- NBC announcers Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth discuss role in Super Bowl broadcast
- Cris Collinsworth shocked the world by not performing his patented slide at the Hall of Fame Game
NBC announcers Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth discuss role in Super Bowl broadcast
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No, Collinsworth went viral for… sliding into the television frame next to Al Michaels during their pregame introduction. So with the NFL preseason kicking off tonight, football fans everywhere were waiting for that moment that would christen the beginning of another season and for Collinsworth to welcome football back into our lives with his patented slide. Seriously, look at these tweets. And then, like the existence of the NFL preseason itself, excitement turned to a malaise of nothingness. Instead of treating America to his trademark greeting, Collinsworth was just… kinda there in the broadcast booth next to Al Michaels. No Collinsworth slide? C'mon man pic.
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The numbers refer to the dozens of camera angles and replay possibilities available. Esocoff, an intense man with close-cropped hair and a thick New Jersey accent, directs each game while sitting at a desk in the production truck facing the video wall, which displays feeds from the 35 cameras filming the game, plus all the available replays and graphics. Standing behind Esocoff and to his left, like a submarine captain looking over the shoulder of his executive officer, is Gaudelli, a native New Yorker whose crossed arms and relaxed demeanor bespeak long experience in command. Although there are five other production technicians in the room, Gaudelli and Esocoff are clearly running the show. When everything is clicking during a broadcast, their back-and-forth patter has a Zen-like quality.
Cris Collinsworth shocked the world by not performing his patented slide at the Hall of Fame Game
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Cris, you played in two Super Bowls and have called a couple on television. What is the excitement level for both, as a player and as a announcer?