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Al Michaels on Super Bowl LII, St. Paul's Herb Brooks, and the Metrodome's noise

The voice at the other end of the phone was instantly familiar as the lyrical soundtrack for four decades of sports flashpoints, starting an easy conversation that revealed Al Michaels’ appreciation for history and his imprint on in it.

The last sportscasting lion of the 20th Century can link himself from Ebbets Field and Lake Placid to Howard Cosell and Herb Brooks, from 15 Kentucky derbies and eight Olympics to seven World Series, four Stanley Cup Finals, two NBA Finals and the long-lost “Wide World of Sports.”


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