H/T Sammy!no comments
H/T Sammy!no comments
Last week, it was TBS calling analyst Cal Ripken Jr. "Carl." This week, it was Willie Mays' turn. In a graphic showing players who have played in the postseason both before they turned 24 and after 40, TBS managed to mangle the name of one of the all-time greats of the sport. Perhaps they were thinking of Willie "Mays" Hayes and just got confused on the spelling.
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Last week we announced our own Decision 2012 election where Senator Craig James will have to run for re-election to keep his spot on AA's Mount Rushmore banner. James first ascended to the mountaintop during last year's Joe Morgan Memorial Tournament. With the former ESPNer no longer announcing games, we've left it up to you whether or not to keep that diabolical face on AA's banner.
Your votes have been tallied and we can announce the three men that will face off against James on Election Day for the coveted Mount Rushmore spot. Our voters certainly did their job by selecting three of the most prominent figures in the last year at AA to take part in this epic contest of awfulness. Find out the results below....no comments
Matt Millen has stood on top of the Pammies standings since the early season, but there are a host of other contenders waiting in the wings including Mark May, Lee Corso, and Gary Danielson. Can any of them catch up today? Check the links for the full schedule and current Pammies standings. Make sure you leave us your Pammies quotes either in the PWC comments below, or tweet us quotes by using the hashtag #PWAA.no comments
Dick Stockton was once a great announcer, but in the last several years he's become notable for botching player names and game situations while continuing to get high profile NFL, MLB, and NBA assignments. It happens, not all announcers can keep their fastball in the latter stages of their career. But, as the following classic clip from the 1996 Slam Dunk Contest shows, Dick Stockton was having trouble with names long, long ago.
Watch as Dick calls '96 Slam Dunk Contest champ Brent Barry by his brother's name "Drew" multiple times. The end of the clip is a riot, too.
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If you're in that niche market of sports fans that enjoy the NFL and happen to be on Twitter, we've comprised a quick list of 10 handles you should be following right now. And no, we're not including dudes like Adam Schefter or Chad Johnson because everyone and their grandma already follows them. On this list, we're going with 10 Twitter ninjas who have fewer than 100,000 followers that you may not be following right now, but would be worth your time.no comments
This isn’t a case of awful announcing necessarily, as this blog is well known for highlighting, but rather a case of awful media relations that should be taught in classrooms across the country.
The gist of it -- Katy Lonergan should have known better than to try and bully a journalist.
The University of Kansas’ Director of Football Communications righfully came under fire this week when it was revealed she informed a reporter with the student newspaper that it would be in his best interests not to ask questions of embattled football coach Charlie Weis at a recent press conference.no comments
Yesterday ESPN college football analyst Beano Cook died at the age of 81. Cook had provided his unique insights and perspective into college football for many, many years at ESPN and had most recently taken part in a podcast with Ivan Maisel. Maisel's column reflecting on his time with Cook is an emotional must read.
Tributes have poured in from across the college football and greater sports world reflecting on Beano's legacy. ESPN also put together two fantastic videos, one featuring Cook's patented commenatry and another a rememberance by Chris Fowler.no comments
While Dick Stockton's above call is ok, the real joy in postseason walk off home runs is hearing the reaction of the local radio announcers... yes, even John Sterling. Jayson Werth's dramatic walk off in the bottom of the 9th yesterday gave the Nationals a 2-1 victory and forced a decisive Game 5. Listen to how Nationals radio announcer Charlie Slowes called the blast below.
We take you to Ohio high school football and the last minute of Ravenna's game against Field High School. Ravenna was down 5 on 4th and Goal when QB Tate Bennett completed this miraculous pass to receiver Warren Bradley. The play is remarkable, as Bennett gets sacked and throws it over his head to a receiver in the endzone, but the announcers' reactions take this clip to another level. The play by play guy immediately describes it as a "bouquet style at a wedding" pass, which is actually an incredibly random but accurate analogy in the moment. But then the analyst blurts out this brilliant line in the hysteria...
"Somebody get that man a groom and get him married!"
Sometimes you can just take good analogies a step too far, what a strange thing to say about a high school quarterback.
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