Michele Tafoya has not been a part of NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcast for the past three weeks and fans have noticed the sudden change.
During a recent episode of The Ringer’s “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” Bill Simmons shared a wild conspiracy theory. He thinks it is all tied to her recent appearance on “The View.”
“There’s some good conspiracy stuff going on about this,” Simmons said, via The Ringer. “Because she hosted ‘The View’ in the beginning of November. She was in the conservative seat, then a couple weeks later, all of a sudden, just on a bye. Taking a break.
“It would be one thing if the show was on 52 weeks a year, but it’s only on 17 weeks a year. Do you need three weeks off during a 17-week season?”
Here’s Tafoya’s comments on Colin Kaepernick:
NBC said it was simply giving Tafoya “bye weeks” so she can rest.
“As we’ve done repeatedly, we’re again giving our SNF announcers bye weeks in 2021, and we plan to do it well into the future,” the network told the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.
Kathryn Tappen has been filling in for Tafoya. The 56-year-old Tafoya has been at NBC since 2011.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.