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Don’t Call Al Michaels A Bandwagon Fan

from Neil Best of Newsday,

You probably can understand by now why Michaels found it both annoying and comical that a blogger lumped him in with other bandwagon-jumping L.A.-area celebrities who have been seen at Kings games.

"I have to laugh like crazy," he said, then guessed he has spent about $350,000 in tickets, parking and whatnot to attend Kings games over the years. "Yeah, I'm a bandwagon guy."

The Michaels family kept coming, even during the lean years between the 1993 Final and the run to the 2012 Cup.

"We would walk out of the building after so many games and say, 'Why can't we ever be the Red Wings?'" Al said. "In 2012 we morphed into the Red Wings."

Michaels recounted those playoffs in detail, including his mixed emotions when the Kings had a chance to clinch the Cup on the road.

On one hand, he wanted the team to secure the championship. On the other, "I didn't want to have them skate the Cup on television in Newark," he said.

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awould's avatar

Regardless of all of that, Al Michaels gets a hockey-pass for life after his unbelievable call of the miracle on ice. That blogger should be publicly flogged.

Posted by awould on 06/07/14 at 04:00 PM ET

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