Washington play-by-play voice Larry Michael leaving team

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The offseason of change in Washington now extends to their radio booth.

Via John Keim of ESPN.com, longtime radio play-by-play voice Larry Michael announced he was leaving the team.

“After 16 great years my time with the organization is over,” Michael said in a statement. “As of today I’ll be retiring from my position with the team. As a lifelong Washingtonian I was blessed to work with a lot of great people.

“I want to thank everyone who contributed over the years. I’m especially grateful to Dan Snyder for giving me the opportunity. On to the next chapter.”

While the team changing its offensive nickname will be the biggest transition imaginable for Snyder, the churn throughout his organization has been clear.

From firing former team president and confidant Bruce Allen, to bringing in new head coach Ron Rivera and overhauling the front office and medical staff, everything seems to be on the table now.

16 responses to “Washington play-by-play voice Larry Michael leaving team

  1. He never lived up to Frank Herzog and was such a homer that he would never say 1 bad word about the play calling, coaches, players or owner.

    I hope they look at Steve Buchantz but he is too good for them I doubt he would take the job even if offered.

  2. Huge mistake. With Chase Young in tow, Washington is on the verge of winning a Super Bowl. With that reality, it is odd that Larry is leaving now. The only plausible explanation is that he believes Covid will end the season, thereby foiling Washington’s Super Bowl title.

  3. Everyone has there time and he picked a good time to leave. It’s not about the name change

  4. Dang it Larry. Didn’t you get the memo. Not supposed to say anything good about dan Snyder.

  5. His constant bickering with sonny and Cooley was Incorrigible.

    Hopefully the next play by play guy has some pizzazz

  6. “And that Redskins fumble was brought to you by Geico. Fifteen minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. And Subway. Subway, eat fresh!”

    Yea, I’m really gonna miss that….

  7. Probably for the best. Someone who has been calling the games for 16 years would probably mess up and say “Redskins” out of habit multiple times a game.

  8. ipskipskyblue says:
    July 15, 2020 at 3:43 pm
    He never lived up to Frank Herzog and was such a homer that he would never say 1 bad word about the play calling, coaches, players or owner.

    I hope they look at Steve Buchantz but he is too good for them I doubt he would take the job even if offered.

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    Buck would be a solid choice.

    Michael wasn’t as awful as a lot of folks make him out to be but the way he weaseled his way into the job by torpedoing Frank Herzog ensured that he would never be embraced by the fans.

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