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Al Michaels Emerges As The Top Choice To Lead Amazon’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ Broadcast

Amazon is eyeing Al Michaels as the top candidate to lead their Thursday Night Football coverage beginning in 2022. Andy Marchand of the New York Post has reported that Amazon could potentially offer Michaels a deal with more than $1 million per game. If true, this would make Michaels the highest-paid in-game announcer in history. Currently, that title is held by former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback, who was offered a deal of $180 over 10 years by CBS.
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Amazon pursuing Al Michaels for 'Thursday Night Football' broadcast

When Amazon starts broadcasting "Thursday Night Football" games during the 2020-23 NFL season, football fans might hear an iconic voice doing play-by-play for the new TV rights partnership. As part of the NFL’s new television deals, worth more than $100 billion, the league sold the future broadcasting rights to its...
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Amazon reportedly aiming high for their NFL booth, starting with Al Michaels

Amazon takes over an exclusive Thursday Night Football package starting in the 2022 season, which means they’re in the early stages of preparing their own booth and production. Because it’s Amazon, they’re prepared to take some big swings, too, and a report yesterday indicated that they’re targeting some of the...
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Al Michaels Reportedly Being Pursued For Another Job

For the second year in a row, legendary broadcaster Al Michaels is being pursued by another company. Prior to the start of the 2020 season, ESPN tried to pull off a trade with NBC for Michaels. The hope was that he’d become the new face of Monday Night Football, but that didn’t come to fruition.
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Amazon pursuing Al Michaels for mega-deal to make him lead NFL voice

NBC’s Al Michaels has emerged as Amazon Prime Video’s top choice to do play-by-play for its forthcoming exclusive Thursday night NFL package, The Post has learned. The courting has already begun with NBC an active part of the discussions that could include its top production people being part of a potential deal as well, according to sources, when Amazon begins its exclusive broadcast in the 2022-23 season.
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Amazon is reportedly trying to lure Al Michaels for Thursday Night Football

"NBC’s Al Michaels has emerged as Amazon Prime’s top choice to do play-by-play for its forthcoming exclusive Thursday Night NFL package," reports the New York Post's Andrew Marchand. "The courting has already begun with NBC an active part of the discussions that could include its top production people being part of a potential deal as well, according to sources, when Amazon begins its exclusive broadcast in the 2022-23 season. Though Amazon is focused on Michaels, he is not alone on the platform’s list. Amazon also has interest in Fox’s Joe Buck and CBS’ Ian Eagle."
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Report: Al Michaels being pursued by Amazon for NFL package

Amazon secured the rights earlier this year to exclusively broadcast “Thursday Night Football” games beginning in 2022, and the streaming juggernaut is now aiming to make a huge hire in the play-by-play department. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Al Michaels is Amazon’s top choice to call...
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NFL rumors: Amazon pursuing NBC’s Al Michaels for exclusive ‘Thursday Night Football’ broadcasts

Amazon is going after a big fish for its exclusive Thursday Night Football coverage. The conglomerate, whose Prime Video streaming service will exclusively broadcast/stream the NFL’s Thursday Night Football coverage beginning in the 2022 season, is pursuing NBC play-by-play broadcaster Al Michaels to fill the same role, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.
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Al Michaels Had Fake Crowd Noise on His Broadcasts 50 Years Before It Was Cool

Since 1986, Al Michaels has been the voice of primetime NFL football to millions of fans. Before then, however, he was more well-known as a baseball announcer. That started in the late 1960s, when he got his start in professional sports broadcasting with the minor league Hawaii Islanders. It was, by his admission, a dream scenario for a budding sportscaster — and he didn’t even have to leave the lush, tropical island for road games.
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Al Michaels Talks About His Career As a Baseball Announcer

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker are joined by sportscaster Al Michaels in preparation for the start of the baseball season. They discuss Michael’s relationships with Curt Gowdy and Sal Bando (6:30), his first broadcasting job for the Hawaii Islanders (16:00), the art of calling baseball (37:40), and much more!
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NBC Sports may have a Leno-Conan situation with Al Michaels and Mike Tirico

The 2021 NFL season is the last season on the 76-year-old Michaels' contract, culminating in next year's Super Bowl in his hometown of Los Angeles. The problem is Michaels has shown no indication that he's ready to step down from announcing Sunday Night Football. The New York Post's Andrew Marchand reports that the announcement Monday that QB Drew Brees is joining NBC Sports sets up a new booth featuring Tirico and Brees -- a booth that is expected to replace Michaels and Cris Collinsworth. "The whole situation has a Leno-Conan late night vibe," says Marchand, adding: "NBC’s plan is understandable from a strategic standpoint. With new 11-year NFL TV deals on the horizon, they don’t want to be caught on the announcer carousel, like ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Tirico is more than ready to go, but Michaels is still in his way. Meanwhile, the 62-year-old Collinsworth now has Brees lurking over his shoulder."