Boston Bruins' NESN play-by-play man Jack Edwards, who you may remember from such on-air moments as "The 12 Days Of Boston Christmas," Tim Thomas, the best goalie on earth!," "Unanimous Decision: Milan Lucic!" and "GET UP!," has found a way to top himself yet again. What's a homer announcer to do when his team's trailing 5-0 after two periods? Reference Monty Python and the Holy Grail, of course:
If you're one of the few people on the planet who is unaware of Holy Grail, here's the original scene:
An apt analogy, to say the least. Of course, this would have been even better if Edwards had managed to work in that the Bruins were pining for the fjords, or that their skating had become rather silly of late, or that they weren't expecting the Tampa Bay Inquisition, or that they'd received a map of Stalingrad instead of one of St. Petersburg (FL), or that they were all out of goals, or that they were too busy cutting down trees while wearing high heels to play hockey. Still, when most teams fall behind 5-0, it's time to bring out your dead in the announcing booth. That's not the case with Edwards, and his approach of always looking on the bright side of life certainly can produce some entertainment in a rather dull game.
The announcers for DIal Global, which used to be Westward One for the NFL Playoffs this year had Howard David, Tony Boselli and Mark Malone as the Sideine reporter for the Texans at Bengals Wild-card game, Dave Sims, James Lofton and Hub Arkush as the sideline reporter at the Lions at Saints Wild-card game, Ian Eagle, Trent Green and Laura Okmin as thesideline reporter at the Falcons at Giants Wild-card game and Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts and Steve Tasker as the sideline reporter at the Steelers at Broncos Wild-card game,Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone and Scott Kaplan as the sideline reporter at the Saints at 49ers Divisional Playoff game, Dave Sims, James Lofton and Tony Boselli as the sideline reporter for the Broncos at Patriots Divisional Playoff game, Ian Eagle, Trent Green and Kevin Kiley was the sideline reporter for the Texans at Ravens Divisional Playoff game and Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts and Hub Arkush as the sideline reporter for the Giants at Packers Divisional Playoff game, Dave Sims, James Lofton and Tony Boselli as the sideline reporter for the AFC Championship game and Kevin Harlan,Dan Fouts and Mark Malone as the sideline reporter for the NFC Championship game!
I was rght, because the NFL Network had Paul Burmeister work the East-West Shrine game with Charles Davis, Mike Mayock and Rebecca Haarlow was the Sideline Reporter and working this week for the NFL Network's coverage of the Senior Bowl Practices and Senior Bowl Will be Paul Burmeiser, Charles Davis, Mike Mayock, Rebecca Haarlow and Heath Evans will be the Sideline Repoters!
It sounds to me like that Mike Mayock will be working the Senior Bowl for NFL Networh next Saturday afternoon, before flying to be 1 of 2 analysts for NBC's coverage of the Pro Bowl next Sunday Night!