‘The league has done us good!’: Amazon Prime sportscaster Al Michaels excited about the 2023 NFL Thursday Night schedule after a rocky first year of broadcasting the sport last season
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Al Michaels, the voice of Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football, is excited about the schedule the broadcaster has handed over for the upcoming 2023 season.
The schedule came out this week and after a rocky start to its first season showing the NFL, with a schedule of games routinely struggling to get off the ground.
But now the broadcaster believes the schedule will help them improve their coverage this time.
His Amazon Prime team kicks off the season in Week 2 with Vikings at Eagles, followed by Giants playing 49ers in Week 3.
As the season progresses, Prime’s schedule gets better with the Bengals-Ravens in Week 11, Dolphins-Jets in Week 12, Cowboys-Seahawks in Week 13, Patriots-Steelers in Week 14, and Chargers-Raiders.
Al Michaels is excited about the Thursday night schedule for the upcoming NFL season
“I like the way we’re coming out of the gate,” Michaels told Sports Illustrated. ‘Three ‘A’ games. Two Aaron Rodgers games. Baltimore-Cincinnati, another good one. League did us a solid.
“I was dying to go as soon as I saw the whole slate. Already coming up with storylines for every game, of which there is no shortage.’
Michaels also praised the league’s move to show a Black Friday game for the first time – in the Jets against the Dolphins.
‘Good idea. Tens of millions of people recovering from the previous day’s tryptophan hangover will love it. Rodgers-Tua, a marquee every day,” he said.
The NFL season begins on September 7, with Super Bowl holders Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Detroit Lions