As the NFL grapples with how to approach the coming season, many issues are at play. Among them is how to deal with additional personnel outside of what teams need to play the games. That includes announcers like Al Michaels.
He shared an extremely strong opinion about the potential of having to call games from a remote location.
Al Michaels ‘would hate’ not being at the stadium to call games
Speaking with Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Michaels made it clear he’s against the idea of remotely calling games.
“I would hate to think we would not be able to be in the stadium and announce the games from some other location,” Michaels told Marchand. “That would not fly as far as I am concerned. You have to be able to feel it, even without fans.”
Michaels is the leading NFL broadcaster for NBC and one of the best in the business. He, like everyone else in the industry, may be forced to make concessions nobody would want to make. That includes some potentially cringe-worthy ideas.
But it certainly would be weird for Michaels and his partner Cris Collinsworth to call Sunday night games from anywhere other than the booth.