Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Somehow, it's fitting.
I'm sure all the prostitutes in St. Petersberg appreciate the warning.
I think the Tessitore-Gilmore combo is one of the best/most underrated announcer duos in the country, and I can always go for Brad Nessler. Looks good!
If we get that combo, I hope we're the underdog. They've called almost every big upset this season.
I really like Nessler, but I strongly disagree about Gilmore. He is consistently unprepared -- mispronouncing player's names, barfing up platitudes that seem like they should be true but very often aren't, etc. Either he does next to no research, or he just isn't very smart.
Love that Tessitore is calling games. I love him and Teddy Atlas together on FNF. Any chance Teddy gets the sideline reporter job someday? lol
Love Nessler and Blackledge. Also, Tessitore is one of the most underrated commentators in the game. He does a great job.
He was legendary in that '10 Illinois game.
Goodluck to you guys getting into the Sugar. The B1G needs to get back to normal with it being OSU-Michigan and everyone else.
good. We needed a little more climb (any for that matter) after beating OSU for it to be a likely scenario. Most like scenario, Capital One or Outback. I would like the Capital One better due to likely opponent, Arkansas (and a general dislike for watching South Carolina football), but would prefer the Trico call and the ABC telecast. So I am torn. Go LSU and Texas, that is our road to the Sugar.
Damn Holly Rowe :( Anyone else dissappointed in that one if we actually get the Sugar?
I prefer Erin Andrews.
I'm becoming more of a Jenn Brown fan, especially since she was a bikini model and there's plenty of pics floating around.
Except EA is the only sideline reporter who adds to a broadcast. Ever, really.
Still, these teams are good news.
I'll take Charissa Thompson please.
I'm sure PurpleStuff will be pleased. He love the moon face.
Holly Rowe has always reminded me of Artemis from Always Sunny in Philly...
Holly Rowe looks like a frog.
i bet everyone is pissed that we struck out on pam ward.
HOLLY ROWE COME TO PAPA
Oh, God, they have the Monday Night Football crew handling the Orange Bowl. There is nothing more embarassing in college football broadcasting than people who only know the NFL well calling a bowl game. They don't know the players, they don't know the rule differences, and they start musing about how these crazy offenses would never fly in the NFL. Also, Jon Gruden will say THIS GUY a lot. Really hope Michigan goes Sugar if BCS happens.
Tirico has extensive college announcing experience and I think does a really good job no matter the sport.
Jaws might be able to give some insight, being a QB and all, but Gruden will just slob all over everyone's knob and make the entire broadcast booth very ... uncomfortable. Don't get me wrong, I think Gruden is hilarious and seems like a good dude; I just can't believe some of the jocksniffing that comes out of his mouth at times.
I actually don't think he understands spread concepts, given how I've heard him talk about Tim Tebow. He'll definitely use the phrase "NFL-type throws" at some point.
I do remember when Tirico was a frequent college commentator, and I always liked him back in the late '80s and early '90s. But I don't know if I'll be able listen to this game.
Why in the hell would you listent to/watch the Orange Bowl anyway? Can't get enough of the 7-5 Louisville Cardinals?
When was the last time Nessler called a Michigan game? It seems like it's been a while.
Last year against Penn State, if I remember correctly.
It was Notre Dame this year, I'm pretty sure.
I will only watch if it's Holly Rowe Hoth Edition.
She's ready to set off for Bespen.
Did she perform someone's appendectomy before showing up for the broadcast?
its been weird watching nessler slowly thicken up over the last 10 or so years.
he used to be quite svelte
Jackson, Griese, and Arute was the best trio for games that I ever saw. That was the era before eyecandy (mostly) on the sidelines.
Blackledge is going to have a field day in New Orleans with his "Taste of the Town." That might be the only thing he talks about.
How long has it been since Blackledge was John Saunders partner in studio (aka, the old Jesse Palmer)? Was that late '90s? I also remember Terry Bowden in that role, but I think that was before Blackledge.
On taste of the town in New Orleans. That's good tv.
have announcers that don't completely suck or hate Michigan? This better not be a joke...
Those poor souls who will be stuck a)listening to the game on the radio instead of TV and b)as a result will get McDonough and Millen...
Every time Millen opens his mouth I understand more and more how the Lions went 0-16.
But they get McDonough, which is a huge win.