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SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 07: TV personality Al Michaels stands on the field before a game between the New England Patriots and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with the final Sports Report for the week!  Baseball playoffs are in full swing!  Basketball news!  Football matchups!  And more!  But first…

…This is rather interesting.  Legendary sportscaster Al Michaels stated recently that he has never knowingly eaten a vegetable.  In fact, he hates them.  HATE.  Carrots?  Forget about it.  Al Michaels will tell you what you can do with that carrot.  He’s in no mood.  Check out this great clip…

Rich Ohrnberger on Twitter: "Al Michaels has never eaten a vegetable... this man is my spirit animal. / Twitter"

Al Michaels has never eaten a vegetable... this man is my spirit animal.

Hey, don’t forget…this is the same Al Michaels who called the “Miracle On Ice” in 1980 when the Americans beat the Russians in the Winter Olympics in hockey.  The same Al Michaels who was present at the World Series in 1989 in San Francisco when there was an earthquake.  And the same Al Michaels who appeared in BASEketball.

Super Bowl XLVI Broadcasters Press Conference

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JANUARY 31: NBC Play-by-play commentator Al Michaels looks on during the Super Bowl XLVI Broadcasters Press Conference at the Super Bowl XLVI Media Canter in the J.W. Marriott Indianapolis on January 31, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

OK, that last one is a bit of a joke (though I actually love that movie).  Anyway, if Al Michaels doesn’t think vegetables are good…who am I to argue…the man’s a sports icon.  And honestly, I’m more of a burger and Doritos guy myself.  I guess I’m with Al.  I mean…would I rather eat Sour Patch Kids or a piece of celery?  Gimme the candy every time!  Screw you, vegetables!  If Al Michaels says I don’t need to eat ’em…I ain’t eating ’em!  I’m Davey Mac…and now on to the Scoreboard!

Al Michaels

CENTURY CITY, CA – JUNE 29: Sports broadcaster Al Michaels attends the 18th Annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular at the Century Plaza Hotel on June 29, 2003 in Century City, California. The event raises funds for the Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center at Cedars-Sinai. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

  • Bears Dominate Washington

    The Bears beat the Commanders on Thursday Night Football…40 to 20.  Chicago quarterback Justin Fields threw for 282 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions.  The Bears improve to 1 and 4.  Washington drops to 2 and 3.

    Chicago Bears v Washington Commanders

    LANDOVER, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 05: Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears throws a pass during the first half against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on October 05, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

  • Dick Butkis Dies At 80

    Staying with the Bears for a second…as legendary Chicago linebacker Dick Butkus has died at the age of 80.  Butkus played from 1965 until 1973 with the Bears…where he earned eight Pro Bowls, five first-team All-Pro selections, and the Hall of Fame.

    Pittsburgh Steelers v Chicago Bears

    CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 24: Former Chicago Bear player and Hall of Fame member Dick Butkus watches from the sidelines as the Bears take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Soldier Field on September 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

  • NFL This Weekend: Giants Vs. Dolphins

    This Sunday….the Giants take on the Dolphins in Miami at one o’clock (Eastern Standard Time).  The Giants are 1 and 3…Miami is 3 and 1.

    Seattle Seahawks v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 02: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants in action against the Seattle Seahawks during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 02, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Eagles Vs. Rams

    At 4 PM (EST)…the Eagles (4 and 0) go against the Rams.  Philly is 4 and 0.  L.A. is 2 and 2.

    Washington Commanders v Philadelphia Eagles

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 01: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes the ball during the second quarter against the Washington Commanders at Lincoln Financial Field on October 01, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Jets Vs. Broncos

    And then at 4:25 (EST), the Jets play the Broncos in Denver.  Both teams come into the game at 1 and 3.

    Kansas City Chiefs v New York Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 01: Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 01, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • MLB Playoffs This Weekend: Orioles Vs. Rangers

    On Saturday, the MLB Postseason continues with four Divisional matchups.  At one o’clock (EST), the Orioles play the Rangers in Baltimore.

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 01: Members of the Baltimore Orioles wave to the crowd following their final regular season game against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 01, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

  • Astros Vs. Twins

    Then at 4:45 (EST), the Astros match up against the Twins in Houston.

    Houston Astros v Arizona Diamondbacks

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 01: Manager Dusty Baker Jr. #12 of the Houston Astros acknowledges fans after the Astros defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1 to win the American League West division title at Chase Field on October 01, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Vs. Braves

    At 6 PM (EST), the Phillies take on the Braves in Atlanta.

    Wild Card Series - Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies - Game Two

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 04: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats during the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins in Game Two of the Wild Card Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 04, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • D-Backs Vs. Dodgers

    And at 9:20 (EST), the Diamondbacks play the Dodgers in L.A.

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 30: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at Oracle Park on September 30, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

  • Embiid Happy That Harden Is Back

    Joel Embiid said yesterday that he was happy that James Harden was back with the team…and that Harden has not been a distraction.  Embiid, who was the NBA’s MVP last year, says his only focus is on winning a championship.  I’d like Embiid to focus on coming to the Knicks!  Forget about Harden, Joel!  Come to New York and play with Jalen Brunson and win a ring with the Knicks!

    Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics - Game Seven

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 14: James Harden #1 and Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter in game seven of the 2023 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals at TD Garden on May 14, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

  • NHL Changes Rules To Allow Players To Support Causes

    Players and teams are allowed to “celebrate and support” specialty causes, the league source said.  Teams are also allowed to host the groups at games while players have the freedom to wear “whatever they want” as long as it falls within the guidelines of each team’s respective dress code.

    Chicago Blackhawks v New York Islanders

    ELMONT, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 04: A closeup view of the NHL logo on a hockey net prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Chicago Blackhawks at the UBS Arena on December 04, 2022 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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