Bill Simmons has been highly critical of NBC color commentator Cris Collinsworth’s announcing on Twitter and on his podcast this year, but after Simmons criticized Collinswoth on Twitter during the New England Patriots loss to the Seattle Seahawks last night, Collinsworth had had enough. Collinsworth fired back at Simmons, and countered with a jab about Bill Simmons’ disappointing HBO show Any Given Wednesday, which was abruptly canceled last week due to poor performance in the ratings. Cris Collinsworth quickly deleted this Tweet, but Twitter users had already already taken screenshots, and the internet never forgets.
P.S. I am normally a Bill Simmons fan, but there is no doubt that Any Given Wednesday was unwatchable, and was mostly just Boston celebrities drooling over the greatness of the Patriots. Bill Simmons is an entertaining writer and fun podcaster, who is just not good on television, and that’s okay. Play to your strengths, Simmons!