ABC's Monday Night Football debuts in Cleveland
Sept. 21, 1970
Are you ready for some football? Some prime-time football? ABC Sports president Roone Arledge is. It's the debut of Monday Night Football, with the New York Jets and Broadway Joe Namath visiting the Cleveland Browns. Arledge has a vision of pro football being prime-time television entertainment -- more cameras, new angles, better graphics and information, and dramatic halftime highlights. He wants to show football is more than a game of Xs and Os.
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