For years, Monday Night Football has been the gift that keeps on giving. Whether it’s an iconic performance, a black cat, or even a magic trick, the NFL game to start the work week always takes center stage. It still does in many respects, but sometimes it can be for all of the wrong reasons.
On a special night in December, when New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees lit up the Indianapolis Colts and passed Peyton Manning for the NFL’s all-time passing touchdowns record, MNF announcer and analyst Booger McFarland made quite the mistake on the ESPN telestrator that had social media laughing.
When breaking down one of Brees’ touchdown passes to play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore, McFarland drew one of those X-rated and NSFW pictures you sometimes see in high school bathrooms.
Booger McFarland MNF Drawing
Last year, fans were up in arms about the Booger Mobile on the sideline and Cowboys tight end Jason Witten in the booth. This year, it’s all about what McFarland says each and every week.
The picture was another tipping point and social media came up more clutch than Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the playoffs.
Immature? Perhaps. But what do you really expect from Twitter when something like this happens?
Wild things tend to happen all of the time in the NFL. From the Seattle Seahawks dancing to Oakland Raiders fans rioting, there are truly no limits to what takes place. That includes Booger McFarland.
McFarland, a former college football All-American at LSU who won Super Bowl rings with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Colts, has not exactly won anyone over just yet. Football fans everywhere are quick to criticize what he says, especially his breakdowns each game.
MNF definitely isn’t the same as it once was, but we still watch it, even if it’s for moments like this.
This article was originally published December 17, 2019.