MNF Black Cat Steals Show from Cowboys and Giants

Posted in: Op-edSports News
November 5, 2019 7:51 PM UTC

With the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants taking the field for Monday Night Football, there was not going to be a shortage of star power. But when all was said and done, the fans were not talking about Dak Prescott, Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, or Ezekiel Elliot. They were talking about the MetLife MNF Black Cat that scampered across the field during the second quarter.

Kevin Harlan’s play-by-play call of the cat’s adventure was as entertaining as anything that had happened in the game up to that point:

Of course, if you are superstitious, then the last thing you want is for a black cat to cross your path (maybe that is what happened to Sam Darnold). But since it crossed the path of both teams (sort of), did that mean bad luck for both sides? As it turns out, it was just for the home team:

Dallas went on to win the game 37-18, improving to 5-3 on the year while the Giants fell to 2-7. But fans were not too worried about the fate of either team during or after the game. They wanted to know about the MNF Black Cat.

The Story of the MNF Black Cat

As it turns, the cat is a resident of MetLife Stadium along with a few other strays under the bleachers that the grounds crew takes care of. He (or she) was an immediate hit online with fans cracking jokes but also expressing concern for the cat.

But they don’t need to worry; stadium officials have said that the cat will be looked after.


When something like this happens, fans go nuts online with the jokes, and they did just that during the broadcast Monday night. Some were about what you would expect, while others were genius:

It appears as if the Giants have already lost their chance to sign him:

It looks like he (or she) already has a few groupies:

But fans were not the only ones that got involved in the fun online:

Oh – and he (or she) already has a documentary

To any and all streakers that think people will love you just as much for interrupting a game – they will not.

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Travis graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with a master's in Political Science. Prior to that, he attended IU Purdue in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science and earned his first degree at Texas A & M in Galveston, TX, a BS in Maritime Administration. You can contact him on Twitter at @FatManWriting. Over the last few years, Travis has worked for several news-oriented sites that focused on sports, especially football, baseball, basketball, and to a lesser extent, boxing and MMA. Having grown up in the football-crazed state of Texas, football is his first love. According to his mother, he was more excited to watch NFL and college games as a baby than Sesame Street or Mickey Mouse. His passion for sports quickly spread to baseball (favorite team is the Houston Astros), basketball, and track and field as a kid. It wasn’t until his college years that he discovered the tremendous game of rugby. He currently lives in the United States in Indiana (is a basketball fan but hates going to the Indy 500) with his wife and two adorable kids.