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MikeO
01-16-2006, 12:09 PM
Even though he just signed a deal to go to ESPN for MNF, rumor is he is trying to get out of it to go to NBC to stay with Madden.

Plus, at NBC, Al would get to work Super Bowls and playoff games.

Noodle Arm
01-16-2006, 12:23 PM
It would be a smart move on his part...IF he can get out of that contract. I personally like Michaels and think he's one of the best in the business, so it would be good to hear him on more "important" games.

finfansince72
01-16-2006, 12:31 PM
Well maybe they can let Theisman do the MNF games by himself, Im sure thats how he wants it.

Adam First
01-16-2006, 12:32 PM
I like the guys that do Sunday night football better anyways.

WestCoastPhins
01-16-2006, 06:13 PM
I like the guys that do Sunday night football better anyways.

Are you serious. How can you possible say that the SNF crew is better than Madden and Michaels.

AquaInferno
01-16-2006, 07:07 PM
Dammit! Now the Madden commentary will suck in 07 (Mad Al Michaels bugs, saying the WR's name when it should be the QB's name for passing stats etc.) Al and John are good tho... I just want Al's Madden bugs fixed

Roman529
01-16-2006, 07:11 PM
Well maybe they can let Theisman do the MNF games by himself, Im sure thats how he wants it.

:yeahthat: Where are my ear plugs at?

wpgfishfan
01-16-2006, 10:03 PM
Even though he just signed a deal to go to ESPN for MNF, rumor is he is trying to get out of it to go to NBC to stay with Madden.

Plus, at NBC, Al would get to work Super Bowls and playoff games.

1. Where is this rumor from?

2. Which playoof games will NBC get. The same as ABC had or do they get the divisional round as well?

The Confessor
01-16-2006, 10:06 PM
Well maybe they can let Theisman do the MNF games by himself, Im sure thats how he wants it.

GAWD I hope not. That guy makes an offsides sound like the most incredible play he has ever seen-everytime. I dont think he has ever come down from the Narcotics they gave him after LT snapped his twig.....

HysterikiLL
01-16-2006, 10:26 PM
I just can't see Theisman and Michaels working together. At least Madden had some ability to keep a commentary flow consistent.

SMadison29
01-17-2006, 03:24 AM
It would be a smart move on his part...IF he can get out of that contract. I personally like Michaels and think he's one of the best in the business, so it would be good to hear him on more "important" games.


What more "important" games would you be talking about? The NFL tries to make all the MNF games important or at least intriguing.

Noodle Arm
01-17-2006, 10:02 AM
What more "important" games would you be talking about? The NFL tries to make all the MNF games important or at least intriguing.

If I'm not mistaken, the nbc sunday night football games will feature the more attractive matchups as opposed to espn's monday night games (for now at least).Plus as MikeO stated, nbc would have the playoffs and super bowl.

Quick question though, when does nbc have the rights for the super bowl? Would it be next year or does Fox/cbs have the rights for it then?

Rocky Raccoon
01-17-2006, 11:01 AM
If I'm not mistaken, the nbc sunday night football games will feature the more attractive matchups as opposed to espn's monday night games (for now at least).

Right you are


Quick question though, when does nbc have the rights for the super bowl? Would it be next year or does Fox/cbs have the rights for it then?

CBS has it next year

FinFan72
01-17-2006, 11:12 AM
Are you serious. How can you possible say that the SNF crew is better than Madden and Michaels.

Thay put me to sleep ..they are so booooring

nyjunc
01-17-2006, 11:14 AM
I think NBC made a mistake w/ Masdden and would be doing so w/ Michaels. they should have a new sound coming from the broadcast booth.

MikeO
01-17-2006, 11:34 AM
1. Where is this rumor from?

2. Which playoof games will NBC get. The same as ABC had or do they get the divisional round as well?

1) Every newspaper

2) Same playoff deal ABC had