The Brief: Play stopped as a black cat on Monday Night Football ran on the field as the Dallas Cowboys faced the New York Giants.
If we told you a black cat on Monday Night Football ran on the field, you might think we were talking about the Carolina Panthers. However, it was an actual feline that stopped play during the Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants game.
About a two-minute break in Cowboys-Giants MNF game when a black cat ran onto field. pic.twitter.com/IGjVROhNN6
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 5, 2019
The play-by-play call was legendary.
Kevin Harlan's Westwood One radio call of the cat on the field is, as you might expect, an all-time great call. How much of a pro is Harlan? He worked a sponsor read into it. pic.twitter.com/3x0MVNEHNY
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 5, 2019
This instant classic should be showered with Emmys, Pulitzers, and everything in between.
THIS DESERVES ALL THE BROADCAST JOURNALISM AWARDS.
— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) November 5, 2019
This black cat has brought upon misfortune and death to the Cowboys tonight 😸 pic.twitter.com/ZeMv3WRBsO
— The Ringer (@ringer) November 5, 2019
Look at this. You can’t tell us this wasn’t a bad omen. It attracted more black cats to the television. No. No. No. RIP Cowboys.
My cats Max and Leo saw the black cat on Monday night football pic.twitter.com/Pq5DA3RzgN
— Cindy Saucier (@Brat1st) November 5, 2019
As the black cat on Monday Night Football made it into the endzone, some memers immediately took note that the cat had done so more times than the Cowboys at that point in the game.
— noah (@noah_scheel02) November 5, 2019
With how poorly the Giants have been this season, some fans felt this diversion from the game was the most fun they’ve had watching their team all season.
Black Cat is the most entertaining thing that’s been on the field all year at MetLife. pic.twitter.com/ckTYd4YEF1
— Zach Haberman (@ZHaberman) November 5, 2019
OK. Maybe not just “some.” Basically everyone agreed that the black cat was the highlight of the game.
— Shadow Ready (@ShadowReady) November 5, 2019
We were all here for this moment for the black cat on Monday Night Football.
— Earper Marine (Heather D) (@EarperMarine) November 5, 2019
This little kitty even got the slo-mo treatment.
— Jeff Howe (@sportsdenver) November 5, 2019
Eventually, the cat took off out of the endzone and towards the locker rooms. It looked like it had somewhere else to be.
— Salman (@_Bethesdad) November 5, 2019
The black cat even got the handshake Twitter treatment. Dallas Cowboys RB Zeke Elliot is ready to eat too.
Zeke The Black Cat
— Nicolette Harris (@drenicky) November 5, 2019
This is an A+ pun. However, that black cat may be better on Monday Night Football than Jason Witten.
Jason Kittten pic.twitter.com/5vuOPZ1498
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) November 5, 2019
Other cats were jealous of this moment.
White cat to black cat rn pic.twitter.com/UWDNw21JoF
— Josh Hermsmeyer (@friscojosh) November 5, 2019
With cat-like agility, it’s no wonder fantasy football players wanted this furry friend on their squads.
Updating our Waiver Wire column to include the black cat ASAP pic.twitter.com/r5O3HZBIEB
— Fantasy Football Today (@FFToday) November 5, 2019
Even NFL Hall of Famers saw the greatness of this black cat.
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) November 5, 2019
And like every fun Twitter moment, it was immediately dead when someone made a spoof Twitter account for the Black cat on Monday Night Football
— Mike (@MKChiWriting) November 5, 2019