Broncos Fans Start Petition To Get Phil Simms Off Their TV Broadcasts
Well, the Change.Org petition to ban CBS' Phil Simms from broadcasting Denver Broncos games has reached 41,000 signatures. I haven't really paid close attention to his behavior during Broncos broadcasts, so have no opinion here. But many Denver fans are irked, and claim he's biased for whoever the Broncos are playing.
But why? Denver fans say it's because his son, Chris Simms, was a quarterback bust with the Broncos in 2009 and 2010. Chris Simms replaced and injured Kyle Orton during the 2009 season and was less than spectacular, eventually being released in 2010 after the team traded for Brady Quinn.
The petition reads:
CBS: please ban Phil Simms From Broadcasting anymore Bronco games. We do not know why he is assigned to the Broncos games every year. It is sure and complete torture for us Bronco Fans to have to listen to his biased drivel every week. Please hear us out on this, we are tired of Phil Simms in Denver!
Mile High Report gives us several examples of what it says is Simms bias against the Broncos ... here's one example:
Simms: "It is outside of two minutes. Andy Reid should challenge this. He's thinking. You better hurry."
Nantz: "Why not?" [As Reid throws the challenge flag]
Simms: "There you go.... I'm not sitting here rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs, but I know Andy Reid has somebody up top watching this. And when you get a play that can be this instrumental. Does he catch it? Arms are underneath. Hands are under the ball. That's a catch. Time has elapsed.... I think it's a fumble.... Hand, look at the cupping of the left hand. Very good."
Scott Feiler RAPID CITY, SD 2 days ago Liked 48
I'm signing because Phil Simms doesn't give insight to the viewers. Instead he indirectly attacks the broncos organization and fans. Most likely because of personal matters possibly stemming from his son not working out when he was on the team
Simms real problem is the Broncos cut his baby boy! He is an unprofessional and vindictive jerk.
Like · Reply · 4 · September 14 at 8:30pm
He has always been anti Broncos. Even my friends who are Patriots fans comment on how anti- Broncos he is. If you aren't impartial, you don't belong in the broadcast booth.
Like · Reply · 4 · September 14 at 8:12pm
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who hates him and Collinsworth. Their bias is unreal!
Like · Reply · 4 · September 14 at 8:00pm
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