Cris Collinsworth blames ‘doppelgänger’ for Melissa Stark joke

Cris Collinsworth was unfiltered in the booth during the Packers’ 27-10 win over the Bears at “Sunday Night Football.”

At some point during the broadcast, a file Longtime NBC Analyst I jokingly took the opportunity to toast the network’s new side reporter, Melissa Stark, and tease her about her punctuality.

The moment between Collinsworth and Stark occurred towards the end of the game, when play-by-play man Mike Terrico signaled two hours at Lambeau Field – one inside the stadium marked by real time, 10:06 PM CT, and the other set a few minutes before 10 :23 p.m. Cairo time, referring to legendary coach Vince Lombardi, the always legendary coach of Green Bay.

Chris Collinsworth and Mike Terrico are calling the Bears Packers “Sunday Night Football” on September 18, 2022.
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As soon as Terrico finished his note, Collinsworth then said, “And it’s Melissa Stark’s time here,” as he drew a yellow line on the clock that read 10:06, seeming to indicate his colleague was late.

“So, you get a little extra time there.”

Then Tirico let out a strong laugh, and said, “That’s unfair,” while Stark looked confused at Collinsworth’s remark.

“Wait, what does this even mean?” She asked. “This is so rude.”

When I asked Terrico if Stark was late for work, she said, “I’m a newbie on the set and I’m always on time.”

NBC “Sunday Night Football” reporter Melissa Stark at Lambeau Stadium during the Packers’ 27-10 win over the Bears.
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Melissa Stark, NBC “Sunday Night Football” reporter, with Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, and back-to-back Aaron Jones at Lambeau Field after Green Bay’s 27-10 win over the Bears.
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Collinsworth then added, “It wasn’t me, that was my lookalike,” which made Stark ask if there was someone named “Frank” in the cabin.

Stark is back on primetime as part of NBC’s new “Sunday Night Football” cast after a two-decade hiatus. Veteran reporter, who has worked for the NFL Network, Replacement by Michel Tafuyawho quit politics.

Kirk Herbstreit has replaced Al Michaels, who is now part of Amazon Prime Video platform “Friday Night Football”, with Kirk Herbstreit.

Collinsworth in his 14th season on “Sunday Night Football”.

NBC Sports commentator Cris Collinsworth walks onto the field before the game between the Eagles and the Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on September 6, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
NBC Sports commentator Cris Collinsworth walks onto the field before the game between the Eagles and the Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on September 6, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Elsewhere on Sunday’s broadcast, Terriko He said that Packers midfielder Aaron Rodgers He is “the deepest thinker you’ll find in all of the NFL,” which made Collinsworth laugh.

Rodgers, who is in his 18th season with The Packers, has spoken candidly on several podcasts in recent months, touching on his journey of self-love, mental health, and his prolific career in the NFL.

in August, Rodgers revealed in ‘Aubrey Marcus PodcastThat’s what he did ayahuasca – A psychedelic herbal tea containing the hallucinogenic drug DMT – during a trip to Peru in 2020.

The best player in the league said that ayahuasca Help him perform better on the field Because of its mental benefits.