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April 22, 2013 | Associated Press
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said Sunday. Michaels was pulled over at about 9:30 p.m. Friday after officers manning a DUI checkpoint witnessed him make an illegal U-turn, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said. Michaels, the play-by-play man for "Sunday Night Football," was taken to the station, where he registered a blood alcohol level over the .08 percent legal limit, according to Lewis.
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December 21, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Al Michaels last came to Philadelphia to announce an Eagles game in December, Sunday Night Football became Tuesday night football. Michaels, the voice of NBC's Sunday night telecast, will call his 25th prime-time football game in Philadelphia when the Eagles host the Chicago Bears this weekend. After recent trips to New England, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, he appreciated that the milestone will come with unseasonably warm December temperatures - especially after the 2010 game that was postponed two days.
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May 3, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
ABC will televise this summer's All-Star Game, Dennis Swanson, president of ABC Sports, announced yesterday. The telecast of the July 11 game at The Ballpark in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers, will be a joint production between ABC Sports and The Baseball Network. NBC thus will televise the World Series. This year's All-Star Game will be the first carried by ABC since 1988. Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer will be the announcers on the telecast, scheduled to begin 8 p.m. Eastern time.
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June 16, 2005 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Football analyst John Madden will join NBC when the network begins carrying NFL games on Sunday nights, in the 2006 season. Madden, 69, has signed with NBC for six years, the full term of its deal with the NFL. For the coming season, Madden will continue working with Al Michaels on ABC's Monday Night Football, through ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XL in February in Detroit. Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports, said the network hadn't chosen a play-by-play announcer to accompany Madden in what he said will be a two-man booth.
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March 13, 2001 | by Bill Fleischman Daily News Sports Writer
ABC Sports president Howard Katz knew exactly where to look for a replacement for "Monday Night Football" producer Don Ohlmeyer. Katz turned to an associate from his ESPN days. Fred Gaudelli, the producer of ESPN's "Sunday Night Football," yesterday was named to succeed Ohlmeyer. Disney owns ESPN and ABC. Last week, Ohlmeyer, 56, resigned, saying the travel required was too stressful. Ohlmeyer, an innovative "MNF" producer from 1972 to '77, returned to the show last season at Katz's request.
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July 27, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Al Michaels is staying with "Monday Night Football" when it moves from ABC to ESPN for the 2006 NFL season, parting with John Madden after four seasons in the booth together. Michaels has been the play-by-play man on "Monday Night Football" since 1986, the last three with Madden as analyst. After this season, Madden is moving to NBC, which is taking over the Sunday night time slot in 2006 for what the NFL considers its main prime-time package. "I feel like I'm a creature of Monday night.
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September 13, 2005 | By Michael D. Schaffer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was the night that MNF meant Monday Night Fights, and T.O. got KO'ed as the big news. As day gave way to prime time last night, anybody who has been paying attention to the Terrell Owens melodrama had to be wondering what the Eagles' magnificent malcontent would do when he had the national stage on Monday Night Football. That was before Owens' teammate, linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, got into a shoving match with Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kevin Mathis half an hour before kickoff.
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August 9, 2000 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
After Lesley Visser was abruptly replaced as the sideline reporter on "Monday Night Football" in late June, she received sympathetic calls and notes from many NFL coaches. The note from Bill Parcells ended, "The next great thing is coming. Be ready. " Visser was ready. Yesterday, the gloom over her dismissal from "Monday Night Football" lifted when CBS Sports announced she will return to the network. Visser, 46, will contribute to "The NFL Today" pregame show and also cover college basketball and the U.S. Open tennis championships.
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October 6, 1992 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
The Eagles proved they are the best team in the NFL last night. That's the football gospel, according to ABC-TV's Dan Dierdorf. During the introduction to the "Monday Night Football" telecast, Dierdorf asked, "Are the Eagles the best team in the National Football League? If they beat the Cowboys here tonight, the answer is yes. " Late in the game, Dierdorf said the Eagles are "the most complete team offensively and defensively, and their special teams have improved. " From the opening kickoff, viewers could tell that Dierdorf and MNF broadcasting partners Al Michaels and Frank Gifford felt the playoff atmosphere at Veterans Stadium.
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February 9, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Do you believe in switching networks? Yes! Al Michaels appears headed to NBC after ESPN hired former quarterback Joe Theismann, Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser and Mike Tirico as its Monday night broadcast crew. Theismann was an NFL quarterback for 12 seasons and had worked on ESPN's Sunday night games since 1988. Kornheiser, who had auditioned for the "MNF" job comedian Dennis Miller got, has written for the Post since 1979 and has co-hosted "Pardon the Interruption" on ESPN since September 2001 with Michael Wilbon, another Post writer.
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January 15, 2016 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Staff Writer
THE TOP SEEDS join the playoff fray this week, including Peyton Manning, who has tied an obscure mark held by Tom Brady. All of the work done by the 15-1 Panthers would be rendered meaningless with a loss against one of the most dangerous No. 6 seeds in recent memory. Bring 'em on, says Carolina's star defensive back. He gets Seattle, we get what should be another terrific weekend of playoff football. Here's a preview: CHIEFS (12-5) at PATRIOTS (12-4) Seeds: Chiefs 5; Patriots 2. When: Saturday, 4:35 p.m. TV: CBS (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn)
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February 3, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The New England Patriots' quest for the fourth Super Bowl title of the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era was sagging on the ropes, waiting for Marshawn Lynch to deliver the knockout blow. It was second-and-goal from just outside the Patriots' 1-yard line, Lynch - 24 carries, 102 yards - had just battered his way from the 5 to within a long, muscular-arm reach of the winning score. Or a short, battering-ram surge. Then it happened. Was it divine intervention - karmic repayment after two weeks of talk about deflated footballs?
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December 21, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Al Michaels last came to Philadelphia to announce an Eagles game in December, Sunday Night Football became Tuesday night football. Michaels, the voice of NBC's Sunday night telecast, will call his 25th prime-time football game in Philadelphia when the Eagles host the Chicago Bears this weekend. After recent trips to New England, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, he appreciated that the milestone will come with unseasonably warm December temperatures - especially after the 2010 game that was postponed two days.
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April 22, 2013 | Associated Press
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said Sunday. Michaels was pulled over at about 9:30 p.m. Friday after officers manning a DUI checkpoint witnessed him make an illegal U-turn, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said. Michaels, the play-by-play man for "Sunday Night Football," was taken to the station, where he registered a blood alcohol level over the .08 percent legal limit, according to Lewis.
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February 9, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Do you believe in switching networks? Yes! Al Michaels appears headed to NBC after ESPN hired former quarterback Joe Theismann, Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser and Mike Tirico as its Monday night broadcast crew. Theismann was an NFL quarterback for 12 seasons and had worked on ESPN's Sunday night games since 1988. Kornheiser, who had auditioned for the "MNF" job comedian Dennis Miller got, has written for the Post since 1979 and has co-hosted "Pardon the Interruption" on ESPN since September 2001 with Michael Wilbon, another Post writer.
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September 13, 2005 | By Michael D. Schaffer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was the night that MNF meant Monday Night Fights, and T.O. got KO'ed as the big news. As day gave way to prime time last night, anybody who has been paying attention to the Terrell Owens melodrama had to be wondering what the Eagles' magnificent malcontent would do when he had the national stage on Monday Night Football. That was before Owens' teammate, linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, got into a shoving match with Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kevin Mathis half an hour before kickoff.
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July 27, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Al Michaels is staying with "Monday Night Football" when it moves from ABC to ESPN for the 2006 NFL season, parting with John Madden after four seasons in the booth together. Michaels has been the play-by-play man on "Monday Night Football" since 1986, the last three with Madden as analyst. After this season, Madden is moving to NBC, which is taking over the Sunday night time slot in 2006 for what the NFL considers its main prime-time package. "I feel like I'm a creature of Monday night.
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June 16, 2005 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Football analyst John Madden will join NBC when the network begins carrying NFL games on Sunday nights, in the 2006 season. Madden, 69, has signed with NBC for six years, the full term of its deal with the NFL. For the coming season, Madden will continue working with Al Michaels on ABC's Monday Night Football, through ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XL in February in Detroit. Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports, said the network hadn't chosen a play-by-play announcer to accompany Madden in what he said will be a two-man booth.
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October 12, 2003 | By Annette John-Hall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Batting black-rimmed eyes and flipping frosted tresses, Britney Spears provides the ultimate teaser. "Are you ready for this?" she coos. The San Diego Chargers' Marcellus Wiley is ready. With famed DJ DMC scratching, he raps, "Hurry up, call the play, lace the cleats, 'cause I'm ready . . . today. " And Samuel L. Jackson, menacing monologist that he is, comes right out and asks the signature question: "Are you ready for some football? Well, are you? Punk?" Seen ABC's Monday Night Football lately?
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September 15, 2002 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Melissa Stark has only seconds to find her story. And right now, he is somewhere on the football field, hidden in a forest of sweaty, padded players. After the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first regular-season NFL game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Monday, the sideline reporter for ABC's Monday Night Football needs to get a postgame interview. Quickly. With microphone in hand - and in high-heeled boots, no less - Stark breaks across the field and nudges her way into a tangle of giant athletes enveloped by coaches, photographers and television cameras.
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