43 Facts About Al Michaels

1. Al Michaels is an American television sportscaster and he is best known for his many years calling play-by-play of National Football League games.

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2. Al Michaels got married at the age of 22 with Linda Stamaton.

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3. Al Michaels told Newsday in 2014 that he took Linda on dates to Los Angeles Blades games.

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4. In 1971, Al Michaels headed to Cincinnati to call games for the Reds.

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5. Al Michaels helped pick the women who appeared on The Dating Game, while Anne was an assistant prize coordinator for The Newlywed Game, another Barris creation.

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6. Al Michaels has an estimated net worth of $20 million, Celebrity Net Worth estimates.

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7. Al Michaels tried to compare the Giants to a current topical news story that involved someone having a rough week.

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8. Al Michaels broke into the world of sports with the Los Angles Lakers when the team hired him to do their public relations in 1964.

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9. Al Michaels appeared in two episodes of Arliss, portraying the older cousin of sports agent Arliss Michaels.

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10. Al Michaels is the eldest child of Jay and Lila Michaels.

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11. Al Michaels had called Sunday Night Football, with John Madden from August 6, 2006—April 15, 2009.

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12. Al Michaels exclaimed "I'll tell you what, we're having an earth—" as the network feed cut out.

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13. Al Michaels surrendered a game-tying home run to Johnny Bench before allowing back-to-back singles to Tony Perez and Denis Menke before being relieved by Bob Moose, who almost worked out of the jam by recording two outs.

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14. Al Michaels became the lead announcer replacing Keith Jackson in 1983.

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15. Al Michaels called the no-hitter by John Candelaria on August 9, 1976.

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16. Al Michaels called play-by-play for the University of Hawaii's football and basketball teams as well as high school football games and was named Hawaii's "Sportscaster of the Year" in 1969.

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17. Al Michaels worked as a sports writer for ASU's independent student newspaper, The State Press.

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18. Al Michaels is known for famous calls in other sports, including the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics and the earthquake-interrupted Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.

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19. Al Michaels will kick it to Carrie Underwood, who will lead all of America into Sunday Night Football in which the Chicago Bears will take on the Minnesota Vikings.

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20. Al Michaels was right on Sunday Night Football when he said MVS was a star in the making.

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21. Al Michaels was the featured voice in Hardball 3, a popular computer baseball game for PC.

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22. Al Michaels has been lampooned on several occasions by noted impressionists, Frank Caliendo and Billy West.

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23. Al Michaels was arrested and charged for driving under the influence on April 21, 2013.

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24. Al Michaels married his wife Linda on August 27, 1966.

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25. Al Michaels has a younger brother, David and a younger sister, Susan.

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26. Al Michaels served as daytime co-host for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and co-hosted the Closing Ceremony (with Costas and Ryan Seacrest).

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27. In March 2009, it was announced that Al Michaels would be serving as the daytime host for NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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28. Al Michaels was hired to replace Nessler as lead broadcaster of the NBA.

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29. Soon after Al 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.

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30. On October 17, 1989, Al Michaels was in San Francisco, preparing to cover the third game of the 1989 World Series between the home team, the Giants, and the visiting Oakland Athletics.

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31. 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.

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32. In 1986, Al Michaels was on hand for what he says was "the greatest of all the thousands of games I've done.

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33. Al Michaels recalled this during a Real Sports interview in January 2009.

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34. Over the next three decades, Al Michaels covered a wide variety of sports for ABC, including Major League Baseball, college football, college basketball, ice hockey, track and field events, horse racing, golf, boxing, figure skating, road cycling, and many events of the Olympic Games as well as the Olympic trials.

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35. Al Michaels initially joined ABC as the back-up announcer on Monday Night Baseball in 1976.

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36. Al Michaels helped cover the Fall Classic for NBC Sports, and was the network's play-by-play man for the hockey coverage at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

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37. In 1971, Al Michaels moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became the lead announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball.

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38. In 1970, Al Michaels appeared as attorney Dave Bronstein in an episode of Hawaii Five-O called "Run, Johnny, Run"; the episode featured a young Christopher Walken.

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39. Al Michaels resumed his broadcasting career in 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team in the Pacific Coast League.

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40. Al Michaels once made his position on the possibility of sporting miracles unforgettably clear.

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41. Al Michaels comes off the top rope on the arm of Kane.

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42. Al Michaels will handle play-by-play duties with Cris Collinsworth as the color analyst.

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43. Al Michaels has seen a lot of sporting events and plenty of NFL games during his 54-year legendary broadcast career.

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