Like A Gathering Storm....The Playoffs are Here!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Ah the playoffs where Dick Ebersol's boys shine! We may not be able to agree on a comparison of Brett Favre to Cal Ripken (great comments by the way), but we sure as hell can agree that Tim McCarver and Joe Buck are just awful. I only got to see the late game last night, but it did not disappoint....onto the highlowlights.

What's our music for the playoffs this year? Answer: Audioslave. Well I hate Audioslave, but at least it's current.

I decided to skip the first few innings and check out Friday Night Lights. In case you missed it, it's exactly what you thought it would be. It's entertaining, but it steals from every football movie ever made (Varsity Blue, Titans, FNL). This isn't necessarily a bad thing though and I'll watch it again.

So I turn the volume up on the game in the third and get this exchange. Joe Buck is telling a story about Marcus Thames' Mom being paralyzed and raising 5 kids as he comes up to bat (Craig Monroe just homered)....

"How proud is Craig Monroe's Mom? That's a perfect segue...what's Craig's Mom's name? Marilyn Monroe."
Umm Tim, that's the perfect example of a flat out awful segue.
But Timmy wasn't done there....
"Gary Sheffield will be playing behind the runner Inge here (Shef's on the bag). Well they don't want him behind the runner because of his inexperience at 1st base."- TMc, Riiiiiight.

"Pro Wraslin and the Bible two things that DO NOT mix"- TMc
Was said after a Bio on Sean Casey stated that he likes wrestling and reads the good book everyday.

"Like a gathering storm....he's a good ballplayer"- TMc on Carlos Guillen. Umm what?

"The chants of MVP, MVP are falling on deaf ears the MVP Award has already been voted on."- TMc on the fans saluting Jeter. I'm not entirely sure, but I don't think the votes are in...are they?
It's going to be a great month....I can tell already. It usually takes them two or three games to be in full on Awful mode, so patience is the key. I'm off today so you are going to get a full lineup of quotes from today's games.

(Other Notes: Slash is in a Volkswagen commercial??? Joe Buck is having a ton of problems with Tim McClelland's late calls...I plan on drinking every time he gets one wrong. Saw Vernon Wells with the Krukster on Baseball Tonight and he's pretty damn good.)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:08 AM


I'm glad that I was at the game last night and that I will be watching tonight in a bar with the sound off. Where is our Tim McCarver sexual harassment scandal when we need it?

Rob I said...
Oct 4, 2006, 12:59:00 PM  

Jez-o-pete, I hate Joe Buck. And I hate Fox too. When MLB renewed their contract for another 100 years, I about put my head through the television. Imagine, if you will, a world where MLB allowed each team to announce and broadcast their own games? I could watch the Mets on SNY, and the folks in Cali could watch Vin Scully on whatever network they have over there.

"Imagine there's no Joe Buck. No Tim McCarver too. No moronic banter. No stupid Scooter toon. Imagine all the people, watching
the game in peace.. whoo hooo ooo"

curlygc said...
Oct 4, 2006, 2:23:00 PM  

I said to hell with the TV broadcast and listened to YES on XM. I am not sure who's worse, Sterling or McCarver. I am a Yankees fan but Sterling drives me nuts. I guess I took the lesser of two evils.

Vegaskev said...
Oct 4, 2006, 2:51:00 PM  

I don't mind Joe Buck during baseball games as much as I dislike him when he does football broadcasts with Aikman. I enjoy Aikman a lot but if Buck is doing your team's game and they are losing, he is so negative towards you makes you want to choke him.

Mini Me said...
Oct 4, 2006, 5:08:00 PM  

Tim McCarver obviously doesn't know the definition of "segue." But it left me wondering: exactly what does he think "segue" means? Because I can't imagine a word that would make that sentence make sense.

Irene Done said...
Oct 4, 2006, 7:36:00 PM  

Actually, I do think the votes are in.

twins15 said...
Oct 5, 2006, 2:13:00 AM  

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