I like to take a little bit of pride in finding announcing clips that are located in the farthest reaches of cyberspace. Sometimes, the most entertaining announcing clips come from the largely uncharted realm of high school sports. You may remember the high school lacrosse announcer that channeled his inner BIG earlier this year. The following video doesn't have one of those classic lines, but is entertaining on the whole. This clip comes from late September and features highlights of a Georgia high school football game - Norcross vs Mill Creek (even though the video wrongly spells it "Nocross"). Of course, it's not the football that we want to focus on, but the announcing.
Unfortunately, I couldn't identify the broadcaster or any other info about the origins of this video, but the two minute highlight package is definitely worth it. I've rarely ever heard such emphasis on an extra point or such impassioned "touchDOOWWWnn" calls. Other gems include: "The Mill Creek Hawks have just thrown another hook! BOOM! BOOM! BAM! GET OUTTA THE WAY!" Watch the video and decide where it fits on the scale from Joe Buck to Gus Johnson...
Personally, I'd much rather listen to this guy announce a game than Joe Buck, Chris Myers, Chris Rose, Thom Brennaman or Dick Stockton. What are you waiting for, Fox!
It comes down to whatever story line the networks can milk for airtime. Airtime brings in money, so whatever the networks can put out will come out, whether it be fact or ficition. I agree with what Rey said, the networks are trying to dictate of how a player should act according to their rules.These networks don't have a clue....
I was on board with the post up until the Cam Newton portion.
Considering that this post was based on false headlines leading to false impressions of an athlete (Cutler), I think your inclusion of the TMQ headline is just as irresponsible as what Fox did. Having read the column yesterday, the question was asked with Easterbrook's tongue firmly implanted in his cheek. Yet, the way you present it in this post suggest as if Easterbrook was joining in on the "Cam is God" chorus. On the contrary, the section of the column that follows proposes a very legitimate theory as to why Newton has had so much success, along with other QBs that are on pace to obliterate Marino's single season passing yards record. It actually features very little praise of Newton beyond a continuation of the tongue-in-cheek questioning of his performances and really doesn't focus on him at all.
I've reread the TMQ section a few times and I haven't come up with one legitimate reason why you referenced it the way you did without providing the context of the article. It doesn't negate your very correct take down of Fox for being so irresponsible (isn't that the whole News Corp. philosophy though?), but it does overshadow the point you intended to highlight to some degree.
@Ghostface Marcus Funnily enough, I had the opposite reaction. If I'm remembering correctly that this is the same guy who accused Trent Dilfer of being biased in favor of every quarterback not named Cutler, his homerism is reeeeeeally showing here. Shame on Johnston for trying to pass the headlines off as genuine, but Fox does these sorts of montages all the time, especially recently on their NFL broadcasts and ads this season for some reason. On the other hand, you have to admit it's odd that Newton is being deified without a career win, with or without the TMQ piece.
You're correct that TMQ itself doesn't delve deeply into the Cam Newton question. But I think to see that picture of Cam Newton staring back at you on the front page of ESPN.com is a powerful visual that feeds into the growing ascension of an 0-2 quarterback. ESPN.com could have chosen any quarterback mentioned by TMQ to be on the front page (Romo, Rivers, Brees, Brady), but instead they chose Newton. Maybe there's still time for all the Cam Newton love to even out, but I won't be holding my breath. Thanks for reading and commenting.
the biggest problem i have with the cutler hysteria is how the media is trying to dictate how a pro player is suppose to act based on THEIR rules. they did the same thing with derek anderson when he laughed on the sideline during a loss.
cutler isnt a RAH-RAH guy. the nfl is job and the football field is a workplace. can you imagine a coworker going arounf the office screaming "LETS GO GUYS, PICK IT UP!!!"?
that dude would either get fired or his ass kicked.