Joined the play-by-play team of "Monday Night Football"
Named NFL MVP
Joined the NFL's New York Giants
Gifford's home life was a frequent topic of anecdotes told by his wife Kathie Lee Gifford on "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee" and "Today."
Gifford was a major part of one of the most shocking moments in sports broadcasting history, when he urged "Monday Night Football" co-anchor Howard Cosell to break the tragic news that John Lennon had been murdered in New York on the night of December 8, 1980.