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Quiz about Ready For Some Football Pt 2
Quiz about Ready For Some Football Pt 2

Ready For Some Football? Pt. 2 Quiz


A look back at some more of ABC's "Monday Night Football" history. Enjoy.

A multiple-choice quiz by jbug1262. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
jbug1262
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
272,041
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Very Difficult
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Question 1 of 10
1. On a 1999 telecast of ABC's "Monday Night Football", Jets punter, Bryan Barker, kicked the football an incredible distance. How many yards did it travel? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of the following teams set a new mark for the longest drought between "Monday Night Football" appearances when, after an absence of almost 15 years, it appeared again in September 1998? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. For eleven years from October 19, 1970 to December 12, 1981, the Oakland Raiders went 18-1-1 on "Monday Night Football". Against what team did the Raiders suffer their only loss during that stretch? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The first tie on "Monday Night Football" was a 14-14 contest between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears.


Question 5 of 10
5. When "Monday Night Football" premiered on ABC, in 1970, the National Football League was made up of 26 teams. Every one of those 26 teams made at least one appearance on the show during the 1970s. Excluding the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Houston Texans (none of these teams were in the league when the show started), which NFL team was the last one to debut on the show? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In what year did "Monday Night Football" begin televising a full season of NFL games? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. No team had ever appeared on ABC's "Monday Night Football" every season between 1970-1999. However, during that stretch, there were two teams that appeared on the show every year except one. One was the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. Who was the other team to accomplish this amazing feat? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Everyone who follows football knows that, for the period 1970-1999, the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders held the overall record for the most consecutive wins on ABC's "Monday Night Football" with 14 wins. Which NFC team had the second longest Monday night winning streak, behind the Raiders, from 1970-1999? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 1999, which of the following teams set a record of ten consecutive losses on ABC's "Monday Night Football"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Everyone that watches "Monday Night Football" recognizes the familiar "DA DA DA DAAAAA..." chords at the opening of the show, which has been a staple of the broadcast for years. What is the actual name of the theme song? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. On a 1999 telecast of ABC's "Monday Night Football", Jets punter, Bryan Barker, kicked the football an incredible distance. How many yards did it travel?

Answer: 83

On October 11, 1999, Bryan Barker booted a punt an astounding 83 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That punt was one of the few Jets' highlights (if you can call it that) as Jacksonville defeated the Jets, 16-6.
2. Which of the following teams set a new mark for the longest drought between "Monday Night Football" appearances when, after an absence of almost 15 years, it appeared again in September 1998?

Answer: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On December 12, 1983, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost in overtime to the Green Bay Packers, 12-9. The team would not make another appearance on the show until September 28, 1998, fifteen seasons later. That game was also a loss, 27-6 to the Detroit Lions.
3. For eleven years from October 19, 1970 to December 12, 1981, the Oakland Raiders went 18-1-1 on "Monday Night Football". Against what team did the Raiders suffer their only loss during that stretch?

Answer: Buffalo Bills

On the season premiere of ABC's "Monday Night Football" on September 16, 1974, the Oakland Raiders suffered their only loss during that 20 game stretch at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, 21-20, at Rich Stadium. Oakland had a chance to win the game at the end, but George Blanda missed the 50-yard field goal try.
4. The first tie on "Monday Night Football" was a 14-14 contest between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears.

Answer: False

While the Packers were indeed one of the teams involved in that historic first "Monday Night Football" tie, they tied with the Detroit Lions, not the Chicago Bears. The game was played on November 1, 1971, at Lambeau Field and did not go into overtime because the overtime rule for regular season ties had not come into play yet. The rule would not come into effect until the 1974 season.
5. When "Monday Night Football" premiered on ABC, in 1970, the National Football League was made up of 26 teams. Every one of those 26 teams made at least one appearance on the show during the 1970s. Excluding the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Houston Texans (none of these teams were in the league when the show started), which NFL team was the last one to debut on the show?

Answer: Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills were the last of the 26 teams to appear on the show. They beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 23-14, on October 29, 1973. The week before, the Denver Broncos had made their initial appearance on the show which ended in a 23-23 tie against the Raiders.
6. In what year did "Monday Night Football" begin televising a full season of NFL games?

Answer: 1978

In 1961, the NFL season increased from 12 to 14 games because of expansion (the Dallas Cowboys, 1960, and the Minnesota Vikings, 1961, had entered the league) and to compete with the AFL, which had played a 14-game schedule since its inception the previous year.

When "Monday Night Football" debuted in 1970, the show only televised games 13 of those weeks. Then, in 1978, the season was again increased by another two games to 16. It was in this season that "Monday Night Football" began televising a full season's worth of games.
7. No team had ever appeared on ABC's "Monday Night Football" every season between 1970-1999. However, during that stretch, there were two teams that appeared on the show every year except one. One was the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. Who was the other team to accomplish this amazing feat?

Answer: Miami Dolphins

After appearing on the show every year since its start, the Miami Dolphins finally missed making the "cut", so to speak, in 1989. However, they would rejoin the show in 1990 and continue to appear every year through to the end of the 1990s. As for the Raiders, they almost made the show every season, but their one missed appearance happened in 1998.

They returned to the Monday night spotlight a year later.
8. Everyone who follows football knows that, for the period 1970-1999, the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders held the overall record for the most consecutive wins on ABC's "Monday Night Football" with 14 wins. Which NFC team had the second longest Monday night winning streak, behind the Raiders, from 1970-1999?

Answer: San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers once ran off a string of 13 consecutive wins. They were:

October 5, 1987 : 49ers - Giants, 41-21
December 14, 1987 : 49ers - Bears, 41-0
November 21, 1988 : 49ers - Redskins 31-21
November 6, 1989 : 49ers - Saints 31-13
November 27, 1989 : 49ers - Giants, 34-24
December 6, 1989 : 49ers - Rams, 30-27
September 10, 1990 : 49ers - Saints, 13-12
Deember 3, 1990 : 49ers - Giants, 7-3
December 17, 1990 : 49ers - Rams, 26-10
November 21, 1991 : 49ers - Rams, 33-10
December 23, 1991 : 49ers - Bears, 52-14
November 9, 1992 : 49ers - Falcons, 41-3
December 28, 1992 : 49ers - Lions, 24-6

The 'Niners had their streak broken one game shy of tying the Raiders' record of 14 straight wins when the lost to the Cleveland Browns on September 13, 1993, 23-13. The team started another streak of nine straight wins that lasted from December 2, 1996 to September 27, 1999. Green Bay snapped the streak this time with a 20-3 victory on November 29, 1999.
9. In 1999, which of the following teams set a record of ten consecutive losses on ABC's "Monday Night Football"?

Answer: Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons lost a record 10 straight times on ABC's "Monday Night Football". After a 31-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Novermber 23, 1981, the Falcons starting their slide of Monday night futility with a 21-16 loss to the (then) Los Angeles Rams on December 14, 1981. The team would lose their next nine appearances. They were:

November 14, 1983 : Rams - Falcons, 36-14
October 22, 1984 : Rams - Falcons, 24-10
November 5, 1984 : Redskins - Falcons 27-14
November 9, 1992 : 49ers - Falcons, 41-3
December 21, 1992 : Cowboys - Falcons, 41-17
September, 27, 1993 : Steelers - Falcons, 45-17
December 2, 1996 : 49ers - Falcons, 34-10
September 20, 1999 : Cowboys - Falcons, 24-7
October 25, 1999 : Steelers - Falcons, 13-9

The Falcons would not get another win until the season the 1999 season finale of ABC'S "Monday Night Football", which happened to take place on January 3, 2000. They beat the 49ers, 34-29.
10. Everyone that watches "Monday Night Football" recognizes the familiar "DA DA DA DAAAAA..." chords at the opening of the show, which has been a staple of the broadcast for years. What is the actual name of the theme song?

Answer: Heavy Action

British composer/pianist, Johnny Pearson, wrote the piece, "Heavy Action", for the British sports show, "Superstars", in 1970. The show, which was a competition pitting various athletes against each other in various sporting events (the athletes could not compete in their own events of expertise, however), was a huge hit in Europe before catching on in the U.S., in 1973. ABC bought the rights to use "Heavy Action" as the theme song for ABC's "Monday Night Football" telecasts, in 1971, and it continued to be a staple of the show throughout its run on ABC.

In 1987, composer Edd Kalehoff, who specializes in music compositions for televsion, re-vamped the song. While Kalehoff's version remained true to Pearson's version, anyone can tell that there is a distinct difference between the two songs. "Heavy Action" is still used on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" telecasts, but not with the same prominence that Pearson's version was used. The theme song has been replaced by Hank Williams, Jr.'s "All My Rowdy Friends (Are You Ready For Some Football)" for the show's introduction. For me, Johnny Pearson's version will always have a special place in my heart.
Source: Author jbug1262

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