Former NFL QB Matt Ryan made his NFL broadcasting debut on Sunday, and his partners took little time before hazing the rookie. Ryan had many NFL highlights, including NFL MVP, but is most known for losing Super Bowl LI after leading 28-3 at halftime.
The epic collapse has marred what otherwise was a stellar career. Unfortunately for Ryan, he never made another trip to the Super Bowl. Ryan began his debut in the broadcasting booth, and his teammates couldn’t wait to welcome him with open arms.
What Did Andrew Catalon Say to Matt Ryan?
“This game feels like it should be 28-3 at halftime.”
Matt Ryan made his broadcasting debut today … and they really didn't have to do this to him.
Ryan's face as soon as "28-3" comes out of his mouth 😂pic.twitter.com/FdoT16JDKo
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 10, 2023
Catalon had to know what he was saying, and Ryan displayed professionalism beyond his experience in the booth and shrugged off the comment, keeping his cool under pressure.
What Did Social Media Have to Say About Catalon’s Playful Slight?
Some immediately pointed to the fact that sometimes it’s the closest people to you that sling the daggers.
Matt Ryan got hit with a 28-3 joke by his broadcast partner.
It really be your own pic.twitter.com/wcOOXgHEP0
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 10, 2023
Some on social media couldn’t believe what Catalon said.
— Alan Puga (@KING_PUGA) September 10, 2023
Some on social media were calling for assault charges against his broadcasting partner.
Matt Ryan just got assaulted by his broadcast partner with 28-3 pic.twitter.com/xoCaF15Djb
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) September 10, 2023
The outcome of Super Bowl LI has to haunt Matt Ryan to this day. Some on social media said it looked like Matt Ryan saw a ghost when Catalon mentioned “28-3.”
Matt Ryan looked like he saw a ghost when the commentator mentioned “28-3” 😭pic.twitter.com/6U0OrU2X9Y
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) September 10, 2023
Ryan’s nickname is ‘Matty Ice,’ and he earned the moniker on Sunday as he kept his cool with his broadcast partner slinging a dagger in his direction. Hopefully, Catalon and Barber take it easy on Ryan next week.