Little known fact: Al Michaels was once traded from ESPN/ABC to NBC. Yes, really, he was traded and the return for it was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
No, I am not making that up. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a cartoon character created by Walt Disney was lost to Charles B. Mintz when he created his own studio. Mintz's studio was soon bought by Universal, who continued to create Oswald the Lucky Rabit cartoons. Universal, of course, is now owned by NBC. Funny enough, thanks to Disney losing rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, they were forced to create another main character, which turned out to be Mickey Mouse. It wasn't until 2006 that Disney received the rights back to Oswald when they traded Al Michaels for him. THIS LEAGUE.
Now, ESPN is looking to bring Al Michaels back.
Thinking large and outside the box, ESPN plans to attempt to acquire Al Michaels from NBC Sports for “Monday Night Football,” The Post has learned.
ESPN would like to team Michaels with Peyton Manning in its dream booth, according to sources. Manning is now ESPN’s top choice as analyst after Tony Romo agreed to his 10-year, $180 million deal to remain with CBS last week.
Al and Peyton would be great on Monday nights. Now it's up to NBC to see what they want back from ESPN. The media stove is HOT!