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The Best Monday Night Football Announcers

Monday night football is one of the most exciting parts of the NFL season. The excitement is not only for the players on the field but also for the fans who are looking forward to the game and for the chance to catch up on all the action from the previous weekend. There are a few things to watch for during the game, including the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins.

Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins

The Green Bay Packers (6-3) and the Washington Redskins (4-7) played a thrilling Monday night football game on September 26, 1983. This was the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game in NFL history.

The game began with an early touchdown by the Packers. Running back Mike Douglass scored on a 22-yard run. Despite the fact that the Packers rushed for 473 yards and gained 473 first downs, Green Bay had a tough time converting the field goal.

In the second quarter, the game was tied at 10 after the teams traded field goals. But the third quarter was the real story. Gerry Ellis rushed for a 24-yard touchdown and fullback Mike Meade ran for a TD from the yard out.

Tony Kornheiser

There is no denying that Tony Kornheiser is one of the most prominent and popular on-air personalities in the business. He’s the co-host of Pardon the Interruption and has also been an ESPN radio host. His show, PTI, has been on the air since 1998.

On the heels of the NBA season, the broadcaster joined Michael Wilbon on 5 Good Minutes for a chat. They discussed the games played this weekend, as well as the big storylines for the NBA, college football, and the NFL.

A self-proclaimed sports fanatic, Tony Kornheiser has made his way into the sports world after a career in radio. Kornheiser has been a columnist for the Washington Post, a writer for the New York Daily News, and an analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

Howard Cosell

If you’re a sports fan, you may have seen Howard Cosell on television. He’s the original voice of Monday night football. It was in 1970 that Roone Arledge hired Cosell to call the games.

Cosell was not a former athlete. His unique style of reporting broke new ground in sports journalism. For example, he was the first to report on NFL stadium incentives and the first to report on cocaine use in professional sports.

After a brief stint as a radio reporter for the Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali fights, he was recruited to do more than just call boxing. In fact, his role on MNF was one of the key factors that helped the show become a rating success.

Keith Jackson

When you think of the best Monday night football announcer, it’s almost certain that you think of Keith Jackson. For the better part of a half-century, Jackson was the face of ABC Sports. He also served as a play-by-play man for the NFL’s Monday Night Football.

During his time with the network, Jackson called games across many sports. In addition to college football, he also covered PGA golf, major league baseball, auto racing, and the Olympics.

Jackson was the original Monday Night Football announcer, and he was the face of ABC during the glory days of the program. However, it wasn’t all fun and games.

Jack Buck

Jack Buck is a well-recognized sports broadcaster. In addition to his Monday night football work, he has also served as the lead play-by-play announcer for several Major League Baseball games. He has called a total of 24 World Series and has called more than 250 regular season games.

Known for his bass voice, Jack Buck has also been known for his non-hysterical demeanor. Throughout his career, he has been a part of numerous award shows and is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.

He has also been honored with the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. His first radio show, At Your Service, is considered to be the first call-in talk show.

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning has been a fixture on TV since he retired. He is known for his classic commercials and he has also played a big role in several shows on ESPN. So it makes sense that he would be involved in a new broadcast booth for Monday Night Football.

In fact, ESPN has an agreement with the production company behind Peyton Manning, Omaha Productions, to produce a series of new Monday Night Football games. The first game of the season will air on Monday, September 12. It will be a game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.

The game will also feature former Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis. Another great part of this newest offering from ESPN is that it will stream on ESPN+ and NFL+. This will make it easier for fans who don’t have a full ESPN subscription.

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