At halftime of Sunday’s AFC championship game, the Kansas City captain led the Cincinnati Bengals, 21-10. For the Bengals to win, they will need to make some adjustments.
But those hoping to hear some analysis during halftime on the CBS broadcast won’t hear any comment. It is almost inaudible.
When the “NFL on CBS” crew, which included James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Phil Simms, Bill Cowher, and Nate Burleson, were tearing down the plays of the first half, country singer Walker Hayes performed the show’s halftime show at Arrowhead Stadium.
Mr. Hayes’ music was too loud, all but drowned out the analysis during the break.
As Mr. Burleson explained the changes Bengali needed to make, the music was so loud that his colleague next to him, Mr. Esiason, couldn’t help but laugh.
“I don’t know what you just said,” Mr Esiason said after Mr Burleson finished his comments. “I couldn’t hear what anyone was saying.”
The indisputable comment quickly gained attention online, with the clip garnering tens of thousands of views on Twitter.
Sarah Spain, a commentator on ESPN, said on Twitter that she couldn’t hear a word of the mid-air broadcast.
“Unfortunately, don’t think CBS realizes how disruptive Walker Hayes’ halftime performance would be during their *break*,” she wrote. “More importantly: Forcing sports fans to listen to MORE Applebee songs will result in loss and disqualification, Sheriffs.”
Craig Miller, a sports radio host in Dallas, said above Twitter that the “sound disaster in the mid-show” was “highly entertaining”.
CBS did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday night.
In a dramatic overtime ending, Bengals defeat the chiefs, 27-24, with the goal of winning the game that would take them to the Super Bowl to face the Los Angeles Rams. Thankfully, for the “NFL on CBS” crew and those watching at home, no live music performances disrupted any post-match analysis.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/30/sports/afc-championship-halftime-show.html ‘I have no idea what you just said’: Concert eclipses AFC analysis