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Amazon Targeting Troy Aikman, Al Michaels For Thursday NFL Games

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Amazon has big dreams for its all-digital Thursday Night Football package.

How big? Big enough that it is eyeing Troy Aikman to be its lead analyst, and no less than Al Michaels as the play-by-play man, according to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports.

“If Amazon is able to land Aikman, the Pro Football Hall of Famer would likely team with play-by-play announcer Al Michaels to form a ‘TNF’ dream team,” McCarthy reported, citing sources.

Aikman won three Super Bowls as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, and has been in the Fox broadcast booth alongside Joe Buck since 2002. The duo has called six Super Bowls together.

As McCarthy noted, neither Fox nor Amazon would comment on the speculation.

Meanwhile, Michaels has called Sunday Night Football games for NBC since 2005. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that Michaels is 90% likely headed to Amazon, remaining with NBC only in a limited capacity.

“If he does leave NBC, Michaels will go out in style, calling Super Bowl LVI from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Feb. 13,” McCarthy wrote.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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