Does Anyone Remember How Important Halftime Highlights Were On Monday Night Football?

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  1. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    They were a big fucking deal, with only 3 or 4 TV channels. Most weeks, they didn't even have highlights from all the games, because they were not all televised...the world was a lot smaller not very long ago.

    This entire clip is a fucking trip, right down to the commercials. Howard Cosell was the epitome of a color commentator, and he sounded EXACTLY like this, all the time, whatever the sport. Skip to the 9:00 to see highlights from OJ Simpson breaking Jim Brown's single game rushing record. Murderer or not, that motherfucker could play football. In today's game, Simpson would have probably played for 2-3 teams, and had an opportunity to play on a team for a ring...but back then, you were fucked into playing for the fucking team that drafted you for your entire career if they saw fit.


    [video=youtube;0qkeDPLYofg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qkeDPLYofg[/video]
     
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    what happen?
     
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    I remember Halftimes with Howard very well.
     
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    Wow awesome! I love how it ends with what is probably the last tobacco commercial ever broadcast
     
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    OJ might not have murdered if he hadn't been stuck with the Bills all those years.
     
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    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    Are you me! I can never tell us apart.
     
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    Susan Anton. EVERYBODY wanted to fuck her! IIRC, she lived with Dudley Moore.
     
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    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    This one's pretty good too. The fuckin' Rams helmet horns look huge and ridiculous. Commercials are good at the end; Farrah's return to Charlie's Angels, and the Vega$ premiere were being advertised.


    [video=youtube;qJGpePIsrVM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJGpePIsrVM[/video]
     
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    I lived for the halftime highlights on MNF. Howard Cosell did more in ten minutes than ESPN does in an hour. All I need id a few highlights and the score of each game...I don't need Merrill Hodge and his giant Windsor knot babbling on and on and on.
     
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    look for Saturday night nfl games in the near future. huge ratings.
     
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    The halftime highlights I remember from my youth had music, not stadium sounds, underneath the audio and video descriptions