Alex Karras was one of the NFL’s most feared defensive tackles throughout the 1960s, a player who hounded quarterbacks and bulled past opposing linemen. And yet, to many people he will always be the lovable dad from the 1980s sitcom “Webster” or the big cowboy who famously punched out a horse in “Blazing Saddles.”
For just the sixth time in Monday Night Football’s 42-year history, only two announcers will man the iconic booth, ESPN announced Wednesday.
BRISTOL, Conn. — Hank Williams Jr. will no longer sing the words “Are you ready for some football?” on Monday nights on ESPN. Each side claimed Thursday it had decided to part ways after Williams’ tune opened “Monday Night Football” for more than two decades. The network had pulled the intro for this week’s game […]
By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – “Are you ready for some football?” That question has greeted “Monday Night Football” viewers for some 20 years, but as of Monday it has been retired. ESPN decided on Monday to remove “All My Rowdy Friends,” Hank Williams Jr.’s iconic theme song for “Monday Night Football,” from the […]
By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – When ESPN announced its new “Monday Night Football” deal with the NFL Thursday, it locked up one of the marquee franchises in not just sports, but all of broadcasting, for another eight years. The deal is but the latest step in what Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller, […]
College football just kicked off cable TV history. The BCS National Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and the Oregon Ducks shattered ratings records and is now the most-watched cable broadcast ever. ESPN’s coverage of the college football championship, won by Auburn 22-19, pulled in 27.3 million viewers and a 17.8 fast national rating, according […]
By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –Don Meredith, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who served as a folksy foil for Howard Cosell on ABC’s ‘Monday Night Football’ and helped carve out the niche for colorful ex-athlete broadcasters, has died. “Dandy Don,” as he was known, was 72. Meredith’s wife, Susan, told The Associated Press […]
BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – The CBS remake of ‘Hawaii Five-0‘ is getting a bigger benefit from DVRs than any other show on prime-time television. Through the first three weeks of the TV season, the Monday night drama picked up an average of 3.3 million viewers when the Nielsen Co. added in people who […]