It isn’t just Thursday night: Bad run of one-sided games for NBC on Sunday night this year

Prior to the last two games, CBS’ Thursday night package had come under fire for delivering a series of boring routs. Well, don’t look now, but Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth have had plenty of time to use their blowout material on Sunday nights this year. Sunday, after Peyton Manning set his records, Michaels got to tell the national TV audience all about his back-up, Brock...
Via Sherman Report
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

25 Years Ago: The World Series Got Really Unimportant

((HT: ABC Sports/News 10/KGO-TV/ESPN))It was one of those moments where you remember where you were as a sports fan...And we agree with Al Michaels when a simple pre-game took a big turn...Then, sports guys turned news guys in a hurry...and did an amazing jobAnd they went for a while...And kept goingAnd kept going...Okay, faithful reader/watcher...What do you remember about this...
Via Online Sports Guys
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Announcer Gives Disastrous Performance In First NFL Broadcast

UFC announcer Mike Goldberg doesn’t exactly have the experience that Al Michaels or Jim Nantz do in terms of handling NFL play-by-play duties. Unfortunately for him, his lack of experience and preparation showed mightily in his first career NFL broadcast on FOX. While calling the NFC North showdown between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Goldberg misidentified...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Once upon a time, NBC traded Curt Gowdy for Don Criqui

Trades among television networks are rare. When they happen, they make news. The most recent examples happened between ESPN and NBC and involved on-air talent. In February 2006 before NBC returned to the NFL after 8 long years, the Peacock traded for Al Michaels from ESPN and its parent company Disney in exchange for an obscure cartoon character named Oswald the Rabbit. NBC’s parent...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ready for some hockey? Look at new season with Eddie, Pierre and Doc

It seems a little like the opening of the NHL season sneaked up on us. But I’m glad it did. NBCSN kicks things off tonight with Philadelphia-Boston followed by the banner raising for the Kings in Los Angeles against San Jose. Expect a few shots of Al Michaels. The NHL continues to build momentum after another solid playoff run last year. NBCSN’s No. 1 crew, Mike “Doc” Emrick...
Via Sherman Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings fan Al Michaels meets the Stanley Cup

It’s not too often that fans are made aware of broadcasters and their fan allegiances.  One of those rare exceptions is Al Michaels and the Los Angeles Kings.  Although his most famous call (and the most famous call in sports history) comes from the hockey world, Michaels does not call NHL games for NBC as that’s Doc Emrick’s turf.  So, he’s free to to cheer on his beloved...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC Previews Sunday Night Football for Week 4 of the 2014 NFL Season

We end our previews with NBC’s look at Sunday Night Football. This week, the SNF crew will be in Arlington, TX for the New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys game. Both teams want to prove they’re not pretenders for the playoffs. Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya will be the game crew. Bob Costas will host Football Night in America live from Arlington with analyst...
Via Fang's Bites
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Vs. Panthers 2014 Week 3: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) vs. Carolina Panthers (2-0) Kickoff: 8:30 p.m., ET Site: Bank of America Stadium (73,298) • Charlotte, N.C. Playing Surface: Grass TV Coverage: NBC (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11) Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Day The Series Stopped 30 for 30 coming in October

ESPN’s 30 for 30 series will once again delve into the baseball world, and focus on the Loma Prieta earthquake that occurred during the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. The Day The Series Stopped will air on Tuesday, October 14th at 10 PM Eastern. Directed by Ryan Fleck (born in Berkeley, raised in Oakland), The Day The Series Stopped will...
Via The Outside Corner
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Week 1 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, September 4 NFL Kickoff 2014 Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks, NBC 8:25 pm, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Michelle Tafoya Sunday, September 7 New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons, FOX 1 pm, Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch & Pam Oliver Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams, FOX 1 pm, Dick Stockton, Kirk Morrison & Kristina Pink Buffalo Bills at Chicago...
Via Awful Announcing
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Crazy moments in NFL history: Fan jumps out of stands to catch FG

We're having difficulty containing our excitement for the start of the NFL season. In an effort to cope with that delirium, each day until the Sept. 4 kickoff, the Buzzer will post about one crazy moment in NFL history. "Crazy" is subjective, so what does that mean here? In this series we won't be highlighting the most outstanding plays or statistical feats -- but...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Bucs, Cowboys, Falcons, Giants, Packers, & Patriots

  Bills Al Michaels of NBC Sports mentioned during the Hall of Fame game broadcast that he spoke to Donald Trump and the billionaire told him that he made a $1 billion offer for the franchise. “He said he offered $1 billion. All cash, no contingencies, immediate closing. He’d have the check in one hour,” Michaels said, via Pro Football Talk. “He was a little miffed that...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

US-Portugal: No one said it would be easy

MADRID, Spain — Before the United States-Soviet Union hockey game at the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid, Al Michaels famously told his national audience, “For people who don’t know the difference between a blue line and a clothesline, it’s irrelevant.” I couldn’t help but think of that quote last night while surrounded by a sea of fellow Americans at an...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 23, 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

Twenty Years Ago Tonight: “I See O.J.”

June 17, 1994 was one of the most infamous nights in history. It was the O.J. Simpson White Bronco chase that captured the imagination of the entire nation. Some 95 million people watched as the networks covered Simpson running from the law. Just a little background. On June 13, Simpson’s estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found murdered at her home. Suspicion...
Via Fang's Bites
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

During the OJ Simpson chase, Peter Jennings was pranked by 'Robert Higgins,' Howard Stern fan

Robert Higgins to Peter Jennings, "I see OJ and he looks very upset!"Baba Booey.Al Michaels: "That was a total farcical call."Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Snyder says Redskins name change basically 'over my dead body'

Al Michaels, the play-by-play man for NBC's Sunday Night Football, is the latest person to weigh in on the Redskins name controversy. Appearing on Jim Rome on Showtime this week, the legendary broadcaster was asked if he thought Redskins owner Daniel Snyder would keep the name. “It seems to me as if he is going to hold on,” Michaels said (via SportsBog). “I mean all of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Michaels to Jim Rome: Dan Snyder won’t give in on “Redskins”

Al Michaels made a rare offseason appearance on “Jim Rome on Showtime.” He took the opportunity to speak about a few topics including the Los Angeles Clippers ownership situation and whether L.A. would get a NFL team. But the topic that garnered the most discussion was the Washington Redskins and whether the name should be changed. Michaels told Rome that team owner Daniel Snyder...
Via Awful Announcing
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Michaels on Snyder changing team name: 'Over his dead body'

AP Image The Washington Redskins’ name change debate seems to be turning into a never ending cycle.  Various people have called for the name to be changed calling it ‘offensive’ and ‘insulting’ towards Native Americans. Recently, a commercial was aired during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night that attacked the Redskins.  Former Denver Broncos and Washongton Redskins...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Snyder Would Rather Die Than Change The Washington Redskins’ Name According To Al Michaels

The calls to change the team name of the NFL franchise which resides in Washington D.C. has been picking up a lot of momentum recently. Senator Harry Reid called for Washington to change its name to something that was less antiquated and less racist. A commercial was run during the NBA Finals which pointedly stated that American Indians don’t identify by Dan Snyder’s precious...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t Call Al Michaels A Bandwagon Fan

from Neil Best of Newsday, You probably can understand by now why Michaels found it both annoying and comical that a blogger lumped him in with other bandwagon-jumping L.A.-area celebrities who have been seen at Kings games. "I have to laugh like crazy," he said, then guessed he has spent about $350,000 in tickets, parking and whatnot to attend Kings games over...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Soviet propagandist Vladimir Pozner hosting Closing Ceremonies

Sunday Night Football commentators Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, and Olympic correspondent Vladimir Pozner, will host NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony tomorrow night, the final night of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia. Bob Costas will anchor NBC’s studio coverage. The Closing Ceremony will include Russian pageantry and the parade of...
Via The Sports Bank
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

AHL Penguins to wear commemorative Miracle on Ice uniform (PHOTO)

When the USA hockey team plays Russia in Sochi on Saturday, it will mark the 34th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice — arguably the greatest moment in American sports history and a story that will be repeated by NBC announcers leading up to the game until the sound of Al Michaels voice makes your ears bleed.To commemorate that glorious bronze medal game between the old Cold War...
Via The Other Paper
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Al Michaels tells Dan Patrick to "get lucky"

What's in the water in Sochi? On second thought, don't answer that. We've seen hideous eye infections, drinking vodka, curling bets, and now Al Michaels telling Dan Patrick to "get lucky." Dan's just as stunned as everyone else is in hearing those words come from Michaels. Either Al Michaels is a huge Daft Punk fan and we weren't aware of it, or...
Via Awful Announcing
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Al Michaels and Dan Patrick get lucky live on NBC in Sochi

Dan Patrick met his match with drinking buddy Al Michaels on Thursday when Albeeno dropped a Daft Punk, "Get Lucky" reference.
Via Gamedayr
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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