Is there a voice more synonymous with the NFL than Al Michaels? Michael’s majestic tone has graced our sports viewing pleasure for half a century.
Al Michaels’ Rise to the Booth
Michaels has covered the NFL with a variety of co-hosts for a variety of networks. He is known as the voice of Sunday Night Football on NBC and Monday Night Football on ABC.
Michaels worked with Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf during several seasons of Monday Night Football. The trio became synonymous with each other.
Michaels has covered the World Series for Major League Baseball and various college football bowl games for the NCAA. He lent his voice to the Triple Crown horseraces as well: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.
Michaels commentated during one of the most notorious boxing matches in history: Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas “Hitman” Hearns. Michaels has covered figure skating, working alongside Peggy Flemming and Dick Button.
Michaels has also covered cycling among greats such as Greg LeMond and Eric Heiden, any number of events during the Winter and Summer Olympics, and the Stanley Cup for the NHL.
Michaels runs the gambit, covering a variety of sports. Yet, he is perhaps best known for his famous call during “The Miracle on Ice” when the United States defeated the heavily favored Soviet Union.
“Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” is one of the greatest broadcasting calls ever, turning Michaels into a household name. His broadcasting career stacks up against the best to ever do it.
🇺🇸’Do you believe in miracles?! YES!’
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Michaels has won seven Emmy awards during his illustrious career and was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2020.
Aside from Michael’s professional career, he does have a personal life away from sports arenas. Who are the special people in his life who share that side of him?
Who Is Linda Anne Stamaton?
Al and Linda met during high school. They first met at Hamilton High School when they were 15 years old. They have been together for over half a century, and Linda has been by Michaels’ side over the years.
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Michaels and Stamaton married on Aug. 27, 1966.
Do Michaels and Stamaton Have Children?
Yes, Michaels and Stamaton have two children: Jennifer and Steven. Steven Scott Michaels was born in 1970, and his sister was born in 1974.