CBS Says Beuerlein Was Joking When Proclaiming "USC Thugs" On-Air

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In a statement released to the Tennessean Newspaper CBS stated that Steve Beuerlein was kidding around when he referred the the Titans' Lendale White as a "USC Thug" coming back from a commercial break.

LeslieAnn Wade, vice president of communications for CBS, said Beuerlein was joking off-air with play-by-play man Bill Macatee and was unaware the telecast had resumed. Wade said Macatee lives in southern California and follows Trojan football.

"Steve being a Notre Dame guy and like any two friends who have those allegiances would do, they kid each other about Notre Dame and USC all the time,'' Wade said. "Certainly Steve wishes it wasn't on the air and so does CBS, but that is the explanation."
Pretty convenient if you ask me, and the "explanation" line at the end is odd to say the least, but it's not out of the realm of possibility. It didn't sound like Steve was joking at the time, but I guess if that's their story...that's their story.

Steve Beuerlein Is Not A Fan Of USC (Awful Annoucning)
CBS says Beuerlein 'USC thugs' remark was joke (The Tennessean)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:08 PM


What do they mean when they say that Bill Macatee "follows Trojan football?"

Is it sort of the same way Mike Tirico "follows Michigan football?"

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:35:00 PM  

Oh, come on. It was a harmless, off-the-cuff comment. The explanation is enough, and it's over.

Besides, it's true.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 7:30:00 PM  

He was joking but even if he wasn't who cares? It's his opinion.

Anonymous said...
Nov 28, 2007, 11:22:00 AM  

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