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Title: Announcer traded for a rabbit(!)
Post by: Desmond on February 10, 2006, 05:32:28 PM
Bizarre does not begin to describe part of the compensation package that allowed legendary sportscaster Al Michaels to move to ABC/ESPN to NBC for next year's Sunday night football telecasts.

In exchange, NBC gave up, in part, the broadcast rights to a long-forgotten cartoon rabbit named Oswald.  I couldn't have made it up if I tried. :lol:  :lol:

For more details on the transaction and why Michaels decided to switch networks, see this link:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2006-02-08-michaels_x.htm (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2006-02-08-michaels_x.htm)