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Encyclopedia > Al Michaels
Al Michaels
Born November 12, 1944 (1944-11-12) (age 62)
Flag of the United States Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse Linda Anne Stamaton
Children Steven and Jennifer
Parents Jay and Lila

Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. Currently employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades (1977 – 2006) with ABC Sports, Michaels is one of the most prominent and respected members of his profession. He is perhaps best known for his broadcast of the Miracle on Ice, which culminated in his widely quoted catchphrase, "Do you believe in miracles? YES!" is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... [1] ABC Sports is a division of ABC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team celebrates the goal that led them to victory over the USSR. The Miracle on Ice is the popular nickname for the mens ice hockey game in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, in which a team of amateur and collegiate players from the... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...


Michaels has won numerous awards during his career, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality (Play-by-Play Host) five times, the NSSA Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association three times (he was also inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1998), and "Sportscaster of the Year" once each from the American Sportscasters Association and the Washington Journalism Review. In October 2004, Michaels was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Sports Emmy Awards are Emmy Awards that are given away for coverage of sports from the previous calendar year. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


To date, Michaels is one of two sportscasters to be a play-by-play voice or host for the championships of the four major American pro sports, having called the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Championships, Stanley Cup Finals (the last as a host, not play-by-play), and has called boxing matches, including exciting matchup of "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns for the undisputed middleweight championship of the world. In addition, Michaels has served as host for all three Triple Crown races and the Indianapolis 500. Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Wolff has also called the championships of the four majors, with the difference that Wolff's initial NFL Championship coverage came before the Super Bowl era. Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Marvelous Marvin Hagler (born Marvin Nathaniel Hagler in Newark, New Jersey, May 23, 1954), is a former American boxer. ... Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958, in Memphis, Tennessee), is an American 7-time world champion professional boxer. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Bob Wolff was the radio and TV voice of the Washington Senators from 1947 to 1960 and the Minnesota Twins in 1961. ...

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Early life and career

Michaels was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up as a Dodger fan. When the Dodgers left Brooklyn, coincidentally Michaels' family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1958.[1][2] Michaels attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California, where he was a football and baseball player. Michaels graduated from high school in 1962. He later attended Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television and minored in journalism. He worked as a sports writer for ASU's independent student newspaper, The State Press, and is rumored to have been fired from that publication. He was also a brother of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He began his broadcasting career in Hawaii in 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. He also called play-by-play for the University of Hawaii's football and basketball teams, and was named Hawaii's "Sportscaster of the Year" in 1969. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Alexander Hamilton High School is on the westside of Los Angeles, California. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The State Press is the independent, student-operated newspaper of Arizona State Universitys campus in Tempe, Arizona. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hawaii Islanders was the name of a AAA minor league baseball team based in Honolulu, Hawaii, that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1961 through 1987. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... This article is about the University of Hawaii system. ... This article is about the sport. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


In 1970 Michaels appeared as attorney Dave Bronstein in an episode of Hawaii Five-O called Run, Johnny, Run. Air date: January 14, 1970. The episode also featured a young Christopher Walken.



In 1971, Michaels moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became the lead announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. In 1972, he made his first historic call ever. In Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, with the Reds trailing the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 in the 9th inning, Johnny Bench was at the plate with one ball and two strikes and on the next pitch Al said This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The 1972 National League Championship Series was played between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates from October 7 to October 11, 1972. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... John Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a former baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. ...

1 and 2: the wind and the pitch to Bench; change hit in the air to deep right field, back goes Clemente at the fence...she's gone! Johnny Bench, who hits almost every home run to left field hits one to right. The game is tied.

The Reds would win that game 4-3 and advanced to the World Series. He covered the World Series in 1972 for NBC Sports. He was NBC's play-by-play man for the hockey coverage at the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... The 1972 World Series sent the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in a matchup of what were to become the two premier MLB dynasties of the 1970s. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ...

See also: Major League Baseball on NBC

In 1974, he moved on to a similar position with the San Francisco Giants, and also covered basketball for UCLA and regional NFL games for CBS Sports before signing with ABC in 1977. Over the next three decades, Michaels covered a wide variety of sports for the network, including Major League Baseball, college football, ice hockey, track and field events, figure skating, and many events of the Olympic Games. An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1974 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television networks coverage of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference games, produced by CBS Sports. ... CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Major League Baseball on ABCs Wide World of Sports. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


Episodes of Wide World of Sports featuring Michaels early in his ABC career have been featured on least two separate occasions on the ESPN Classic comedy series Cheap Seats. At one point on Cheap Seats, Michaels' then dark, curly hairstyle drew sarcastic comparisons to Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow. ABCs Wide World of Sports is a long-running sports anthology show on American television. ... ESPN Classic features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. ... Cheap Seats is a television program broadcast on ESPN Classic hosted by brothers Jason and Randy Sklar. ... Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band, whose 1983 & 1984 success contributed to launching the 1980s glam metal scene. ... Kevin DuBrow (born October 29, 1955) is the lead singer of the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot. ...


Monday Night Football

Main article: Monday Night Football

His longest-running assignment was that of the lead play-by-play announcer on ABC's Monday Night Football telecasts, which he began in 1986. Before that, Michaels most notable NFL assignment for ABC was hosting the pre-game coverage of Super Bowl XIX. In 1988, Michaels called his first Super Bowl. Three years later, Michaels was on hand to call the thrilling Super Bowl between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. When Bills kicker Scott Norwood, missed a potentially game winning field goal (and thus, ensuring the Giants victory), Michaels simply described the play by calmly proclaiming Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... NFL redirects here. ... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... Date January 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960 in Alexandria, Virginia) is a former National Football League kicker who played predominately for the NFLs Buffalo Bills. ...

No good! Wide-right!

The trio of Michaels, Dan Dierdorf (who joined MNF the year after Michaels' first), and Frank Gifford lasted until the 1997 season, when Gifford was replaced following disclosure of an extra-marital affair. Michaels briefly became the center of controversy due to a verbal slip on the final Monday night game of the 1998 season (between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers on December 28). Michaels said, "No shit" in response to a question posed by Dan Dierdorf about Buffalo Bills quarterback Doug Flutie. Dierdorf said to Michaels about the halftime interview with Doug Flutie, "Are you gonna tell 'em how you're sick of all this B.C. stuff?" It turned out that Michaels thought that a commercial break was going on and that his microphone was turned off. Incidentally, Michaels reportedly opposes the FCC's attempts to tighten censorship rules, saying that there are much more important things to worry about than trying to protect people from every little thing. Daniel Lee Dierdorf (b. ... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002... “Steelers” redirects here. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... The FCCs official seal. ... It has been suggested that Suppression of dissent be merged into this article or section. ...


Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason replaced Gifford in 1998, and Dierdorf was dropped after that season. Esiason and Michaels reportedly never got along, and it led to ABC firing Esiason shortly after they called Super Bowl XXXIV together. Esiason complained to the New York Times that Michaels Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...

could have been better for me, and I tried with him, but it never clicked with me because he never wanted it to click.

To that, Michaels gave a terse response to Esiason's claims in a released statement:

I will not join in this juvenile vitriol.

Unexpectedly, comedian Dennis Miller joined the cast in 2000 along with Dan Fouts. The move was unsuccessful (despite the fact that Michaels has acknowledged that he enjoyed working with Dennis Miller), and in 2002, John Madden joined him in a well-received pairing. Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American Emmy Award-winning comedian, political commentator, television personality, and talk radio host. ... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951 in San Francisco, California) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ...


Michaels has made no secret of his fondness for gambling in general and horse racing in particular. Though the NFL has a particular dislike of announcers mentioning anything to do with football wagering during its broadcasts, Michaels has often found sly ways to mention how the MNF game he's calling is faring in relation to betting lines — particularly when the game is a blowout and there's not much else to talk about. An example: During the December 5, 2005 game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Philadelphia Eagles in which Seattle shut out Philadelphia 42-0, Michaels observed midway through the fourth quarter, "This game is 'over' in more ways than one." (The over-under line, on which bettors select whether the combined team scores will be over or under a certain line, was set at 39½ points, so the "over" wager was already a winner.) Michaels remarked that he was so good at handicapping horses in his grade school days, that his mother would get him out of school early and take him to the horse track. Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An over-under or over/under bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the game will be either higher or lower than...


Leaving ABC for NBC

In 2005, it was announced that Monday Night Football would be moving from ABC to ESPN beginning with the 2006 season, and partner John Madden announced he would be joining NBC Sports, which had acquired the rights to Sunday Night Football games. Despite speculation that Michaels might be joining NBC as well, Michaels stated that he would continue as the MNF play-by-play announcer, stating The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1]. // Background The... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ...

I feel like I'm a creature of Monday night. I'm home and I'm staying home.

Plans were for Michaels to be teamed with Joe Theismann (who would be coming over from Sunday Night Football) on the Monday night telecasts.[3] Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... ESPN Sunday Night Football is a TV program showing National Football League games on Sunday evenings. ...


However, in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl XL, it was widely speculated that Michaels was attempting to get out of his contract with ESPN to join Madden at NBC. Michaels added fuel to the fire by refusing to state his future plans, and he couldn't Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in...

respond to rumors ... because that would become a distraction.

[4] On February 8, 2006, ESPN announced that its Monday Night Football team would consist of Mike Tirico on play-by-play, with Theismann and Tony Kornheiser as analysts.[5] ESPN explicitly stated that Michaels would not return to either Monday Night Football broadcasts or ABC's NBA broadcasts (on which Michaels had been lead NBA play-by-play man). is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... Anthony Irwin Kornheiser (born July 13, 1948) is an American sportswriter and columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a radio and television talk show host. ...

Traded to NBC for a former Walt Disney asset

On February 9, 2006, NBC confirmed that Michaels would be joining Madden at NBC to broadcast football on Sunday nights, thus ending Michaels' 20 year run on Monday Night Football and almost 30 years of service with ABC/ESPN.[6] In exchange for letting Michaels out of his contract with ABC and ESPN, NBC Universal sold ESPN cable rights to Friday coverage of the next four Ryder Cups, granted ESPN increased usage of Olympic highlights, and sold to parent company Disney the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a cartoon character developed by Walt Disney (which he lost in 1927) himself but previously owned by Universal Pictures (now NBC Universal). NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol explained: is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit movie poster from 1927. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... Duncan Dick Ebersol (born July 28, 1947 in Torrington, Connecticut) is an American radio and TV manager. ...

We earn nothing from those rights; they've had no value in the United States.

Michaels had a bemused take on the trade. After it was noted to Michaels that the Kansas City Chiefs gave the New York Jets a draft pick as compensation for releasing coach Herman Edwards from his contract, Michaels stated. City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Herman Lee Herm Edwards, Jr. ...

Oswald is definitely worth more than a fourth-round draft choice. I'm going to be a trivia answer someday.

The Miracle on Ice

Main article: Miracle on Ice

Two of Michaels' more famous broadcasts were of the 1980 Winter Olympics ice hockey medal round match between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the attempted third game of the 1989 World Series. The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team celebrates the goal that led them to victory over the USSR. The Miracle on Ice is the popular nickname for the mens ice hockey game in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, in which a team of amateur and collegiate players from the... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL...


In 1980, an unheralded group of amateur ice hockey players from the United States won the Gold Medal at the Olympic Winter Games. The medal round match on February 22—which, contrary to popular belief, did not assure the team of the gold medal—was of particular interest, as it was played against a heavily favored squad from the Soviet Union, and was in front of a partisan American crowd in Lake Placid, New York whipped into a patriotic fervor by the Cold War. Michaels' memorable broadcast of this game, including his interjection—"Do you believe in miracles? YES!"—as time expired on the 4-3 U.S. victory, earned the game the media nickname of The Miracle on Ice. is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lake Placid is a village of 2,638 in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, near the center of the Town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team celebrates the goal that led them to victory over the USSR. The Miracle on Ice is the popular nickname for the mens ice hockey game in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, in which a team of amateur and collegiate players from the...


Michaels along with broadcasting partner, Ken Dryden, recreated their Olympic commentary in the 2004 movie Miracle. Although Michaels and Dryden recreated the bulk of their commentary for the film, the closing seconds of the game against the Soviet Union used the actual original ABC Sports commentary from 1980. Gavin O'Connor, the director of Miracle, decided to use the last 10 seconds of Michaels' original "Do you believe in miracles?" call in the film because he felt he couldn't ask him to recreate the emotion he experienced at that moment. Thus they cleaned up the recording to make the transition to the authentic call as seamless as possible. Kenneth Wayne Ken Dryden, PC, MP, BA, LL.B (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender. ... Miracle (2004) is an American biographical sports film about an event that took place during the 1980 Winter Olympics, dubbed the Miracle on Ice, involving the United States mens hockey team, which was largely made up of college hockey players, lead by player-turned-head coach, Herb Brooks, that... director of film Pride and Glory ...


Major League Baseball on ABC

Major League Baseball on ABCs Wide World of Sports. ...

1986 American League Championship Series

Even though the events of October 17, 1989 in San Francisco are widely considered to be the most memorable baseball-related moment of Al Michaels' career, three years earlier, he was on hand for what he says was "the greatest of all the thousands of games I've done." The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Monster Park (colloquially Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park, and sometimes just simply The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ...


On October 12, 1986 at Anaheim Stadium, Michaels along with Jim Palmer called Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. The California Angels held a 3 games to 1 lead of a best-of-seven against the Boston Red Sox. In the game, the Angels held a 5-2 lead going into the ninth inning. Boston scored two runs on a home run by Don Baylor, closing the gap to 5-4. is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California. ... James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945 in New York, NY), best known as Jim Palmer and nicknamed Cakes, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984). ... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Donald Edward Baylor (born June 28, 1949) is a Major League Baseball coach and a former player and manager. ...


When Donnie Moore came in to shut down the rally, there were two outs, and a runner on first base, Rich Gedman, who had been hit by a pitch. The Angels were one out from getting into the World Series for the very first time in their existence. But Dave Henderson hit a 2-2 pitch off Moore for a home run, giving the Red Sox a 6-5 lead. The Angels were able to score a run in the bottom of the ninth, pushing the game into extra innings. Donnie Ray Moore (February 13, 1954 – July 18, 1989) was an American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1975, 1977-79), St. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... Richard Leo Rich Gedman (born September 26, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and left-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1980-90), Houston Astros (1990-91) and St. ... In baseball, being hit by a pitch refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the pitcher. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas...

The pitch . . . To left field and deep and Downing goes back...and it's gone! Unbelievable! You're looking at one for the ages here. Astonishing! Anaheim Stadium was one strike away from turning into Fantasyland! And now the Red Sox lead 6-5! The Red Sox get four runs in the ninth on a pair of two-run homers by Don Baylor and Dave Henderson.

He also said, "Dave Henderson, its a long way from Seattle.", a reference to the fact that Dave Henderson had played for the last place Seattle Mariners earlier in 1986. Brian Downing (1970s) Brian Jay Downing (b. ... Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California. ... Fantasyland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None...


Moore continued to pitch for the Angels. He was able to stifle a 10th inning Red Sox rally by getting Jim Rice to ground into a double play. Nevertheless, the Red Sox were able to score off Moore in the 11th-inning via a sacrifice fly by Henderson. The Angels could not score in the bottom of the 11th, and lost the game 7-6. James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953, in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player who was with the American Leagues Boston, Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... After stepping on second base, the fielder throws to first to complete a double play In baseball, a double play (denoted on statistics sheets by DP) for a team or a fielder is the act of making two outs during the same continuous playing action. ... In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly (denoted by SF) if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs when the ball is hit. ...


The defeat still left the Angels in a 3 games to 2 advantage, with two more games to play at Fenway Park. The Angels were not able to recover, losing both games by wide margins, 10-4 and 8-1. “Fenway” redirects here. ...


Game 7 of the 1986 ALCS ended with Calvin Schiraldi striking out Jerry Narron. Just prior to the moment, Michaels set-up the situation by summarizing the Red Sox's dramatic come back in the series. Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962 in Houston, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Boston Red Sox, is best known for being the losing pitcher of Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. ... Jerry Austin Narron (born January 15, 1956 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball and was the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, having been named to that position on an interim basis on June 20, 2005. ...

The Red Sox can go from last rites to the World Series...and they do! - Michaels on the call.

Despite the fact that ABC Sports (which in September 2006, became ESPN on ABC) and ESPN had been under the same corporate umbrella (i.e. the Walt Disney Company) since 1996, Michaels never served as a regular commentator for ESPN Major League Baseball. The only time that Al Michaels appeared in an ESPN booth of any kind was as a guest commentator on Wednesday Night Baseball in 2003 as part of ESPN's Living Legends Series. Extreme Unction, part of The Seven Sacraments (1445) by Roger van der Weyden. ... ESPN on ABC logo, September 2006-Present ESPN on ABC screenshot, HD version. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. Major League Baseball on ESPN debuted on April 15, 1990 with Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN Major League Baseball is guaranteed to remain on air until 2013. ... It has been suggested that Wednesday Night Baseball Doubleheader be merged into this article or section. ...


1989 World Series

Main articles: 1989 World Series and Loma_Prieta_earthquake#1989_World_Series

On October 17, 1989, Michaels was in San Francisco, California, preparing to cover the third game of the 1989 World Series between the home team, the Giants, and the visiting Oakland Athletics. ABC's network telecast began with a recap of the first two games, both won by Oakland. Soon after Michaels handed off to his broadcast partner, Tim McCarver, who started assessing the Giants' chances for victory in the game, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck. McCarver fell into a stunned silence, but Michaels astutely said into the microphone, "I'll tell you what, we're having an earth--!" just as it went dead, providing the only concurrent broadcast account of what had happened. Audio was restored minutes later (a green ABC Sports graphic replaced the picture though) where Michaels, over a telephone line started off by trying to make light of the chaotic situation by quipping that it was "The greatest open in the history of television -- bar none!" After ABC restored the telecast with a backup generator (following a 15 minute delay, which featured a rerun of The Wonder Years), Michaels (reporting from ABC Sports' production truck) gave an eyewitness account of the aftermath at Candlestick Park, the Giants' stadium, for which he later was nominated for an Emmy Award for news broadcasting. Michaels relayed his reports to Ted Koppel, who was stationed at ABC's news headquarters in Washington, D.C. Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL... The Loma Prieta earthquake was a major earthquake affecting the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former Major League and minor league baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... The Loma Prieta earthquake was a major earthquake affecting the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. ... [1] ABC Sports is a division of ABC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... The Wonder Years is an Emmy Award winning American television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ... [1] ABC Sports is a division of ABC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... Monster Park (colloquially Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park, and sometimes just simply The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... Photo by Bob DAmico/ABC Ted Koppel, anchor of the ABC News program Nightline. ... ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


According to Tim McCarver when the earthquake hit, he, Michaels and Palmer immediately grabbed a hold of what they perceived to be the armrests. In reality, the announcers were clutching on each others' thighs and they were each left with bruises the next day. Years later, Al Michaels would boldly admit his strong belief that had the earthquake lasted much longer than 15 seconds, he would have been killed. Michaels added that the only time that he really had been scared during the earthquake was when he moved in a position which he perceived to be backward. The three announcers were sitting on a ledge with their backs turned and no bracing behind them.


National Basketball Association

Al Michaels during a promo for the 2004 NBA Finals.
Main article: NBA on ABC

After disastrous ratings in the 2003 NBA Finals, ABC decided to completely revamp their lead NBA broadcast team. Brad Nessler was demoted to the second broadcast team, where he was joined by Sean Elliott and Dan Majerle. Al Michaels was hired to replace Nessler as lead broadcaster of the NBA. Image File history File linksMetadata Michaels2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Michaels2004. ... The 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003-04 National Basketball Association season. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ... The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. ... Brad Nessler, as part of an NBA on ABC sports broadcast (c. ... Sean Michael Elliott (born February 2, 1968 in Tucson, Arizona) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Daniel Lewis Majerle (surname pronounced MAR-lee; b. ...


For the first several weeks of the 2003-2004 season, Michaels had no partner. However, Doc Rivers, a critically acclaimed analyst when he worked with Turner Sports, became available after a 1-19 start by his Orlando Magic. Rivers was hired weeks before ABC's Christmas Day season opener. He and Michaels worked that game together, one of only six they did together during the regular season (all other games Rivers worked were with Brad Nessler). During the playoffs, the team worked every single telecast, including the 2004 NBA Finals, which saw great improvement in television ratings. The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Turner Broadcasting System logo The Turner Broadcasting System (often abbreviated to Turner or TBS) is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started by Ted Turner from the mid-1970s to the late-1990s. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003-04 National Basketball Association season. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...


During the 2004 NBA Playoffs, Doc Rivers was hired by the Boston Celtics. Though Rivers continued to work games with Al Michaels throughout the rest of the playoffs, ABC would have to find a new lead analyst for the 2004-2005 season. The 2004 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2003-2004 season. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Early in the 2004-2005 season, ABC found a new partner for Al Michaels. Memphis Grizzlies coach Hubie Brown, a broadcasting legend with CBS, TBS, and TNT, was forced into retirement due to health reasons and was soon after hired to replace Doc Rivers. Michaels and Brown began their partnership on Christmas Day 2004, working the highly anticipated Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant game. After that game, the two did not do a game together again until March 2005. Michaels became sporadic in NBA coverage[7], doing two games in early March, and then three more games in April. Brown worked every week of ABC's coverage, broadcasting some games with veteran broadcaster Mike Breen. The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach and television analyst. ... The NBA on CBS is a former TV show that televised National Basketball Association games on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and was produced by CBS Sports. ... The NBA on TBS debuted in the 1984-1985 season (replacing the USA Network as the National Basketball Associations national cable television partner), under a four year contract, where they shared the NBA package along with CBS. // TBS carried numerous NBA Playoff games as well as the NBA Draft... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... ← - 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in December • 30 Artie Shaw • 29 Julius Axelrod • 28 Jacques Dupuis • 28 Jerry Orbach • 28 Susan Sontag • 26 Reggie White • 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy • 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao • 23 Doug Ault • 19 Renata Tebaldi • 16... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced shak-KEEL) (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... April 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Hamas and Islamic Jihad have declared, in principle, their intention to join the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). ... Mike Breen(born June 26, 1965) is a play-by-play commentator for the NBA on ABC. He also works NBA games for ESPN, and was formerly a play-by-play announcers for New York Giants preseason games, as well as for regular season NFL games on both FOX and...


For the 2005-2006 season, Al Michaels and Hubie Brown were slated to remain as ABC's number one broadcast team. The duo worked that year's Christmas Day game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat and were expected to work the NBA Finals together as well. However, due to Michaels' impending departure to NBC, that plan did not come to fruition. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ...


Replacing Michaels on The NBA on ABC was Mike Breen, who became the lead broadcaster for an over-the-air NBA package for the first time in his career. Breen worked 2006 NBA Finals with Hubie Brown, as well as all the main games ABC broadcast that year. This gave ABC its first consistent lead broadcaster since Brad Nessler, as Breen unlike Michaels, did games every week. Mike Breen(born June 26, 1965) is a play-by-play commentator for the NBA on ABC. He also works NBA games for ESPN, and was formerly a play-by-play announcers for New York Giants preseason games, as well as for regular season NFL games on both FOX and... The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. ...


Personal

Michaels is the eldest child of Jay and Lila Michaels. Michaels has a younger brother, David and a younger sister, Susan.[2]


Michaels currently resides in Los Angeles, California (although he has often called games with a slight Brooklyn accent). Since August 27, 1966, Al Michaels has been married to Linda Anne Stamaton. Al and Linda have two children together, Steven and Jennifer. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


Al's younger brother, David is a television producer. David Michaels has produced such programs as NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games, Triple Crown and Fox Sports Net's Beyond the Glory series. The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... Beyond the Glory is a 10-time Emmy-nominated series and Fox Sports Nets highest-rated weekly program. ...


During the New Year's Eve 2006 game, where the Chicago Bears faced the Green Bay Packers, Michaels revealed that he once lived down the street from legendary Bears quarterback Sid Luckman. New Years Eve is December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Years Day. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... “Packers” redirects here. ... Sid Luckman (November 21, 1916 - July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1939 to 1950 leading the team to 4 NFL championships during that period. ...


Michaels mentioned that he was a fan of "punchball" in his youth. Punchball is a sport similar to baseball and a past time of football announcer Al Michaels, but without a pitcher, catcher, or bat. ...


Michaels has a particular fondness for black and white cookies, particularly those from the New York area. During his 62nd birthday telecast on November 12, 2006, he shared his cookie during garbage time with John Madden. “NY” redirects here. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Garbage time during 4th quarter of an already settled football match, the previously full stadium is now half-full and the substitutes are on the field. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ...


It was Michaels who explained to Peter Jennings that Jennings had been the victim of a prank call in the final hour of O.J. Simpson's Bronco chase, after the Bronco had pulled into Simpson's driveway and parked. The prankster, claiming to be watching Simpson inside the van, described what he said to be the scene in perfect Stepin Fetchit dialect, then signed off with "...and Baba Booey to y'all." Michaels, unlike Jennings, understood the prankster's use of the term as an association of being a Howard Stern fan. Michaels is a Howard Stern fan, and has discussed that prank call as a guest on Stern's show. Peter Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-born, American journalist and news anchor. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Stepin Fetchit Stepin Fetchit was the stage name of American comedian and film actor Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry (May 30, 1902–November 19, 1985). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ...


Michaels had an acting role in a 1970 episode of Hawaii Five-O, and has appeared as himself in the films Jerry Maguire and BASEketball, as well as on several TV shows including Coach and Spin City. His call of the U.S. hockey team's victory in the 1980 Olympics can be heard in the 2004 film Miracle. Hawaii Five-O is an American television series that starred Jack Lord and James MacArthur as detectives for a fictional Hawaii state police department. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Coach is a popular American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997. ... Spin City was an American sitcom television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by Gary David Goldberg & Bill Lawrence, based on a fictional local government running New York City, originally starring Michael J. Fox as Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York. ... Miracle (2004) is an American biographical sports film about the United States mens hockey team, led by head coach, Herb Brooks, that won the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics. ...


Michaels' somewhat nasal sounding voice was lampooned on an episode of the animated television series Family Guy. In a cut-away gag, Michaels is seen at table with others with "similar voices." Among them are Harold Ramis, Ray Romano, and Kermit the Frog. “Mother Tucker” is the second episode of season five of animated series Family Guy. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... Harold Ramis (born November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, director, and writer. ... Raymond Romano (born December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated, American actor and comedian best known for his starring role on the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond. ... Kermit singing Bein Green in the first season of Sesame Street. ...


Brian d'Arcy James portrayed Michaels in the 2002 television movie Monday Night Mayhem. Michaels has also been lampooned on several occasions by noted impressionists, Frank Caliendo and Billy West. Brian dArcy James can currently be seen in the Rattlestick Theater Production of Craig Wrights The Pavilion. ... “Telefilm” redirects here. ... Frank Caliendo Frank Caliendo (born January 19, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American comedian best known for his impersonations on the FOX Network television series MADtv, and has been the in-house prognosticator for FOX NFL Sunday. ... For the silent film-era actor, see Billy West (silent film actor). ...


While a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Michaels recited a couple of songs from rapper 50 Cent, who sat next to Michaels. Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... For the currency amount, see 50 cents. ...


See also

  • Sigma Nu LEADership learning program

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References and notes

  1. ^ Al Michaels' bio at Sports Stars USA. Sports Stars USA. Retrieved on 2007-01-12.
  2. ^ a b Michael Hiestand (2006-08-18). Michaels brothers: TV destiny. USA Today.
  3. ^ Michaels, Theismann, Kolber, Tafoya to crew MNF. ESPN.com (2005-07-26).
  4. ^ Bob Raissman (2006-01-31). Michaels won't give play-by-play of plans. New York Daily News.
  5. ^ ESPN names new MNF team; Breen to call NBA games. ESPN.com (2006-02-10).
  6. ^ NBC acquires Michaels for cartoon bunny, golf. The Associated Press (2006-02-13).
  7. ^ Is Buck the new Michaels?

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Frank Gifford
Monday Night Football play-by-play man
1986-2005
Succeeded by
Mike Tirico
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Brad Nessler
Play-by-Play announcer, NBA Finals
2004-2005
Succeeded by
Mike Breen
Preceded by
Joe Garagiola on NBC in 1978
Sean McDonough on CBS in 1993
World Series network television play-by-play announcer (with Keith Jackson in 1979 and 1981 and Bob Costas in 1995; concurrent with Joe Garagiola, Dick Enberg, and Vin Scully in odd numbered years)
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1995
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Jack Buck on CBS in 1990
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