NBC's Cris Collinsworth roasted after being 'blown away' that 'ladies' comprehend football

Jason Owens
·3 min read

Cris Collinsworth is a divisive sportscaster.

NBC’s color commentator for NFL games draws praise from his fans for his analysis and scorn from his detractors who generally wish he would just shut up already.

Score a big one for his detractors.

During Wednesday’s Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Baltimore Ravens, Collinsworth talked with play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico about conversations he had with Steelers fans before the game. He revealed that he was “blown away” to learn that women are knowledgeable about football.

Collinsworth’s not-so great take

“Everybody’s a fan,” Collinsworth said. “In particular the ladies that I met. They have really specific questions about the game. I’m like wow, just blown away. ...”

That commentary is surprising to hear in 2020 to say the least. Especially from a veteran commentator on a network broadcast who has worked for years with respected NFL reporters like Andrea Kremer and Michele Tafoya — not to mention the women behind the scenes on the “Sunday Night Football” broadcast.

Collinsworth unsurprisingly drew the scorn of Twitter for his comment — some of it containing NSFW language.

It’s safe to say Wednesday was not Collinsworth’s finest moment in the broadcast booth.

Cris Collinsworth participate in the Monday Night Football panel at the NBCUniversal Television Critics Association Summer Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Cris Collinsworth's commentary on Wednesday was not well received. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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