Monday night, fans of Dancing With the Stars prepared to watch the second week of competition while rooting for Monica Aldama, Charles Oakley and the other stars. However, they realized that the show was not airing due to a change in the schedule. Instead, ABC was showing Monday Night Football. Traditionally, only ESPN broadcasts football on Monday nights, but Week 2 features a historic event. Monday marks the first time that the Las Vegas Raiders will take the field after moving from Oakland. The AFC West team will host the New Orleans Saints at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, AKA the "Death Star".
Omg is football on instead of Dancing with the Stars?????— Megan Kardashian (@megsped) September 22, 2020
While NFL fans expressed excitement about the new era of Silver and Black football, many others were not happy. Several fans proclaimed that they are angry with the change to the schedule and said that they didn't care about Jon Gruden, Derek Carr or any of the other figures in the desert stadium. Others simply expressed confusion about the decision-making process that resulted in the altered schedule.
ABC is showing the Tulane-Navy football game right now. On Monday they are showing the Saints-Raiders game, bumping Dancing With The Stars to Tuesday. Did some ABC exec lose a bet to someone during Mardi Gras?— Ellen Fuoto (@emf1947) September 19, 2020
Why is Monday Night Football on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2? It’s not the most macho thing to say, but I’d rather see Dancing with the Stars on Monday. (And I do like football.)— Martin Pinnau (@martinpinnau) September 21, 2020
If Tom was still the host, we would have know there was no Dancing with the Stars tonight #DWTS— 🚨 POP MUSIC EMERGENCY 🚨 (@Derekontko) September 22, 2020
Set my alarm to wake up from my nap to watching Dancing with the Stars and Football is on instead ... (it allowed me to watch Whose Line but still) pic.twitter.com/m2NE7zBn6S— Sarina🌻🍀💙 (@sarinamay93) September 22, 2020
are you FUCKING kidding me WHERE IS DANCING WITH THE STARS ITS THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT MONDAY— Manda (@iammandurr) September 22, 2020
Well, biggest disappointment of my day was when I got all settled in to watch Dancing with the Stars only to find football on instead 😳
Ugh, and Tim Riggins isn’t even playing. What’s the point...back to grading... pic.twitter.com/rxthbyRAk5— Miss Lauren LaCoy (@MissLaCoy) September 22, 2020
Oh football is on abc instead of dumb dancing with the stars— Chae-young margarid tehlirian-mun (@ChaeyoungMun1) September 22, 2020
They should’ve put Dancing with the Stars on ABC tonight instead of this Raiders game, Derek Carr aint been the same since that injury a few years ago.
Oh, & Jon Gruden is the most overrated NFL coach ever.— A good fat Catholic man named Christian (@TheHoeWhisperer) September 22, 2020