Oh my god, stop with the Monday Night Football eulogies. Every newscast on every station this morning is wailing over MNF’s move from ABC to ESPN. Look at it this way (I am): Nightline, or what’s left of it, will now start on time on Monday all year long. I wish I had a dollar for every time over that last 25 years I've tuned into ABC at 10:30 (or 10:35) only to realize “The Game” was still on.
OK, MNF has been kind of a cultural touchstone but has anything good come from it? We got Howard Cosell, the Bears only loss in the 1985 season and Bocephus’ “Are You Ready for Some Football”. Well, I guess it has been a good excuse to extend the weekend, sitting around with the guys and drinking beer on Monday nights. On ESPN it still will be.