The commentator man didn’t have the best night.
Cris Collinsworth is one of the best analysts in all of football. Some would say he’s the best.
NBC’s color commentator didn’t have a great Super Bowl performance, though. Collinsworth was getting trashed pretty hard on Twitter all night.
Most of this trashing was coming from Eagles fans. The city of Philadelphia thought Collinsworth was being biased against their beloved team.
But they weren’t alone in thinking that. Even NFL players were speaking out against the analyst, accusing him of bias.
“Collinsworth making it clear who he wants to win. Lol,” tweeted Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson.
The climax of the hate against Collinsworth came on the Eagles’ go-ahead touchdown catch by Zach Ertz late in the fourth quarter. Ertz juggled the ball after he hit the ground and Collinsworth really played up the “is that a catch or not?” storyline.
Collinsworth had questioned a touchdown catch by the Eagles earlier in the game, too. He thought the NFL should have reversed a TD reception by Philadelphia’s Corey Clement midway through the third quarter.
— NFL (@NFL) February 5, 2018
“I give up. If that ball is not loose in his arms when that left foot comes down, I give up,” Collinsworth said.
Eagles fans got the last laugh, though. Many of them called out the NBC analyst during their post-game celebrations.
The best was this guy:
'CRIS COLLINSWORTH, TAKE THAT BABY'
This dude brought the energy for his local TV interview pic.twitter.com/x4Z6HH3FzR
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 5, 2018
CBS has the Super Bowl next year. That means we’ll get Tony Romo on the call.