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Steelers coaches were listening to the Patriots radio broadcast for “the majority of the first half”

During the first half of the Thursday night NFL opener, Al Michaels told tens of millions of viewers on NBC that the Pittsburgh Steelers were having communication issues on the sidelines when coaches were picking up the New England Patriots radio broadcast in their headsets. Not in New England! Only in the NFL! Of all places, of all nights, there were issues with the road team’s...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots fans taunt Goodell with 'Where is Roger?' chant

    New England Patriots fans had their chance to make their voices heard on Thursday night, and they made sure to do so in the most audible way possible. After the Patriots forced a punt in the fourth quarter of their season opener against the Steelers to keep the score at 28-14 with under nine minutes left, the fans broke out with a stadium-wide “Where is Roger?” chant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Coaches Claimed They Heard Patriots’ Radio In Headsets

It took about 30 seconds for the New England Patriots to be thrown back into the “shady” category. In the first game of the 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were all set to go in Foxboro, but they ran into a little technical malfunction. During the NBC broadcast of the game, Al Michaels mentioned the Steelers’ coaches were complaining that their headsets were picking up...
Via Gamedayr
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  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 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

Al Michaels Tells Crazy Story About Michael Jordan, But Makes Huge Mistake

Posted to Chicago BullsEveryone knows Al Michaels from Monday Night Football, he is very well respected and a pioneer of football broadcasting. But he also happens to be a complete moron. In this video, Michaels tells a very interesting story about Michael Jordan’s vision and how much it impressed Joe Morgan and him. It’s a great story worth a listen. However, there’s one huge...
Via Sports Mockery
June 21, 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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