AL MICHAELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Roger Goodell to speak at Rams event, tickets start at $550

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will join broadcaster Al Michaels to speak at the annual Los Angeles Rams All-Access event at the Coliseum in June.This gives fans an opportunity to take photos with and chat up current and former members of the Rams. It’s also going to cost a pretty penny.According to the Los Angeles Times, single tickets for the event cost $550.00. A table of 10...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Michaels calls Cris Collinsworth the best analyst of all-time, in any sport

What in the world did we do before TMZ was around to hassle sports celebrities as they waited for the valet? Actually we were all probably fine without it, come to think of it, but still, it sometimes leads to some fun videos. That includes this one, where TMZ asked Al Michaels if he had any advice for Tony Romo and Jay Cutler as they embark upon their broadcast careers. Here’s...
Via Awful Announcing
May 21, 2017  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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,...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday: Al Michaels joins the 70s club

Al Michaels hits the big 7-0 today. Michaels now is a member of the 70s-club in sports TV. As I wrote earlier this year in USA Today, he has something in common with the rest of the esteemed fraternity that includes Brent Musburger, Dick Vitale, Verne Lundquist, Marv Albert and many others: No desire to retire anytime soon. Richard Deitsch of SI.com did a long two-part interview...
Via Sherman Report
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Michaels opens up about his cheeky gambling references

Al Michaels is one of the most successful, respected broadcasters who has ever stepped behind the microphone.  Multiple Super Bowls.  The Miracle on Ice.  Sunday Night Football.  The Olympics.  BASEketball.  He’s done it all. But if there’s one thing that Michaels is cherished for at the moment, especially in the social media age, it’s the cheekiness of his veiled gambling...
Via Awful Announcing
November 10, 2014  |  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.
Via Gamedayr
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...
Via Awful Announcing
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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