Time for another great installment of Screengrab Snafus... and there is plenty of pic-fail goodness to choose from this week. Let's get started, shall we?
Yesterday we chronicled John Clayton's moment of zen. Clayton is a great follow on Twitter even though he's rather new to the social media scene. In the rush to get news out, it's understandable that a veteran reporter may slip back a couple decades. 1993 called and it wants its Tweet back, John. Zzzzzing!
From NBC4's Matt Barnes in Columbus comes this snafu from last night's Panthers/Bengals preseason game in Cincinnati. I can't blame the guys in the truck though, who is honestly paying attention to a Panthers/Bengals preseason game?!?! I would say that Ron Rivera and Marvin Lewis trading places would be an interesting subplot to the season, but both these teams are winning like 3 games anyways.
According to the Detroit News, Calvin Johnson has aged quite a bit, shrunk, and evidently needs to get tickets to Lions games from the Detroit Lions ticket office. I can't believe Johnson's shocking transformation isn't a bigger story nationwide...
The "Fox Box" changed sports on television for the better as we see time, score, and team information about the game we're watching. 99.9% of the time, this isn't cause for one of the funniest pics you'll see in sports. However, I was floored when I saw what happened when Viktoria Plzen met FC Kobenhaven in the UEFA Champions League qualifying round. From the brilliant Tim Burke comes the most hilarious combination of abbreviated names I've ever seen on a sports telecast...
And finally, we cross into the world of real news where the uprising in Libya is one of the biggest stories of the year around the world. With such a fragile situation on the ground, on-site reporting is obviously a big deal for the news networks. That's why it was so surprising to see a CNN reporter in Tripoli... Lebanon.
That was your week in Screengrab Snafus, next time, wherever you are around the world, be careful out there!
No awful announcing list could be complete without the biggest doofus calling gamestoday: Dan Dierdorf
Bob Cole from Hockey Night in Canada is hands down the worst announcer currently "broadcasting". The man is like 130 years old and is at the point where he can no longer react to the pace of the game in front of him. Lengthy periods of silence are followed by mispronounced names and flat-out wrong information. And how did Hawk Harrelson "lose" in his bracket? He's the only announcer whose relentless homerism and ridiculous phrases like "he gone" actually make me angry
You guys haven't heard bad until you've been aurally assaulted by Greg White of SpeedTV. It's so painful I can't even think of how to describe it. He's so bad he makes Bob Cole of HNIC sound refreshing.
@hoellca Pam Ward is already up on "Mt. Rushmore". Her terribleness is already documented and noticed.
Toughest matchup in my opinion happens Friday, when Chris Berman faces Mark May. I won't be able to cast my vote but I will lobby for May. As bad as Chris Berman is, he will do something at some point to make you laugh. Mark May does NOTHING...I repeat...N-O-T-H-I-N-G that can be construed as comical. He is a pompous ass. I'd rather listen to Lou Holtz read the Harry Potter series than see Mark May on TV one more time. And yes, I am an Ohio State Fan. Vote for May!
You guys should do one of these for Football, Basketball, Baseball and Hockey, there are enough bad announcers probably to fill in a 16 man bracket for each
@RossMillsap wwhere the hell is Phil Simms? Listen to a game he calls, he makes gramatical mistakes for god sakes! Not to mention he always seems to be a play or two behind, makes blatantly obvious statements and is quite bias towards certain players and teams. I'm sorry but the ex-NFL guys calling games are generally the worst set of announcers out there.