Lionel Messi's Copa Del Rey Wondergoal, As Called Around The World

The undisputed highlight of the weekend is Lionel Messi’s brilliant goal to open the scoring against Athletic Bibao in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final. We brought you the play as called by ESPN Deportes; here’s a YouTube user who has collected 16 different worldwide commentaries to the play, perhaps the most memorable… » 6/01/15 9:13am 6/01/15 9:13am

Ralph Lawler Has The Flu, Broadcasts Most Of Clippers Game In A Mumble

Normally this is where I'd make a couple of jokes, but I'm honestly a bit concerned about longtime Clippers play-by-play man Ralph Lawler, who announced much of the second half of tonight's blowout win over the Lakers like the clip above, in a barely understandable mumble. Clippers radio announcer Brian Sieman … » 1/08/15 12:58am 1/08/15 12:58am

Former NHL Ref: Jack Edwards "Has No Credibility"

Notorious Bruins homer Jack Edwards was in rare form on Saturday night. If you missed it, the NESN broadcaster lost his shit after the puck hit the netting above the glass, play continued, and about 90 seconds later, the Blue Jackets scored. Edwards starts reaching core instability around the two-minute mark of the… » 12/29/14 2:34pm 12/29/14 2:34pm

Even Hockey Highlights Are Better When Called By Spanish Announcers

It's no secret that when given the opportunity, we watch games called by Spanish-language announcers. (Yours truly being located in Florida, those options are plentiful.) So here's the Florida Panthers' winning goal by Scottie Upshall Thursday night, as called by Arley Londoño of ESPN Radio as part of the NHL's… » 11/01/14 9:00am 11/01/14 9:00am

Finnish Soccer Announcer Blows Gasket When Team Scores, Wins Promotion

There is no sweeter song extolling the virtues of a promotion fight than this Finnish announcer's guttural screams of pure delight after FC Santa Claus scored the deciding goal, guaranteeing them a spot in the third tier next season. Quick, someone give Fox Soccer this guy's number. » 9/30/14 12:04pm 9/30/14 12:04pm

Final Four Teamcasts Leave Viewers Confused, Enraged About "Bias"

Tonight's Final Four games were aired on TBS, with team-specific broadcasts on TNT and TruTV. This was explained to people for weeks, but it seems lots of them did not get the message—even with a large bug in the corner of the screen identifying the broadcasts as being oriented toward one of the two teams (and, of… » 4/05/14 10:13pm 4/05/14 10:13pm

San Diego Legend Ted Leitner Melts Down On-Air Over Suitcase Incident

Ted Leitner's best known as the voice of the San Diego Padres, but the longtime broadcaster also serves as the play-by-play man for San Diego State athletics. With just over a minute remaining in the Aztecs' thriller against New Mexico today at the Mountain West Conference title game in Las Vegas, a security guard… » 3/15/14 10:08pm 3/15/14 10:08pm

Is America Ready For Gus Johnson, Soccer Announcer?

Last spring, Gus Johnson showed up in the unlikeliest of places. Less than a year removed from parting ways with CBS and joining Fox, Johnson was decidedly out of his comfort zone. A familiar voice over college hoops, and with Fox the NFL and college football, here was Johnson, on the radio, calling games for MLS's… » 2/05/13 1:55pm 2/05/13 1:55pm

National Radio Announcers Just Couldn't Believe The Ravens Let The…

With all of the changes made to the NFL's overtime rules in recent years, anyone can be forgiven for not understanding some of the basics. But one detail that didn't change is what happens in a playoff game at the conclusion of the first overtime period: the teams move to the other side of the field, but otherwise… » 1/15/13 10:30am 1/15/13 10:30am

Only Two One-Point Safeties Have Ever Happened In NCAA Football…

Tonight's mostly-boring Fiesta Bowl has featured the expected Oregon offensive firepower, but it's how they scored a single point that will make this a game to remember. After a third-quarter touchdown put the Ducks up 31-10 on Kansas State, the Wildcats blocked Oregon's extra point try, recovered it outside of the… » 1/03/13 11:34pm 1/03/13 11:34pm