The legendary broadcaster had a major mess up, which sparked quite the social media reaction.
“So you think about the 49ers, this is a franchise that has won four Super Bowls, Bill Walsh won two, George Seifert won two,” Michaels said.
However, Michaels clearly forgot to mention one of the 49ers’ other Super Bowl titles since the franchise actually has five championships. Walsh, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, led the team to three titles, not two.
Michaels later corrected his mistake when the game came back from commercial, highlighting that the 49ers have five Super Bowls.
"So you think about the 49ers, this is a franchise that has won four Super Bowls, Bill Walsh won two, George Seifert won two." - Al Michaels 🤔 pic.twitter.com/GkQNz8iTXU— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) September 22, 2023
The Giants do have four Super Bowls, like Michaels mentioned.
Even with the correction that came soon after in the broadcast, fans quickly took note of Michaels’s gaffe and blasted him on social media. The 49ers fans are proud of their team’s five Super Bowls, so it makes sense why many people would want to clarify the mistake.
Someone tell Al Michaels the 49ers have 5 Super Bowls— Rob “Stats” Guerrera (@StatsOnFire) September 22, 2023
Al Michaels just said the 49ers have only won four Super Bowl trophies on the broadcast…— Cameron Salerno (@cameronsalerno1) September 22, 2023
Somebody tell Al Michaels the Niners have 5 superbowls, not 4. 😂— FoN9ne (@FoN9ne) September 22, 2023
Al Michaels just said the #49ers had “4 Super Bowls” like it was common knowledge…5, buddy….we have FIVE Super Bowl wins!— Chad S. (@tonysnow_jr) September 22, 2023
Somebody tell Al Michaels that Bill Walsh won 3 Super Bowls and George Seifert won 2 "Giants at 49ers" https://t.co/obInEHCeEL— DA_Jack_ McCoy_ 49ers!™ (@TerrenceBD) September 22, 2023
1 short there Al https://t.co/k0jJA2YFVz— Chris Uno Cero (@ceroto60) September 22, 2023
That’s not correct sir… https://t.co/GYk5M2M3N6— James Escarcega 📈🏈🏀⚾️🥎 🤼🤽🏽♂️🏊🏼♀️🏌🏻⚽️ (@James_Escarcega) September 22, 2023