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NYYFAN
07-23-04, 09:59 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2004-07-23-mnf-espn_x.htm

The NFL has had talks with various network officials that might lead to Monday Night Football shifting from ABC to the network's cable partner, ESPN, and NBC resuming NFL telecasts with the Sunday night package, according to Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, chairman of the league's TV committee.

DaBoys4LifeNYY35
07-23-04, 01:29 PM
I heard about this on some other show about a week ago. Dumb, dumb idea. You cannot move MNF to cable. I don't care about ratings (although of course, the network people who are proposing this do)--MNF is an American institution. It can't be taken away from those of us with no cable.

NYYFAN
07-23-04, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by DaBoys4LifeNYY35
I heard about this on some other show about a week ago. Dumb, dumb idea. You cannot move MNF to cable. I don't care about ratings (although of course, the network people who are proposing this do)--MNF is an American institution. It can't be taken away from those of us with no cable.

Sure it can...its all about the money...

DaBoys4LifeNYY35
07-23-04, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by NYYFAN


Sure it can...its all about the money...

Well, yeah. Anyway, I have cable, so I won't really be affected, but I just think it's not right.

nahzo
07-23-04, 05:01 PM
I hope not, it's tradition and all it would do is secure ABC as a dumpy sitcom station. ESPN already goes hog-wild enough during the NFL season.

Shaun4013
07-29-04, 05:04 PM
This would be a bad, bad idea. MNF does not belong on Cable.

yogibear
07-29-04, 05:09 PM
They should start the MNF at 8:00pm est and keep it on ABC.

NYYFAN
07-30-04, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by yogibear
They should start the MNF at 8:00pm est and keep it on ABC.

They tried that and it didn't work...their numbers went down...

yogibear
07-30-04, 02:42 PM
oh. Thanks.