Since joining NN, I have wanted to create a FanPost discussing the history of MNF as well as current events. Now I don't know about you all, and can only speak for myself, but I feel that the announcing for MNF has gotten more and more diluted as the years have passed by. Diluted meaning a lack of personality in announcing. I think with the exception of former Coach John Gruden, that I can without blinking, say that I whole-heartedly dislike the other two guys announcing (Mike Tirico and Ron Jaworski). How does one go from listening to the likes of people such as Howard Cosell, Don Meredith, Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf and John Madden to Mike Tirico (who barely says a word) and a worn out and tired QB in Jaworski? Good question huh? Even the sideline reporting has become less interesting...I mean c'mon, O.J wearing his Isotoners (who knew the gloves would be so fitting)? Lynn Swann? Eric Dickerson? ...all better in my opinion than Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya...I mean if you're gonna give us chicks to be responsible for sideline reports, I would much rather see a Hawaiian Tropics girl with half a brain or even a Playboy Bunny (I hear Kendra Wilkinson likes football), something to look at, eye candy, ya know? The one thing that remains solid for me is Hank Williams Jr. doing the theme song prior to kickoff (hope they never replace him). Anyway, to sum up, I think that this could be an interesting topic of discussion. The 49ers have had some special moments on MNF throughout the years.
I want to sort of have fun with this topic. If you could pick 3 announcers (a fantasy announcer draft if-you-will), who would they be? Guys THAT ARE STILL ALIVE prefferably, but its up to you. Who's gonna be on your dream team? Mine goes like this:
1. Al Michaels (got to have a guy who has been there and done it before)
2. Steve Sabol (NFL Films guy)
3. James Earl Jones (He's Darth Vader, arguably one of the most recognizable voices on the face of the planet).
Okay, well that just about does it for me. Hope everyone has some fun with this topic. Feel free to throw out your most favorite MNF memories also. I am sure there are some classics that we all can share and, or, re-visit.
Side Note: The Arizona Cardinals come to San Francisco (OUR HOUSE) for a Monday Night game December 14th. Cannot wait for a chance to exculpate last years Monday night game. Who knows, maybe Crabtree or Gore will set a MNF record. Would be icing on the cake if we can pull off the win, 'ey?
Attached in the poll are few MNF football moments in time, vote for your favorite. Really wanted to go ALL Niners moments but decided it would be more interesting to mix it up (Something of which Jimmy Raye needs to learn)