|Born||November 12, 1944 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Spouse||Linda Anne Stamaton|
|Children||Steven and Jennifer|
|Parents||Jay and Lila|
Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. A sportscaster, (also sports announcer, sport commentator or sport presenter) is a type of Journalist on Radio and/or Television Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic A sportscaster, (also sports announcer, sport commentator or sport presenter) is a type of Journalist on Radio and/or Television Now employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades (1977 – 2006) with ABC Sports, Michaels is one of the most prominent members of his profession. NBC Sports is the brand used for sports programming on NBC, responsible for the televising of many Sports events on the network 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!"
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. The A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance The Sports Emmy Awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American Sports television In October 2004, Michaels was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood Los Angeles California, USA, that
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. 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 professional American football, the Super Bowl is the Championship game of the National Football League (NFL For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association and the conclusion of the sport's postseason each June The Stanley Cup (La Coupe Stanley is an Ice hockey club championship Trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL playoffs champion Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, Marvelous Marvin Hagler (born Marvin Nathaniel Hagler, in Newark, New Jersey, May 23, 1954) is a former American Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns for the undisputed middleweight championship of the world. Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958, in Memphis, raised in Detroit) is an American 8-time world champion professional In addition, Michaels has served as host for all three Triple Crown races and the Indianapolis 500. The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (although sometimes shortened to Triple Crown, the full name is used to avoid possible confusion with other sports consists of three The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, often shortened to Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500, and historically known simply as "The 500" is an American 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. Bob Wolff is a Hall of Fame Broadcaster and the longest running broadcaster in both radio and television history who was the radio and TV voice of the Washington Senators from He also served as a fill-in commentator for ABC'S Pro Bowlers Tour in the late 1970s when original commentator Chris Schenkel was on assignment. The Pro Bowlers Tour is a broadcast of the Professional Bowlers Association that aired on ABC from 1961 – 1997. Christopher Eugene Schenkel ( August 21, 1923 - September 11, 2005 was an American Sportscaster.
Michaels was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up as a Dodgers fan. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Coincidentally, at the time the Dodgers left Brooklyn, Michaels' family also moved to Los Angeles, California in 1958. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West  Michaels attended Alexander Hamilton High School in L. Hamilton High School may refer to Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles California Alexander Hamilton High School (Elmsford New A. and was a football and baseball player. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each He graduated in 1962 and later attended Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television and minored in journalism. 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 the largest public Research university in the United States under a single administration with total student Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people He worked as a sports writer for ASU's independent student newspaper, The State Press. The State Press is the independent student-operated newspaper of Arizona State University. He was also a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. ΣΝ (Sigma Nu is an undergraduate College fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada
Michaels began his professional broadcasting career in Hawaii, in 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. The State of Hawaii ( or həˈwaɪʔiː Hawaiian: Mokuāina o Hawaii) is a state in the United States located on an Archipelago in the Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Hawaii Islanders were 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. 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. 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 The University of Hawaii, formally the University of Hawaii System and popularly known as UH, is a public co-educational college and university system that confers Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
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 year 1970 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1970. Hawaii Five-O is an American Television series that starred Jack Lord and James MacArthur as detectives for a fictional Hawaii Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. The year 1970 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1970. The episode also featured a young Christopher Walken. Christopher Walken (born March 31 1943 is an American Film and Theatre Actor.
In 1971, Michaels moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became the lead announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. Champions Major League Baseball World Series MVP Roberto Clemente All-Star Game, July 13 at The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA In 1972, he made his first historic call ever. Labor strife and more moving 1972 was tainted by a players' strike over pension and salary arbitration 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
|“||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. The National League Championship Series was played between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates from October 7 to The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former American Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18 1934 &ndash December 31 1972 was a professional baseball player and a Major League Baseball Right fielder. . . 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. The 1972 World Series matched the American League champion Oakland Athletics against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds, with He covered the World Series in 1972 for NBC Sports. The 1972 World Series matched the American League champion Oakland Athletics against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds, with Labor strife and more moving 1972 was tainted by a players' strike over pension and salary arbitration NBC Sports is the brand used for sports programming on NBC, responsible for the televising of many Sports events on the network He was also NBC's play-by-play man for the hockey coverage at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. The 1972 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XI Olympic Winter Games, were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated from is the fifth-largest city in Japan by population It is the capital of Hokkaidō Prefecture, located in Ishikari Subprefecture, and an
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 NBC Sports and, later, CBS Sports before signing with ABC in 1977. Major League Baseball on NBC is the De facto name for a weekly presentation of Major League Baseball games televised on the National Broadcasting At the 1972 Winter Olympics held in Sapporo, Japan, one Ice Hockey event was held men's Ice Hockey Champions Major League Baseball 1974 World Series: Oakland Athletics over Los Angeles Dodgers (4-1 Rollie Fingers The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television network's coverage of the National Football League 's American Football Conference NBC Sports is the brand used for sports programming on NBC, responsible for the televising of many Sports events on the network CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays 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. Major League Baseball on ABC is the De facto title of a program that televises Major League Baseball games on the American Broadcasting Company College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Figure skating is an athletic Sport in which individuals pairs or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games
Episodes of Wide World of Sports featuring Michaels early in his ABC career have been featured on least two occasions on the ESPN Classic comedy series Cheap Seats. ABC's Wide World of Sports was a long-running Sports Anthology show on American Television that ran as a series from 1961 to 1998 For the Canadian channel of this name see ESPN Classic (Canada. Cheap Seats without Ron Parker (commonly shortened to Cheap Seats) was a Television program broadcast on ESPN Classic hosted by brothers At one point on Cheap Seats, Michaels' then dark, curly hairstyle drew sarcastic comparisons to Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow. Quiet Riot was an American heavy metal band whose 1983 & 1984 success contributed to launching the 1980s Glam Kevin DuBrow ( October 29, 1955 &ndash c November 19, 2007) was an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist
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. 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. Before that, Michaels most notable NFL assignment for ABC was hosting the pre-game coverage of Super Bowl XIX. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. Super Bowl XIX was an American football game played on January 20, 1985 at Stanford Stadium, on the campus of Stanford University In 1988, Michaels called his first Super Bowl. The 1987 NFL season was the 68th Regular season of the National Football League. Super Bowl XXII was an American football game played on January 31, 1988 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego California to decide Three years later, Michaels was on hand to call the thrilling Super Bowl between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Super Bowl XXV was an American football game played on January 27 1991 at Tampa Stadium in Tampa Florida to decide the National Football League The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey. The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo New York Metropolitan area, playing seven of their home games in the suburb 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
|“||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 extramarital affair. Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960 in Alexandria Virginia) is a former American football Placekicker in the NFL who Daniel Lee "Longshanks" Dierdorf (born June 29, 1949) is a Hall of Fame former American football player and current Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford (born August 16 1930) is a former American football player and one of the better-known American The 1997 NFL season was the 78th Regular season of the National Football League. 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). The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Michaels said, "No shit" in response to a question posed by Dan Dierdorf about Buffalo Bills quarterback Doug Flutie. Shit is one of the most functionally diverse words in the English language, and is also one of the most frequently used nouns The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo New York Metropolitan area, playing seven of their home games in the suburb Douglas Richard Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a retired American football and Canadian football Quarterback. 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. For similarly-named academic institutions see Education in Boston MA. 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. Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which may be considered objectionable harmful or sensitive as determined by a censor
Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason replaced Gifford in 1998, and Dierdorf was dropped after that season. The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason (born April 17, 1961) is a former American football Quarterback and current network Color commentator The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. Esiason and Michaels reportedly never got along, and it led to ABC firing Esiason shortly after they called Super Bowl XXXIV together. Super Bowl XXXIV featured the National Football Conference (NFC champion St Esiason complained to the New York Times that Michaels
|“||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. Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American Stand-up comedian, political/sports commentator, and television/radio personality The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10 1951) is a former American football Quarterback in the National Football League. The move was unsuccessful (despite the fact that Michaels has acknowledged while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, that he enjoyed working with Dennis Miller), and in 2002, John Madden joined him in a well-received pairing. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show currently hosted by Jay Leno, on The 2002 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 83rd one played by the major professional American football league in the United John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player a former head coach with the Oakland Raiders, a football
Michaels has made no secret of his fondness for gambling in general and horse racing in particular. This article is about the sport For other uses see Horserace (drinking game or Horse race (politics. 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. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. The 2005 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 86th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle Washington, USA The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. " (The over-under line, on which betters 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. 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 ) 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.
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. The NFL on NBC is the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998 when NBC lost the NFL American NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly Television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on The 2005 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 86th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United NBC Sports is the brand used for sports programming on NBC, responsible for the televising of many Sports events on the network NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly Television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Despite speculation that Michaels might be joining NBC as well, Michaels stated that he would continue as the MNF play-by-play announcer, stating
|“||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. Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA is a former American football Quarterback ESPN Sunday Night Football was the ESPN cable network 's weekly Television broadcasts of Sunday evening National Football League (NFL games 
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. Super Bowl XL featured the American Football Conference (AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC champion Seattle Michaels added fuel to the fire by refusing to state his future plans, and he couldn't
|“||respond to rumors . . . because that would become a distraction.||”|
 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. Events 421 - Constantius III becomes co- Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Michael Jonathon Tirico (born December 13, 1966) is the lead broadcaster for ESPN 's presentation of Monday Night Football, and for Anthony Irwin Kornheiser (born July 13, 1948) is an American sportswriter and former columnist for The Washington Post, as well  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).
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. Events 474 - Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  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 himself (which he lost in 1928) but previously owned by Universal Pictures (now NBC Universal). The Ryder Cup is a Golf trophy donated by Samuel Ryder, which is awarded Biennially in an event called the "Ryder Cup Matches" between teams from Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is an Anthropomorphic Rabbit Animated cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney for films Walter Elias Disney (December 5 1901 – December 15 1966 was a multiple Academy Award -winning American Film producer, director, Screenwriter Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol explained:
|“||We earn nothing from those rights; they've had no value in the United States. NBC Sports is the brand used for sports programming on NBC, responsible for the televising of many Sports events on the network Duncan "Dick" Ebersol (born July 28, 1947 in Torrington Connecticut) is an American radio and TV manager||”|
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. The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City Missouri. The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. Herman Lee "Herm" Edwards Jr (born April 27, 1954) is the American football Head coach of the National Football League
|“||Oswald is definitely worth more than a fourth-round draft choice. I'm going to be a trivia answer someday.||”|
Michaels will return to Olympic broadcasting for NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympics in Beijing 2008.
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 The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in February The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants.
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 yet 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. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Lake Placid is a Village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the 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. The
Michaels along with broadcasting partner, Ken Dryden, recreated their Olympic commentary in the 2004 movie Miracle. Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Dryden, PC, MP (born August 8, 1947 is a Canadian politician lawyer businessman author and former NHL Miracle (2004 is an American biographical Sports film about the United States men's hockey team led by head 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. This article refers to the Irish actor For the film director see Gavin O'Connor (American filmmaker Gavin O'Connor born 17 December 1972 in Cork Ireland Thus they cleaned up the recording to make the transition to the authentic call as seamless as possible.
Perhaps Michaels' first historic call with ABC Sports while covering Major League Baseball occurred in what is now known by many as the Don Denkinger game. Major League Baseball on ABC is the De facto title of a program that televises Major League Baseball games on the American Broadcasting Company The 1985 World Series began on October 19 1985 and ended October 27. Donald Anton Denkinger (ˈdɛŋkɨnˌdʒɝ born August 28 1936 in Cedar Falls Iowa) is a former Major League Baseball umpire The Kansas City Royals trailed the St. Louis Cardinals 3 games to 1 in a series that was being panned for being low-scoring and dull. The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St After a Royals win in St. Louis forced the action back to Kansas City, the sixth game was also low scoring. However this contest grew into a tense pitchers duel. During one point, in sarcasm to the public attitudes toward the series, Michaels quipped "This is some boring World Series"
In the bottom of the 9th, pinch hitter Jorge Orta led off for the Royals against Cardinals pitcher Todd Worrell with Kansas City trailing 1-0 and hit a ground ball to first baseman Jack Clark. Jorge Orta Nunez (born November 26, 1950 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico) is a retired professional Baseball player Todd Roland Worrell (born September 28, 1959 in Arcadia California) is a retired Major League Baseball Relief pitcher who played Jack Clark may refer to Jack Clark (baseball (born 1955 Jack Clark (television (1921&ndash1988 John Gordon Clark Clark would throw over to pitcher Worrell who was running over to cover first base in time to beat the speedy Orta. Worrell appeared to do just that. Yet the call from first base umpire Don Denkinger was safe
|“||Little squibber to the right side. Worrell races over to cover. The throw, doesn't get him! Worrell got to the bag and an argument here, and here comes (manager Whitey) Herzog amongst the other quartet. First base umpire is Denkinger, American League.||”|
After several replays of the play, color analyst Jim Palmer exclaimed "Looks like he's out. James Alvin "Jim" Palmer (born October 15, 1945) nicknamed "Cakes" is a former Major League Baseball right-handed Starting pitcher " To which Michaels agreed "Oh yes. " After another replay, Michaels was even more certain the wrong call was made. "Oh, I don't think there is any doubt about it!"
This infamous and controversial leadoff single led to the Royals putting the tying run on third base and the winning run on second with one out for Dane Iorg. Dane Charles Iorg (ɔɹdʒ born May 11, 1950 in Eureka California) is a retired Major League Baseball Infielder and Outfielder A dramatic finish and a play at the plate ensued.
|“||And that's a looper hit into right field for a base hit! Concepcion scores. Here comes Sundberg, here's the throw. . . HE SCORES! WE GO TO A SEVENTH!||”|
The Royals would go on to win game 7 11-0 and complete the 3 games to 1 comeback. However it was Denkinger's dubious 'safe' call, and not Iorg's (or Jim Sundberg's for his difficult slide past catcher Darrell Porter for the winning run for that matter) heroics that would be most remembered in years to come. James Howard Sundberg (born May 18 1951 in Galesburg Illinois) is a former Professional baseball catcher for a number of teams most significantly Darrell Ray Porter ( January 17 1952 – August 5 2002) was a former American Catcher in Major League Baseball
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 Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Oakland Athletics over San Francisco Giants (4-0 Dave Stewart, Candlestick Park (also commonly referred to as Candlestick or 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. Events 539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Mets over Boston Red Sox (4-3 Ray Knight, MVP Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a modern-style ballpark located James Alvin "Jim" Palmer (born October 15, 1945) nicknamed "Cakes" is a former Major League Baseball right-handed Starting pitcher 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 The California Angels held a 3 games to 1 lead of a best-of-seven against the Boston Red Sox. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. 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. 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. Donnie Ray Moore ( February 13, 1954 &ndash July 18, 1989) was an American Relief pitcher in Major League Baseball First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run Richard Leo "Rich" Gedman (born September 26, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball Catcher and left-handed batter who played with In Baseball, hit by pitch ( HBP) or hit batsman ( HB) refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the The Angels were one out from getting into the World Series for the very first time in their existence. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. But Dave Henderson hit a 2-2 pitch off Moore for a home run, giving the Red Sox a 6-5 lead. David Lee Henderson (born July 21 1958 in Merced California) nicknamed Hendu, is an American former Major League The Angels were able to score a run in the bottom of the ninth, pushing the game into extra innings.
|“||The pitch . . . To left field and deep and Downing goes back. Brian Jay Downing (b October 9, 1950 in Los Angeles, California) is a former professional Baseball player who had a 20-year . . 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. Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a modern-style ballpark located This is an article about a themed land at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland||”|
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. The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington, United States.
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. James Edward Rice (born March 8 1953) is a former Left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the American League 's This article is about Baseball. For double play Magnetic tape, see Audio tape length and thickness. Nevertheless, the Red Sox were able to score off Moore in the 11th-inning via a sacrifice fly by Henderson. In Baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly if the following four criteria are met There are fewer than two outs when the ball is hit The Angels could not score in the bottom of the 11th, and lost the game 7-6.
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.
Game 7 of the 1986 ALCS ended with Calvin Schiraldi striking out Jerry Narron. Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962 in Houston Texas) was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Boston Red Sox Jerry Austin Narron (born January 15 1956 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States) is a former Catcher in Just prior to the moment, Michaels set-up the situation by summarizing the Red Sox's dramatic come back in the series.
|“||The Red Sox can go from last rites to the World Series. Anointing of the Sick is distinguished from other forms of religious Anointing or "unction" (an older term with the same meaning in that it is intended as its name . . 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. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to e. the Walt Disney Company) since 1996, Michaels never served as a regular commentator for ESPN Major League Baseball. ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD 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. Wednesday Night Baseball is a live game telecast of Major League Baseball that airs every Wednesday night during the regular season on ESPN and is
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. The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants. The Loma Prieta earthquake, also known as the Quake of '89 and the World Series Quake, was a major Earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Oakland Athletics over San Francisco Giants (4-0 Dave Stewart, The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants. The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. 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 (at approximately, 5:04 p. James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American former Major League Baseball Catcher, and a current The Loma Prieta earthquake, also known as the Quake of '89 and the World Series Quake, was a major Earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay m. local time). The Pacific Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-8) 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 Roseanne), 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. Roseanne is an American sitcom broadcast on ABC from 1988 to 1997 starring Stand-up comedian Roseanne Candlestick Park (also commonly referred to as Candlestick or The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco California Michaels relayed his reports to Ted Koppel, who was stationed at the ABC News bureau in Washington, D.C.
According to Tim McCarver when the earthquake hit, he, Michaels and Jim Palmer immediately grabbed a hold of what they perceived to be the armrests. Edward James "Ted" Koppel (born February 8, 1940) is an American journalist, best known as the former anchor for the This article is about the American news organization See also ABC News (disambiguation ABC News is a division of American Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D 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.
After disastrous ratings in the 2003 NBA Finals, ABC decided to completely revamp their lead NBA broadcast team. ABC's Coverage of the NBA, known as NBA Sunday on ABC since 2007, is a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. Brad Nessler was demoted to the second broadcast team, where he was joined by Sean Elliott and Dan Majerle. Brad Nessler (born June 3, 1956 in St Charles Minnesota is an American Sportscaster, who currently calls College basketball games Sean Michael Elliott (born February 2, 1968) is an American retired National Basketball Association player Daniel Lewis Majerle (surname 'mɑrliː born September 9, 1965) is an American former professional Basketball player and currently an assistant Al Michaels was hired to replace Nessler as lead broadcaster of the NBA.
For the first several weeks of the 2003-2004 season, Michaels had no partner. The 2003–04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. However, Doc Rivers, a critically acclaimed analyst when he worked with Turner Sports, became available after a 1-19 start by his Orlando Magic. Glenn Anton Rivers (born October 13 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) commonly referred to as Doc Rivers, is a retired American Turner Broadcasting System Inc (often abbreviated TBS Networks or TBS Inc The Orlando Magic is a professional Basketball team based in Orlando Florida. 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 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003–04 National Basketball Association season. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television
During the 2004 NBA Playoffs, Doc Rivers was hired by the Boston Celtics. The 2004 NBA Playoffs were the postseason of the National Basketball Association 's 2003-04 season. The Boston Celtics are an American professional Basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the 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 2004–05 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. The 2004–05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA 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. The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional Basketball team based in Memphis Tennessee. Hubert Jude "Hubie" Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA) is a former Basketball The NBA on CBS was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on CBS Sports. The NBA on TBS debuted in the 1984-1985 season (replacing the USA Network as the National Basketball Association 's national Cable television The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association Michaels and Brown began their partnership on Christmas Day 2004, working the highly anticipated Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant game. December 2004: ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6 1972 frequently referred to simply as " Shaq " is an African American Professional basketball Kobe Bean Bryant (born) is an American All-Star Shooting guard After that game, the two did not do a game together again until March 2005. Michaels became sporadic in NBA coverage, 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. Mike Breen (born May 22, 1961) is a Play-by-play commentator for the NBA on ABC and the lead commentator for New York Knicks
For the 2005-2006 season, Al Michaels and Hubie Brown were slated to remain as ABC's number one broadcast team. The 2005–06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. 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. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA team based in Los Angeles, California. The Miami Heat (often referred to simply as the Heat, including in some official team publications with HEAT in all capital letters are a professional Basketball However, due to Michaels' impending departure to NBC, that plan did not come to fruition. NBC Sports is the brand used for sports programming on NBC, responsible for the televising of many Sports events on the network
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. Mike Breen (born May 22, 1961) is a Play-by-play commentator for the NBA on ABC and the lead commentator for New York Knicks Breen worked 2006 NBA Finals with Hubie Brown, as well as all the main games ABC broadcast that year. The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. This gave ABC its first consistent lead broadcaster since Brad Nessler, as Breen unlike Michaels, did games every week.
Michaels is the eldest child of Jay and Lila Michaels. Michaels has a younger brother, David and a younger sister, Susan. 
Michaels currently resides in Los Angeles, California (although he has often called games with a slight Brooklyn accent). Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The regional accents of English speakers show great variation across the areas where English is spoken as a first language Since August 27, 1966, Al Michaels has been married to Linda Anne Stamaton. Events 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Al and Linda have two children together, Steven and Jennifer.
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 City's The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (although sometimes shortened to Triple Crown, the full name is used to avoid possible confusion with other sports consists of three The Fox Sports Regional Networks, or simply Fox Sports Net (FSN are a collection of cable TV Regional sports networks owned and operated by News Beyond the Glory is a 10-time Emmy -nominated series and Fox Sports Net 's 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 Year's Eve is on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year and the day before New Year's 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 The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay Wisconsin. Sidney Luckman, known as Sid Luckman, (November 21 1916 – July 5 1998 was an American football Quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1939
Michaels mentioned that he was a fan of "punchball" in his youth. Punchball is a sport similar to Baseball but without a pitcher Catcher, or Bat.
Michaels has a particular fondness for black and white cookies, particularly those from the New York area. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous During his 62nd birthday telecast on November 12, 2006, he shared his cookie during garbage time with John Madden. Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United Garbage time, also known as "junk time" is a term used in American Sports (most commonly Basketball and football) parlance to refer John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player a former head coach with the Oakland Raiders, a football
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. Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29 1938 &ndash August 7 2005 was a Canadian-American Journalist and News anchor. Orenthal James "O J" Simpson (born July 9 1947 who has also been called The Juice, is a retired American football player, 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 ". Stepin Fetchit was the Stage name of American Comedian and Film Actor Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry . . and Baba Booey to y'all. Gary Patrick Dell'Abate (born March 14 1961) is the producer of The Howard Stern Show and co-host of The Wrap Up Show " Michaels, unlike Jennings, understood the prankster's use of the term as an association of being a Howard Stern fan. Howard Allan Stern (born January 12 1954 is an American radio host and Television personality. Michaels is a Howard Stern fan, and has discussed that prank call as a guest on Stern's 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. Hawaii Five-O is an American Television series that starred Jack Lord and James MacArthur as detectives for a fictional Hawaii Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr BASEketball is a 1998 David Zucker comedy Feature film starring South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone Coach is an American television Sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997 Spin City is an American Sitcom Television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by His call of the U. S. hockey team's victory in the 1980 Olympics can be heard in the 2004 film Miracle. Miracle (2004 is an American biographical Sports film about the United States men's hockey team led by head
Brian d'Arcy James portrayed Michaels in the 2002 television movie Monday Night Mayhem. Brian d'Arcy James (born 1968) is an American Actor and Musician. Michaels has also been lampooned on several occasions by noted impressionists, Frank Caliendo and Billy West. Franklin "Frank" Caliendo (born January 19, 1974) is an American Comedian known for his impersonations on the FOX Network William Richard "Billy" West (born on April 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actor, known
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 an American late-night Talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast on ABC.
Michaels has been known for his conservative political positions. Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined On an episode of Dennis Miller Live in 2001 he remarked to host Dennis Miller that the "adults are back in charge" regarding the new Bush administration. Dennis Miller Live was a weekly talk show on HBO, hosted by comedian Dennis Miller. The year 2001 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 2001. Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American Stand-up comedian, political/sports commentator, and television/radio personality The Presidency of George W Bush began on his inauguration on January 20, 2001 as the 43rd and current President of the United States of America
During ABC's coverage of the NFL season opening game, which pitted the New England Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts, Michaels echoed a popular Bush-Cheney '04 talking point: that Senator John Kerry (D-MA) flip-flops on the issues. The New England Patriots, commonly called the " Pats " by sports writers and fans are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston The Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis Indiana. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30 1941 is the forty-sixth and current Vice President of the United States. } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator
|“||MICHAELS: What a wacky series. Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Foxborough is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, approximately 22 miles (35 km southwest of Boston and 18 miles (29 km John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player a former head coach with the Oakland Raiders, a football |
MADDEN: This is what you call a flip-flop.
MICHAELS: You're in the right state for that.
Center for Responsive Politics records show that Michaels contributed $2,000 to the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign in June 2003. The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP is a nonpartisan research group based in Washington D The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been
On January 5, 2008, during the Football Night in America pregame interview as they were preparing to cover the Pittsburgh Steelers/Jacksonville Jaguars game, Michaels was talking with John Madden about the fact that Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin had shown a tape of the previous game of the two teams (which Jacksonville won) on a continuous loop as a motivational tool. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBC 's broadcasts of Sunday night and Wild Card Saturday National Football League The National Football League playoffs for the 2007 season lead up to Super Bowl XLII on February 3 2008 at University of Phoenix Mike Tomlin (born March 15, 1972) is an American football Head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League Michaels said, "Some of those guys would have rather been waterboarded than seen that tape again"
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|Play-by-Play announcer, NBA Finals|
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)|
Jack Buck on CBS in 1990
Joe Buck on FOX in 1996