Al Michaels said the thing.
In the 4th quarter, after the Washington Commanders cut the Bears’ lead to 7-6, the longtime broadcaster said something not heard on NFL broadcasts from league partners: He mentioned it would be better for Daniel Snyder to sell the team
"Just my feeling. I think what the league would love is for Snyder to sell the team,” Michaels said.
“Not have it go to a vote, but sell the team,” Michaels continued. “Because it's become a major problem around the league, obviously."
While nothing Michaels said was groundbreaking, the fact he was talking about it openly and said he feels the league would like an owner to sell is a very significant change in the Snyder saga.
The statement from Michaels. came after the Amazon broadcast showed Snyder sitting at the game next to team president Jason Wright as Michaels gave a brief summary of the report about the Commanders owner from ESPN.
According to the ESPN report, Snyder had recently told a close associate he has gathered enough secrets and dirt to "blow up" several other NFL owners and even NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Snyder recently told a close associate that he has gathered enough secrets to "blow up" several NFL owners and even commissioner Roger Goodell.
Conspiracy theorists will note this came on an Amazon broadcast and point to the founder of that company as why Michaels said that, but there's no evidence of Michaels being a stooge for his new bosses. And if that certain somebody who has several hundred billion dollars laying around wanted to buy the Commanders, why would they need the help of a TV announcer to impact the sale?
The more likely scenario: Michaels is speaking for somebody within the league. And that is much more significant.