Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were forced to wear masks while calling the “Sunday Night Football” game between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles on NBC, and they didn’t seem be very happy about it.
Michaels explained that they were “compelled” to wear masks during the game by Santa Clara County officials. There had been four previous broadcasts by Michaels, Collinsworth and Tafoya in which the ensemble were not wearing masks.
“No we are not auditioning for the ‘Masked Singer,’” Michaels quipped. “Santa Clara County officials have compelled us to wear a mask during the game and so that is the story.”
As Michaels introduced his broadcast partner, Collinsworth said: “I don’t know who I am.”
After the game, Michaels couldn’t wait to get rid of his mask.
“That’s it, folks. We’ll get rid of these things as soon as we possibly can,” he said.
San Francisco did not open for indoor dining until last week as they have had among the strictest restrictions in the country throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.