OJ Simpson’s Bronco chase is forever etched in the memory of many Americans who watched it unfold on TV, but who OJ was calling from the back of the Bronco wasn’t well known. Al Michaels said on the day of the chase that OJ called him as the two were friends, but it turns out he tried to call another famous sportscaster that night.
In an interview on the Seth Davis Show, Bob Costas said that OJ tried to call him too that night. Costas was at Madison Square Garden anchoring NBC’s coverage of Game 5 of the Rockets/Knicks NBA Finals series, therefore he didn’t answer the call made to NBC. Only in November of 1994 that when Costas went to see Simpson at the LA County Jail that he learned that Al Cowlings and Simpson did try to call him from the back of the Bronco that night.
You can find the rest of the interview with Bob Costas on a variety of topics here.