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    NBC sportscaster Al Michaels arrested on DUI

    (Reuters) - Television sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Santa Monica, California, and charged with a misdemeanor offense of driving while under the influence, police officials said on Sunday.

    The 68-year-old sportscaster was pulled over on Michigan Avenue in Santa Monica after two officers saw him make an illegal U-turn, Santa Monica Police Sergeant Rich Lewis told Reuters.

    The officers administered a sobriety test after they observed that Michaels smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, Lewis said. Michaels was arrested for driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater, he said.

    Sergeant Lewis declined to say what Michaels' blood alcohol content registered at, but he did say Michaels was "cooperative."

    Michaels, a veteran play-by-play announcer for NBC's "Sunday Night Football," was arrested at 9:59 p.m. local time on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Inmate Information Center website.

    He was released on Saturday and was scheduled to appear at the Los Angeles Municipal Court on June 26, according to the site.

    Michaels was not immediately available for comment.

    An NBC spokesman said, "we are aware of the situation and we've spoken to Al. We have no further comment at this time."

    (Reporting by Jessica Toonkel; editing by Barbara Goldberg, G Crosse)
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nbc-spo...8328--nfl.html

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    Does Al have a history of this, or is this just a one time deal? I don't recall hearing anything else about him, seems like a good guy. If so, cut him a break, everyone makes mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Does Al have a history of this, or is this just a one time deal? I don't recall hearing anything else about him, seems like a good guy. If so, cut him a break, everyone makes mistakes.
    All I'll say is Boomer is going "HA HA".


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    Had two different readings, one at and one just over the limit.

    He'll get off easily...

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    Reese Witherspoon....I would hit that until the earth ceased to spin. Cawp has no heart.

    Oh wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Does Al have a history of this, or is this just a one time deal? I don't recall hearing anything else about him, seems like a good guy. If so, cut him a break, everyone makes mistakes.
    sorry, I cut no one slack on drunk driving.

    There's no excuse. Al Michals can't afford a cab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    All I'll say is Boomer is going "HA HA".


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    The most pompous tool on TV/radio. I only wish Bruce Smith would have hit him harder.

    Boomer has nearly overtaken both Chris Russo and Craig Carton as the individual in media who has achieved the most with the least level of discernible ability or charisma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    sorry, I cut no one slack on drunk driving.

    There's no excuse. Al Michals can't afford a cab?
    While I agree that there is no excuse, the severity of his illegal U-turn and his (assuming) spotless record, I'd say "pay a fine and don't do it again" is OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    While I agree that there is no excuse, the severity of his illegal U-turn and his (assuming) spotless record, I'd say "pay a fine and don't do it again" is OK.
    I am sure thats what will happen an maybe it should, but Al is a lucky guy. When you are near the legal limit you are very much impaired. You put the lives of those driving near you at risk. I wont get on my soap box, (this hits close to home for me) all I'll say is imagine a loved one, wife or daughter is driving near Al. Look, I wont crucify the guy...it sounds like he had a few too many after dinner, hey fine it can happen. But PLEASE if it does, find another way home. Its just not worth the risk.

    There wil be a fine but I'm think there will also be an awareness class he will have to attend, at least thats what happens in MA. Hopefully he's learned his message.

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    f uck that guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    The most pompous tool on TV/radio. I only wish Bruce Smith would have hit him harder.

    Boomer has nearly overtaken both Chris Russo and Craig Carton as the individual in media who has achieved the most with the least level of discernible ability or charisma.
    I like Boomer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    I like Boomer
    And? Then write your review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    The most pompous tool on TV/radio. I only wish Bruce Smith would have hit him harder.

    Boomer has nearly overtaken both Chris Russo and Craig Carton as the individual in media who has achieved the most with the least level of discernible ability or charisma.
    THe most pompous tool? Really, with Fatty Francesker on the same station?

    He doesnt bother me at all and seems to do a lot of good things charity wise.

    He seems more of regular guy who made good and shows some appreciation and respect for his audience which is more than I can say for Fartsy Frantanker.

    Now as a Jets QB, he blew chunks.

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    And chunks is my dog.






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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    THe most pompous tool? Really, with Fatty Francesker on the same station?

    He doesnt bother me at all and seems to do a lot of good things charity wise.

    He seems more of regular guy who made good and shows some appreciation and respect for his audience which is more than I can say for Fartsy Frantanker.

    Now as a Jets QB, he blew chunks.

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    Yes. Francesa is a caricature. Boomer pontificates with the belief that his world view is gospel and the gold standard above all others, including Francesa. Both are idiots, with Boomer taking the prize over Francesa.

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    Cop: Sir, what's in the bottle?

    Al Michaels: Oh, this? This is just water, officer.

    Cop: Let me see that... (grabs bottle, sniffs contents). This is wine!!

    Al Michaels: DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!!??





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtstar View Post
    Cop: Sir, what's in the bottle?

    Al Michaels: Oh, this? This is just water, officer.

    Cop: Let me see that... (grabs bottle, sniffs contents). This is wine!!

    Al Michaels: DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!!??

    I laughed.

    But not outloud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Yes. Francesa is a caricature. Boomer pontificates with the belief that his world view is gospel and the gold standard above all others, including Francesa. Both are idiots, with Boomer taking the prize over Francesa.
    I dont think he is any more of a pontificator than us schmucks on this site.

    Boomer is paid to be opinionated, the difference is he is respectful and open-minded when callers disagree with him. I dont care if he doesnt change his mind, I only care that he has a fundamental respect for the opinions of others which I think he does.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtstar View Post
    Cop: Sir, what's in the bottle?

    Al Michaels: Oh, this? This is just water, officer.

    Cop: Let me see that... (grabs bottle, sniffs contents). This is wine!!

    Al Michaels: DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!!??




    LMAO!


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    farcical, Lest anyone believe...

    lest,
    farcical

    32 gets it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1greenNUT View Post
    farcical, Lest anyone believe...

    lest,
    farcical

    32 gets it
    Now looky heah, I see OJ....an he looooks Scaid.

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