Al Michaels married his wife Linda Anne Michaels way back in 1966. He was just 22 years old when he tied the knot with her, and they’ve been together ever since then. That’s a pretty impressive feat in itself, and when you take a look at the guy’s career, he sort of sets the gold standard for what you want to achieve if you’re a professional broadcaster. Multiple Emmy awards, years of experience in the big four: hockey, baseball, basketball, and football. He’s very well known as the guy who exclaimed “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” when the USA beat the USSR in the 1980 Olympic Hockey Final.
Linda has seen and heard a lot in all that time she’s been married to Al. For instance, she’s heard the now legendary story of Al and Howard Cosell’s spat that eventually led to Cosell being fired. The incident happened in the mid 80’s when Cosell was getting so hammered during a baseball broadcast that Al had to tell him after the game that he was “ruining the fucking telecast.” He then went back inside to the bar to get a big drink of vodka to try and cool off, but Cosell had all but emptied out the vodka bottle. The other awesome story he told David Letterman in 1994 was about how a drunken Cosell back in 1981 got out of a limousine in a rough neighborhood in Saint Louis to commentate on a street fight between some kids. The kids were so shocked and confused they stopped fighting and just stared.
Anyway, Linda herself has had plenty of kids with Al, and they’re both grandparents now. The couple was spotted taking their grandchildren to a hockey game recently, and they were driving a classy Mercedes AMG. Life is good indeed for one of the best broadcaster ever and his lovely wife Linda.