Eagles fans are still mad at Cris Collinsworth, even after winning Super Bowl

Cris Collinsworth is typically a very good NFL TV color commentator. Cris Collinsworth, however, had a pretty rough Super Bowl LII on Sunday night.

Al Michaels’ partner on NBC particularly irked Eagles fans by expressing doubt as two Eagles touchdowns were reviewed, and incredulity after both were upheld. And Philadelphians, even after getting the Lombardi Trophy they’ve craved for decades, are still peeved about it.

A change.org petition calling for Collinsworth to be barred from commentating on Eagles games in the future had more than 37,000 signatures Tuesday afternoon. It calls the former Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro receiver “the most biased and horrible commentator ever.”

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NFL Football - Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots - Super Bowl LII - U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. - February 4, 2018 Philadelphia Eagles�Rodney McLeod and Malcolm Jenkins during the national anthems before the game REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
NFL Football - Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots - Super Bowl LII - U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. - February 4, 2018. Philadelphia Eagles? Alshon Jeffery scores a touchdown. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Feb 4, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) carries the ball after a catch past Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (93) during the first quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 4, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes a touchdown catch against New England Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe (25) during the first quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Brandin Cooks #14 of the New England Patriots is tended to by the trainers after sustaining an injury during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Brandin Cooks #14 of the New England Patriots is tended to by the trainers after sustaining an injury during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Patrick Robinson #21 of the Philadelphia Eagles and Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots are seperated by Malcolm Jenkins #27 after they exchange words after the whistle during the second quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots drops a pass inteded for him from teammate Rob Gronkowski #87 (not pictured) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Stephen Gostkowski (L) of the New Enlgand Patriots walks off the filed following an unsuccessful field goal attempt against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on February 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Corey Clement #30 of the Philadelphia Eagles makes the catch defended by Jordan Richards #37 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter of Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: The New England Patriots defense tackles Nelson Agholor #13 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Tom Brady #12 celebrates with David Andrews #60 of the New England Patriots during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Philadelphia Eagles bobbles the pass under pressure from Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots as teamamte Duron Harmon #30 (not pictured) intercepts the ball in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Corey Clement (L) of the Eagles scores against the Patriots during Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on February 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Chris Hogan #15 of the New England Patriots makes a catch defended by Rodney McLeod #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter of Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Chris Hogan #15 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a 26-yard touchdown catch against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots catches a 5-yard pass for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots has the ball stripped by Brandon Graham #55 of the Philadelphia Eagles late in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Brandon Graham #55 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with teammates after forcing a fumble by Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots (not pictured) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after fumbling the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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“Being a Philadelphia Eagles fan and having to listen to him constantly talk about the Patriots and hardly ever the Eagles during the game made it almost unbearable,” the petition reads. “As a professional, he has a duty to if not be unbiased at least try to make the game enjoyable for all viewers. His constant fawning over Tom Brady and the Patriots the entire game was disgusting, making it sound like he was a local Boston radio personality and not a commentator for a nationally syndicated football game.”

It then calls for NBC to “discipline” Collinsworth, or “at the very least” confine him to Patriot broadcasts.

But it’s not the only expression of anti-Collinsworth sentiment. It appears Pennsylvania congressman Brendan Boyle, along with many fans, supported the idea behind the petition before it even launched:

A fired-up fan in the streets after the game made a point to call out Collinsworth in a TV interview:

Eagles fans first took issue with Collinsworth after Corey Clement’s second-quarter touchdown catch. Clement got two feet in bounds in the back of the end zone, but couldn’t get a third in. The ball moved slightly in his arms, leading Patriots fans and Collinsworth to believe it should have been overturned and called incomplete. But, as Fox’s Dean Blandino explained, Clement never lost control of the ball, meaning the call should have been upheld. It was, but Collinsworth seemed baffled.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles scores an 11-yard fourth quarter touchdown past Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Zach Ertz (86) crosses the goal line for the game winning touchdown in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl LII on February 04, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Zach Ertz (86) bobbles the ball before regaining control for the game winning touchdown in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl LII on February 04, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Zach Ertz (86) bobbles the ball before regaining control for the game winning touchdown in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl LII on February 04, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) makes a touchdown catch during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Zach Ertz (86) bobbles the ball before regaining control for the game winning touchdown in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl LII on February 04, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles makes an 11-yard touchdown catch during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a 11 yard touchdown pass against the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Corey Clement (30) catches a Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles (9) pass for a 1st quarter touchdown as New England Patriots Linebacker Marquis Flowers (59) and New England Patriots Safety Devin McCourty (32) defend during Super Bowl LII on February 04, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Corey Clement (L) of the Eagles scores against the Patriots during Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on February 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Corey Clement (30) catches a Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles (9) pass for a 1st quarter touchdown as New England Patriots Linebacker Marquis Flowers (59) and New England Patriots Safety Devin McCourty (32) defend during Super Bowl LII on February 04, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Corey Clement #30 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a 22 yard touchdown pass against Marquis Flowers #59 and Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots during the third quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Corey Clement #30 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a 22 yard touchdown pass against Marquis Flowers #59 and Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots during the third quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Feb 4, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement (30) celebrates his touchdown catch in the third quarter against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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That call was at least questionable, though. Collinsworth’s analysis during Zach Ertz’s game-winning touchdown was inexplicable. He had to have been the only neutral fan who thought Ertz’s TD catch might (or should) be overturned.

Even Eagles defensive end Chris Long, watching a replay of the game, poked fun at Collinsworth’s comments during the review:

On one hand, Eagles fans had a right to be annoyed during Sunday’s game. On the other, this is silly, and surely Philadelphians will forget their beef with Collinsworth when they’re surrounded by millions of their closest friends as parade busses stream down Broad Street on Thursday.

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