Monday Night Football has been a staple in many homes for over 30 years.
However, it was on this day April 18th, 2005 that things changed for its viewers.
On this date six years ago it was announced that in 2006 the show would be moving to ESPN. That certainly devastated a lot of viewers who for the previous 25 years watched it on ABC.
The move has been nothing short of a disaster as the move cost them legendary play by play man Al Michaels who left for NBC’s Sunday Night Football in America. Also, Sunday Night Football in America has surpassed them in the ratings.
It wasn’t always this way as ESPN was the play to go on Sunday night, especially for game highlights after the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. games concluded. Unfortunately, some bad personnel decisions has hurt the network.
In the end, if ESPN wants to get back on top they are going to have to be innovative in its presentations of the NFL as right now a lot of it is just plain old boring.