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AL MICHAELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

New revelations: Al Michaels confronted Howard Cosell about his alcoholism

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated features an excerpt from Al Michaels ’ new book, You Can’t Make This Up, written with Executive Editor Jon Wertheim. In the excerpt, Michaels shares insight on working with infamous broadcaster Howard Cosell including behind-the-scenes musing of working side by side with Cosell from the early days of covering boxing to his signature yellow...
Via The Sports Bank
2 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
28 days ago  |  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

Al Michaels arrested for DUI after making illegal U-turn

If you asked me to list every prominent sports figure in order of most to least likely to get a DUI, Al Michaels would be at the very bottom. Check that — Michaels wouldn’t even make the list. Sure, Al keeps a keen eye on the point spread and enjoys playing the stock market, but this guy is as wholesome and American as it gets. Michaels has that great, fatherly figure persona...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NBC's Michaels arrested for alleged DUI in Calif.

Police in Southern California say that NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Santa Monica police Sgt. Thomas McLaughlin says Michaels was taken into custody Friday night. McLaughlin could provide no additional details. Greg Hughes, a spokesman for NBC Sports, says the company ''is aware of the situation'' and has been...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Broadcaster Al Michaels arrested on DUI charge

Al Michaels, the play-by-play announcer for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Southern California on Friday night, Santa Monica police said. Sgt. Ryan Gradle of the Santa Monica police department said that the Al was extremely cooperative and was released on his own recognizance Saturday morning after spending more than five hours...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss
TISK TISK

Report: Al Michaels arrested for DUI

Al Michaels was reportedly arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence on Friday night. His BAC was just over the legal limit.

Via Awful Announcing
April 21, 2013  |  30 Comments

The greatest announcing calls in sports history

Imagine, for a moment, that Al Michaels was not in the broadcast booth in Lake Placid in 1980. That Howard Cosell was not ringside when the champ unexpectedly tumbled to the mat. That Johnny Most was not courtside for the most famous steal in Celtics history. What would we think of those moments -- iconic moments all -- without the soundtracks that accompany them? A lot can go into...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Here's Howard Stern And Al Michaels Discussing The Penn State Scandal

Al Michaels and Howard Stern discussed the extremely delicate Penn State situation on Monday's show. In true Stern fashion, he does not tiptoe around the outrage and disgust he feels about those who were allegedly responsible and covered up the unfathomable scandal that has rocked sports in the last week. The majority of Stern's venom is directed at Mike McQueary, the man...
Via Awful Announcing
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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