Color commentators have it tough. Even the best of them are still torn to shreds by sofa-dwelling critics who think they could do a better job breaking down games on the fly. This website has about 10 of them. But top CBS analyst Phil Simms has taken such a public beating of late that you have to wonder what the future holds for him.
The fact that Simms has lasted as long as he has in this job -- he's been a lead analyst since he joined NBC in 1995, one year after retiring from the NFL -- indicates the networks love him despite the fact he's become a caricature of everything that people hate about the current sports broadcasting landscape. Simms' form has dropped in the last few years and that was played out on the game's biggest stage.
Sports broadcasting is notoriously slow to change and it'd be a shock if CBS did not let Simms work his seventh Super Bowl when the network televises Super Bowl L from either San Francisco or Miami on Feb. 7, 2016. But if things change between now and then, here are potential candidates who could analyze the 50th Super Bowl...no comments