You are looking at the new NBC Sunday Night Football announce tandem of Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth.
I have to say I was shocked when I read this. Not Madden retiring and not even Collinsworth replacing him. Rather, I am shocked in regards to the joy that this brings Will Brinson over at Fanhouse.
Collinsworth’s move from the studio with Bob Costas to the booth with Michaels is a tremendous win for anyone that enjoys primetime football. Not only is Collinsworth — in my opinion — the best announcer in the game, period, but he and Michaels immediately become the best 1-2 combo in a football booth that we’ve seen in years. It’s a nostaligically difficult day for football, but it’s also important to recognize the “new beginning” factor here, because Sunday night just became a lot more enjoyable.
Personally, I can not disagree more strongly. I think Collinsworth has proven to be a below average announcer. It was one thing when he was doing NFL Network games that no one could even see, for him to have the Sunday night games certainly does not make them more enjoyable in my opinion.
Cris Collinsworth Replaces Madden [Fanhouse]