Mike Tirico replaces Al Michaels on ‘Thursday Night Football’

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Mike Tirico will slot in to call play-by-play on NBC’s broadcasts of Thursday Night Football this upcoming NFL season.
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The network got the green light from the NFL to have Tirico replace Al Michaels, who will still do the playcalling for Sunday Night Football.

Cris Collingsworth will remain as the NFL analyst for both Thursday and Sunday games featured on NBC.

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