ABCs Monday Night Football
Choose an answer from the three choices
and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast
of the National Football League. Originally airing on the ABC network
from 1970 to 2005, Monday Night Football was the second longest
running prime time show on American broadcast network television (after
CBS' 60 Minutes) and one of the highest-rated, particularly among
male viewers. ABC aired a total of 555 Monday night games. What is the
longest prime time show?
- Meet the Press
- 60 Minutes
- Ed Sullivan Show
2. After the final contract for
Monday Night Football was
signed, ABC Sports producer Roone Arledge immediately saw possibilities
for the new show. Setting out to create an entertainment �spectacle�
as much as a simple sports broadcast. Who did Arledge hired as director?
- Chet Forte
- Galen Hall
- Mark Reynold
3. Who was the original play-by-play man?
- Curt Gowdy
- Vin Scully
- Keith Jackson
4. Roone Arledge's original choice for the third member of the trio,
Frank Gifford, was unavailable since he was still under contract to CBS
Sports. Who did Gifford recommend?
- Al DeRogatis
- Don Meredith
- Paul Christman
5. Controversial New York sports broadcaster Howard Cosell was the
6. Monday Night Football first aired on ABC with a game
between the New York Jets and the Browns in Cleveland. What was the date
of the first broadcast?
- September 7, 1970
- September 14, 1970
- September 21, 1970
7. Who did Roone Arledge pick as play-by-play during the second
season, replacing Keith Jackson serving as college football
- Frank Gifford
- Pat Summerall
- Johnny Pearson
8. In 1975, who became the next color analyst on Monday Night
- Fred Williamson
- Moses Malone
- Abe Gibbons
9. The new color commentator did not make it through the preseason.
Who became the new broadcaster on the Monday Night Football team?
- Alex Karras
- John Madden
- Ira Hayes
10. When did Howard Cosell leave the Monday Night Football booth?