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After Super Bowl 56, rapper Eminem spoke with NBC play-by-play commentator Al Michaels, and he was starstruck.
Super Bowl 56 was something of an event in February. 13. The Los Angeles Rams returned from a 20-13 deficit to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the final seconds of regulation to win their second Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Not only that, but there was the much talked about break show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem.
After the match, Eminem met with NBC play-by-play commentator Al Michaels and became starstruck.
Eminem meets Al Michaels after Super Bowl 56
Eminem brings rumors of retirement in his conversation with Michaels. The legendary commentator responds by saying he wants to “be somewhere.”
Michaels’ contract with NBC is set to expire, with Super Bowl 56 being the last game he calls with NBC. From the sound of Michaels’ interaction with Eminem, retirement is not an option.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Michaels has been in talks with Amazon Prime to be the voice for Thursday Night Football, and ESPN is considering pursuing him for Monday Night Football.
Whatever happens in terms of his commentary career, Super Bowl 56 is set to be his last fight with NBC. It was certainly something to keep in mind for Michaels as it contained the Rams’ initial 13-3 lead that turned into a 20-13 deficit after a powerful start to the second half by Cincinnati.
Not only that, but Odell Beckham Jr., Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow all suffered notable injuries in the competition. But in the end, the Rams won when Stafford led the attack to a touchdown on a pass to Cooper Kupp to take a 23-20 lead in the final seconds of the Super Bowl.
Michaels is a legend in sports commentary, and Eminem was ecstatic to meet him after the biggest game of the NFL season.