Al Michaels is an American television sportscaster. Michaels attended Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television and minored in journalism. He worked as a sports writer for ASU's independent student newspaper, The State Press, and called Sun Devils football, basketball, and baseball games for the campus radio station.
Now (as of 2021) employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades (1976–2006) with ABC Sports, Michaels is known for his many years calling play-by-play of NFL games, including ABC Monday Night Football from 1986 to 2006 and NBC Sunday Night Football since 2006. He is also known for famous calls in other sports, including the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics and the earthquake-interrupted Game 3 of the 1989 World Series. Michaels' move from ABC to NBC in 2006 was notable as it was part of an agreement between the two networks' parent companies, The Walt Disney Company and NBCUniversal, respectively, that allowed Disney to take ownership of the intellectual property of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit from NBCUniversal.
Michaels is the third man to ever do play-by-play for an NBC broadcast of a Super Bowl, following the footsteps of Curt Gowdy and Dick Enberg. Michaels would also call Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012, Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015, and Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018.