Cris Collinsworth Tapped To Replace Madden
Will join Al Michaels in ‘Sunday Night Football' booth
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/16/2009 12:28:14 PM
Cris Collinsworth will replace John Madden in NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast booth, according to NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol. "[Cris] will step into the role with Al [Michaels] immediately," Ebersol said on a conference call with reporters.
Collinsworth has served as co-host and analyst on the network's Football Night in America pregame show since it launched in 2006. He also serves as an analyst on Showtime's Inside The NFL and on NFL Network.
Ebersol says Football Night in America will be retooled with Collinsworth's departure.
Details about the move and Collinsworth's replacement will be announced in the coming weeks. Ebersol says he wants the focus for now to be on honoring Madden's career.
Collinsworth spends 3/4 of a game criticizing a team and then when that team makes a move in the 4th quarter, he knew it was going to happen. You couldn't have made a poorer choice than Chris Collinsworthless. He is far too critical. I will not watch with him calling a game.
Stephen MacAskill - 4/16/2009 5:31:08 PM EDT
THANK GOD! We are finally getting rid of CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!
Madden may know football, but so does his audience. He always verbally repeated the play. Duh! Thanks for leaving, you will not be missed by me.
Paulamarie Hofmann - 4/16/2009 2:26:50 PM EDT
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! NOT Chris Collinsworth! He is a boring, mono type, full of himself, at the very bottom of the pile of great possible replacements for an icon. He is the one and only choice of them all that I can not stand! Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw, Broadway JOE,lynn Swann,even bring back that Dennis guy! ANYONE or for that matter ANYTHING but that pitifully pompuos Past reciever
Jeff Bonar - 4/16/2009 2:11:05 PM EDT
madden a legend? collinsworth a DUD! WELL WILL BE WATCHING DA GAMES BUT ON A CLOSED CAPTION, CAN'T STAND CRIS...I THOUGHT THE SYMBOL "NBC" MEANS " Need Better Comittating".Well at least we have" ESPN".
Ernie Gamez - 4/16/2009 2:02:02 PM EDT
Brony Rutledge - 4/16/2009 1:59:22 PM EDT
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