Al Michaels is being pulled from 鈥淪unday Night Football鈥?this weekend 鈥渋n accordance withNBCUniversal COVID-19 safety protocols,鈥?NBC Sports said on Friday. 鈥淢ichaels has not been cleared to work this weekend鈥檚 game,鈥?the group informed media this afternoon via email.
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Who is NBC鈥檚 Al Michaels?
Al Michaels is synonymous with the NFL having spent over 30 years covering the league with ABC Sports, and now, NBC. Since 2006, Michaels has headlined the network鈥檚 Sunday Night Football show as the lead play-by-play commentator.
What channel is Al Michaels on Sunday Night Baseball?
Plus, ESPN will bring in a new crew for Sunday Night Baseball. The familiar voice of Al Michaels hit NBC鈥檚 airwaves at 8:07 p.m. ET on Saturday night, setting the scene for the Cardinals-Packers divisional playoff game.
Is Al Michaels working this weekend鈥檚 game?
鈥淢ichaels has not been cleared to work this weekend鈥檚 game,鈥?the group informed media this afternoon via email. Mike Tirico will replace Michaels on the primetime NFL game鈥檚 play-by-play.
Why was Al Michaels out on a 鈥榖ye week?
The NBC play-by-play voice was out on a 鈥渂ye week.鈥?Prior to the start of the NFL season, NBC said that Michaels would miss a few weeks this season where Tirico would sub in for him. These were described as 鈥渂ye weeks.鈥?Michaels apparently was part of deciding this plan to cut down on travel.