Featured Sportscasters: Al Michaels

Awwww you’re back!! Today is week 4 of this journey which means we are ¼ of the way done. I hope you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving and ate lots of food to stuff yourselves until next year, or maybe just until Christmas:)

Let’s get to business… This week’s featured sportscaster is Al Michaels and he is known for his play-by-play for Sunday Night Football in the NFL. He is the voice for NBC when it comes to the NFL and he has been in the field for 16 years. He is considered the best play-by-play announcer by the Associated Press! Wow, what an honor to receive!

Michaels spent his time at ABC Sports from 1976-2006. He was known then for calling Monday Night Football and now that he is with NBC he is known for doing Sunday Night Football. He has also commentated, Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics and Game 3 of the 1989 World Series game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants. This game is famous because it was interrupted by an earthquake!

In 2020, he was honored with the 2021 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Michaels is one of five individuals to receive this honor and to be recognized in such a distinguished way.

Another honor Michaels has received is that he has been awarded eight Emmy Awards, seven for Outstanding Sports Personality! This man is a legend!

Some personal information about the talented man is that he was born into a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Arizona State University where he majored in radio and tv and minored in journalism. He worked as a staff writer for ASU’s student newspaper and did play-by-play for football, basketball, and baseball on the campus radio station.

Mr. Al Michaels has had such a distinguished career and I believe he has many more years on screen! I knew of Al Michaels when writing this, but now I feel like his daughter since I did so much research on him hahah! That will be all for this week’s post, be sure to join me on December 13th for an oldie, but a goodie—George Allison:)

Ps: the answer to lasts week joke is: because when he goes on air he will die

This week’s question: Why did the Tv announcer get mad?

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