This monstrosity took place on the 11 PM SportsCenter. With coverage of Peyton Manning absolutely dominating the ESPN airwaves, the producers of SportsCenter felt it was necessary to have Stuart Scott read a... love letter or sorts to Peyton Manning from the point of view of a generic team looking to sign Manning. Note the lovely piano music in the background as Scott shifts between fangirl, hero-worshipping child, and desperate GM in his note to Manning.
Oh lord, this was painful. Can we get another poetry jam or two? At least Stu isn't doing this at live events to athletes' faces. Could you imagine if he started dropping his poetry jam skills in front of Kobe or delivered a sonnet to Peyton Manning about how great he is? Actually... that could be very entertaining TV, and would probably give us fresh material for a couple of weeks. MAKE IT HAPPEN!
None of those Dennis Miller quotes is real. Seriously you guys, you didn't notice that "TopFive.com" was a joke site? He never said anything as ridiculous as that. He was interesting to listen to and he was around for two seasons. That doesn't qualify as an unmitigated disaster, certainly not at the level of other broadcast bombs.
Wait! You put Dennis Miller on the list? The guy was brilliant. Are you suggesting you prefer hearing "This guy...." and "National Football League...." Every replay?
Are you sure those are actually quotes from Dennis Miller? The website you link implies that those are reader submissions before the season for things he might say on air ("Sharp-tongued comedian Dennis Miller has been chosen as part of the new broadcast team for ABC Monday Night Football this coming year. What can we expect to hear from the king of rants?")
I didn't watch a lot of MNF during the Dennis Miller era, but all three of those quotes are fucking brilliant.
Dennis Miller calling NFL ref Tom White referee Alfred Hitchcock was one of the funniest things I had heard.
i remember when isiah thomas as an announcer on nbc. another reason why it didnt work out because was WAY too into himself.
during a game he would say,"When I was playing I would've taken that shot and made it."
there was too much "I". he barely ever referenced the teams that were playing.
Dennis Miller is unjustly criticized for his MNF work. Just because people didn't get his humor doesn't make him a bad announcer. Anyone who can drop references to Nebuchadnezzar, Lyndon LaRouche and Vishnu gets points in my book. Better than hearing "my guy" every 2.8 seconds.
@awfulannouncing I assume Chris Berman has already achieved Hall of Fame status here? Back Back Back Back Back Your Car off a cliff already
You're too young to remember Oscar Robertson being CBS' lead analyst on their basketball telecasts in 1975. He was so awful that they pulled him in mid-season.
@awfulannouncing I disagree with Miller, but, more to the point: No Eric Dickerson? He was brutal on MNF. I felt sorry for him.
@awfulannouncing is that Kalber in your Mt. Rushmore of Failure?
@awfulannouncing I'm not a bust. Haven't you seen my work?