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I have put in an event that happened for each year of MNF (1970-2009) Please put in the year each of these items occurred. These are in random order and each year of football season is used only once.

 

1. First year 2 consecutive MNF games were held in the same stadium

2. Saints were forced to play a home game at their opponent's home in a rescheduled game - 2005

3. Don Meredith quips: "We're in the Mile High City, and so am I"

4. Joe Montana's last regular-season game as a 49er. - 1992

5. The last 14 games broadcast by the ABC MNF crew were won by the home team that year.

6. Pittsburgh lays new sod in a deluge prior to the game, causing atrocious footing to a last minute 3-0 win. - 2007

7. A drunk Howard Cosell vomits on Don Meredith's boots at halftime.

8. Randy Moss and the Vikings end the long Packers home-winning streak. - 1998

9. ABC shows a risque pregame skit with Owens and Nicolette Sheridan. - 2004

10. Highest-scoring game in MNF by both teams with a 1-point victory. - 1983

11. Don Meredith gives the "We're #1" comment in response to a fan's obscene gesture.

12. Bill Romanowski spits at JJ Stokes in an infamous TV shot. - 1997

13. The infamous Terrell Owens sharpie game. - 2002

14. First MNF game held on Christmas Day.

15. First MNF game that went into overtime.

16. Al Michaels says "He did WHAT?" after Antonio Freeman catch after he slipped on the ground then ran it in for the TD. - 2000

17. Tony Franklin kicks a barefooted 59-yard field goal.

18. Chris Boniol kicks 7 FGs in a MNF game. - 1996

19. Due to a rescheduled game, the Ravens played 2 consecutive MNF games. - 2001

20. First regular-season game for the Pontiac Silverdome

21. Robert Brooks receives a 99-yard TD reception.

22. Highest score for an Eagles-Cowboys matchup. - 2008

23. Broncos score 2 early defensive touchdowns in a blizzard at Mile High Stadium for a 17-14 win.

24. First of 3 consecutive years where the last MNF game of the season was at the same stadium.

25. Jon Gruden and Steve Young take over as color commentators. - 2009

26. Tony Dorsett gets a 99 2/3 yard touchdown run and the Cowboys had only 10 men on the field. - 1982

27. First game by the ABC MNF crew that was not on a Monday.

28. A penalty at the end of overtime allows a rekick that averts a tie game.

29. John Lennon's death announced on MNF. - 1980

30. Last NFL game at the Cotton Bowl. - 1971

31. Dolphins-Chargers game was moved to a neutral site (Arizona) due to wildfires. - 2003

32. Joe Theismann suffers a gruesome career-ending leg injury. - 1985

33. Earl Campbell rushes for 199 yards and 4 TDs in a game. - 1978

34. Bo Jackson runs over Brian Bosworth in a memorable TD run. - 1987

35. Steve Young suffers a career-ending hit from Aeneas Williams. - 1999

36. Joe Namith's last NFL game as a player. - 1977

37. For the new TV contracts, ESPN took over the MNF games and they are no longer the premiere games. - 2006

38. Only year first and last MNF regular-season games were in the same stadium.

39. First regular-season game in Arizona.

40. Packers trounce Bears in a monsoon at Soldier Field on Halloween.

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I have put in an event that happened for each year of MNF (1970-2009) Please put in the year each of these items occurred. These are in random order and each year of football season is used only once.

 

 

2. Saints were forced to play a home game at their opponent's home in a rescheduled game-2005

 

4. Joe Montana's last regular-season game as a 49er.-1992

 

6. Pittsburgh lays new sod in a deluge prior to the game, causing atrocious footing to a last minute 3-0 win.-2006

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8. Randy Moss and the Vikings end the long Packers home-winning streak.1999

9. ABC shows a risque pregame skit with Owens and Nicolette Sheridan. 2004

 

12. Bill Romanowski spits at JJ Stokes in an infamous TV shot. 2000

13. The infamous Terrell Owens sharpie game. 2000

 

17. Tony Franklin kicks a barefooted 59-yard field goal. 1980

18. Chris Boniol kicks 7 FGs in a MNF game. 1996

 

22. Highest score for an Eagles-Cowboys matchup.2008

 

25. Jon Gruden and Steve Young take over as color commentators.2009

26. Tony Dorsett gets a 99 2/3 yard touchdown run and the Cowboys had only 10 men on the field.1978

 

28. A penalty at the end of overtime allows a rekick that averts a tie game.2002

 

31. Dolphins-Chargers game was moved to a neutral site (Arizona) due to wildfires.2004

 

35. Steve Young suffers a career-ending hit from Aeneas Williams.1999

 

37. For the new TV contracts, ESPN took over the MNF games and they are no longer the premiere games.2006

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Zooty:

 

2. Saints were forced to play a home game at their opponent's home in a rescheduled game-2005

 

4. Joe Montana's last regular-season game as a 49er.-1992

 

6. Pittsburgh lays new sod in a deluge prior to the game, causing atrocious footing to a last minute 3-0 win.-2006

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8. Randy Moss and the Vikings end the long Packers home-winning streak.1999

9. ABC shows a risque pregame skit with Owens and Nicolette Sheridan. 2004

 

12. Bill Romanowski spits at JJ Stokes in an infamous TV shot. 2000

13. The infamous Terrell Owens sharpie game. 2000

 

17. Tony Franklin kicks a barefooted 59-yard field goal. 1980

18. Chris Boniol kicks 7 FGs in a MNF game. 1996

 

22. Highest score for an Eagles-Cowboys matchup.2008

 

25. Jon Gruden and Steve Young take over as color commentators.2009

26. Tony Dorsett gets a 99 2/3 yard touchdown run and the Cowboys had only 10 men on the field.1978

 

28. A penalty at the end of overtime allows a rekick that averts a tie game.2002

 

31. Dolphins-Chargers game was moved to a neutral site (Arizona) due to wildfires.2004

 

35. Steve Young suffers a career-ending hit from Aeneas Williams.1999

 

37. For the new TV contracts, ESPN took over the MNF games and they are no longer the premiere games.2006

 

2, 4, 9, 18, 22, 25, 35 & 37 are correct :wacko:

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40 thousand posts :D

congrats!

I'm not sure which of these two numbers is more impressive....

 

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Ah, but it is. It was the 1982 season but the game was played on 1-2-83. Yeah, it frustrated the hell out of me so I googled it. I am a cheater(just on this one). :wacko:

yep. For this one, I had to say football seasons as the 1982 season crossed over into 1983.

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