The local radio calls almost always trump the national calls in enthusiasm, and that certainly was the case last night in the finale of the Tigers/Yankees series. In the above clip, that's 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit's Dan Dickerson on the call. Not unexpectedly, his offering is in contrast to the almost melancholy offering we were treated to by the TBS crew. To cement my nerdom in the annals of the internet, I'll throw out that my ringtone on my phone is the Dan Dickerson call of the Magglio Ordonez walk-off HR that sent the Tigers to the World Series in 2006. For 5 years that's been my ringtone, and for 5 years I've ignored my friends and allowed it to play through and go to voicemail.
The series-clinching strikeout capped off a memorable game five full of clutch pitching and insane drama. Personally, I spent much of the game writhing on the floor of my apartment as Tigers pitchers maneuvered around the Yankees 200 million dollar roster. As someone who always takes delight in Yankee schadenfreude, I'm sad that so far I have not been able to locate the John Sterling call.
Then, Tom Verducci was doused as he attempted to interview Jose Valverde.
Two more Game 5's today on TBS as Arizona/Milwaukee (5:07 PM) and St. Louis/Philadelphia (8:37 PM) compete to see which fanbases will have to continue to endure that constant "Written in the Stars" song for another series.
Mark Jones- "You know what Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, and (can't remember 3rd person) have in common?"
Ed Cunningham- "They have a heartbeat?"
"You know what I like about Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel, they got blood on this field." No, Craig James.
Urban Meyer: "That's one of the best Notre Dame teams I've seen in the last five or six years." Correction on my Miss. St quote, it was Rob Stone not Clay Matvick.
"Bryant to the house! [Two seconds later] Got pushed out."
-Adam Amin, on call of Morgan St.-Howard, tape-delayed on ESPNU
Brent Musburger just said, "Let's check in down below with Erin." And 90% of male college football fans agreed.
Will Merritt talking about Sammy Watkins: "That's what happens in big boy football." Also, "That was a ginormous hole."
From @WithaSmirk, "CMU is starting back-up Andrew Maxwell at QB..." Holy crap are you awful, Pam Ward. You are unlistenable.
From @zbloxham: "These Arkansas receivers have been through the wars." Gary Danielson
Matt Millen about Ohio State's WRs: "You have to have depth, and with depth, you have to have discipline with that depth as well."
from @JarrettCox Danielson just spent 5 min explaining how they left TE uncovered to throw him the ball. but the TD went to a different guy. #PayAttention
@highdraws: Andre Ware analysis when asked key to Arkansas vs. Alabama game: "The key for Arkansas is to score when they have the football."
"Gilson made a nice catch there, with his hands."--Rene Ingoglia, on UMass WR Tom Gilson making a nice grab... with his hands!!!
Spielman made a comment giving props to Pitt's D after they audibled after ND audibled. Pitt allowed a first down on the play.
Cornell player gets sick on the football, Ross Tucker: "Boy, there's a lot of green grass that the Cornell player could have gotten sick on instead of the football."
from @SBisho12: @awfulannouncing Pam Ward: 2 of the last 3 Central Michigan passes have been intercepted. The last one for an interception.
Eric Collins during San Diego State-Michigan noting Braylon Edwards now playing for former Michigan QB Jim Harbaugh "...out in San Diego with the 49ers."
From @brosekrans Blake Rosekrans Pam Ward is doing the MSU game and if that isn't awful enough, Dan Hawkins just said: "party at the qb and the d line is invited."
Dan Hawkins: "Morten Andersen is here today, and he loves the rugby punt." Pam Ward: "13 net yards for them." Hawkins: "Coach Dantoni was not real happy with that." It's D'Antonio.
From @Sandlapperspike, Bob Davie: "there's a big difference between 4th and 4 and 4th and 3." Sure is, Bob. One yard.
Ross Tucker (Cornell-Yale): "All you have to do is touch the plane to get into the endzone." Randy Moss: "The Bulldogs streak out to a 14-0 lead."
Desmond Howard: "LSU plays grown man football. If you have any Hello Kitty in you, they will crush you."