Daily Cover: Looking Back at the First Monday Night Football Broadcast in NFL History

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Monday Night Football debuted fifty years ago on ABC, it has since become a staple for football fans across the globe. After lobbying for the rights to broadcast Monday Night Football, ABC had a plan to make the viewing of MNF a more personal experience than the average broadcast. The result was a program that garnered huge ratings a trend that has continued through its run on both ABC and ESPN. SI executive editor Mark Bechtel took a look back at Monday Night Football's debut in today's Daily Cover.Read more of SI's Daily Covers stories here