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ESPN SHOULD JUST GIVE UP WITH THIS MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TWIN BILL

by SSReporters, Stupid Sideline Reporters

Sorry fellas, I love watching football on a school night past my bedtime as much as the next person (and I'm on the West Coast), but Monday Night Football should scrap the doubleheader thing altogether.

If you actually stayed up to watch the game, the Raiders embarrassed themselves on their annual nationally televised blowout, with a 41-14 loss to the Denver Broncos. JaMarcus Russell was overthrowing, getting sacked, and that vaunted Raiders defense almost let Tony Scheffler outrun them for a touchdown.

The last 3 years ESPN has done this, the games have been in either San Francisco or Oakland, and the game is either a blowout (Raiders games) or a close game but very boring (49ers 20 Cardinals 13). Mix it up man!

Is the main reason they even put these games on this late is to give Mike, Mike, and Mike more airtime? I hope not, because all 3 are irritating. Here's the only idea (which I mentioned at Awful Announcing) I have for MNF if they just want the ratings and want to keep the 2 game deal.

This 7:15 kickoff has to go. Instead, have 2 somewhat attractive games running simultaneously like on Sunday morning. Both games are on at 5:30 PM, with one match on ESPN, and the other on ESPN 2.....really, ESPN can afford not to show Yankees Baseball Tonight. Mike, Mike and Mike also have to go. The secondary announcing crew should be Brad Nessler and Cris Carter, who seem to know what they are talking about.

Here's how you could advertise it:

Vikings @ Packers - 8:30 PM ET on ESPN

Chargers @ Broncos (I intentionally used a different game from that monstrosity last night) - 8:30 PM ET on ESPN 2

The other option is just have your traditional 1 MNF game and we can call it a day but....

What do you think? Seems like a good idea to me as long as it is just 1 week.

1 comment(s):

MoonDog said...

I agree, although I'm more in favor of the NFL finding someone other than ESPN to carry MNF. It's become a total bore and the announcing is awful (how's that for a plug?)

But since we don't have a choice, I like your idea. I'd increase viewers by guaranteeing a halftime show with lots of wardrobe malfunctions.


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