Monday Night Football Announcers

Are you ready for some football? Beginning in 1970, the NFL began regularly scheduling games on Monday Night--first on ABC from 1970 to 2005 and subsequently on ESPN. These broadcasts helped the NFL become the most popular sport in the United States. As of December 31, 2018, Monday Night Football has covered 48 NFL Seasons and broadcast 718 games. Can you name the announcers, commentators and sportscasters who have worked on the show for preseason, regular season and/or playoff games?
Some will be easier than others--and I've tried to give you as many hints as possible.
The answers are in alphabetical order...maybe that can help?
Good luck!
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Network
Year(s) Active
Announcer
Role
Hint
ESPN
2012-2017
Gerald Austin
Rules Analyst
Retired NFL Official
ABC
1987
Gary Bender
Secondary Game Play-by-Play Announcer
Was the Play-by-Play Announcer on radio for the Green Bay Packers in the early 70s.
ABC & ESPN
1996-1997, 2012-2016
Chris Berman
Halftime, Playoff & Super Bowl Studio Host (96-97), Secondary Play-by-Play (12-16)
Nickname: Boomer. Had a cameo in a Hootie & the Blowfish video.
ESPN
2006-2007
Bonnie Bernstein
Secondary Sideline Reporter
Was the first correspondant to ever cover a Super Bowl for both network television AND network radio.
ABC
2003
Brian Billick
Playoff & Super Bowl Studio Analyst
Former Baltimore Ravens head coach.
ABC
1970-1983
Howard Cosell
Color Commentator
Reported on the death of John Lennon in the middle of a Monday Night Football game.
ESPN
2014-2016
Lindsay Czarniak
Secondary Sideline Reporter
In 2018, she joined Joe Gibbs Racing to produce digital content.
ABC
2002
Gary Danielson
Secondary Wild Card Playoff Color Commentator
Played quarterback for the Detroit Lions from 1976 to 1984.
ABC
2000-2001
Eric Dickerson
Sideline Reporter
He holds the NFL single-season rushing record with 2,105 yards.
ABC
1987-1998
Dan Dierdorf
Color Commentator
Played offensive tackle for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971 to 1983.
ESPN
2010-2015
Trent Dilfer
Secondary Color Commentator
Was the first starting quarterback to be released after winning the Super Bowl.
ESPN
2017
Sergio Dipp
Secondary Sideline Reporter
His first MNF sideline report went viral after he stumbled over his words.
ESPN
2007-2008
Mike Ditka
Secondary Color Commentator
Beloved by Bill Swerski's Super Fans.
ABC
1998-1999
Boomer Esiason
Color Commentator
This former quarterback's real first name is Norman but is better known as Boomer.
ABC
2000-2001
Dan Fouts
Color Commentator
Played his entire 15 year career for the San Diego Chargers but never made the Super Bowl.
ABC
1971-1998
Frank Gifford
Play-by-Play-Announcer (71-85, fill-in 86-89) and Color Commentator (86-97), Studio Host (98)
Missed 18 months in the prime of his NFL career with the NY Giants when he was knocked out by Chuck Bednarik.
ESPN
2007-2009
Mike Golic
Secondary Color Commentator
Former co-host of ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" show.
ESPN
2007-2009
Mike Greenberg
Secondary Play-by-Play Announcer
Former co-host of ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" show.
ESPN
2018
Brian Griese
Secondary Color Commentator
A journeyman quarterback from 1998 to 2008, he is the son of a Hall of Fame quarterback.
ABC
2003
Lisa Guerrero
Sideline Reporter
Has been an award-winning investigative correspondent for "Inside Edition" since 2006.
ESPN
2009-2017
Jon Gruden
Color Commentator
Current head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
ABC
1970, 1988
Keith Jackson
Play-by-Play Announcer (70), Super Bowl Studio Co-Host (88)
Best known for his coverage of college football from 1952-2006.
ABC & ESPN
1997, 2006-2011
Ron Jaworski
Secondary Game Sideline Reporter (97), Secondary Color Commentator (06), Color Commentator (07-11)
"The Polish Rifle" lead the Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl XV.
ABC
1974-1976
Alex Karras
Color Commentator
As an actor, he played Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" and starred in the ABC sitcom "Webster."
ABC
1995
Peter King
Studio Analyst
Wrote for Sports Illustrated magazine from 1989 to 2018.
ABC & ESPN
2005-2011
Suzy Kolber
Secondary Game Sideline Reporter (05-06), Sideline Reporter (06-11)
One of the original anchors on ESPN2, she now hosts Monday Night Countdown.
ESPN
2006-2008
Tony Kornheiser
Color Commentator
Co-host of ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption", he stopped working MNF due to his fear of flying.
ABC
1985
Jim Lampley
Halftime & Super Bowl Studio Co-Host
Commentator for HBO Boxing since 1988 and has covered 14 Olympic Games.
ABC
2002-2005
John Madden
Color Commentator
Former Oakland Raiders coach, his name is associated with one of the most popular sports video game series. He is the first sportscaster to have worked the Super Bowl for four of the major US broadcast networks.
ABC
1998-2001, 2003-2005
Paul Maguire
Secondary Game Color Commentator (05), Secondary Wild Card Playoff Color Commentator (98-01, 03-05)
He is the AFL's all-time leader in punts and yardage. He played in six of the ten AFL Championship games, three with the Chargers and three with the Bills.
ESPN
2016-2017
Sean McDonough
Play-by-Play Announcer
Announced Boston Red Sox games on tv from 1988 until 2005.
ESPN
2018
Booger McFarland
Field Analyst & Consultant
Nicknamed Booger, he was a Defensive Tackle for Tampa Bay and Indianapolis.
ABC
1970-1973, 1977-1984
Don Meredith
Color Commentator
This former Dallas Cowboy quarterback was known as "Dandy Don".
ABC
1985-2005
Al Michaels
Play-by-Play Announcer (86-05), Super Bowl Studio Co-Host (85)
Best known for his "Do You Believe In Miracles? Yes!" call of the 1980 Olympic hockey game between the USA and the USSR.
ABC
2000-2001
Dennis Miller
Color Commentator
The former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor was known for pithy comments full of obscure references.
ESPN
2017-2018
Beth Mowins
Secondary Play-By-Play Announcer
The first woman to be the play-by-play announcer for a nationally televised NFL game.
ABC
1990-1995, 2002
Brent Musburger
Studio Host (90-95), Secondary Wild Card Playoff Play-by-Play (90-95, 02)
Best known for his work with CBS Sports from 1973 to 1990 where he coined the phrase "March Madness" for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
ABC
1985
Joe Namath
Color Commentator
"Broadway Joe" lead the New York Jets to a Super Bowl III victory, wore Hanes pantyhose in a commercial and was drunk when he was denied a sideline reporter's kiss live on ESPN in 2003.
ESPN
2006, 2010-2011
Brad Nessler
Secondary Play-by-Play Announcer
Currently calls college football and college basketball games for CBS.
ESPN
2011-2012
Rachel Nichols
Secondary Sideline Reporter
Currently hosts "The Jump" on ESPN.
ESPN
2011
Wendi Nix
Sideline Reporter
Currently the co-host of ESPN's "NFL Live".
ESPN
2011, 2013
Sal Paolantonio
Sideline Reporter
Longtime Philadelphia-based bureau reporter for ESPN.
ABC
1996-2001 & 2003-2005
Mike Patrick
Secondary Game Play-by-Play Announcer (97 & 05), Secondary Wild Card Playoff Play-by-Play Announcer (96-01, 03-05)
Worked for ESPN from 1982 to 2018, best known for doing play-by-play for Sunday Night Football from 87 to 05.
ABC
2005
Robin Roberts
Playoff & Hurricane Katrina Co-Host
This cancer survivor was an ESPN Sportscaster from 90 to 05, ABC Good Morning America reporter from 95 to 05 and GMA co-anchor since then.
ESPN
2018
Laura Rutledge
Secondary Sideline Reporter
Miss Florida 2012
ESPN
2017
Rex Ryan
Secondary Color Commentator
Former head coach of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills
ABC
2005
Sam Ryan
Sideline Reporter
Was a studio host and reporter for the MLB Network from 2011 until 2018. Now works as a weekend sports anchor for WABC-TV in New York.
ESPN
2012-2018
Lisa Salters
Sideline Reporter
Has been a reporter for ESPN since 2000 and MNF sideline reporter since 2012.
ABC
1983-1985
O.J. Simpson
Color Commentator
Nicknamed "The Juice", he was the first NFL player to rush for more than 2000 yards in a season. He also played Nordberg in "The Naked Gun" movies.
ABC
2000-2002
Melissa Stark
Sideline Reporter
Worked for ESPN, ABC, NBC before joining the NFL Network.
ABC
2003
Michael Strahan
Playoff & Super Bowl Studio Analyst
Hall of Fame Defensive End for the NY Giants, he is an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday and the co-host of ABC's Good Morning America.
ABC
1987, 1994-1997
Lynn Swann
Secondary Game Color Commentator (87), Sideline Reporter (94-97)
Hall of Fame Wide Receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he once ran for governor of Pennsylvania.
ABC, ESPN
2004-2010
Michelle Tafoya
Sideline Reporter
Since 2011, she has been the sideline reporter for NBC Sunday Night Football.
ABC
1979-1982
Fran Tarkenton
Color Commentator
Was the starting quarterback for three of the Minnesota Vikings' four Super Bowl losses and was one of the hosts of the tv show "That's Incredible."
ESPN
2018
Joe Tessitore
Play-by-Play Announcer
He's been the voice for EA Sports "Fight Night" video game series since 2004.
ABC, ESPN
1985, 1996-2001, 2003-2006
Joe Theismann
Super Bowl Studio Analyst (85), Secondary Game Color Commentator (97 & 05), Secondary Wild Card Playoff Color Commentator (96-01, 03-05), Color Commentator (06)
His career as the Washington Redskins' quarterback ended in 1985 after being sacked by Lawrence Taylor, horrifically fracturing both his tibia and fibula.
ESPN
2006-2015
Mike Tirico
Play-by-Play Announcer
Spent 25 years at ESPN before leaving for NBC Sports.
ESPN
2018
Jeff Triplette
Rules Analyst
Retired NFL Official
ABC, ESPN
1990-1995, 2006
Dick Vermeil
Playoff & Super Bowl Studio Analyst, Secondary Wild Card Playoff Color Commentator, Secondary Color Commentator (06)
Coached Philadelphia Eagles from 76 to 83, spent the next 15 years as a broadcaster, then returned to coach the St. Louis Rams including their only Super Bowl win
ABC
1998-2000
Lesley Visser
Sideline Reporter
In 2009, she became the first woman to be an analyst for an NFL game on TV and is currently a reporter for CBS.
ESPN
2011
Ed Werder
Sideline Reporter
The Dallas-based bureau reporter from 98 to 17.
ABC
1974 (preseason only)
Fred Williamson
Color Commentator
Nicknamed "The Hammer", he followed up his professional football career with acting roles in Hollywood including a part in "From Dusk Till Dawn."
ESPN
2018
Jason Witten
Color Commentator
Ranking second in all-time career receptions and receiving yards by an NFL tight end, he played 15 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys.
ABC, ESPN
2003, 2009, 2016
Steve Young
Playoff & Super Bowl Studio Analyst, Secondary Color Commentator
After a season in the USFL and another with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he went on to be a Super Bowl MVP as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
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