The New York Daily News yesterday reported that the NFL nixed NBC’s plan to use Mike Tirico as the play-by-play man on the network’s five Thursday night football games. Today he had this interaction with Dan Patrick on NBC’s Olympic coverage. Are the two related?
That depends on your threshold for “shade” and how far you’re willing to look for some directed toward the NFL.
It’s very possible Tirico was just looking out for his new teammate. After all, Patrick looks fantastic in green. One can also see the desire to address the situation without addressing the situation.
Either way, this is the type of top banter only two veteran pros can provide.