Cris Collinsworth was beside Al Michaels on the NBC call for Super Bowl LII, and if it sounded to you like he had money riding on the Patriots, you weren’t alone.
Eagles fans everywhere noticed the New England bias shining through in Collinsworth’s analysis of the game and tone of voice for certain instances.
In spite, fans in Philadelphia have started a petition to never have him call another Eagles game, and it already has over 100k signatures.
The Change.org petition reads as follows –
Cris Collinsworth is the most biased and horrible commentator ever. Being a Philadelphia Eagles fan and having to listen to him constantly talk about the Patriots and hardly ever the Eagles during the game made it almost unbearable. As a professional he has a duty to if not be unbiased at least try to make the game enjoyable for all viewers. His constant fawning over Tom Brady and the Patriots the entire game was disgusting, making it sound like he was a local Boston radio personality and not a commentator for a nationally syndicated football game. His performance brought back recent memories of the horrible job Pete Morelli and his officiating crew did against the Panthers earlier in the year. Please NBC discipline him or at the very least keep him to only commentating on Patroit games who he so very much loves.