Al Michaels was calling Super Bowl 49 in 2015 when Malcolm Butler made his infamous interception. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS (WBZ-AM) -- NBC Sports play-by-play legend Al Michaels is responsible for some of the most iconic calls in broadcasting history.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman caught up with Michaels for a discussion on the finer points of broadcasting, how to avoid scripting calls, and how Michaels hopes Super Bowl LII might turn out.
He talked about some of his Super Bowl end-of-game play calls--including Malcolm Butler's game-saving interception in 2015.
"With Butler, I was able to call the play, and then my inner being said, 'This is unreal,' and that's the word that came out," he said. "You have to let your emotion take over at that point, and pretty much, in a way, call it with your heart and not your head."
For all the great moments he's been able to call, he missed the milestone of calling the first overtime Super Bowl.
"I always wanted to do the first overtime Super Bowl," Michaels said. "I was not a happy camper last year when I saw that coin flip. I'm sitting on my couch at home going, 'Wait a second, this should be our game, not theirs!' Especially after it was 28-3."
But Michaels said there's one thing left that he hasn't done.
"The only thing left now is to do the longest game in the history of football," he said. "I want to see it go to triple OT."
Listen to Adam Kaufman's full interview with Michaels below.