There really needs to be a permanent thread for this.
Getting really sick of:
- Minor/major puns, especially ones that don't make sense: "My mother always told me never to major in a minor." Huh?
Feel free to contribute.
Every time Graham hears "double nickel," he kills a kitten.
At least it's not Cinco Cinco.
Woah there, I haven't even put up the Festivus pole yet nor am i close to finding suitable feats of strength for this year's celebration!
"That's thinking on the run, no pun intended."
Mark Dantonio sees the pun.
"i was swimming around somewhere"
I'm not too worried about the announcers. I'm more concerned with the product RR is putting on the field.
This thread is called "Awful Announcing: an official thread in which we air our grievances weekly". Did you think you would find something else here? If not, why did you click it you Silly Billy?
makes me want to blow up something
The way the woman says "Please" in the second half of that ad (the "quick meals" part) is incredibly grating.
I don't know if this counts as bad announcerating, but when the BTN decided not to air Purdue's 3rd-and-21 play in the 4th quarter? That.
I am pretty sure one of the announcers mentioned JoePa and his tenure at Michigan State.
That happened. I heard it too.
At least the announcers didn't spent the game talking about Mossman again.
The first time that guy did the Minor/major thing, I thought to myself, "Shit. I'm probably going to hear that at least 5 more times today."
So, my question is, between the BTN people, Pam Ward, other ESPN2 people, etc.... What exactly is the criteria on which sportscasters are hired? That's a serious question. It seems like the only profession where people near the top of the career-ladder are really, really awful at what they do. I have had no formal training in sportscasting and I can say with 100% confidence I would have done a better job announcing that game, as would I'm sure many people on this board, or from a random sampling of the general public for that matter, which begs the question, where do they get these guys?
Wisconsin game hasn't even started yet, and they've already dropped the "Major/Minor" bit and the "What Brown can do for you" bit.
Before the game says that John Clay "has a GPS system that's always set for the end zone."
I HATE the use of the word literally,
as if people are figuratively playing football
(Although our defense does look like a figurative d)
During the Illinois game last year, the announcers said at the end of the 3rd quarter, with Michigan with the ball at their own 2 yard line, "Well, when we come back, Michigan will have the ball with their backs against the wall, both physically and literally." Uh, what? Those two words mean virtually the same thing, and in that context, neither is correct.
Well done Wildcat, Right on the Money....(except for his mention of 'defensive blocking")
Babe McBaberson on the sideline told a story about how Bielema made Clay carry a football around with him to class and what not. Isn't that illegal or am I just making shit up?
I don't know why I'm getting negged but that's a serious question. I thought it was illegal now for the coach to have the players carry a ball to class with them.
isn't he practicing holding onto the ball? Every waking second of his day is now mandatory practice time! Someone call the Freep, we got another story! Clay's been practicing 112 hours a week!
The Toon puns today were driving me crazy.
Yes, those were some of the worst puns. Anybody whose name is easily punnable should be ineligible to play in the NCAA.
Please NCAAA, focus on that instead of Dez Bryant and practice time rules. The horrible horrible puns are the real problem with college football.
"When you hear x talk about y, this is what x means."
Announcer 1: "When you hear a scout talk about walking, that's exactly what he means: McOtter really put one foot in front of the other, and moved."
Announcer 2: "He's a next level player."
Wayne Larrivee saying "and Roundtree was featured with 10 catches in Michigan's WIN over Purdue last week..." Dude, come on! You were THERE broadcasting the game for God's sake!
His great announcing during the basketball game makes up for all the awful instances mentioned in this thread.