Al Michaels, the voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, sent a message to Marty Brennaman on the eve of Brennaman’s final game as the voice of the Cincinnati Reds.
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Michaels, who preceded Brennaman with the Reds, filmed a video, and his Sunday Night Football partner, Chris Collinsworth, shared it on Twitter.
Here’s what Michaels said: “Al Michaels here with major, major, major congratulations and kudos to the great Marty Brennaman, wrapping up a spectacular, phenomenal, tremendous career. Marty, I’m just happy I was able to warm the chair for you. I did three years. You only did 46. I, of course, took the money and ran to San Francisco, where I inherited one of the worst baseball teams of all time and left you with one of the best baseball teams of all time and a couple of World Series in 1975 and 1976. But you have made the most of that spectacular run. I congratulate you. It’s been fantastic. I’m so proud of you. It’s been 46 years. Man, alive. Now go enjoy the rest of everything.”
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Michaels broadcast Reds games in the 1971, 1972 and 1973 seasons. He was a San Francisco Giants broadcaster from 1974-76, and they had a losing record each of those seasons.