Monday, June 18, 2007
Just a quick post since I already commented on this over the airwaves at 790 The Ticket this afternoon. But if there's any sport that doesn't need Chris Berman it's golf (really every sport for that matter).
For the first two rounds of the U.S. Open he chuckled and cracked bad jokes that rarely made sense. My favorite review came from Phil Mushnick of the New York Post....
Compare Costas to ESPN's signature guy, Chris Berman, who as tower host of the first two rounds of the Open, couldn't help but show up as Vaudeville Chris, performing his TV clown act as if Open viewers would otherwise have been disappointed.Buuuuuuurn. But seriously....just put Scott Van Pelt on the coverage and you're good.
From the start of coverage Thursday, when ESPN showed tape of Ken Duke pitching in for bird at the first hole, three hours earlier, Berman served notice that it's show time - The Chris Berman Show: "On hole No. 1, Ken Duke was no hazard." Clever, huh? Berman had three hours to come up with that one.
Steve Martin knew that the laughs would fade if he hollered, "Ex-cuuuuuse me!" one more time, but Berman still seeks to win the day performing an act he should've grown from, then out of, then retired years ago.
COSTAS ALL BUSINESS; BERMAN PLAYS THE FOOL (Awful Announcing)
P.S.- Yes, that is Berman in the pink in case you were wondering.