Al Michaels’ famous ‘Do you believe in miracles?’ call came ‘out of my heart, at the moment’

Wednesday was the 37th anniversary of the United States’ famous upset of the Soviet Union at the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey tournament, and to celebrate the occasion, Rich Eisen invited Al Michaels onto his radio show to reminisce on his call of the game. Michaels recalled fearing that the game would be a massive blowout and telling his partner Ken Dryden that “all he can ask...
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'Miracle On Ice' Still Gives Us Chills

Thirty-seven years ago, Al Michaels famously asked, "Do you believe in miracles?" That's when the U.S. hockey team defeated the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics in one of the greatest sports upsets ever.
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3 days ago

How Mark Johnson of the ‘Miracle on Ice’ team has put Wisconsin women’s hockey on the map

The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team’s 4-3 upset win over the Soviet Union at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics — commonly known as the “Miracle on Ice” — is considered the greatest moment in sports history. The game, highlighted by Al Michaels’ famous “Do you believe in Miracles? Yes!” call was the epitome of David vs. Goliath, Cold War tensions hitting the sports arena...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

Al Michaels paid his dues in broadcasting before Monday Night Football

The latest ESPN uses worst camera angle ever for Detroit field goal attempt An Ohio newspaper trolled the crap out of the Golden State Warriors Cleveland weatherman finally shaves beard to celebrate Browns' victory Kevin Harlan is on hand for yet another idiot who...
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December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Smith was 'fired up' by Jack Del Rio criticism

Alex Smith started off “Thursday Night Football” against the Raiders pretty hot, and there apparently is good reason for that. According to the NBC announcing team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, Smith entered the game against the Oakland Raiders with a chip on his shoulder over Jack Del Rio’s comments following the last game between the teams. After the Chiefs beat...
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December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Michaels: Romo ‘No. 1 draft choice’ as NFL broadcast analyst

If you were tuned in last Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys eked out a win over the Minnesota Vikings, then you likely heard Al Michaels tout Tony Romo as a potential star NFL broadcast analyst. In a phone interview with SportsDay on Tuesday, Michaels doubled down on that notion. While Peyton Manning is viewed as the hottest commodity on the market when it comes to ex-NFL...
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December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Steelers have problems with headsets in opener in Foxboro

  How much more convenient can you get? The same week a report comes out rehashing all the alleged cheating by the Patriots over the years, there is some funny business going on at Gillette Stadium during the season-opening game on Thursday. NBC’s Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth shared on the telecast that the Steelers were having communication problems on their coach-to...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

You can now make a bet on Al Michaels’ gambling references

One of my favorite Super Bowl traditions are the wacky Super Bowl prop bets.  This year is no different.  The folks at Bovada have done an awesome job putting forward such bets as Russell Wilson’s passing yards versus the national gas price average, how many times “deflated balls” will be said (I’d take the over 3), and even how many viewers the game will have (again,...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Al Michaels lays down Sochi curling bet on air

Go ahead Al Michaels, lay down that Sochi curling bet for Team USA vs. Great Britain on air. This is America, land of the free.
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Al Michaels places a curling bet with Rebecca Lowe

The transitions between anchors are sometimes the best moments of the Olympic coverage.  On NBCSN as early morning host Rebecca Lowe passed the baton to Al Michaels, the voice of Sunday Night Football dropped one of his patented gambling references that are the stuff of internet legend.  Michaels bet Lowe "even up, 15 pence" on an American curling victory against Great Britain...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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