Only two weeks to go in the first ever Dickies Awards. Can anyone catch Dick Stockton or is he destined to claim this historic prize? There are a lot of great quotes to choose from this week. Here are your Week 16 nominees...
1) "This Jets crowd is really in favor of the Jets today" - Tony Siragusa (via sctvman)
2) "They need a 2 point conversion" - Thom Brennaman with the Cardinals trailing by seven. (via kamuifan)
3) "On the 11th day of Christmas, Dalton throws a touchdown to Jerome Gresham." - Shannon Sharpe (via bjo109)
4) "Shaun Sneezam with his second field goal of the day..." - Dick Stockton (via acsteelersfan)
5) "When his elbow hits, he's down, right?" - Tony Siragusa
6) "A penalty flag is thrown. No flag is down on the field." - Joe Buck (via bloggerjustinf)
7) "He's very accomplished at handing it off." - Dan Dierdorf on Matt Stafford (via dascenzo)
8) "The tie is broken!" - Ron Pitts on an Akers FG. Seattle was winning 17-16 at the time. (via SSReporters)
9) "Look at Tony Tebow right here." - Joe Theismann (via sctvman)
10) "He got injured pulling out" - Phil Simms (via ving323)
11) "Tony Romo needs to be able to grip the ball with 5 hands" - Michael Irvin (via 4CourtJesters)
12) "C'mon eh!" - Chris Berman (via sctvman)
13) "Dan Marino was pretty good too, you know" - Jon Gruden (via tcbuono). Thanks, John.
14) "Good start for Ponder and the Vikings offense." - Chris Myers. The start - 2 possesions, 1 first down, 20 yards. (via ccfMRF)
15) "I can't blame Fitzpatrick there." - Phil Simms after Fitzy bounces one a few yards ahead of the WR (via akotok)
Vote For Your Week 16 Dickies Nominees! (vote for up to five)
The winners will come Thursday so make sure you vote early and often and check back for the full NFL Week 17 announcing sked later this week.
The announcers doing the Rutgers-Navy game three weeks ago did the same thing. Rutgers was up 3 with 30 seconds left and had 4th down in easy FG range. The color guy kept saying why don't they just take a knee instead of risking a blocked FG, and the play-by-play guy agreed with him. Rutgers missed the kick but won the game.
Actually, not only did he figure it out (or get told), which is rare enough, he was honest enough to say "My bad, nevermind, good play."
Most announcers would have just let it go and signed off of the broadcast without acknowledging the mistake, and Dan Dierdorf would've gone off for five minutes about how, 4th down or not, he was still right.
At least he figured it out (or was told) faster than Joe Buck in the Cowboys game when Felix Jones ran out of bounds on fourth down. Great play! Oh, never mind.
What really sells the badness of the quote is that Bentley didn't just fail to grasp the implications of the down, that would be understandable. It's that he apparently didn't know what down it <i>was</i>.