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    I was willin' to give the guy a chance, but after watchin' a few games, I have to ask. Why the f#@k did they put Dennis Miller on MNF. He sucks! There's nothin' worse than hearin' his scripted often unfunny, one-liners in between Al Michaels play by play. Are you tellin' me there isn't one ex-player they could've hired to fill the gaps and boost the ratings? Whenever I watch it now I long for the days of Frank Gifford, Howard Cossell and "Dandy" Don Meredith. They didn't get along very well but together they were great!

    hmmmm! that sounds familiar.

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    I only watched a bit of tonights' game, but at one point they went into the booth and the three guys were sitting there talking. Fouts looked really annoyed and almost embarressed to be there.

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    Yeah, sadly I have to agree with you, DDL.

    I love Dennis, but he doesn't seem suited for MNF.

    This IS only the 4th game he's done, though.

    By mid-season we should have another one of these threads to judge his performance.

    As to the other guys in the booth, Al Michaels is an asswipe. Dan Fouts is cool, though.

    I could only stand Michaels whn he was with Deirdorf and Gifford. I grew up on those guys.

    (That crap with Boomer Esiason was pathetic. )

    I'd hate to see people coming away from MNF thinking that THIS is what Dennis Miller is all about.

    For anyone that thinks he's stinking up the joint, catch his show on HBO.

    He'll keep you rollin'. Seriously.

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    have to say i agree with you guys here. dennis isn't suited for this gig...i wonder what the producer was thinking when they plucked him out of the pack??

    ah well, as long as the games on monday are better than they were last year, that's a plus

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    Its funny you would bring this up. I was channel surfin earlier and although I am not a football fan, I stopped at MNF to see how Dennis was doing, since I am a fan of his.
    He just did not seem to be doing well at all. I thought that maybe it was me, since I don't really follow what they are talking about anyway. But..by listening to you guys...I guess I was right.
    It reminded me of David Letterman when he did the Academy Awards...ouch!

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    I didn't see the game tonight but I saw all of the pre-season games and I thought he was hillarious at times. The whole point of bringing him in was RATINGS and there is no way in hell you would have started this post if ABC would have stuck another former player in the booth. Al Micheals and Dan Fouts provide more than enough info and insight into the game Miller is doing a good job for what they hired him for.

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    I appreciate the NFL trying to bolster up some more ratings after a few poor seasons, but I don't really like the Dennis Miller angle. I will give him more time but my preconceived notion and actually watching him confirms that this hurts the booth. So far, no dice with me!

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    I thought the same thing when i heard Dennis Miller was picked for the job. My first thought was "how many times will he slip up and say things that he shouldn't". He's done alright so far but i still think there is SOMEONE better suited for the job. Don't get me wrong, he is a real smart dude but he gets annoying very quickly on MNF.

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    I have dug Miller ever since SNL(and who could forget his Academy award winning performance in Bordello of Blood)
    I still am a big fan but I do not like him on my football broadcast. Next they will have Chris Rock interviewing coaches post game and Andrew DICE Clay as a sideline reporter.
    Hey why not have Johnathan Winters do play by play?
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    I like the guy but only in a comedic environment. It just sounds as if everything he says is scripted. Most of the time, his comedic comments are a distraction to the game. That maybe fine for his talk show or SNL, but it just don't cut it on Monday Night Night Football. The thing is, one of the big reason he got the gig is because he's good buddies with MNF huncho Don Olmeyer.

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    I think Dennis is a great addition to MNF. The guy is going to get better as the season goes along. He's always got something witty to say and he keeps everything fresh. Let Fouts and Michaels concentrate on the football part.

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    i haven't actually seen any games yet, but he's awesome on hbo, so i'd be willing to give him a chance.

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    I watched Dennis Miller again last night on football. FACE IT! the guy sucks on Monday Night Football. You can tell even he feels out of place. You need a freakin' encyclopedia to understand most of the jokes he makes.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dropdeadlegs:
    You need a freakin' encyclopedia to understand most of the jokes he makes.

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    What's wrong with some humor that takes a little thought? All too often the networks try to dumb things down to the lowest common denominator.

 

 

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