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Al Michaels
Watch this year's Super Bowl? No, thanks.
Watch this year's Super Bowl? No, thanks.

I watched the first Super Bowl in 1967, and it was one of the great TV viewing experiences of my life. The resonant, rock-steady call of play-by-play announcer Ray Scott and the 35-10 throttling that my beloved Green Bay Packers gave the brash Kansas City Chiefs was all any teenage sports fan could hope for — and then some. The pageantry, primitive as it was by today's outrageous standards, was pretty exciting to a 17-year-old boy. I have watched every Super Bowl since, hoping to recapture that TV high. But I won't be watching this one Sunday on NBC. I made that decision during the divisional-round AFC playoff game Jan. 10 between the Ravens and the New England Patriots,...