AL MICHAELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Al Michaels is no fan of Thursday Night Football, especially NFL’s “caca” Color Rush

Is there too much NFL on the air? Are we oversaturated with pro football and that’s why ratings for NFL telecasts are down this season? If you believe that, you’re not alone in that opinion. NBC’s Sunday Night Football play-by-play broadcasting legend Al Michaels is right there with you. Along with the usual Sunday slate we’re accustomed to, NFL games are on Thursday nights...
Via Awful Announcing
October 20, 2016  |  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. Below...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2015  |  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

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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