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NBC finally gets good Sunday night game; Denver-Miami, Manning deliver for CBS

Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth probably had to go back into their memory bank to recall how to call a close game. It had been that long. Dallas’ 28-24 victory over the Giants broke a remarkable nine-game streak of routs (closest victory margin was 18 points) on Sunday night. A compelling game obviously helped the ratings. NBC did a 14 overnight rating, up from the 11.9 final...
Via Sherman Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boomer Esiason pissed Howard Stern & Michael Kay used his name to be part of the conversation with Al Michaels

Boomer Esiason is not happy Howard Stern and Michael Kay used his name to 'be part of the conversation with Al Michaels.' Boomer adds, "Don Ohlmeyer did not fire me," to which Craig Carton responded, "Michaels is a liar."Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return to the Top Sports Blog
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The love fest between Matt Lauer and Al Michaels was something to behold

Twice a year the TODAY show's Matt Lauer watches the last 2 periods of the 'Miracle on Ice' -- not for the outcome...but to hear Al Michaels work.Michaels' You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television is available on Amazon.comFollow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return to the Top Sports Blog
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7 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers 55, Bears 14: Don’t say you weren’t warned America, NBC SNF

You know it is bad when Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth are thanking the one viewer who stuck with last night’s disaster, and hoping the person has a Nielsen box. Green Bay’s 55-14 victory over the Bears had the feel of an August preseason game. The Packers pulled Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter, much to the disappointment of his fantasy owners who were hoping for 10 TDs...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michaels on Cosell: ‘If you made him king, he’d want to be God’

I am really looking forward to Al Michaels’ new autobiography, “You Can’t Make This Up,” co-written by L. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated. The book will be out Nov. 18. Michaels has seen it all and then some during his 50-plus years in the booth. And that includes spending some of those years with  Howard Cosell. The current edition of Sports Illustrated features an excerpt...
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23 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
October 01, 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...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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