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  • Al Michaels is pretty boring anymore

    Watching the TNF game. I know he's a legend, but he seems thoroughly bored when he calls games. I don't know if it's because he's tired, old, past his prime or some combination, but he's pretty rough to listen to.

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    I appreciate Al’s man crush on the Shanahan’s

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    • #3
      Also, Teddy Bridgewater put me to sleep in the quarter.

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      • #4
        Same old two gloves Teddy. He could **** up a wet dream. Hill couldn't even make him look good.

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        • #5
          Al might be losing steam, but he’s still one of the best play-by-play guys in the business.

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          • #6
            Al is fine...you are a boring poster..

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            • #7
              TNF has boring matchups.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by go_broncos View Post
                Al is fine...you are a boring poster..
                let us know when you are done talking to yourself.

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                • #9
                  I'm inclined to give Al a pass for the night. The obvious story and narrative was the Dolphin's (and to a degree the NFL's) blatant mishandling of Tua's health which lead to a potentially devastating injury. From that point on, a lot of fans were likely more invested in twitter feeds giving medical updates on the status of Tua than they were in the game. But, Al likely had marching orders from his overlords to move on from the defining moment of the night and focus on the play by play of the game. Given those circumstances, I can't fault him too much for being a less than enthusiastic participant.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bronco militia View Post
                    I appreciate Al’s man crush on the Shanahan’s
                    Speaking of Alfie's Shanahan crush, is the story he told about Dolphins new coach Mike McDaniel true? As a kid, McDaniel lost his cap while watching the Broncos training camp in Greeley with his mom, and the Broncos assistant video director found a cap to replace it for him, just to be nice. While doing so the video guy met and eventually married McDaniel's mom ... then years later this video guy/step-dad helped McDaniel get his NFL start as a coaching intern with Mike Shanahan?!

                    Hot damn, is that a true story?!


                    (I can think of another video director we had, that was involved with another coach McDaniels we had, that ended up with far more negative results)​

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                    Alfie also missed a huge opportunity to fill in some historical significance there ..... he mentioned that Cincinnati was an AFL expansion team in 1968. What he could have added was that both these teams tonight were AFL expansion teams - Dolphins in 66, Bengals in 68. AFL went from 8 teams when they started in 1960, to 10 teams after these expansions and to the merger.

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                    • #11
                      I liked it when Al Michaels said “two Flags (without the L) in the offensive backfield”.

                      made me chuckle

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                      • #12
                        I haven't listened to the guy in forever because he sucks as a broadcaster. Does he still emphasize random words and change the volume of his voice for no reason?

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                        • #13
                          Can't please everyone. No matter who the announcer is there will always be someone complaining.

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                          • #14
                            Al's way past his prime and it is surprising that at 77 years old he doesn't have better things to do with his time. For gods sake, you oldsters, vacate the arena! (looking at you Brady)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
                              Watching the TNF game. I know he's a legend, but he seems thoroughly bored when he calls games. I don't know if it's because he's tired, old, past his prime or some combination, but he's pretty rough to listen to.
                              After the late Vin Scully & Chick Hearn, Al Michaels was always my favorite announcer. But I noticed that something was off with him in this new gig. You are right, he looks bored. I don’t know if he’s on meds, been drinking, or just hates his new partner and/or job, but he looked like he didn’t want to be there.

                              Say what you want about Collingsworth, but he & Michaels had terrific chemistry together. Michaels & Herbstriet, not so much.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by R8R H8R View Post

                                Collingsworth & Michaels had terrific chemistry together. Michaels & Herbstriet, not so much.
                                What happened to Kirk Herbstreit? He looks like a different person, gained maybe 50 pounds or more.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by BroncoBuff View Post

                                  What happened to Kirk Herbstreit? He looks like a different person, gained maybe 50 pounds or more.
                                  That's what Amazon does to people.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by BroncoBuff View Post

                                    What happened to Kirk Herbstreit? He looks like a different person, gained maybe 50 pounds or more.
                                    A lot of golf beers and good food at Silverleaf.

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                                    • #19
                                      Yeah I was looking forward to that duo but it’s a pretty dull broadcast imo

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