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AL MICHAELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Michaels on inevitable Super Bowl XLIV ZANIESS!

Al Michaels will call yet another NFL Championship as NBC has the rights to Super Bowl XLIX. First however,  “both teams must endure a harrowing bye week; that no one enjoys!” quoting a mid 1990s episode of The Simpsons. The previous line in that show was “the road to the Super Bowl is long…and pointless….well, if you think about it.” For the next two weeks it will...
Via The Sports Bank
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC protects the shield for the NFL

During the Baltimore-New England AFC Divisional Playoff game yesterday, Al Michaels read a statement in regards to the Mueller Report which said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not lie about seeing the Ray Rice tape. As you can hear from Michaels’ read, he tried to speed through the statement: It’s obvious Michaels was instructed to read the statement with the Commish on...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Michaels’ ‘Crazy Little Women’ Line Flies Over Fans Heads

Al Michaels made wisecrack about the R&B song "Kansas City," but the "crazy little women" reference slid right over fans' heads.
Via Gamedayr
November 28, 2014  |  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

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...
Via Sherman Report
November 03, 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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