Chauncey Billups has been starting beside Chris Paul for the Clippers thus far this season (two games), but did not start on Friday night vs. the Bulls due to a sore groin. That didn't stop PA announcer David Courtney from introducing the veteran glue guy anyway:
Courtney must have put in a lot of time practicing the Clippers intros for the home opener and, when Billups was a relatively late scratch, he didn't want to let all that practice go to waste. "Shooot, I haven't practiced anything for Mo Williams. What am I going to do? Ah, I got it. I'll do the Billups' intro I've practiced hours on end as if he is starting and then I'll just correct myself by nonchalantly saying Mo Williams' name after. Yeah, yeah, that's what I'll do. Phew." No, that's probably not what happened. But Poor Mo Williams.
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"Ponder thinks about Harvin. Harvin doesn't have to Ponder the throw."
"That sets up the veteran, he's been around a LONG time, Ryan Longwell."
- Chris Berman, in rapid succession on The Blitz
"...the annexation of Puerto Rico" ~ Mike Florio when answering a fan question about the most underrused offensive play in the NFL via Sunday night in-game online chat.
"Boy Barry Foote reading the eyes of the quarterback almost got over there. Larry Foote, not Barry." -Phil Simms, very tongue-tied the past few weeks
"Moore looking all the way for Brandon Moore. And Brandon Moore is bracketed..." - Dan Dierdorf misnaming Brandon Marshall, not once but twice in the same sentence
I want to also nominate the ENTIRE Kris Jenkins Halloween skit. That was as bad as it was dumb. EVERY PART OF IT!
"He's actually been gored and run up field by Igor Olshansky." -Dan Dierdorf
"IGORED Olshansky" - Greg Gumbel
"He was Igored. If this was Young Frankenstein, he'd be EYE-gor." -Dierdorf
- quite the exchange between this duo...
"Greg Gumbel didn't want one syllable words, so let me throw it back to my polysyllabic sesquipedalian, that would be, Greg Gumbel" -James Brown after Ravens/Cardinals game break