NFL TV is back, specifically on NBC, where they’re kicking off the season with the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Detroit Lions.
But fans are still wondering why NFL analyst Chris Collinsworth doesn’t slide into the frame like he used to a couple of years ago.
We’ll get to the tweets in a second, but Collinsworth has stated that he doesn’t do the slide anymore because it’s not need when working with Mike Tirico. His old partner, Al Michaels delivered an opening monologue for decades before introducing his color commentary team. This allowed Collinsworth to work his slide into the broadcast. That’s not the case with Tirico who immediately begins working with the analyst on the call for the game.
And using another phrase made famous on NBC.. The More You Know..
Let’s go to the tweets, where Collinsworth was trending in the top ten…
No Cris Collinsworth slide in to start the season?? pic.twitter.com/TotY8x01S1
— not cory (@IAmNotCory) September 8, 2023
No Collinsworth slide????? pic.twitter.com/qdrBAuX6j0
— Sean Ellertson (@SeanEllertson) September 8, 2023
The Cris Collinsworth slide was the most consistent and beautiful thing in my life. I will never forget what they took from us
— Molly (@FSUmollz) September 8, 2023
Waited 7 months for no theme and no Collinsworth slide pic.twitter.com/fXKgiRW6jC
— Anton (@antonfilms226) September 8, 2023
I made it home just in time and there was no Collinsworth slide?! pic.twitter.com/UtaTUwAHNV
— NJ Devil (@NJDevil00) September 8, 2023
No Collinsworth Slide? This used to be a proper country.
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) September 8, 2023
No Collinsworth slide in???
— Mantis (@YoungMantis2) September 8, 2023
I miss the Collinsworth slide
— Matt Dahl (@matt_dahl13) September 8, 2023
No Collinsworth slide!? pic.twitter.com/9hrcEY46PU
— Mike (@Mitchelson21) September 8, 2023
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