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ABC Slates ‘MNF’ Halftime Highlights Package

Aug 3, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Singer Tim McGraw will provide background music for a new highlights package that will appear at halftime of “Monday Night Football” games on ABC this season.

The highlights represent a return to the earliest days of “MNF,” when Howard Cosell would show key plays from Sunday games during halftime of the broadcast, which is entering its 35th and final season on ABC.

Mr. McGraw will be reworking the lyrics of some of his hit songs for ABC. The highlights will in part replace the “You’ve Been Sacked” feature from last season, in which NFL players punked their colleagues.

ABC Sports and ESPN are also planning two documentaries on the history of “Monday Night Football,” which will move to ESPN for the 2006 season.