The debut of ABC’s new dynamic duo — legendary analyst John Madden and play-by-play icon Al Michaels — certainly won’t carry with it the fanfare of Dennis Miller’s kickoff two seasons ago, but the folks who run Monday Night Football are confident this team will have much more staying power. The M&M connection, arguably the best two-man booth in NFL history, sees its first regular-season action September 9 (9 p.m. ET) when the Super Bowl champion New England
Patriots play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers.