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The worldwide leader in sports really wants a dream-team of broadcasters for Monday Night football going forward and they seem to have a plan in place to make sure it happens.
Andrew Marchand of The New York Post reported on Thursday that ESPN “plans to attempt to acquire Al Michaels from NBC Sports for “Monday Night Football.”
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“ESPN would like to team Michaels with Peyton Manning in its dream booth, according to sources.
The network believes a Michaels-Manning pairing would have the same sizzle as Michaels-Romo. Michaels, 75, is arguably the best NFL TV play-by-player ever, while Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks in history.
Talks between NBC/Comcast and Disney/ESPN have yet to begin. Since Michaels has two years remaining on his contract, NBC could simply turn down ESPN’s request.”
ESPN originally was going to make a run at Tony Romo, but CBS made sure to sign him before he hit the free agency market. The former Cowboys QB agreed to a 10-year, $180 million deal just last week.
“Al is under contract for the foreseeable future,” NBC spokesman Greg Hughes said.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.