On This Date 9/21/1970

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Monday Night Football makes its debut as the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Jets 31-21 at Municipal Stadium. It was a night to forget for Joe Namath, who threw three interceptions, including a 25-yard pick-six by Billy Andrews, that put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter. Monday Night Football would become an instant hit as Howard Cosell helped drive high ratings, becoming the most hated and most popular announcer in sports.

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