Al Michaels Says He Has Never Eaten a Vegetable: ‘Man Does Not Need Vegetables to Survive’

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Al Michaels, 78, says he has by no means eaten a vegetable.Photograph:

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Al Michaels is on a successful streak. His opponent? Greens.

The sports activities commentator, 78, opened up about his lifelong aversion to the produce in an interview with CNN, telling journalist Chris Wallace that he has gone his total life with out — at the least, as Wallace put it, “knowingly” — consuming a single vegetable.

Within the excerpt of CNN’s Who’s Speaking to Chris Wallace, which premiered Friday on Max, Michaels stated that his veggie-less eating regimen traces again to his childhood.

“I used to be born when my dad and mom have been 18,” Michaels informed the broadcaster. “So [my mom] simply let me have the run of the course. And I at all times pushed the greens away. To at the present time, no.”

He continued, “And I suppose what I’ve confirmed, Chris, is that man doesn’t want greens to outlive.”

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Sports activities commentator Al Michaels has by no means eaten a vegetable, he claims.

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When requested whether it is attainable that, if he really tried it, Michaels may very well take pleasure in a “non-objectionable” vegetable, reminiscent of a carrot, the commentator replied, “Oh, please.”

“No, that’s an objectionable vegetable,” he continued.

And the way does he know with out ever having tasted the orange produce? “I take a look at it [and] I simply don’t even just like the look of it. And I surmise what it would style like, when it comes to the feel of it.”

“It simply doesn’t appear like one thing that may go down nicely,” he added.

Barstool Sports activities shared an excerpt of the clip on X, and customers had lots to say about Michaels’ anti-veggie way of life.

Some individuals lauded the commentator, writing issues like “Spectacular” and “Actual heroes don’t put on capes.”

Others questioned his story (“How is that attainable!?”), whereas others associated to his aversion.

“He identical to me for actual 😭💀,” one consumer wrote.

This isn’t the primary time Michaels has opened up about his dietary quirk.

“I don’t eat any greens,” he informed The New York Instances in 2012. “None. I’ve by no means eaten greens.”

He added, “As I grew older, I simply wouldn’t even take a look at them. If I died proper now, I may be the human being who lived the longest with out ever consuming a vegetable.”

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