".

Katipan
12-27-2005, 01:44 AM
It's a chicken in a duck in a turkey. :)

edit: dammit.

luv
12-27-2005, 01:45 AM
It's turkey, duck, and chicken. John Madden eats one of these for breakfast every morning. I thought everyone knew that.
I figured it was turkey, duck, and chicken. But I didn't know he ate it or whatever. You'll find I'm ignorant when it comes to many things football. That's why I'm here. To learn.

Baconeater
12-27-2005, 01:48 AM
I figured it was turkey, duck, and chicken. But I didn't know he ate it or whatever. You'll find I'm ignorant when it comes to many things football. That's why I'm here. To learn.

Actually I cannot confirm or deny that he eats one for breakfast everyday, it used to be Thanksgiving day thing when he was on FOX. His player of the game would get to chow down on the turducken. You didn't miss anything.

Baconeater
12-27-2005, 01:52 AM
It's a chicken in a duck in a turkey. :)


http://glish.com/image/blog/turducken.gif

grandllama
12-27-2005, 01:54 AM
http://www.sirlunchalot.com/Turducken.jpg

looks like turd-uck en to me

luv
12-27-2005, 01:56 AM
http://glish.com/image/blog/turducken.gif
That's gotta be uncomfortable. One kinky turkey, though. Using the whole chicken plus a whole duck.

Baconeater
12-27-2005, 02:06 AM
That's gotta be uncomfortable.

I don't think the duck is any better off.

greg63
12-27-2005, 02:20 AM
That's gotta be uncomfortable. One kinky turkey, though. Using the whole chicken plus a whole duck.

It's a KFC genetic experiment gone terribly wrong.