This takes place in 1994, three years after the "Day of Reckoning" and both Jake and Mac would be in college. Decided to change plans a bit over the Make a Wish thing. But here it Goes!
As Al was driving and that the football season was over. And that he would be sharing with NBC over with that of the baseball package or M.L.B. Network with his good friend, Bob Costas.
Little did he know it was the very last time he would do ever baseball. A man known for baseball would transfer over to football in later years.
As he was going to be getting a gift for both Jake and Mac. Despite both of them being nearly 16 years old. And it was the New Year. They got to skip a few grades. And they would be graduating as valedictorians together. Jake is in the ROTC and would make the Army a career and later on wanted to go into business. While Mac would want to be a therapist to young people.
Jake would be in the US Military Academy at West Point. He would have to go East for that. NY that is where Al was born in Brooklyn. Mac would be going to stay in the West and go to Arizona State at Al's suggestion, his own Alma Matter.
It was really really growing on Al that they were growing up. They were sixteen years old nearly. Just blew his mind. But it has been three years later, that Monday Night Football would be going in it's 25th year. As well as ninth year for him. Frank would be going into his 24th year, been there for every year except the first and Dan would go into his eighth year.
All three announcers who had differences but they made it work in and outside the booth. But they did not know, three years ago, they nearly lost their lives. The day after the thrilling Tampa Super Bowl in XXV on January 27th 1991,
Al could hear it all over again. And in the knowing all of those that were with him would not be there as they had one thing in common. They all wanted to live no matter what! He was going to back up both young men as he did not want to call them boys as a sign of respect.