Jaworski recalls first Monday night game — from his YSU dorm room
By Rob Todor
WOODMERE — Ron Jaworski remembers where he watched the first Monday Night Football game way back in 1970.
“In my dorm room at Kilcawley Hall,” said the 16-year NFL quarterback and Youngstown State University graduate.
“There was about dozen people in that little room — we even slid in an extra bunk bed so guys could sit and watch — and because I had a TV they all came to my room.”
Jaworski, who called Monday night’s game between the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants for ESPN, said his interest in that first game — played between the Browns and the New York Jets — was piqued for several reasons.
“It was [Jets quarterback] Joe Namath and as a kid growing up in Buffalo I was an old American Football League fan,” he said. “It was Broadway Joe, it was pretty special.
Read more in Tuesday’s Vindicator.