Mike Tirico Will Replace Al Michaels on a "Few Games" Per Cris Collinsworth

TV commentator Mike Tirico  on ESPN Monday Night Football September 11, 2006 in Washington.  The Minnesota  Vikings defeated the Redskins  19 - 16.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Mike Tirico Will Replace Al Michaels on a "Few Games" Per Cris Collinsworth

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Mike Tirico Will Replace Al Michaels on a "Few Games" Per Cris Collinsworth

Bill Simmons had Cris Collinsworth on his podcast. The two made nice after the NBC analyst’s epic Twitter burn singlehandedly kept the internet warm for a few hours earlier this week. During their discussion, Collinsworth broke a bit of news after Simmons joked about 72-year-old Al Michaels’ heavy workload this week which includes a game on both Thursday and Sunday night.

“I don’t think he’s doing Sunday,” Collinsworth said of his broadcasting partner. “I don’t think he is. He’s going to have a few games off — not weeks off — and Mike Tirico’s going to come in and do a few of these games. I don’t know exactly which games it is that he’s going to do but they’re going to take care of my boy because we want him to be broadcasting at age 957.”

UPDATE: Matt Bonesteel of the Washington Post reports:

USA Today has further details.

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