(ABOVE: Howard Cosell, Frank Sinatra & ABC Sports President Roone Arledge)
“But it’s so easy looking at the game the morning after
Adding up the kisses and the laughter
Knowing how you’d play it if the chance to play it over ever came
But then a Monday morning quarterback never lost a game…”
Fridays are for Frank, but this Sunday is the Super Bowl—which means Monday morning, all of America will be discussing the big game.
Sinatra was always one to take in sporting events. Whether it was to see them or just to be seen, Frank could be found in the stands, in the press box or in the locker room at football games, baseball games, boxing matches, whatever. He didn’t need a pass, or a lanyard or special security clearance… he was Frank Sinatra—and being Frank Sinatra got you everywhere.
Written by Don Costa and Pamela Phillips-Oland, “Monday Morning Quarterback” is a quirky little deep track that appears on the 1981 album She Shot Me Down.
Arranged by Nelson Riddle, this was the final album Sinatra recorded for Reprise Records, the label he founded, and artistically lauded—however, it was not a commercial success.
By Monday morning, we’ll know which Super Bowl commercials were a success, and the NFL will have a new champion. So get yourself some chicken wings (using FRANK‘s Red Hot, of course…) and get ready to discuss all the action.
Because, “a Monday morning quarterback never lost a game…”