NBC Carries NFL's Water With Pre-Written Statement On Mueller Report

Here is Al Michaels reading a script about Roger Goodell and the recently released Mueller Report—we have included the feed from Michaels's microphone for the minute before he reads, so you can hear him consulting with his producer and shuffling the papers of the prepared statement—and the conversation he had with… » 1/10/15 6:00pm 1/10/15 6:00pm

Charles Barkley On Using "Nigga": White America Doesn't Get To Decide

Well, if we wanted a National Conversation, we sure do have one now! Last night, Charles Barkley said his piece about the use of "nigga." This was brought on most directly by Matt Barnes's tweets, in which he expressed his frustration with standing up for his "niggas" only to be fined for it by the league. But the… » 11/15/13 5:23pm 11/15/13 5:23pm

Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San Diego…

Cris Collinsworth predicted exactly how this game would end after noticing Jared Gaither lumbering before the final play, noting "Gaither looks lame, he's gonna have to get some help here or Wilson's gonna get a sack to end this game." And wouldn't you know it, Martez Wilson easily got to Rivers for the strip sack… » 10/08/12 12:10am 10/08/12 12:10am

NFL Players Hate Cris Collinsworth, Too

Sports Illustrated asked 237 NFL players to name their least favorite commentator. Collinsworth was No. 1, but the list consists almost entirely of ESPN and NBC guys, which makes sense—most players are spared the others since they're all at work on Sunday afternoons. The current players are especially unkind to the… » 12/15/11 12:55pm 12/15/11 12:55pm

Cris Collinsworth Stupidly Attacks Rule That, Had It Existed While He…

We'll get to Cris Collinsworth in a minute, but first let's talk about imperial Rome. Contemporary depictions emphasize the debauchery of the era, usually by illustrating either competitive or persecutory bloodsport in the Colosseum. Ridley Scott's 2000 Oscar-winner for Best Picture suggested however that the thrill… » 11/07/11 5:30pm 11/07/11 5:30pm

The Sunday Night Football Crew Mentioned Peyton Manning 26 Times: A…

The Steelers beat the Colts on a field goal in the waning moments last night, and one would think that in such a surprisingly close game, NBC's focus would remain on the field. One would be wrong. All evening, Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels would talk about the injured Peyton Manning, take a breath, and then… » 9/26/11 8:30am 9/26/11 8:30am