The Pam Ward Chronicles: Week One

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Okay everyone, the day has arrived! It's the first Saturday of the College Football season and the return of the Pam Ward Chronicles. The AA two day vacation is over and I'm ready to go. All it really took was seeing Brooklyn Decker from about two feet away but the rest of the two days was need as well. No on cares about that though. You all did an excellent job of keeping track of Thursday and Friday so let's throw up a few of the better ones to get this thing underway....

"Immediate penetration for Akers the backer!"- Chris Fowler (Via Mez)

"The artists formally known as the Flying Dutchmen that should always want to be known as the Flying Dutchmen instead of the Pride or whatever it is they want to be called now"- Rece Davis (Via Anon)

"And that's a great st-sta-statistic if you're a defensive coordinator because that means you don't allow people to score points. If the opposing team can't score, then it's tougher for them to win."- Shuan King (Via Eric)

"The record he said he will be most proudest of..." Rod Gilmore (Via Rock Chalk Jayhawk)

Not a bad start at all. I'm thinking that Shaun King is going to be a strong contender this entire year. Gameday is in full swing and things the games start in about 30 minutes. Gustav has forced an 11am start time for LSU-App State, so McDonough, Spielman and Rob Stone our are first crew of the day. Keep the quotes coming people! Oh and I'm currently looking for a shot of that Craig James goater. That was so scraggly looking.

"Are we on MSNBC? It sounds like someone emailed you the talking points. And you're going down. Why do you want to defend the ACC? Valid points but..."- Chris Fowler
"Didn't ESPN sign with the ACC?"- Lee Corso

Hahaha. Corso is not openly admitting to hyping crappy conferences so people will still watch. Good to know.

"They can have Maroon 5 but they kicked out Fall Out Boy."- Desmond Howard

Des drops a pop punk reference!

"Well glad to know, in his first hit of the season for us, Rob Stone is already in midseason whiny form."- Sean McDonough after Stoner complained about the 10am sun being in his eyes.

That was hilarious.

"Four guys go out and four guys go in like the storm troopers in the Star War movies."- Chris Spielman

"My opinion of this USC team is that this offense might be better than any offense at USC since going back to the Lendale White, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart days."- Kirk Herbstreit

Whoa, whoa, whoa! ALL THE WAY back to 2005!? I mean there's been a grand total of one quarterback in that time. That's just crazy talk.

"You can tell I have kids right? Just so I don't break out into a Barney tune here in three minutes."- Chris Spielman

When Syracuse intercepts the ball to end its very first defensive series of the season: "That's his first interception of the year!"- Pam Ward (Via Anon)

"He maybe making his case to put some votes, get some votes for the Heisman Trophy."- Tony McGee

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Indiana Quarter Back Kellen Lewis won't be receiving any Heisman votes this year. I could be wrong though.

"I talk about the eyeball test when you look at offensive linemen. If you look at last year they had skinny legs and pot bellies."- Ray Bentley

Did anyone else just see the little pop up that said AC/DC "For Those About To Rock" when the song came on before the commercial break? Did they do that on Thursday night?

HI PAM! I love the light blue coat!!!


"Northwestern players...looking over to the sidelines...they want to go for it."- Pam Ward,
It is 3rd and 9. (Via Anon)

Hahaha. There's the Pammy I know.

"Fair catch it so you don't get careered."- Chris Spielman
"Careered. What does that mean?"- Sean McDonough
"That means your done. It's over. Congratulations. Thanks for coming."- Chris Spielman

"I asked him what your philosophy in offense is, and he said the number one thing is move the chains. And when you move the chains that lends itself to ball control."- Ray Bentley

Groundbreaking!

"We're in the second quarter..." - Pam Ward
"Do you mean second inning." - Ray Bentley
"The Cubbies, they're on a roll..." - Pam Ward
(Via S2N)

"You can say it now, Andre: you're a man, you're 40." - Dave Pasch
"What? I'm not a day over 26!" - Andre Ware
(Via S2N)

"Then you are under the pile and that is where all the dirty stuff happens."- Andre Ware
"The French Uppercut"- Dave Pasch
(Via Half Court Heave)

I caught that one as well and I have no clue what it means.

"It's now going to be a longer third and short...more like third and medium" - Andre Ware (Via Bazooka Jones and HCH)

"I don't think you go for 2 here, just kick the extra point here and make it a 22-20 ballgame."- Andre Ware

It's amazing that an ex-Football player doesn't understand simple Football math. Also, this "Ray's RV" feature is no "Todd's Taste of the Town"!

"His son Shane Beamer gave birth yesterday." - Dave Pasch (Via SS)

Let's go Pirates!

"A Field Goal will basically seal the deal here."- Andre Ware

IT'S 27-22!!!!!! That would not seal the deal Andre! Good lord...how the hell did he ever graduate from Houston?

"Last year we might have called this an upset. This year, I don't think so."- Dave Pasch

Ummmm. The #17 team in the country? Really???

"If he's thinking about taking the redshirt off of Ike Taylor..." - Dave Pasch (Via HCH)

"Offensively they're like a box of chocolates. I'm not sure if anybody knows what they're going to get."- David Norrie

"Then Chris Turner comes in and beats that Rutgers team and BC a few weeks ago."- Charles Arbuckle

Or last year.

"He's academically uneligible"- Brad Nessler (Via jg)

"We didn't know who the starter would be at Michigan. It was highly secretive like a vice presidential pick"."- Terry Gannon (Via Mal)

"Oklahoma is so multiple on a longer field."- Brian Davis (Via Hardwood Paroxysm)

"Both of these teams like to get up to the line of scrimmage and snap the ball"- Terry Gannon (Via Sam)

"Only 4 pass attempts from Bryant, one of those for a score.....He's only thrown the ball 4 times, but 25% of his throws have gone for a score. What if, say, Chase Daniel does that tonight with 40 attempts?"- Tom Hart (Via Eric)

"Oklahoma State, 7th in the United States in penalties." - Brian Davis (Via SS)

"I've got to be right with my balls."- Brock Huard

"Alabama and Clemson will rock your world tonight."- Brent Musburger

Seriously, what the hell is up with all of the AC/DC and who let Brent dress like Mr. Roarke from Fantasy Island?


EA on outfit #2 today. (Via Anon)

Yeah she's been changing multiple times a day the past few weeks. I don't know how I feel about the leather getup. Her and Musburger together would make a heck of a couple at a Halloween party though....


"On the streets of Atlanta today we saw ticket scalpers. That's when we knew we had a major event."- Brent Musburger (Via Mal)

"The Atlanta Falcons should be lucky to have crowds like this."- Brent Musburger

Ouch.

"You could see his head was all the way back because it was grabbed."- Ron Franklin (Via Nick)

"A calamitous swing of momentum for Missouri."- Mark Jones

Not a bad call at all, but I can't say I've ever heard that word before. You learn something new everyday. As well as this....

"When he gets the ball in his hands, he's as quick as a hiccup."- Chris Martin (Via Eric)

"I know Clemson is down 20, so their gameplan has changed."- Kirk Herbstreit

You think?

"Part of the ligament that they replaced in him was a ligament from a cadaver. Yeah, he's got a part of a dead man in him, but his game is alive!"- Mark Jones

Oh man....that might just be a winner. So bad.

"I watched this guy in the spring and I couldn't keep up with him with my eyeballs."- Craig James

"Alabama gets an A+ right now. Clemson gets a C-."- Brent Musburger (Via Anon)

A "C"? Really?!?

"Well defended by Missouri defensively"- Mark Jones (Via Anon)

"Maclin...gonna break'em off proper again."- Mark Jones (Via Scumdog)

"Last two games he's upset Hawaii and Boise State and now he's beaten Virginia Tech in Blacksburg."- Brent Musburger

Or Charlotte, North Carolina. You know....a neutral site....like where you are, Brent.

"Wide Open! And I mean that is room service with chocolate on your pillow!"- Mark Jones

Wow.

"This extra point means a lot of things to a lot of people across the country."- Bob Davie

Okay, last point before we end this thing. Announcers should really never be able to recall a 10-point spread like Bob Davie did at the end of the game like that. Mark Jones rooted for Illinois and Juice Williams throughout the game and that Davie comment just solidified who they were pulling for. I know this isn't a new thing, but if you do bet announcers....let's try to not make it so obvious.

Thanks to all of you for making this first day such a success. Be sure to stop by on Monday to check out your winners and losers.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 8:30 PM

167 Comments:

We need video of that Lou Holtz dream sequence thing last night. I missed it but my friend told me it was hilarious.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 10:39:00 AM  

The Dr. Lou thing? that was hilarious.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 10:55:00 AM  

I love how ESPN has made Lou Holtz a sideshow act. First dressing him up as a senile coach giving a pep talk to the TV and now having fireside chats as Dr. Lou.

Justin Williams said...
Aug 30, 2008, 10:59:00 AM  

Yeah that's coming soon. I just watched and....and it was awesome.

Aug 30, 2008, 11:02:00 AM  

Desmond Howard just called the NCAA racists. "Kenny Chesnet, keep him. Jay-Z, he's out!"

HalfCourtHeave said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:03:00 AM  

Lou Holtz needs to spit those marbles out of his ancient mouth when he talks. He's f'n terrible and should be taking out the trash at espn.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:04:00 AM  

Does Erin Andrews look good today or what? The orange top, WOW! She is really putting on her best effort going into opening Saturday of college football.

Brett said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:12:00 AM  

FOB? Punk rock? Dude that whirring sound you can hear is Joe Strummer spinning in his grave.

The ramones...now they're punk rock said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:51:00 AM  

The man said "punk pop," which still doesn't really describe the wussiness of FOB.

I like the McDonough one. And Herbstreit is an idiot.

NHZ said...
Aug 30, 2008, 12:02:00 PM  

EA's black outfit Thursday night was pretty good also.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 12:03:00 PM  

Come on Anon. Do you really think I would call FOB, punk rock?

Aug 30, 2008, 12:19:00 PM  

Pam Ward, confidently, when Syracuse intercepts the ball to end its very first defensive series of the season: "That's his first interception of the year!" Uh, yes..

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 12:19:00 PM  

The audio on the Syracuse game is both horrible and brilliant. The mix is such that the crowd noise and PA announcer drown out the Ward/Bentley "commentary". Ordinarily, this would be a bad thing. In this case, it may be a keen production move by ESPN.

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 12:36:00 PM  

The verbal sparring of Mark May and Lou Holtz is priceless. I'm just waiting for the day when May squashes Holtz like a bug.

In breaking news, its hot and humid in Charlotte in late August, according to Dave Pasch.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 12:41:00 PM  

Pam Ward. "Northwestern players...looking over to the sidelines...they want to go for it." --- It is 3rd and 9 Pam.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 12:44:00 PM  

"We're in the second quarter..." - Pam Ward
"Do you mean second inning." - Bentley
"The Cubbies, they're on a roll..." - Pam

Signal to Noise said...
Aug 30, 2008, 12:50:00 PM  

"You can say it now, Andre: you're a man, you're 40." - Dave Pasch
"What? I'm not a day over 26!" - Andre Ware

(We need to bring back "The Greatness That Is Andre Ware" tag.)

Signal to Noise said...
Aug 30, 2008, 12:56:00 PM  

signal to noise:

I like how they turned that excahnge into a plug for the Fresno St - Rutgers game.

Also, Does anybody know ESPN's plan for the 5 pm slot that the App St - LSU was supposed to be in ?

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:02:00 PM  

The Northwestern-Syracuse game they just tuned into the audio from the two college radio stations for a play each. How sad is it that BOTH broadcasts were WAY better than what ESPN2 is putting out there today. LOL.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:06:00 PM  

jg, they're going to show a simulcast of the Delaware/Maryland game from ESPNU in the time slot.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:07:00 PM  

JG- It's Delaware vs MD at 345 here...not sure if that's the same everywhere.

Aug 30, 2008, 1:08:00 PM  

Andre Ware - "Then you are under the pile and that is where all the dirty stuff happens."

Dave Pasch - "The French Uppercut"

HalfCourtHeave said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:13:00 PM  

AA...I think it means that they are punching under the pile, meaning they are wussies...like the French

HalfCourtHeave said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  

But we learned from the A-Rodd US Open match a couple days ago apparently the French want people to avoid the face.

Bazooka Jones said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:31:00 PM  

Anyways... It isn't nearly as bad as his others, but I had a chuckle at Andre's
"It's third and about medium."

Bazooka Jones said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:33:00 PM  

Especially after he goes..."its now going to be a longer third and short...more like third and medium"

HalfCourtHeave said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

anon 1:07 and aa 1:08

Thanx for the update Now I dont have to find a sports bar that carries ESPNU, watch my Terps on their march to Boise.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:37:00 PM  

Why is Pam Ward getting fashion advice from Paula Poundstone?

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:47:00 PM  

I have one word(or phrase, whatever...) for Kirk Herbstreit: DIAF.

Bruce said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:48:00 PM  

The eloquence of Andre Ware: "I can't sell it enough how important...special teams will turn the tide of a football game".

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:52:00 PM  

@Bruce: Help me out here...DIAF?

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 1:53:00 PM  

From the Hawaii-Florida Game:

He's a pretty good athlete for a punter.

I dont know the announcer, but Florida ran a fake punt with the punter running a naked bootleg. Even announcers dont respect punters and kickers.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 2:34:00 PM  

Andre Ware:
I don't think you go for 2 here, just kick the extra point here and make it a 22-20 ballgame.

Of course you kick idiot...a 22-21 ballgame with 5 minutes to go really don't make a difference from a 22-20 ballgame..

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 2:44:00 PM  

@ Jg, David Archer was the guy who said it.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 2:51:00 PM  

"His son Shane Beamer gave birth yesterday." - Dave Pasch


Really?

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 2:53:00 PM  

@mal- it's FARK-speak(among other places) for "die in a fire". I know it's a tad harsh, but that's how I roll..

Bruce said...
Aug 30, 2008, 2:54:00 PM  

"The biggest upset Rece may actually be that you're not wearing a pocket square." - Dave Pasch

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 2:55:00 PM  

Band!

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 2:56:00 PM  

And Va. Tech blows it. I don't know why Sean Glennon is on this team.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 2:58:00 PM  

Andre Ware after an incompletion by Virginia Tech, about East Carolina:

"The entire momentum of this game is dressed in Purple and White."

Joe said...
Aug 30, 2008, 2:59:00 PM  

AA, we always keep track on Saturday, did you mean we kept track of comments Friday?

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  

"If he thinking about taking the redshirt off of Ike Taylor..." - Dave Pasch

HalfCourtHeave said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  

Pasch and Ware talking about ECU and VT by describing their colors.

When did this become Sesame Street ?

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:01:00 PM  

Pasch does not deserve to work with Andre Ware..........really.



I called this East Carolina upset.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:03:00 PM  

Patrick Pinkney finished 19-23 for 210 yards and a TD on ESPN's game broadcast.


On College Football Scoreboard, Pinkney is apparently 11-12 for 120 yards and a TD.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

Absolutely ss...anytime you dump Gatorade on your coach, and its not a championship game...its an upset.

HalfCourtHeave said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

Kentucky may disagree with you hch.;-)

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:10:00 PM  

the dt on bowling green just got a 15 yard penalty for doing the lights out dance

Sam said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:16:00 PM  

Guys, I want to bring this to your attention.


For those making office pools in this competition, I would highly recommend penciling in Verne Lundquist as one of your top 4 finishers.



Lundquist has called 2 preseason games for the Seattle Seahawks, and this is what he has said (and I've watched the replays) in these games:



"And here come the Redskins." - This was on a blocked punt....too bad it was the Seahawks/Bears.


"Julius Peterson makes the stop." - It's Julian Peterson.


"A 66 play...er...66 yard drive by the Seahawks."


"John Babin with the sack." - It's Jason Babin sadly.


"Go to ww.seahawks.com" - Maybe in his day, but in 2008, we use www.


He also had trouble identifying Bryan Gilmore, and Warren Moon had to tell him who he was because he was looking through the names of Seahawks players!



Please pick Lundquist.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:20:00 PM  

Anyone just catch Rece cutting off that asshat Holtz when he was trying to rant about celebrations. Great stuff.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:22:00 PM  

A shame we have to wait a couple weeks to hear Verne.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:29:00 PM  

Brad Nessler:

"Academically uneligible"

That was BEFORE kickoff.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

Jeanine Edwards is very underrated as a reporter-ette. She does a great job in ESPN's horse racing coverage and is a real pro as a sideline reporter, too. Plus her eyes are tremendously cool.

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:39:00 PM  

Gannon: "We didn't know who the starter would be at Michigan. It was highly secretive like a vice presidential pick".

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:41:00 PM  

Just 4 minutes in and I'm irritated by Paul Maguire.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:50:00 PM  

Brian Davis: Oklahoma is so multiple on a longer field....

"So multiple."

Apparently Michael Keaton is on Oklahoma State now.

Aug 30, 2008, 3:52:00 PM  

I never thought I'd see a black QB start at Utah.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

Brian Davis is a terrible announcer, and he is so slow......

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:57:00 PM  

These FSN graphics they have put in are absolutely hideous.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 3:58:00 PM  

Did anyone else catch Nessler's horrific John Wayne impersonation?

Technical difficulties on the in-game update...

Signal to Noise said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

"Off a play-action." - Brian Davis


Except the part where he actually pump faked and the backs were split out.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:03:00 PM  

"Oklahoma State, 7th in the United States in penalties." - Brian Davis

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

I'm going to lose it if Brian Davis keeps saying "Gets out of jail."

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

That FSN score box looks like the one that was used on CSTV last year.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

Why so much interest here in OK St? Is it just the most fertile ground for stupid announcer comments?

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

"Johnson gets a hand on it." - Brian Davis

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

@ Mal, because I cover mostly northwest teams......

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

3 three-and-outs all three times

- Greise

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

"This is the best thing that's happened to Virginia all day." - Nessler, after a celebration penalty makes USC kick off from their own 15.

Signal to Noise said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

rece Davis just called the USC-UVA game over with 4:00 min left in the 1st quarter.

The spirit of Billy Packer lives!

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

What's the tie in between ESPN and AC/DC? They are playing AC/DC tunes as they break to every commercial. I know they are coming out with a new album. Must be some sort of tie in/promotion. Is Angus Young a character in the next Disney movie?

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

Brian Davis must be working for Washington tourism because he keeps mentioning that Tacoma is 1 hour south of Seattle, or that Mukilteo is up the street of Seattle.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

Virginia just scored, but it's over anyway, what's the point?

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:25:00 PM  
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ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:28:00 PM  

Bosseli: Washington State can't ask its defense to keep the Cowboys out of the endzone". Ummm. Isn't that what a defense is supposed to do in a tackle football game?

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:28:00 PM  

Gannon: "Michael Phelps has the same diet as David Norrie"

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:34:00 PM  

With the way Wazzu's offense is playing, I think U-Dub will finish a lot better than them.


GO Huskies!

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:45:00 PM  

Ah, sneaking in politics in a football game eh Fox?

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:48:00 PM  

Who is doing color in the WASU game?

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

Tony Boselli is the analyst in the WASU game.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:53:00 PM  

Trivia Question: When was Michigan's last losing season?

"Let's see, Michigan has been to a bowl 33 straight years"- David Norrie.

Gannon shut him up after that.

stephen said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:57:00 PM  

whoever the pbp guy in the michigan/utah game:

"Both of these teams like to get up to the line of scrimmage and snap the ball"

Sam said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:57:00 PM  

^Terry Gannon

Sam said...
Aug 30, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

Boselli is wretched. The PBP in Utah-Michigan is David Norrie (whoever the heck he is).

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:01:00 PM  

Has AA left us?

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:01:00 PM  

You are right Norrie is color.

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:01:00 PM  

I like these Big Ten Network promos with all the head coaches. Paterno looks like he's really angry about the whole ordeal, though.

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:07:00 PM  

Terry Gannon is PxP for the Utes-Wolverines game.

stephen said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:08:00 PM  

Love the MNF promos on ESPN. The one with Hammer is classic and the one with the paper jams is pretty good too (Top Ten Things You'd Like to See Wonder Woman Do). Very funny.

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:14:00 PM  

I find Pam Ward to be a very good announcer, but I guess sexism by the macho male counterparts has stuff like Pam Ward Chronicles.


She knows her facts, and I think she should be one of the top announcers for ESPN. She is not the best, but she is very good.

A woman's opinion said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:28:00 PM  

ESPN just cut away during the DE / MD game during a measurement to show a replay, and didnt even say what the result of the measurement was.The people who produce / direct these games are clueless.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

I thought AA Hates ESPN, or whatever he decides to call himself, took the weekends off. Guess not.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:40:00 PM  

ESPN is always clueless. Half the time they cut away from the "in game update" and when they come back they are in the middle of the next play. Very poorly produced.

Also, did anyone happen to see the open for the Tampa/Baltimore game on Fox? I guess Kevin Millar dressed up like Dick vitale and announced the lineups, but I haven't seen the video. I hope someone else noticed this

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:41:00 PM  

Can Brian Davis be any more biased towards Wazzu?

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:47:00 PM  

Keith jackson just did a phone interview during the USC-UVA game and had better comments in 5 minutes than I've heard all day.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:53:00 PM  

On Navy (who runs the triple option flexbone, mind you):

"Only 4 pass attempts from Bryant, one of those for a score.....He's only thrown the ball 4 times, but 25% of his throws have gone for a score. What if, say, Chase Daniel does that tonight with 40 attempts?"

-Tom Hart of CBS College Sports.

Eric said...
Aug 30, 2008, 5:58:00 PM  

If Daniel does that, he'll be the first pick in the arena league draft.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 6:14:00 PM  

Way to give away the AFLAC trivia question answer before actually revealing it Nessler.

ssreporters said...
Aug 30, 2008, 6:25:00 PM  

On why he wants the O-line to feel pressure tonight, Bowden says "It takes it off of me".

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

I believe the exact quote was:

"...one of these teams is going to rock your world!"

Aug 30, 2008, 8:19:00 PM  

EA on outfit #2 today.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:20:00 PM  

Speaking of rocking my world...is that a leather vest on EA tonight? Yowza!

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:20:00 PM  

When do we get the crowd shot with the two Bama co-eds in the Bear Bryant hats? That is a highlight of any Crimson Tide football game.

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

Herbstreit ragging on Musberger's golf game. When sports announcing become insult your broadcast partner ?

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

Hey, does anyone know if that Reamer kid was one of the jokers on that MTV Two-A-Days Show?

Aug 30, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

According to wiki, Reamer was not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-A-Days

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

I think JP Wilson, or maybe it was his brother, was on that MTV show.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

Before they were Southeastern Conference athletes, Caldwell, Reamer and Wilson played football together at Hoover High School, which is now the subject of the MTV reality show “Two-A-Days.”

The Hoover Buccaneers won the 6A title in all three seasons Caldwell played, went undefeated and finished fourth in the USA Today national poll in Caldwell’s senior year. Behind demanding coach Rush Propst, Hoover has won five of the last six Alabama state championships.

As Caldwell said, “Hoover’s the program to be.”


No, he was definitely on the show. I remember making fun of his last name. It was him and John Parker Wilson's little brother who's playing baseball now.

Aug 30, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

is Mus berger trying to say the officials are biased ? He mentions that is an SEC crew every time there is a penalty.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

WHAT???? Wikipedia had inaccurate or incomplete information? Next you'll tell me that Bonds used steroids or something.

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

Can I just reiterate what everyone said the other day? Ron Franklin is awesome.

Aug 30, 2008, 8:47:00 PM  

wiki > encyclopedia britanica

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

Two-A-Days debuted on August 23, 2006 with a 60-minute pilot episode, and continued with eight additional episodes which lasted 30 minutes each. The first season followed the Hoover Bucaneers football team during the 2005 season while they compete for their fourth consecutive state championship and deal with many obstacles along the way. In the pilot episode, the Buccaneers defeated Nease High School of Florida, a team led by 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.

Hmm, interesting

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

Clemson is getting blowed up at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

Musberger: "On the streets of Atlanta today we saw ticket scalpers. That's when we knew we had a major event."

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

Speaking of which, I actually saw someone being arrested for trying to scalp day session tix to the U.S. Open. That's something I never thought I'd see.

Aug 30, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

Musberger: "the Atlanta Falcons should be so lucky to have crowds like this".

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:05:00 PM  

There is less talent on the Falcons than either Clemson or Alabama

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:08:00 PM  

"You could see his head was all the way back because it was grabbed." -- announcer for MSU/Cal game, I don't remember his name

Nick
http://nickonsports.blogspot.com

Nick said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

Kirk: "He (Bowden) isn't having any fun right now".

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:20:00 PM  

Chris Martin on Duane Bennett from the NIU/Minnesota game:

"When he gets the ball in his hands, he's as quick as a hiccup."

-Chris Martin

Not really egregious, but I can't say I've ever heard of that one before :)

Eric said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:24:00 PM  

I'm sure Herbstreit isnt enjoying being in SEC country.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

Kirk: "If you are Clemson and you are going to lose the game, go down swinging. Show some life. Show some leadership".

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:28:00 PM  

I think Kirk is tired of watching an ass-whipping. At least us dummies at home can change the channel.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

Brent: "Kirk, we have to call it like it is, my friend: This is a horrible day for the ACC".

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

Seriously Anon. I've been watching Ill-Mizzou for about 30 minutes now, but I also hate watching Clemson play. Their play calling is just maddening.

Uh oh....Chase Daniel.

Aug 30, 2008, 9:41:00 PM  

Mark Jones:

The Big Ten suffered a big hit today when Utah lost to Michigan.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:46:00 PM  

If Clemson keeps playing like this, their will end in Atlanta also at the Peach Bowl (or whatevr the corporate sponsor name is called)

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

"Part of the ligament that they replaced in him was a ligament from a cadaver. Yeah, he's got a part of a dead man in him, but his game is alive!"- Mark Jones

So so bad.

Aug 30, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

Tommy Bowden not a happy camper at halftime.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 9:55:00 PM  

Brent Musberger

"Alabama gets an A+ right now. Clemson gets a C-."

LOL

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

96 yards... put it on the board baby!!

Brent taking Hawk Harrelson's line, but forgetting to add the YESSS at the end.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

Musberger's call of that kick return had to be one of the most rambling nonsesnsical things I've heard.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

Seriously. I've heard of openly rooting for a good game, but good lord. Settle down Brent.

Aug 30, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

"That sucker can be just like a golf ball, it can come with a reverse action." -- Ron Franklin

That one is eh, alright.

Nick
http://nickonsports.blogspot.com

Nick said...
Aug 30, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

Not to be off topic, but wow:

http://deadspin.com/5043889/sweet-lincolns-mullet-the-sarah-palin-sportscast-video-is-here

Nice accent and could that exchange at the end be more awkward.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

"Well defended by Missouri defensively"
- Mark Jones

Thanks for clarifying Mark.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

Kirk and Brent went on and on at the beginning of the game about how this felt like a Bowl game. I beg to differ. I do not recall any significant, unnecessary camera shots of either band. That would not be possible in a bowl game.

Mal said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

Drink Mal.

Aug 30, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

Someone tell Bob Davie they're not giving the Heisman trophy away tomorrow please? He's nominating anyone in a Mizzou uniform right now.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

He's from Beverly Hills High, not West Beverly like the 90210 kids, but Beverly Hills.

Petro Papadakis on Jake Locker

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

Anon 11:13

He is just starting the media campaign to keep Tebow from winning a second one

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

Or Petros Papadakis

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

Maclin...gonna break'em off proper again...

Mark Jones


word...

scumdog0331 said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

band shot, they are about the only people left in the stands in Atlanta.

jg said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

I truly hate Mark Jones, part #3983:

'We said Illinois couldn't stop Missouri. Mizzou having a tough time slowing down the juice machine.'

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:31:00 PM  

"Juice Williams has it in SPADES right now"
-Mark Jones

Is it okay for him to say because he's black??

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:41:00 PM  

Will Judson is getting his career game on right now according to Mark Jones. In related news, Stu Scott wants his outdated slang back.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:41:00 PM  

As for Brent, I know for a FACT he puts money on most games he announces... so if you're ever wondering why he CLEARLY roots for one team and/or a close game... that's why.

Anonymous said...
Aug 30, 2008, 11:45:00 PM  

"Ho, Houidini! He stole it!" Mark Jones

Anonymous said...
Aug 31, 2008, 12:04:00 AM  

Mark Jones is atrocious in every facet of announcing. That's all I have to say. He should be a first-ballot nominee in the Awful Announcing hall of fame.

Eric said...
Aug 31, 2008, 12:08:00 AM  

I never really thought he was that bad, but at some point in the offseason he turned into a combination of Stuart Scott and Mike Patrick. Just terrible.

Aug 31, 2008, 12:09:00 AM  

Back when he was doing noon games on ESPN2 with Spielman, he never was that bad, I agree. It seems like around 2006 he began saying more and more ridiculous things.

Eric said...
Aug 31, 2008, 12:55:00 AM  

Mark Jones has a serious man crush on "Juice Williams" Stop Mark you are embarrassing yourself! By the way Mark, Mizzou WON the game.

Anonymous said...
Aug 31, 2008, 12:55:00 AM  

why shouldn't the announcers know the spread of the games? That's the only reason why most viewers are watching and it means the announcer might have some idea of the relative strength of the teams; the announcers who don't know the spread know that much less.

Evan said...
Aug 31, 2008, 1:44:00 AM  

oops my bad reading comprehension--- ahhh i really can't argue with the announcers betting the games- they might pay more attention to it

Evan said...
Aug 31, 2008, 1:50:00 AM  

ESPNU announcer Dave Armstrong during the Bowling Green, Pitt game when Bowling Green picked up a fumble and was headed to the end zone when the ref blew an inadvertant whistle. "Did the whistle blow? I think I heard a little toot."

Anonymous said...
Aug 31, 2008, 2:10:00 AM  

don't forget we have games all weekend -- let's not reward (punish?) the patrick/blackledge crew for their Monday night game.

Anonymous said...
Aug 31, 2008, 9:34:00 AM  

Not to take away from some of the gems from earlier yesterday but I have a late entry from the 7 p.m. Oregon/Washington game on FSN. This comes courtesy of Petros Papadakos (sp?)

Barry Tompkins: (Talking about Oregon QB Chris Harper from Wichita) "He said that before he came here the only thing he knew about Oregon was it was above California on a map."
Petros: "He's not a very good geologist."

lopxp03 said...
Aug 31, 2008, 12:17:00 PM  

UK v UL game - Joe Tessitore: "the impact players are proving to impactful".

Mal said...
Aug 31, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

Halftime: Previewing the UT v UCLA game, Jesse Palmer said that for UCLA it would be an "up-word battle".

Mal said...
Aug 31, 2008, 5:09:00 PM  

I was going to submit Tessitore's, mal, you beat me to it :)

Eric said...
Aug 31, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

As Myron Prior returns a fumble in the 4th quarter for a TD, Tessitore says: "310 pounds of glory...big is beautiful today".

Mal said...
Aug 31, 2008, 6:45:00 PM  

Tessitore on one of the UK RBs - "There hasn't been speed like that around here since Big Brown in May."

Anonymous said...
Aug 31, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

Mark Jones = Stu Scott + Rod Allen.
Anyone agree??

Anonymous said...
Aug 31, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Remove the Rod Allen part of that equation, replace it with 'outdated catchphrases' and it's accurate. Despite the multitude of dumb things Mark Jones said Sturday, he can't be as stupid as Rod Allen is.

Anonymous said...
Sep 1, 2008, 1:13:00 AM  

What's everybody's deal with Rod Allen? Most Tiger fans like listening to him, I know I do.

Eric said...
Sep 1, 2008, 1:21:00 AM  

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