Bob Griese's Homerism Knows No Bounds

Monday, September 15, 2008

The chatter last week was about Erin Andrews and Kirk Herbstreit's allegiances when covering College Football, but I think everyone completely forgot about Bob Griese. The team of Brad Nessler, Griese and Paul Maguire were at Purdue when the stadium decided to get Bob to get his alma mater hyped before the fourth quarter. Here's the video evidence via Brahsome....

Wow. That's just about as over-the-top as it gets. The worst part is that Oregon ended up twelve points to Oregon's six in the fourth and beat the Boilermakers after being down fourteen in the first quarter.

Bob Griese Is an Impartial Announcer, Clearly (Brahsome)
On Favoritism In Broadcasting (Awful Announcing)


Bring back to coke-bottle glasses, Homer!

GMoney said...
Sep 15, 2008, 10:59:00 AM  

As a Purdue Alum, I can say they have a guest do that every game. Off the top of my head, Neil Armstrong, Drew Brees, Gene Keady, Mark Phipps, and LeRoy Keyes have done it. With a Hall of Famer who graduated from the school on hand, it's a no brainer. I don't think the bias showed in his commentary though.

Eddie B said...
Sep 15, 2008, 11:50:00 AM  

Purdue sucks.

It was great seeing them lose.

JFreak said...
Sep 15, 2008, 12:13:00 PM  

Purdue does, indeed, suck. Go Hoosiers!

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2008, 12:43:00 PM  

From the department of obviousness, the BIG 10 sucks. Screw em all, except for Penn State.

Brad James said...
Sep 15, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  

"Nice going, Griese." Well done, Maguire. That actually made me laugh.

cb said...
Sep 15, 2008, 1:43:00 PM  

I don't have a huge problem with it. Griese wasn't really rooting for Purdue during the game. That's just like Mark Grace singing "take me out to the ballgame" at Wrigley for Cubs fans when he was a Dbacks announcer.

If you want to hear Griese be a homer watch some of those tapes from when his son was playing at Michigan.

Dennis said...
Sep 15, 2008, 4:23:00 PM  

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