- Cris Collinsworth will not leave the “Sunday Night Football” booth for many more years, sources tell SBJ’s John Ourand. There was some speculation last week that NBC’s pursuit of Drew Brees could result in changes to the “SNF” booth, where Collinsworth, a 16-time Emmy winner, has been the lead announcer since 2009. By all accounts, Collinsworth will stay put.
- During an interview this afternoon, NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua would not address a N.Y. Post report that Brees will sign with NBC Sports once his playing career is over. “Whatever Drew ultimately decides to do, he’s going to be exceptional at it because he’s exceptional at anything he puts his mind to,” Bevacqua said.
- When asked about Collinsworth, Bevacqua was effusive in his praise. “We see him as a mainstay of our ‘Sunday Night Football’ booth for the foreseeable future,” he said. “Cris is at the top of his game. We think the world of him, and we see him in such a critical role in our ‘Sunday Night Football’ booth and plans.”
The slide is here to stay! It’s going to be a sad day when it’s gone, but we don’t have to worry about that happening anytime soon.
NBC Sports has learned from the mistakes made by ESPN. They’re going to play it smart and ease Brees into the booth.
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