After the legendary Al Michaels all however confirmed his transfer to Amazon to name video games as a part of the streamer’s new NFL bundle, NBC introduced right now that Mike Tirico will “be a part of Cris Collinsworth full-time within the sales space this season” for . The announcement would appear to verify Michaels’ exit.
Tirico has made no bones about wanting the job, telling Richard Deitsch on his Sports Media Podcast final month that the SNF spot can be “a lifetime alternative for me.” That’s saying one thing, given Tirico marshaled NBC’s Olympics and Tremendous Bowl protection this yr.
Tirico defined that he’s stored himself sharp by calling video games commonly. He likened play-by-play to a muscle that must be exercised.
“I’ve performed a decade of prime-time NFL. I’ve performed 200 NFL video games. It was a part of the explanation I got here to NBC. So I might hope so at this level, proper?
“If I’m the person who follows Al, that might be a lifetime alternative for me. It will be a thrill…it’s one thing I might be excited to be part of. I’ve loved doing 5 video games every of the final two years with Cris (Collinsworth). That’s been an important expertise for me as properly.”
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NBC Sports activities Chairman Pete Bevacqua issued the next assertion on Tirico’s SNF ascension right now:
When Mike joined NBC Sports activities in 2016, it was our plan for him to grow to be our primetime Olympics host and the play-by-play voice of Sunday Evening Soccer. We’re excited to have Mike be a part of Cris Collinsworth full-time within the sales space this season.