"They had really specific questions about the game," Collinsworth said during Wednesday afternoon's Sunday Night Football broadcast between the Ravens and Steelers. "And I'm like, 'Wow.' You're just blown away about how strong the fans are here in this town." Collinsworth, whose comments sparked outrage on Twitter, later released a statement apologizing. "Today on our broadcast I made reference to a couple of women that I met in Pittsburgh who so impressed me with their football knowledge that I wanted to tell their story on the air," he said. "I know the way I phrased it insulted many. I'm so sorry. What I intended as a compliment to the fans of Pittsburgh, became an insult. I'm sick about insulting any fan, but especially female fans and journalists. I know first hand how much harder they have to work than any of us in this industry. I was wrong and I deeply apologize."