Last we saw Al Trautwig of MSG Network in New York, he was trying his hand at being the newest Incredible Hulk. Tonight, Al was much calmer, but happened to join what is a very exclusive club of sportscasters (somewhere Steve Levy is smiling). You see, it was revealed today that Amare Stoudemire is suffering from a bulging disc in his back. Whlie the injury is certainly a serious one for Stoudemire, it led to this Freudian moment of comedy for Al Trautwig.
Instead of Al calling the injury a "bulging disc" he of course called it a "bulging dick." My favorite part of the clip is Al referring to the injury as being "much more complicated" than Jeremy Lin's sore left knee. You don't say. The good news is that Amare won't require surgery... that could have been awkward. According to legend, at least Patrick Ewing can empathize with what Stodemire is going through...
Update: Later in the evening, Jonathan Coachman also fell victim to the dreaded "bulging dick" except twice as nice.
I find that whether I agree with Romey or not, I have come to love his delivery and the way he puts his thoughts together, then shoves them out there for all to consider. He is entertaining (remember that is the E in ESPN) and ESPN blew it. I'll watch wherever he lands -- he makes me laugh and is spot on more often than not.
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i don't think he would be missed. I don't think ESPN really promoted the show or extended Rome's talents beyond the show like on SC etc. NBC would have been a better move
@Livineasy "I don't think ESPN really promoted the show or extended Rome's talents beyond the show like on SC etc." That may have been because ESPN has their own radio network that usually competes with Rome's show. Rome was always an odd fit on ESPN, and once media companies started getting serious about trying to compete with ESPN, Rome's departure to CBS or NBC may have been inevitable.
I don't think it's a big loss for ESPN. They had moved Rome to ESPN2. Now they just need to find another half hour show or move SportsNation back by half an hour. It could be a gain for CBS depending on where they place him, but it would have been better for Rome if he had gone to NBC Sports or Fox.
@DanielOrmsby Unless you mean extend it half an hour, I think more likely is that Numbers Never Lie and Dan LeBatard's show get moved up half an hour. Dunno what fills the time in the 3 PM ET hour. More Skip Bayless?
@DanielOrmsby I can see it now: "Skip Bayless vs. the World". It could be like FSN's old "I, Max" show, with Bayless debating Stephen A. Smith, a guest, and the show's own "fans".