Al Michaels

Super Bowl Sunday: A time for Brady, booty and frozen fun


OK, many people are already hyped up for the Super Bowl game itself. For the rest of us. the event brings a mixture of quirky fun; here's the story I sent to papers.

By Mike Hughes

Each year, the Super
Bowl has a sort of double identity.

It's time to talk Super Bowl and Al Michaels' Katyoke


On Super Bowl Sunday, it's easy to get distracted from the game itself. Don't feel bad about that; even Al Michaels, the play-by-play man, will be distracted by Katy Perry. Here's the story I sent to papers:

 

By MIKE HUGHES

The real football season begins


Any football season that starts with a Packer victory is a good one for me. Thursday's game was spectacular; it also re-enforced my admiration for NBC's coverage.

Fox has a good NFL team, particularly with Troy Aikman doing the analysis, but NBC has a great one. Bob Costas (pre-game) and Chris Collinsworth (fame analysis) are the best in the business.

Anyway, here's the story I sent to papers just before the season begins. I've changed the tense about the Thursday game (now past), but kept the rest the same:

 

Jay: Middle of second week


Who was at that meeting, anyway?

Jay Leno must have said, "I'm sure there's nothing people want to see more in prime time than a celebrity driving around a race track." Network executives nodded and pulled out a pile of money to build a track next to his studio.

Maybe someone should have said this: "No, Jay, people don't want to see this. Just you. There's a good reason why primetime TV went its first 60 years without a racetrack. It's not interesting."