Intro is all football this time

Updated: November 22, 2004, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The intro to Monday Night Football should result in no scrutiny this time for ABC and the NFL.

A week earlier, a furor arose after actress Nicollette Sheridan dropped a towel and appeared to be nude as she seduced Philadelphia wide receiver Terrell Owens in the locker room before the Eagles' game with the Dallas Cowboys.

This week, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came on the screen and announced it was 9 p.m. EST and said, "You know what that means."

After rapid-paced file shots of Kansas City and New England players making plays, the segment ended with Kansas City tight end Tony Gonzalez and quarterback Trent Green standing next to each other while Green tossed Gonzalez the ball and said, "Are you ready for some football?"

Before the Philadelphia-Dallas game Sheridan spoofed the ABC show "Desperate Housewives," in which she stars.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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