Despite making a career out of speaking on-air in recent years, NBC Sports’ NFL analyst Chris Simms absolutely butchered an ad read during the Thursday Night Football pregame show ahead of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills.
Prior to the first game of the 2022 NFL season, Simms — the son of Super Bowl champion Phil Simms and a former NFL quarterback who played for the Tampa Bay Bucs, Denver Broncos, and Tenessee Titans during his seven-year-long career — completely botched a promo for FanDuel as he stumbled through and mispronounced about 75% of the ad’s script.
NBC Sports’ NFL analyst Chris Simms completely butchered an ad read for FanDuel during the Thursday Night Football pregame show
“Now — and let’s — if you want to be an expert like in crush… like your friends on your grape (?), listen to Matthew Berry, alright. Now, downlude [sic] FanDuel app. Sportsbook app, excuse me. New customers get a guaranteed $150 of free bets with a single $5 bet on any Week 1 any-FL [sic] game,” Simms said during the trainwreck of a FanDuel promo.
For a guy who does a two hour daily talk show with @PFT_Live @CSimmsQB had the hardest time reading the ad!! Downlood any N if L game!! Maybe Rodgers isn’t the only world trying new methods – Well in that case we know Chris will end the show on a high!! pic.twitter.com/rFSC600xe0
— Aizaz Rasheed (@AizazRasheed) September 8, 2022
Following the embarrassing moment, Simms — and NBC’s NFL broadcast in general — was getting thoroughly roasted on Twitter:
Is there a worse crew than Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy and Chris Simms?
— jake archer (@jarcher04) September 9, 2022
Chris Simms just choked away that whole lil fan duel segment 😂😂😂😂 real bad slow down
— ProDijae (@prodijae214L) September 8, 2022
we should all be embarrassed about chris simms on national tv
— Shea in Irving (@SheaInIrving) September 9, 2022
No one wants to hear Chris Simms, go back to Ozzy Osbourne.
— 🦆 Wiffleball Tony 🇺🇸⚾️🏈🏒 (@Cardinalfan9633) September 9, 2022
How is Chris Simms on this show every Sunday? He's one of the worst voices in the sport
— NC Buckeye (@OHIO_SPORTSFAN_) September 9, 2022
How does Chris Simms still have a job?
— Logan’s League (@LogansLeague) September 9, 2022
Does everybody find Chris Simms annoying or is it just me? #TNF
— Terrible Tao Todd 🖤💛🏈 (@TheChiefsGhost) September 8, 2022
Get Chris Simms off of my TV
— Chambers (Zach) (@zach_fins99fan) September 9, 2022
Having Chris Simms on this pregame show makes it almost unwatchable
— Stephen Hunt (@Huntley78) September 8, 2022
#NFL Look at this fuckin’ Doofus Chris Simms. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
— Justin Fields is our Lord & Savior! #BearDown (@MoneyShotRKFDIL) September 9, 2022
Chris Simms is a scrub
— Zach (@big_emy_87) September 8, 2022
Chris Simms is an embarrassment to television.
— Stephen A (@ZeusJuice) September 9, 2022
Can’t even watch pregame because dbag Chris Simms, what a joke @nbc who’s idea is this ?!
— Justin B (@jibs13ny) September 8, 2022
The Thursday Night Football game saw last season’s Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams, take on this season’s betting favorites to lift the Lombardi Trophy, the Buffalo Bills.
Josh Allen and the Bills certainly backed up their status as preseason favorites as they absolutely smoked the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, who looked like a shell of their Lombardi Trophy-winning selves. Allen, the favorite to win the NFL’s MVP award, also looked like he’s prepared to live up to evert ounce of hype that he’s received during the offseason.