Al Michaels Makes A Cringeworthy Harvey Weinstein Joke During Broncos–Giants And Gets Raked

Bryan Brandom
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The New York Giants are in the midst of an ugly season.

But none of their five brutal losses to open the year were as cringe-inducing as this 15-second exchange between broadcasters Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth during the Giants’ Sunday-night tilt with the Denver Broncos.

“I mean let’s face it, the Giants are coming off a worse month than Harvey Weinstein,” Michaels said, referring to the Hollywood producer who’s been the focus of several reports detailing alleged sexual abuse to actresses for decades.

Never mind that it’s just not a funny joke—there’s a reason Michaels isn’t a professional comedian—but that the joke commiserates with the producer (even in a joking matter) and calls his being exposed as an alleged serial abuser a “bad month” did not sit well with viewers.

Michaels later apologized for the remark by quietly sweeping it under the rug.

The Giants improved upon their terrible season, winning 23-10 to up their record to 1-5.

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