Thursday, May 15, 2008
Al Michaels will not spend any of his Thursday nights in November and December working for the NFL Network after all. The channel looked into hiring Michaels, the play-by-play voice of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” a few weeks ago.I'm thinking a burnt out, grumpy Al Michaels would have been fun next year, but I'm still sticking with my Tom Hammond vote of confidence. I guess he gets the job by default now.
“NBC was open to it, but it didn’t work out from Al’s point of view,” said Steve Bornstein, the president of the NFL Network. “We never got to the specifics.”
Thursdays Free for Michaels (NY Times)