30 Years Ago Tonight...

We often discuss pinnacle moments in Indianapolis sports and city history, and what happened 30 years ago tonight belongs on the short list.

On October 31, 1988, Monday Night Football came to Indianapolis for the first time. A nationwide audience was treated to a 55-23 blowout win by the Colts in one of Eric Dickerson's greatest performances. The Hall-of-Famer ran for 159 yards on just 21 carries, scoring the first four of the Colts' six touchdowns on the night.

Dana Benbow has an excellent write-up in the Indianapolis Star which looks back at the impact of that game:


It was already a rout - 45-10 - at halftime and the late Ron Meyer pulled Dickerson after the first series of the third quarter. The message was already sent that Indianapolis was here to stay as a football city.

Were you at the game? What are your memories of it from watching at home? Check out our thread on the Fox Sports 97.5 Facebook page.

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