Francis Newton Gifford was an American football player, actor, and television sports commentator. After a 12-year playing career as a halfback and flanker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), he was a play-by-play announcer and commentator for 27 years on ABC's Monday Night Football.
|Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.||Sports & Athletics ;War & Peace|
|Before the first year, nobody gave it a chance. Now, 36 years later, everybody knows Monday Night Football.|
|Gray skies are just clouds passing over.||Sports & Athletics|
|I had three stages of knowing Wellington Mara. He was my boss for a long time and he was a father figure. And finally, as we got older, he was my friend.||Time|
|I was the law and order.|
|It is wonderful... Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole different level with the way they played the game. The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special.|
|Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips.|