John Lennon (1940-1980)
by Buck Quigley - posted 12:08 pm, December 8, 2010
Like millions of Americans, I was watching Monday Night Football thirty years ago today, when I heard the news. If you’re of a certain age, click here to relive it. And if you’re too young to remember, I’ve got one word for you: Imagine.
ESPN has an interesting look back at the event, with off-camera commentary by announcers Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford, as they weighed the merit of reporting the shocking news during a prime-time football game. It was a big decision in a pre-Web, pre-Facebook, pre-Twitter world. The crowd at the stadium, and the players on the field didn’t know what had occurred until the game was over. Click here to listen.
It was such a different time, then. But somehow it still feels like yesterday. Below, watch Lennon and Cosell on a happier Monday night…