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Drew Esocoff
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1970-09-21
Filming Locations: ALLTEL Stadium - 1 Alltel Stadium Place, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Frank Gifford
Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer / ... (413 episodes, 1971-1997)
Al Michaels
Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer / ... (333 episodes, 1986-2005)
Dan Dierdorf
Himself - Color Commentator / ... (202 episodes, 1974-1998)
Howard Cosell
Himself - Color Commentator / ... (194 episodes, 1970-1983)
Don Meredith
Himself - Color Commentator / ... (170 episodes, 1970-1984)
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From 1970-71 season to the 2012-13 season, first 43 seasons, there have been 783, NFL Monday Night Football (1970) games from 1970 - 2012, 43 complete seasons, except the 1982-83 season, that was almost cut in half by a players strike. There were only 9 Monday Night Football games, that season. The last NFL Monday Night Football (1970) game of that shortened season concluded with Dallas Cowboys' running back, Tony Dorsett's record breaking touchdown rush of 99 yards. Evidence: NFL Monday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings (1983).
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The highest rated game in the program's history address link is NFL Monday Night Football: Chicago Bears vs. Miami Dolphins (1985) on Monday, December 2nd, 1985. As the Miami Dolphins defeated the Chicago Bears (that were 12 & 0) breaking the Chicago Bears' undefeated season hope.
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The assassination of John Lennon, on Monday, December 8th, 1980, was first announced to the world by Howard Cosell while broadcasting NFL Monday Night Football: New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins (1980). According to Frank Gifford, Lennon met Ronald Reagan when both were guests on a Monday Night Football game on Monday, December 8th, 1975. This game link is NFL Monday Night Football: Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders (1975). Coincidentally, 5 years (261 weeks) differ among John Lennon's visit and death, Monday, December 8th, 1975 & Monday, December 8th, 1980. After appearing on the show, John Lennon gave Gifford and Howard Cosell each a complete collection of Beatles' albums, that he autographed, personally.
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