Match of the Day viewers who are bored with Shearer and co. can envy their fellow fans in the United States. During the 1970s, an edition of “Monday Night Football” featured California Governor Ronald Reagan. Reagan talked his ill-informed guest through the ins and outs of gridiron. His guest – a Liverpudlian musician called John Lennon.
(I have an image in my head here of Israel v England commentated by Margaret Thatcher and Pete Seeger)
If anyone has footage of this, let me know immediately!