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

The MLB Regular Season Is Here, So Here's Vin Scully Speaking Australian

The Dodgers and Diamondbacks kicked off MLB's regular season today in Sydney, with L.A. taking Game One and Game Two underway now. Vin Scully is back, of course, and already giving us great sound bytes. Here he is introducing you to tonight's game with his attempt at speaking Australian. » 3/22/14 10:45pm 3/22/14 10:45pm

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

Pat Summerall: The Last Of The Hard Voices

At my gym the other day, half of the television screens were showing an episode of Dr. Phil. You don't need me to tell you that Dr. Phil sucks, so I grabbed a magazine and went about the business of not looking at his big stupid head. But then I saw Pat Summerall in the studio with him and suddenly I couldn't look… » 4/17/13 12:30pm 4/17/13 12:30pm

Bill Walton Made A Ray Lewis Limo Joke And Referenced Bill Simmons's…

Bill Walton's on-air behavior has been consistently weird this college basketball season, and that didn't change tonight as broadcasting's biggest Grateful Dead fan launched into numerous questionable tangents during ESPNU's Pac-12 tournament coverage of Washington-Oregon from Las Vegas. » 3/15/13 1:19am 3/15/13 1:19am

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

ESPN Screwup Lets Viewers Listen In On Jimmy Dykes And Dave O'Brien…

In yet another technical blunder that led to inadvertent viewer eavesdropping on ESPN talent, a "live look-in" during ESPN's college basketball coverage last night patched in audio of the upcoming Syracuse-Arkansas game instead of the intended live-action Georgia-USF game. It just so happened that the announcers in… » 12/01/12 11:30am 12/01/12 11:30am

Here's Every Instance Of Phil Simms Saying The Word "Football" In A…

"This guy." "The National Football League." Sportscasters have their own pet phrases, most of which add nothing to the conversation. They're meaningless syllables to fill up airtime, nervous tics that we're used to ignoring, but once you notice them you can't hear anything else. Take Phil Simms, who loves to say… » 11/26/12 3:35pm 11/26/12 3:35pm

Michele Smith Became The First Female Analyst For A National Baseball…

TBS broke unprecedented ground Sunday when they put analyst Michele Smith in the booth alongside Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz for their broadcast of the Dodgers-Braves game. It's the first time a woman has ever served in the commentary role for a national MLB broadcast, and is one of a handful of breakthroughs in a… » 8/20/12 4:20pm 8/20/12 4:20pm