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#TBT: Allie Sherman

Monday Night Matchup with (l-r) Steve Sabol, Chris Berman and Allie Sherman. (Laurel Daggett/ESPN)
Monday Night Matchup with (l-r) Steve Sabol, Chris Berman and Allie Sherman.
(Courtesy NFL FILMS)

Former New York Giants coach and ESPN analyst, Allie Sherman, passed away Saturday at the age of 91. His ESPN career began in 1984 as a host on Monday Night Matchup.

Sherman was involved in ESPN’s first NFL telecast in 1987 and was responsible for the remote operation of the “X/O Cam.” Sherman controlled an on-site camera (from Bristol, Conn.) and focused on the areas of the field that best displayed the teams’ strategies. The new technology provided a way for viewers to better understand and experience the game.

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