On This Date 2/9/2006
After 30 years at ABC, Al Michaels moves over to NBC to begin calling Sunday Night Football along with John Madden. Michaels and Madden had worked together on ABC Monday Night Football the past five seasons. However, with a restructure, ESPN begins handling Monday Night Football, while NBC, after eight years out of the game, wins the rights to make Sunday Night the premiere game of the week. To lure Michaels to NBC, Universal agrees to give Disney the rights to a cartoon character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.