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Al Michaels was discussing Matt Schaub’s pick-six record and then OH LOOK HE JUST BROKE IT. Video, after the jump.
Short answer: maybe. Take a listen for yourself, after the jump.
You wouldn’t take Eminem to be a huge Al Michaels buff, because you don’t picture the guy who rapped about “horse’s heads, human sacrifices, cannibalism, candles and exorcism” (link NSFW, because it’s Eminem) to be an aficionado of NBC’s straightforward play-by-play man.
The horrors of the child rape allegations against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky are such that just about everyone has weighed in. This isn’t a bad thing – everyone needs an outlet with a story this awful – and it leads to some strong takes from some sources you might not expect.
Al Michaels: If The Raiders-49ers Rivalry Ends Because Of A Few “Punks,” Then “The Terrorists Win” (Video)
This weekend’s Oakland Raiders game occurred largely without incident. There were a few arrests for people selling fake merchandise, and someone was jailed for trying to start a fight. But these are common occurrences at most football games.
Of course, the atmosphere wasn’t as mellow at Candlestick Park last week, when a series of fights and shootings (yes, fights and shootings) during a 49ers-Raiders game drew national attention to instances of fan barbarism. Because of the sheer lunacy of that day (in addition to two shootings, someone was beaten unconscious in a bathroom), some have questioned whether or not its worth it to continue having these two teams play each other in the preseason.
Tonight’s scheduled Vikings-Eagles game got pushed back to Tuesday due to blizzard concerns in Philadelphia. NFL Network’s Rich Eisen talked the postponing over with NBC’s Al Michaels…who wishes he could have called a different game in much warmer climes.
After the final play of last night’s 49ers-Vikings game, Sunday Night Football announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth revealed to the world that they are gambling men.