monday night football opening 1970s

From 1970 to 2005, the ABC television network carried these games, with the ESPN cable television network taking over beginning in September 2006. From 1970 to 2005, it aired on sister broadcast network ABC. Beginning in the 1970 NFL season, the National Football League began scheduling a weekly regular season game on Monday night before a national television audience. ESPN Monday Night Football (abbreviated as MNF and also known as ESPN Monday Night Football on ABC for rare live special broadcast) is a live television broadcast of weekly National Football League (NFL) games on ESPN in the United States.

Coverage of professional football featuring teams from the National Football League airing on Monday … With Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, Howard Cosell, Dan Dierdorf.