Monday Night Football has been an ABC and ESPN staple since 1970. It was the NFL’s first foray into prime time TV and while it might not have as much cachet as it used to have, MNF is still a well known brand.
That being said, ESPN’s Saturday night double header of Chiefs/Broncos and Cowboys/Eagles remains listed as “Monday Night Football” despite it not being Monday.
It might be something many people would just ignore or chalk it up to a small annoyance but some people were either not too pleased or confused about the situation.
This whole “@ESPNNFL on Saturday with ‘Monday Night Football’ branding” thing is very confusing for me right now.
— Mandy Jenkins (@mjenkins) January 8, 2022
I’m so confused how am I watching Monday Night Football on Saturday
— Tate Frazier (@tatefrazier) January 8, 2022
— 🦖ARASHI🦖 (@ArashiFinley) January 9, 2022
Can we stop calling Saturday football Monday night football? It is bothering me more than it should.
— Tyler Lansdown (@tylerlansdown) January 8, 2022
I love me some good ol Monday Night Football on a Saturday afternoon pic.twitter.com/fQKEwARALb
— x ~ McFrosty (@McFrosty13) January 8, 2022
This is the weirdest game ever lol. They’re calling it Monday Night Football…. but it’s on a Saturday. And they have college football commentators. With one team playing who is already playoff eliminated.
— … (@fryeguy_) January 8, 2022
"Monday Night Football": It's totally Saturday!
— Michael Schwartz (@MikeMSchwartz) January 8, 2022
So ESPN couldn’t just call tonight’s game “Saturday Night Football” instead of “Monday Night Football?” #dallascowboys
— Sandra Santos (@sandrasantos) January 9, 2022
— Gregory Anderson (@g_e_anderson) January 8, 2022