What a football fairy tale: Imagine 50-yard-line seats to two dozen NFL games every season — not just any matchups, but NBC's star-studded Sunday night slate, a schedule more loaded than a Scorsese mob movie.
"Malibu" Kelly Hayes would like to think he's earned it — after all the airports and the nondescript hotels. But he still pinches himself now and then, knowing he somehow landed in the NFL version of Camelot.
The way a surgeon is surrounded by assistants, so is Al Michaels. There's stat man George Hill, and the affable and sneaky-wise Cris Collinsworth. In his earpiece, producer Fred Gaudelli and director Drew Esocoff.
And at the announcer's...