Sweden won the World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal on Thursday night by defeating the junior Russians 1-0 in overtime. The game-winner was netted by Mika Zibanejad at the 10:09 mark of overtime and it resulted in pure announcer exultation.
You have to watch/listen for yourself:
I don't understand a word, but it sounds like they're having a good time. Yahoo! took a stab, but it doesn't include anything about Jonas Jerebko or tro pa mirakel. When you consider that this was the first gold medal for Sweden at the WJHC in over 30 years, you have to understand and appreciate the junior Swedish Al Michaels reaction (on crazy ecstasy, or extas). It's a love-mix of sweet Swede emotion featuring Abba, Eagle Eye Cherry, The Cardigans, and Europe; the Swedish junior hockey players are all the rock and the announcers are screaming Swedish teenage groupies.
Actually Pfhanz Chris Berman is a PBP voice for 1-2 MLB Regular Season games for ESPN and 2 games of MLB's Divisional Series for ESPN Radio and for the 1st 2 rounds of ESPN's coverage of U.S. Open Golf!
@awfulannouncing Rob Stone " A 5 and out" #pamwardchronicles.
Breen and McDonough need votes pronto \/\/ RT @awfulannouncing Here we go! Vote 4 Best Play by Play Announcer of 2011!! http:\/\/t.co\/Xl1vqOCv
Why isn't Gus Johnson listed among the worst announcers because he is one of the worst announcers in the history of sports?? Since when did yelling and screaming like a crazed maniac constitute good sports broadcasting??
@awfulannouncing ah that sucks - Gus shouldn't be up there for best.
@pfhanz Berthiaume did pxp for the yearending Yankees/Rays game and earned his spot for that, Berman does a ton of play by play from the US Open to HR Derby to MLB.
@DonaldC Thank you Donald - I'm really baffled that so many think this guy is such a great sportscaster.