ESPN NFL analyst Steve Young was in the middle of making a solid point about the unpredictability of the regular season and the playoffs during the Monday Night Football postgame show within SportsCenter. He was talking about the context of the Patriots blowout of the Texans and what may happen if the teams had a rematch in the postseason. Then he blurted out this...
"But this is the NBA, where the regular season is kind of all over the place..."
I can remember analysts flubbing players, cities, teams, and pretty much everything under the sun. But the actual league itself? This is new territory even for AA. The priceless look on Suzy Kolber's face says it all.
I'm just glad I could get this video out before Rick Reilly got it first on Twitter.
Update: Several people also alerted us to Steve Young making a comment about the Texans thinking "they have the biggest dick in the league." You can catch that video here. I'm almost sure that's what Young says. "Biggest stick" doesn't really make too much sense. Oh well, so many of these clips have an element of ambiguity to them, you can never be positive what someone says on television anymore. Right, Stephen A?
He says stick. And it makes complete sense. The old political saying "speak softly but carry a big stick", meaning you will be soft with words but when aggression is called for you have that big stick to use. The NBA thing I dont know about. But this dope author is ridiculous. Learn context before saying stupid garbage like "a big stick doesnt really make sense here".
Guys, Steve Young has been saying thifor like 5 weeks now, he's comparing the NFL to the NBA saying "This isthe NBA now, just ge in the tourney and you have a chance." No joke he has said some version of this like 6 straight weeks on MOnday night.