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Phil Simms claims he’s “very happy” with CBS

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Phil Simms has been demoted from lead commentator to studio co-host at CBS, but he’s not going to complain about his employer. At least not publicly.

TMZ caught up with Simms and he said he’s happy working on The NFL Today this season.

“I’m very happy with it, yes. I mean, I get to sit next to Boomer Esiason. That’s a great thing, right? You hear the fans cheering they’re so excited about it,” Simms said, with perhaps a bit of sarcasm in his voice.

Simms’ son, Chris Simms, said Phil was blindsided by the news that he had been replaced in the booth by Tony Romo, but Phil says that’s not the case.

“I’m not gonna re-hash the story. It’s all good. Of course I knew. I didn’t tell him so it’s probably my fault,” Simms said. “I already knew.”

Simms said he thinks Romo will be successful.

“He’ll learn the TV business fast,” Simms said. “The view you get from being a broadcaster up in that booth in most stadiums is so great because you see everything. For a quarterback it’s like watching film.”

So Simms will say the right things as a loyal employee of CBS, even if it’s hard to believe he’s happy with the way things went down.

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36 Responses to “Phil Simms claims he’s “very happy” with CBS”
  1. MichaelEdits says: May 3, 2017 10:14 AM

    He’s probably happier with CBS after seeing what happened at ESPN.

  2. RandyinRoxbury says: May 3, 2017 10:17 AM

    Yes, just like Melania is happy with Donald.

  3. ctchiefsfan says: May 3, 2017 10:27 AM

    Good soldier. Smile. Say the right things. Do the job you are given. Collect your check for doing something you enjoy. There are far worse fates in life.

  4. charger383 says: May 3, 2017 10:34 AM

    I’m not happy he is still on TV

  5. patriots123456 says: May 3, 2017 10:35 AM

    What else do you say when you have one foot out the door and you’re still getting a fat paycheck?

  6. rayjayjohnsonjr says: May 3, 2017 10:37 AM

    Simms should change his name to Pinocchio since his nose is growing so fast. Just look at the pic.

  7. ryanc2015 says: May 3, 2017 10:44 AM

    And the rest of the country is “very happy” Sims won’t be calling games anymore.

  8. learysdisciples says: May 3, 2017 10:47 AM

    Football has been very, very good to me.

  9. burtmustin says: May 3, 2017 10:49 AM

    He’s happy like the Head Coach who lost his job to Denzel in Remember The Titans.

  10. PFT is Lemmy's beach says: May 3, 2017 10:49 AM

    So they moved the stupid from the game booth to the studio. Less time for his absurd commentary. Good news all around. I can’t decide who is closer to crying when NE wins, Phil or Collinsworth.

  11. New England>Your Team says: May 3, 2017 10:54 AM

    The rise of independent media began a long, long time ago. These are all of the last ditch efforts from the over inflated media industry, desperately trying to pay their bills at the end of the month.

    The herd thins itself.

  12. 3yardsndust says: May 3, 2017 10:55 AM

    Listening to Phil Simms’ inane commentary is like listening to fingernails on a chalkboard.

  13. redlikethepig says: May 3, 2017 10:56 AM

    Still getting paid millions … I’d be happy too.

  14. ariani1985 says: May 3, 2017 10:57 AM

    about as happy as a Packer fan at the empty buffet table.

  15. nyneal says: May 3, 2017 10:58 AM

    Simms was good when he started out, but he fell in love with himself over time, in my view. I don’t watch any of the pre or post game stuff anymore, and I won’t miss him on the broadcasts of the games.
    The worst thing Simms did was give us his son, Chris, who makes his father seem like a genius.

  16. bullcharger says: May 3, 2017 10:59 AM

    He will be better on the NFL Today anyway. His opinions can come out more like they do on Inside the NFL.

    Chris Simms should have said nothing. I can understand why he was upset for his Dad, but no need to say something publicly.

  17. jag1959 says: May 3, 2017 11:00 AM

    Simms is putting lipstick on the pig

  18. mickmars says: May 3, 2017 11:02 AM

    What do you expect “eeem” to say….

  19. thermalito says: May 3, 2017 11:03 AM

    Now he can rip farts in the studio instead of the booth

  20. dawoger says: May 3, 2017 11:21 AM

    That’s not quite as dubious as any Viking player ever claiming they were happy to waste their lives away in trailertown, minisoda.

  21. greggallmansliver says: May 3, 2017 11:33 AM

    Boomer will not tolerate Simm’s bafoonsish comments. By season’s end, Boomer will ignore him, talk over him and basically dismiss his presence. There will be posts on this site as early as game 6 discussing rumors of a cold relationship getting colder by the day.

  22. iowahbr says: May 3, 2017 11:55 AM

    Tell Simms that either CBS gig beats working for a living by a long shot. As long as the check clears who cares besides your ego?

  23. iowahbr says: May 3, 2017 11:58 AM

    Either CBS gig bets working for a living. If his check clears who cares besides his ego?

  24. footballboozer says: May 3, 2017 12:01 PM

    I for one, am thrilled that I won’t have to hear this buffoon anymore!

  25. clayjtitan66 says: May 3, 2017 12:11 PM

    Most fans would like to see Sims go away.

  26. raysfan1 says: May 3, 2017 12:37 PM

    Gets to look in on every game, won’t have to travel…bet he ends up liking studio work better

  27. bobthebillsfan says: May 3, 2017 1:20 PM

    “Boomer will not tolerate Simm’s bafoonsish comments. By season’s end, Boomer will ignore him, talk over him and basically dismiss his presence. There will be posts on this site as early as game 6 discussing rumors of a cold relationship getting colder by the day.”

    If you have ever watched “Inside the NFL” you would disagree with this comment.

  28. whatjusthapped says: May 3, 2017 1:46 PM

    I’d say the same thing, look, we aren’t even into training camp yet and history will show that there is team out there that might lose its starting QB and then Romo’s gig in the booth is not such a sure thing. He might be enticed to come down for one last shot.

  29. clayjtitan66 says: May 3, 2017 2:30 PM

    Pre game shows blow.

  30. seventy72tooz says: May 3, 2017 3:34 PM

    I only watch Fox pregame because of Howie and Terry

  31. bowlregard says: May 3, 2017 3:59 PM

    Simms and Collinsworth are about the only commentators with something insightful to say. I will miss Phil very much. The ones they should can are Aikman and Buck. Along with most of the others. If they keep hiring clowns to commentate they might as well sign Chris Rock or Amy Shumer.

  32. kissmysandwich says: May 3, 2017 4:03 PM

    Why would Simms care? He’s worth millions and he sucks at calling games. CBS did him a favor.

  33. phinatic29 says: May 3, 2017 4:56 PM

    How did he get in the HOF with those horrible stats?

    55.4 COMP %
    199 TD Passes but 157 INTs to go with them.
    QB Rating 78.5

    he doesn’t belong at all.
    someone take the gold jacket off that fraud.

  34. mdsayre says: May 3, 2017 6:38 PM

    I’ve heard Sims wanted to be in the studio since last year, and it’s taken that long to find a replacement that Nance approved.

    I think he does better in a studio anyway, like Inside the NFL. We might never know the truth.

  35. ibillwt says: May 4, 2017 9:13 AM

    Give Phil a break. He’s moving on. Some fans didn’t like his announcing but as far as we know he never defrauded any Giants fans.

  36. smiley4284 says: May 4, 2017 9:48 AM

    Simms thought he was cute with his anti-Redskins stance; despite saying Redskins 10 times during one broadcast….dork.

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