NBC Carries NFL's Water With Pre-Written Statement On Mueller Report

Here is Al Michaels reading a script about Roger Goodell and the recently released Mueller Report—we have included the feed from Michaels's microphone for the minute before he reads, so you can hear him consulting with his producer and shuffling the papers of the prepared statement—and the conversation he had with… » 1/10/15 6:00pm 1/10/15 6:00pm

It's The 20-Year Anniversary Of The Greatest Prank Call Of All Time

The O.J. Simpson car chase had its share of memorable moments. For you, maybe it was the absurdity of a white Ford Bronco leading a phalanx of police well under the speed limit, or the knowledge that Simpson had a gun to his head, or Al Cowlings telling police "You know who I am, goddammit" or just the realization… » 6/17/14 5:29pm 6/17/14 5:29pm

Al Michaels Makes Up Curling Betting Line, Places Wager On Air

If there's one thing we know about Al Michaels, it's that he's not afraid to talk about sports gambling on the air. During a segment on NBCSN this morning, Michaels got to chatting about curling with Rebecca Lowe, and he couldn't resist the urge to put a little money on the Great Britain-USA matchup. » 2/11/14 10:59am 2/11/14 10:59am

And Then Al Michaels Said To Howard Cosell: "You're Drunk. You're Ruining The Fucking Telecast."

Howard Cosell, who died in 1995, ruled sports broadcasting from the 1960s until the 1980s. He commentated on Monday Night Football from its inception, called boxing's biggest fights, and popped up on Olympics and baseball telecasts, too. In his new book, Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of… » 11/16/11 12:00pm 11/16/11 12:00pm

The Sunday Night Football Crew Mentioned Peyton Manning 26 Times: A Compilation

The Steelers beat the Colts on a field goal in the waning moments last night, and one would think that in such a surprisingly close game, NBC's focus would remain on the field. One would be wrong. All evening, Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels would talk about the injured Peyton Manning, take a breath, and then… » 9/26/11 8:30am 9/26/11 8:30am

Blazing Saddles; A Day At The Breeders' Cup

I don't have many living idols, due to the fact that such folk have an unfortunate tendency to let you down. But I make an exception with this gentleman, who is a big reason that I accepted an invitation to attend the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita this past Saturday. Meeting the great Mel Brooks was certainly a bigger… » 10/27/08 11:00am 10/27/08 11:00am