(Source) It’s gotten that bad. Denver Broncos fans have dealt with the perceived bias of CBS analyst Phil Simms for years. I’ve always tolerated it – fans often claim an analyst or ref is biased, and being an objective color commentator is difficult when you’re rooting for close games. But now that Denver has Peyton Manning, and the Broncos are ratings juggernauts, CBS has decided to make them their afternoon game featuring their #1 crew of Jim Nantz and Simms virtually every week. It’s all Simms, all the time.
And it’s torture for Broncos fans. It appears Simms is truly unable to call a fair, unbiased game when the Broncos play. Virtually every penalty or near-penalty or close call under review in Sunday’s Chiefs victory provided Simms a soapbox to argue in Kansas City’s favor. Even when the refs reviewed a call in Denver’s favor, Simms still disagreed. It came off whiny and, yes, biased. The words, “I don’t mean to root against Denver, but…” even came out of his mouth. When you have to justify your next sentence with that type of disclaimer… you’re rooting against Denver. “The People of Denver” have spoken and started a petition on Change.org to have Simms banned from Broncos games. It received nearly 100 signatures in its first five minutes. As of Monday morning, the petition has over 3,000 signatures. Their goal is 5,000 signatures.
The People Of Denver
We do not know why he is assigned to the Broncos games every year. It is sure and complete torture for Bronco Fans to have to listen to his biased drivel every week. Please sign this petition so our voice can be heard. We are tired of Phil Simms in Denver!
Holy shit are Broncos fans a bunch of whiny pussies for this. Wahhh, Phil Simms doesn’t like us. Wahhh, we just want someone to call the game in a fair manner. Get the fuck over yourselves. 2 things you completely miss here are 1) If Phill Simms is calling your game that means your team is good. He’s the number 1 AFC/CBS pairing, he doesn’t go around announcing nobodies. You got gifted a Hall of Fame quarterback and basically rebuilt your franchise over night to a point where every Sunday you have the biggest game on the slate. Shut the fuck up when someone doesn’t like you. This would be like me complaining if Joe Buck called a Cubs playoff game because he’s a Cardinals fan. See how dumb that is? See how that’s totally missing the point? Be happy you’re good and in the spotlight. And 2) Do you not understand how hate works? If someone hates you that means you own them. That means they are thinking about you all the time. That means the thought of you consumes them. I hate Schefty, you think Schefty knows who the fuck I am? Of course not. So even though I can’t stand him, he’s technically winning our little made up war. Just like if you keep your mouth shut and let Phill Simms hate you then you’ve officially won. Phil Simms can’t do anything about it. He has to work Broncos games. Meanwhile you threw on your hater blockers and ride high around time. It’s like you’ve never been hated before Denver, fucking morons.