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Monday Night Football really is the best part of the NFL

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    No offense to Fox, CBS or NBC, but nobody is as good at broadcasting sports as ESPN. And it should be that way because that's all that they do.

    Their commercials make more sense (catering more specifically to sport's fandom), their announcers are usually the most knowledgeable, and just the way they cover and present the action for me is the best of any network.

    On top of that, I'm big on fantasy football (especially the last few seasons). And Monday Night games are typically the make or break for the entire week.

    All that's just to say that I think Monday Night Football is the best part of the NFL. Gives you something to look forward to after the first day of the week's work. And you get to see how players respond to the spotlight that only ESPN can give on MNF. I really enjoy seeing rookies become household names after one huge game. Or supposedly elite qbs tank. (Andy Dalton anyone?)

    I've even come to really like Mike Tirico and yes, even Jon Gruden. The only other announcer that I even enjoy half as much is Colinsworth, who does a fine job on Sunday night over at NBC.

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    Dallasite Wrote:

    No offense to Fox, CBS or NBC, but nobody is as good at broadcasting sports as ESPN. And it should be that way because that's all that they do.

    I agree. When it was first announced that MNF was switching over to ESPN I admit that I was a little worried about a cable company taking over what used to be a free nationally televised game, but they have done a hell of a job for these past ten years and I couldn't imagine it going back to one of the "big four."
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    I don't know if I agree. MNF is fun to watch, but I don't know if it's the best part of the NFL. I think the best part of the NFL is when two rivals play each other and the underdog wins. It doesn't matter if they are playing on Thursday, Sunday afternoon/evening, or Monday--two rivals going head to head is, at least in my opinion, the best part of the NFL.

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    Jeffrey122 Wrote:

    I don't know if I agree. MNF is fun to watch, but I don't know if it's the best part of the NFL. I think the best part of the NFL is when two rivals play each other and the underdog wins. It doesn't matter if they are playing on Thursday, Sunday afternoon/evening, or Monday--two rivals going head to head is, at least in my opinion, the best part of the NFL.

    Yeah. I guess I mean the best part of watching on TV. But I think you should agree that a rivalry game on Monday night, outside of the playoffs and beyond is pretty great.
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    Dallasite Wrote: Yeah. I guess I mean the best part of watching on TV. But I think you should agree that a rivalry game on Monday night, outside of the playoffs and beyond is pretty great.

    I absolutely agree with that.

    ESPN is by far the best venue for MNF. I wish they were able to show more than just one game a week. It would be great to see them break the current model of allowing two stations (CBS, FOX) picking and choosing what games they will be showing each week.