There was a noticeable totally different Sunday night time when Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya took the air to name the sport between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles.
The trio was sporting masks.
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There had been 4 earlier broadcasts by Michaels, Collinsworth and Tafoya wherein the ensemble weren’t sporting masks. The announcers had already been in Kansas Metropolis, Mo., Los Angeles, Seattle and New Orleans with out masks within the sales space earlier than transferring to Santa Clara, Calif., for the 49ers-Eagles matchup.
Michaels addressed the elephant within the room on the prime of the printed.
“No we aren’t auditioning for the ‘Masked Singer,’” Michaels quipped. “Santa Clara County officers have compelled us to put on a masks in the course of the recreation and so that’s the story.”
Collinsworth didn’t seem like too thrilled with having to put on the masks. As Michaels launched his broadcast companion, Collinsworth stated: “I don’t know who I’m.”
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Michaels reminded Collinsworth to annunciate in the course of the ball recreation.
Santa Clara County has seen a complete of 21,840 coronavirus instances and 334 deaths for the reason that pandemic started in March. In response to Santa Clara County Public Well being, the county sees about 102 new instances per week.
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The NFL additionally needed to take care of an outbreak on the Tennessee Titans final week and a minimum of one participant on the New England Patriots and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. A number of video games have been postponed because the league shifted schedules.