The Morning Rat Race

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 14: On-air talent Al Michaels speaks onstage at the 'Sunday Night Football' panel during the NBCUniversal NBC Sports portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with another action-packed Sports Report for ya this morning!  We’ve got some baseball hot stove talk today with the Yankees and Mets!  NBA and NHL scores and matchups!  And an update on the Patrick Mahomes-losing-his-cool story!  But first…

As reported by The New York Post, legendary sportscaster Al Michaels has been sidelined by NBC for all three of their NFL playoff games this year.  Instead, Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth will call two of the games…and college announcers Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge will broadcast the other game.  Which means Michaels is out.

2015 Summer TCA Tour - Day 17

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 13: (L-R) Coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli, play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and analyst Cris Collinsworth speak onstage during NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ panel discussion at the NBCUniversal portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.


I gotta tell ya…this is pretty surprising.  I mean…this is Al Michael we’re talking about.  Sure…the guy is 79…but I still think he’s a top-notch broadcaster.  While some people have criticized Al for not having a ton of enthusiasm this year…in all honesty…the Thursday Night Football games that he’s broadcasted on Prime Video have usually been pretty bad.  It’s hard to get excited when you’re calling a 13 to 10 games every week.

2018 Winter TCA Tour - Day 6

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 09: Play-by-Play, ‘Sunday Night Football’ & Super Bowl LII, Al Michaels speaks onstage during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 9, 2018 in Pasadena, California.


Now…for the record…I’m a huge Mike Tirico fan.  I think he’s been an underrated and excellent sportscaster.  From his Kentucky Derby coverage…to his golf reporting…and football announcing…Tirico is a solid pro.  So, it’s no critique of Tirico.  I’m just saying…NBC has three playoff games…they can’t give good ol’ Al one of those games?!

Pittsburgh Steelers v Las Vegas Raiders

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 24: Sportscaster Mike Tirico looks on from the field before the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on September 24, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Let’s not forget…this is Al Michaels…”Do you believe in miracles” Al Michaels.  “Norwood wide right” Al Michaels.  Crazy.  Here’s hoping Al gets one last shot to call a meaningful postseason NFL game in the near future.  I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents…now on to the Scoreboard!

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.


  • Yanks Introduce Soto

    Let’s start with baseball…as Juan Soto was officially introduced as a New York Yankee yesterday.  When asked about a contract extension, Soto said he’s just there to play baseball…but did indicate he was open to the idea of signing an extension.

    Colorado Rockies v San Diego Padres

    SAN DIEGO, CA – AUGUST 3: Juan Soto #22 of the San Diego Padres hits a single in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies August 3, 2022 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.


  • Mets' Mauricio Injured In Winter Ball

    Meanwhile, the Mets’ Ronny Mauricio tore his right ACL during a Dominican Winter League game and will need surgery, an injury that will sideline him for a significant part of the 2024 season.

    Miami Marlins v New York Mets - Game One

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 27: Ronny Mauricio #10 of the New York Mets reacts after he made it to first safely in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins during game one of a double header at Citi Field on September 27, 2023 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

  • NBA Tonight: Knicks Vs. Jazz

    Basketball.  The Knicks, Nets, and 76’ers were all inactive yesterday.  Tonight the Knicks take on the Jazz in Utah.  The Knicks are 13 and 9 on the season.

    Toronto Raptors v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 11: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks in action against the Toronto Raptors during their game at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2023 in New York City. 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.


  • Nets Vs. Suns

    The Nets go against the Suns in Phoenix.  The Nets are 12 and 10.

    Brooklyn Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 06: Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after their 114-113 win over the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on December 06, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. 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.

  • 76'ers Vs. Pistons

    The 76’ers play the Pistons in Detroit.  The Sixers are 15 and 7 on the year.

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 21: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts during overtime at the Wells Fargo Center on November 21, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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.

  • Rangers Lose To Toronto

    Hockey.  The Rangers were dominated by the Maple Leafs last night…7 to 3.  The Rangers drop to 19-7-1.

    Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 12: Blake Wheeler #17 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2023 in New York City.

  • Flyers Defeated By Nashville

    The Flyers fell to the Predators in Overtime…3 to 2.  The Flyers are now 15-10-3.

    Philadelphia Flyers v Colorado Avalanche

    DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 09: Carter Hart #79 of the Philadelphia Flyers tends goal against the Colorado Avalanche in the second period at Ball Arena on December 09, 2023 in Denver, Colorado.

  • Devils Vs. Bruins Tonight

    The Devils were off.  They face the Bruins tonight at the Prudential Center.  The Devils are 14-11-1.

    New Jersey Devils v Vancouver Canucks

    VANCOUVER, CANADA – DECEMBER 5: The New Jersey Devils celebrate after defeating the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena on December 5, 2023 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Mahomes Regrets Post-Loss Behavior

    Finally football…Patrick Mahomes says he regrets the way he handled the Chiefs’ recent loss to the Bills.  Mahomes says he regrets how he yelled at the officials and how he didn’t properly congratulate Bills QB Josh Allen after the game.  Class act.

    Buffalo Bills v Kansas City Chiefs

    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – DECEMBER 10: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts with Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills after the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on December 10, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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