If Al Michaels is still going at this gig in his 80s, would he have a shot at breaking the record for most Super Bowl play-by-play calls?


You’d think so.

Al Michaels, who turned 67 last November, will call his eighth Super Bowl on Sunday, passing Curt Gowdy and matching Dick Enberg for second most of all time.

A list of those who have done play-by-play for the Super Bowl over the 46-year history:

11: Pat Summerall (Super Bowls 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24 and 26 for CBS; 31, 33 and 36 for Fox)

8: Dick Enberg (15, 17, 20, 23, 27, 28, 30 and 32 for NBC)

8: Al Michaels (22, 25, 29, 34, 37 and 40 for ABC; numbers 43 and 46 for NBC)

7: Curt Gowdy (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 for NBC)

4: Ray Scott (1, 2, 6 and 8 for CBS)

3: Joe Buck (39, 42 and 45 for Fox)

2: Jim Nantz (41 and 44 for CBS)

2: Greg Gumbel (35 and 38 for CBS)

1: Frank Gifford (19 for ABC)

1: Jack Buck (4 for CBS)

1: Jack Whitaker (1 for CBS)

Note: Scott called the first half and Whitaker the second half on the first Super Bowl for CBS; Summerall has also been the analyst for four Super Bowls for CBS and a sideline reporter for the first Super Bowl; Gifford has also been the analyst on five Super Bowls for ABC.

Coming Sunday: A Q-and-A with Michaels, the longtime Brentwood resident who got his start in broadcasting by serving as Chick Hearn’s short-lived booth colorman in the mid 1960s.

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