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Why Monday Night Football Is Terrible

DENVER - NOVEMBER 09:  Matt Millen (C) works on the set of the pregame show for ESPN's Monday Night Football as his co hosts Stuart Scott (L) and Steve Young (R) work on their personal electronic devices as the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 9, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Steelers defeated the Broncos 28-10.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Micah ChenAnalyst IIISeptember 7, 2010

Every time you hear those first few keys of the Monday Night Football theme, every guy knows to run to their T.V. set and watch some "pig skin" fun. 

I mean, c'mon it's MNF! 

The Best matchups, the biggest crowds, and the most professional analysts. They all come together for a few hours to bring you the best excitement football can give you right?

WRONG!  I for one definetely don't constantly ask if it's Monday yet.  There are just too many flaws about the programing.

Just look at the matchups!  Their worthless!  Examine the card for this year and you'll know what I mean.   Anybody up for the crumbling Titans taking on the soon to be L.A. Jaguars? 

Or how about this, the Warner-less Cardinals versus the non-existent 49ers!  I remember when they had Seahawks-Buccaneers a couple years ago, now you can only watch the game if you have a ticket to the game or live in the area.

Sure they'll mix in a good one or two here and there.  Like New York vs. Dallas, or Houston vs. Indy,  but for the most part these really aren't can't miss games.  Sorry guys, Cowboys-Redskins are no longer a "must-watch" game.

Then there's the commentating.

Remember Tony Kornheiser? 

That guy made millions of people around America turn the volume off on their T.V. set.  His comments most of the time had nothing to do with the game itself, and when it did, they either made no sense or they weren't interesting.

I thought Joe Theisman alone was bad enough, But throw in the Kornball and you have a recipe for disaster. 

But I think the main reason why Monday Night Football is terrible is the timing.  It's just incovenient, no it's not the "time" it's the day.

"ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!"

Sorry Hank, I'm just not in the mood, just the other day I spent three hours watching my own team play, and then another three hours watching Sunday Night Football.  I'm just not in the mood for some football. 

I personally watch six hours of football on Sunday (like I stated above), so when Monday rolls around, I'm just fed up with football.  I'm in recharge so that when Thursday night come around I'm ready for some more "pigskin fun."

I don't care what you say, you just cannot watch six hours of ANYTHING, and then enjoy another three hours the next day.  I watch a television show marathon one day, and then if I see it again the next day I'll throw up. 

So why would I watch something that I've already seen the previous day, only worse.  Why would I want to watch cruddy matchups, coupled with worse commentating, on a school night when I could be doing homework? 

That's right, homework.

Once Monday rolls by, the kids are in school, the parents are at work, we actually have to do something rather then sit around and watch football.  That report for work is due this Friday, practice is tonight, Math assignments No.'s one through 10 are due Wednesday. 

Trust me, I know how busy our lives can be.

I think of Thursday Night Football as our guilty pleasure that were allowed once a week so we can last till Sunday.

So unless the Super Bowl is all of a sudden on a Monday, the T.V. set is going to be off on the next 16 Monday Nights. 

That's why Monday Night Football sucks.

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