Thanks to @DarrenRovell, you can see a Lingerie Football player get depantsed... as Sean Salisbury provides the color commentary.
I feel like there is quite the Sean Salisbury joke to be had here, but maybe we just shouldn't go there. Instead, let's just all laugh at him for what his career has become. From ESPN to announcing Lingerie Football games, well, that kind of joke really just makes itself. Were there no announcing job openings in Major League Soccer available?
The Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State is one of the most horrifying, disgusting stories in sports in quite some time. As time has passed, the news coming out of State College has only gotten worse as more and more details become available. There have been so many emotional reactions to the shocking story varying from rage to anger to sadness that it's hard to comprehend the full scope. Words fail to express the hurt and anguish one feels for all of the victims involved and the disbelief that something like this could happen on such a large scale.
As a former Nittany Lion, Matt Millen's appearance on SportsCenter this morning showed the gravity and the human element of this story. He visibly choked up and broke down when discussing the news that has been reported in the last week regarding his alma mater and his former coaches, Joe Paterno and Sandusky. The inner conflict within Millen, and all of those emotions, were on full display live on SportsCenter this morning. Here's video of the full segment, the moment of Millen choking up begins at the 4:00 mark...
Last Saturday's Big Tweleven Legends division clash between Iowa and Michigan came down to the last play of the game. As someone who has only watched a 20-second highlight clip of the game, in my opinion, the difference was Iowa's perceived non-politically correctpink locker rooms. Unfortunately, it's a non-PC gaffe by Iowa radio play-by-play man Gary Dolphin that we are talking about today. For those of you who aren't experts in old-timey racism, go here to make yourself probably a worse person overall. Dolphin obviously meant to say "jitterbug" and it's obvious there was no malice meant in his comment.
If you were curious about the attempted move that UM running back Fitzgerald Toussaint apparently attempted, I recommend watching all nine minutes and eighteen seconds of this video to understand the very advanced running move that he tried against the Iowa defense.
A few new faces make an appearance in this week's Straight Outta Stockton awards including some national college football announcers that ply their trade on local broadcasts. Living in Ohio, it's nice to see Bengals radio analyst Dave Lapham make an appearance. After watching much of GB/SD, Brian Billick could safely fill out this entire list, but nevertheless he leads this week's Dickies with three nominees.
For the Straight Outta Stockton vote, each week we'll nominate 15-20 quotes for you to pick the best 10. The winning quote of the week will earn that person 10 points all the way down to 1 point for 10th. Remember, you can vote for your favorite five quotes. Here are your Week 9 nominees...
1) "Dan Fouts fumbled the game away for Chargers." - Bob Griese (via sa9273) just off by a few years.
2) "Ivory coming downhill, and goes back downhill." - John Lynch (via bmitchelf)
3) "If you are converting 3rd down at 53%, you have over a 50% chance of getting a 1st down." - Brian Billick (via TheLoadedOne)
4) "no challenge flag yet...." - Joe Buck (via the506) as Belichick throws the red flag out on screen.
5) "Ricky brought in to give Ray Rice a blow from time to time." - Al Michaels (via briguy17) Ricky Williams? Blow? Bwahaha.
6) "Get off is so important to a defensive lineman" - Jon Gruden (via JunderscoreCo)
7) "I know these Packers fans are from California because they have shirts on." - Brian Billick (via bjo109)
8) "Trent knows more about offense than I've forgotten" - Tom Jackson (via JordoMac1B2) mixing up his cliches
9) "Jacoby Ford is 5'9"... how is that for getting up?!" - Dan Dierdorf (via sharapovasthigh)
10) "Jerome Simpson drives you nuts. He can be the highest of high" - Dave Lapham (via CFPtherealOG) That's two marijuana related SOS quotes this week.
11) "He has unqualified faith in his quarterback." - Brian Billick (via X_Raycat57) #englishfail
12) "You never know what you're gonna find in one of those ovens" - Joe Buck#wtf #ovensarepredictable (via TheZaharaDesert and bonus pts for the hashtag)
13) "Picking up 1 yard... or 9 I should say!" - Dick Stockton (via AA)
14) "The Eagles with two touchdowns in less than a half minute, and we're all even at 10." - Mike Tirico (via everyone watching the game) Um, Mike? The Eagles only scored 10 points.
15) "It's hard to score from inside the one." - Phil Simms (via csolomon15)
16) "Another great defensive stand by the Browns." - Dan Fouts (via SchmanthonyP) as the Texans kick a field goal to make it 27-3 Houston
17) "Soon the Buccaneers are going to think about using their timeouts on defense." - Dick Stockton (via BloggerJustinF) after TB called TO
Vote For Your Week 9 Dickies Nominees! (vote for up to five)
The winners will come Thursday morning so make sure you vote early and often and check back for the full NFL Week 10 announcing sked later this week!
As Americans, it's safe to say that while the NFL is going on, no other sport really matters. The incredible catches, the hard hits over the middle, and even some touchdown passes might be enough to make a grown man cry.
But just think how emotionally overwhelmed you would be if you had an announcer calling your game like this guy in the video below?
This avid soccer fan goes by the name Tiziano Crudeli and is known for his passionate calls for his favorite team, AC Milan. In various YouTube clips, you can see Crudeli getting angry while his team is losing and switching gears to almost fist pumping like Pauly D and Vinny on Jersey Shore all well yelling “GOOOOAAALLLLLLL” enough to piss off the opposing team’s announcer sitting right next to him.
You have to admire the passion behind his play by play, but if you were the announcer for the other team in the video above, how much strength does it take to resist the urge to punch him out after the 27th time he has yelled “GOALLLLL”? As much as we find entertainment value with crazy soccer announcers, I’m not sure most of us have the emotional wherewithal to deal with someone who practically cries after a goal, especially if I am a fan of the other team.
I know if my NFL team was losing and the person sitting next to me yelled “TOUCHDOWWWNN” over and over again, he might take an “accidental” fall down the stairs after the game.
In case you watched an NFL game on Fox yesterday, you probably saw one of the 4,573 advertisements for the Fox broadcast debut of the Ultimate Fighting Championship this coming Saturday night. There has always been speculation on what exactly Fox would do with the UFC telecast. Would they bring in Gus Johnson with his (somewhat criticized) MMA experience at CBS to call the fight? Would they peg Joe Buck to announce the fight scene seeing as how Joe Buck announces everything else at Fox? (I think he hosts American Idol too... although I have such a hard time telling him and Seacrest apart.)
Instead, UFC's resident announcers Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan will be calling the Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos heavyweight title fight according to USA Today, but Fox will at least have one of their network stalwarts on the coverage...
UFC will do most of the introducing, since it maintains control of the fight coverage and will use announcers Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan, who call its pay-per-view fights. But Fox will control the pre- and post-fight shows, where it will use Curt Menefee as host and fighter Brock Lesnar— who might eventually fight the Nov. 12 winner — and UFC President Dana White as analysts. Or, maybe, head cheerleader?
I really wish Fox would have gone with Chris Rose instead of Curt Menefee as the studio host just to see the awkward dynamic between himself, Brock Lesnar, and Dana White. That would have been worth watching alone. It's also worth noting that Velasquez vs Dos Santos is the only scheduled fight to appear on Fox with the undercard being streamed on FoxSports.com. Here I was hoping we might see Floyd Mayweather vs Larry Merchant on the broadcast. Oh, well. Fox hasn't had much success in recent years experimenting with new sports, and you know MMA purists will be paying very close attention to how Fox treats the telecast. (See the BCS on Fox and their intellectually insulting Champions League Final coverage. I wonder if Michael Strahan can explain for us the difference between boxing and MMA...)
Dana White as studio analyst will also bring an interesting dynamic. It's like a cross between having Roger Goodell on The NFL Today and Vince McMahon doing commentary for the WWF back in the day. What Fox loses in any sense of objectivity they do gain in outspokenness and expertise. Normally, putting the UFC president on the pre/post shows would be scoffed at as a slap in the face of journalism on the Craig James Level. However, White is such a wild card that he has the potential to say anything, positively or negatively. Fox is obviously going to try to be selling the fight, Dana White, and UFC as a whole hard throughout the night to make their venture into MMA a success.
Will you be watching, and what are your hopes for Fox's coverage?
Generally speaking, the firing of a pro level coach or manager in any of the major sports is a big deal. Why was he fired? Who is the replacement? Who pulled the trigger? How are the players reacting? Generally stuff that sports fans want to be clued in on.
Note: The volume is low on this video so adjust accordingly.
There is something that I can't put my finger on about this video that I love. Maybe it's that Levy and Cohn are both big hockey fans and have to close out the show by sneaking this tidbit in there. Cohn's playful "Bye!" doubles as a message to Payne and to viewers. It's almost as if she feels a bit guilty closing out the show on that note.
I am sure hockey fans are a bit underwhelmed by the lack of coverage. Truth be told, it's not something that really irks me at all, I just love the brevity and casualness of it. It's almost like in high school on your way out the door going to a party, trying to mention you flunked a trigonometry midterm.
In case you'd like to know more about the move, head on over to Puck Daddy who will take care of you. Bye!
With LSU-Alabama now in the rearview mirror, the real college football championship that everyone cares about can take centerstage - the Pammies! With the huge CBS primetime game, both Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist feature prominently in today's list. Kirk Herbstreit also earns 1000 unofficial bonus points for placing the KIRK HERBSTREIT EARTHQUAKE FACE on the Mount Rushmore of epic all-time sports faces.
As a reminder as to how the Pammy vote works, each week we'll nominate 15-20 quotes for you to pick the best 10. The winning quote of the week will earn that person 10 points all the way down to 1 point for 10th. Remember, you can vote for your favorite five quotes. Here are your Week 10 nominees...
1) "Jimbo Fisher knows how to get QBs ready for the NFL; when he was at LSU, he had JaMarcus Russell 1st Overall" - Jesse Palmer (via AlexFromBuffalo) Yup, that's a positive reference about JaMarcus Russell's NFL career.
2) "Worley may have pulled out too soon." - Tim Couch (via sctvman)
3) "You can throw or run here, those are your options" - Gary Danielson (via sctvman)
4) "This is probably exactly what the Wisconsin coaching staff wanted to see today. After those two heartbreaking defeats, you come back and you just explode all over somebody." - Mike Patrick (via DevsFan30)
5) Regarding the earthquake that took place in Oklahoma at 2:12 AM...
Kirk Herbsteit: "Did you feel anything?" Brent Musburger: "It might have been last call"(via Chris Schenkel)
6) "Floyd getting the last word... for now." - Mark Jones (via Dascenzo)
7) "Redshirt freshman Ronald McCombs well over 100 yards on that last drive." - Pam Ward (via sctvman)
8) "Never bet against the cocks" - Brian Wilson (via djstevem)
9) "Intercepted! Wait... no... caught by LSU!" - Verne Lundquist (via GB330033) saying LSU intercepted their own pass.
10) "Stick it up in there hard and with power!" - Chris Spielman (via DomoBENesis)
11) Rece Davis: "What would you tell kids to do in that situation?" Craig James: "Don't watch SportsCenter" (via sctvman)