MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki arrived on the pregame show for Sunday Night Football to break down the NFL playoff picture with the big screen.
From Nov. 3 until Nov. 7, Americans were glued to their television, phone and tablet screens waiting for an announcement of the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. One figure that carried us throughout the stressful journey was MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki, who worked around the clock with the big board to provide us with election updates until Biden was declared the President-Elect.
Nearly a month later, Kornacki provided his expertise to “Football Night in America,” where he used the large screen to go through the NFL playoff picture. If you were enthralled by Kornacki’s election coverage, then you’ll absolutely love him breaking down playoff probabilities.
Bring Kornacki back every week
Kornacki covered everything, from the Indianapolis Colts’ playoff chances increasing following their win over the Houston Texans, to the Las Vegas Raiders avoiding catastrophe by defeating the New York Jets with literal seconds remaining in regulation. He even broke down that even though the Baltimore Ravens are just outside the playoff race, they have the easiest remaining schedule.
The national political correspondent was there for us all during the nerve-racking election, wearing his trademark white dress shirt, tie and khaki pants. In more recent elections, the winner is projected on Election Night. But the 2020 edition was different, as millions of Americans voted by mail due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Add that to some pivotal battleground states not tabulating votes until Election Night, and the wait was lengthy. Yet, Kornacki went without sleep to keep us all up to date until the election was called for Biden.
NBC, we ask you to do one thing — have Kornacki return on a weekly basis to continue tracking the playoff chances of every team up until the final Sunday Night Football game in Week 17. Seriously, we’re going to need him to explain the NFC East race, because man is that a mess.