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Intro is all football this time

11/22/2004

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.