Would you have preferred Cock E.S.P.? The Pioneer Press’ Kevin Cusick might’ve missed Al Michaels’ recent appearance on the Howard Stern Show, but he did manage to tune in for the legendary sports broadcasters chat with the other King Of All Media, Mike Florio (link swiped from Baseball Think Factory)
“Minnesota’s in the World Series against St. Louis, and it was ridiculously loud,” Michaels said Wednesday during an interview on Pro Football Talk Live on NBC Sports Radio. “I’ll never forget Scott Ostler was writing for the L.A. Times, and he described the (Metrodome) crowd as 54,223 Scandinavian James Browns.
“I’m going, wait a minute. This is a baseball game,” Michaels told the host, NBC colleague Mike Florio. “Nobody is screaming like this when the fifth inning starts. … To me, there was no question” that the crowd noise was not natural.
Michaels recalled how ABC’s attempt to gauge the noise level resulted in a broken sound meter.
“The decibel level had gotten higher than a runway at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport,” Michaels said.