Welcome to this week's edition of Screengrab Snafus! Some players age and go with different looks as they move into post-retirement media careers. I have to say, Antonio Pierce looks a lot different than he did in his playing days. I kinda like the new look though. (H/T Carl Chenier)
Elsewhere, it's a wonder Georgia Tech lost in their rivarly game with Georgia last Saturday, what with their 190 First Downs in the first half. They didn't even post those kind of stats against Cumberland College! (via crainey1984 and bonus points if you get that reference!)
TheKliNG15 tweeted us this screengrab from college hoops. Thank goodness the leader didn't try to spell Billikens...
Then again, maybe that person was at the keyboard in taking a look at ESPN.com's college basketball contributors. Who's controlling ESPN's academic standards, John Calipari? At least this guy could spell college! (H/T Nathan Kotisso)
From Paul Braverman comes this screengrab of ESPN's listing of the highest winning percentages amongst current FBS coaches. I tell ya, that Greg Patterson gets no respect for what he's done to build the TCU program...
And finally, from reader Greg Franklin comes this WaPo headline about the tumultuous week in Jacksonville. It's a wonder the Jags fired coach Jack Del Rio with such a great record...
That was your week in Screengrab Snafus, next time be careful out there!
NHL - Pat Foley (wish DaleTallon was still with him)
MLB - Kuiper, Krukow - by 2, no 3, country miles
NFL - Nessler, Mayock
CFB - Mussberger, Herbstreit (Honorable mention - Dave Lamont )
EPL - Jon Champion, David Pleat
Rugby - Grant Nesbitt, Murray Mexted, although Mexted seems to have been relegated
Golf - Feherty
Boxing - Ian Darke, yes the same Ian Darke
NBA - haven't seen a game in 127 years
CBB - haven't seen a whole game in 126 years.
A comment about Mussberger and Herbstreit: It's not that I love them. But, they are one of the only teams who let the game breathe a bit and assume the viewer has some intelligence.. Most other announcing teams feel like they get paid by the word!
I must be the only one in the world that thinks Muffburger sucks. If you played a "Muffburger drinking game" and had to take a drink every time he said "Herbie", you'd be drunk before the first series of downs was over
Nessler - Blackledge for ESPN's College Football Primetime is by far the best College Football announcing teams. Brent? Really?
@Gamecock13 Nessler & Blackledge are definitely good. I also think Brent is overrated a bit. He is good, but I don't think he's great. I think he is overly dramatic sometimes. "A GAIN OF 2 YARDS!"
I'm sure many will disagree with this, but I love listening to Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson. First off, Gary is a good analysis. Sure, he gets a bit silly in the booth, but that's because of Verne. And yes, I like Verne. He's almost senile, makes a ton of mistakes and goes off on tangents, but you can tell he really enjoys the game. He is great at calling exciting plays, unless he makes a mistake of course. But his booming laugh and jolly nature makes for a fun listen.In basketball, I love listening to Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas and Bill Raftery. They might be my favorite "pairing" in all of sports.
The ESPN tennis team is also very good. They have great chemistry and most of them have really strong, fun personalities.
@PackerFan there are a lot of us that get a sense of comfort when Verne is announcing. He has been on as long as I can remember.
Gus Johnson, obviously. But also Craig James and Pam Ward. Because without them, there would be no Awful Announcing.
Merrill Reese, who does the radio call for the Philadelphia Eagles. Thanks to Sirius satellite radio, I have had a chance to hear outof the other teams announcers. It is not even close. Merrill is way better than them all.
Were Harry Kalas still with us, I'd have said him too.
Brent Musburger & Kirk Herbstreit. They could make a game between Indiana and Tulane seem like it's the biggest thing ever. No one does a better job on college football.