ESPN is doing everything it can to create a broadcasting war, reportedly trying to acquire legendary broadcaster Al Michaels from NBC to pair with retired all-time great QB Peyton Manning. With the NFL TV rights negotiations coming up, ESPN hopes to receive better NFL games and potentially a Super Bowl. SI’s media columnist Jimmy Traina explains that pairing Manning-Michaels could come down to ESPN convincing Manning to get in the booth, which is something he’s refused since retiring.
ESPN Reportedly Attempting to Acquire Al Michaels from NBC
ESPN is reportedly attempting to acquire Al Michaels from NBC. The dream scenario for ESPN would be to pair the legendary broadcaster with retired QB Peyton Manning. The network would then go into the upcoming NFL rights negotiations looking to use the pair to bolster their hopes ...read more