Yerry Mina’s header off a 93rd-minute corner sent Colombia’s knockout round match against England to extra time, and sent Caracol broadcaster Javier “El Cantante del Gol” Fernandez into his characteristic goal call—one we’d worried we wouldn’t hear again this tournament.
A penalty kick that ought to have given Argentina a 2-1 lead on Iceland in their World Cup match today in Moscow became electric when Hannes Halldórsson turned away Lionel Messi, prompting an absolute explosion of emotion from the Icelandic TV announcer. We’re not quite sure how he still has a voice.
J.R. Smith’s end-of-regulation blunder sparked a meme-worthy reaction from LeBron James, a harsh rebuke from the Cavaliers’ Spanish-language radio announcers, and left several other broadcasters baffled or even, themselves, believing Cleveland had won the game (that’s ESPN Radio’s Marc Kestecher with the complete…
An incredible comeback from Roma took down Barcelona today in the Champions League quarterfinals, as the Serie A side scored thrice at home in the second leg to beat Lionel Messi and friends on the away goals rule, 4-4.
Michigan is moving on to the Sweet 16 after freshman Jordan Poole drilled a buzzer-beating three to end Houston’s season and seal his place in Wolverines lore. Brad Nessler’s call was perfectly fine for the moment, but we thought we’d share with you how it sounded to radio listeners back in Ann Arbor on the Michigan…
We like bringing you rarely-heard calls of major sports moments, so here’s one for you: the final shots of tonight’s 3-2 shootout win that brought women’s hockey gold back to the United States after 20 years, as called by Tony Ambrogio on the descriptive audio channel for the sight-impaired. Enjoy!
The bulk of Deadspin’s staff declared the Eagles’ fourth-down, trick-play pass to quarterback Nick Foles their favorite moment of last night’s Super Bowl. Here, then, is how a dozen broadcasters called the play—ranging from Kevin Harlan on Westwood One radio to Gerard Whateley on Australian radio to ESPN Brasil’s…
Brandon Graham’s strip sack of Tom Brady and Derek Barnett’s recovery of the ball proved to be a deciding play of this year’s Super Bowl. We’ve compiled 13 different broadcasts of the play, including the local announcers as well as TV and radio from five different continents. (Our favorite is Australia—with Kevin…
Alshon Jeffery’s 34-yard touchdown catch put the Eagles up 9-3, and it drew some pretty excited announcing from those calling the game around the world. Here, in order, is how it sounded on NBC Universo, ESPN Brasil, ESPN Latin America, on Australian radio outlet SEC 1116, and on Westwood One radio with Kevin Harlan.
As is our tradition, it’s time for us to compare how broadcasters on radio & TV locally, nationally, and internationally called DeVonta Smith’s 41-yard overtime touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa:
Sony Michel’s touchdown in double-overtime gave Georgia a 54-48 Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma and made up for a late fumble that resulted in six points for the Sooners. Here are how both teams’ radio announcers as well as national and international broadcasters called the winning touchdown:
It’s been nearly an entire day and it’s still hard to believe that what happened yesterday actually happened. (Six to one!!!!!!) Relive some of the insanity of the Sergi Roberto goal that capped off Barcelona’s incredible Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain with calls of the moment from across the…
James White’s touchdown in overtime gave the Patriots their fifth NFL title and ended one of the wildest Super Bowls in history. Here’s how that championship-winning play sounded on nine different broadcasts, including, in order: Fox, Fox Deportes, Patriots radio, Falcons radio, BBC Radio 5, Westwood One Radio,…
So far the biggest moment of tonight’s Super Bowl was Tom Brady throwing a pick-six. For the purposes of critical and educational analysis, we allow you to listen to and discuss the play as it was called by announcers on Fox Deportes, BBC 1, PULS 4 (Austria), and Televisa (Mexico). Which broadcasters called it best?
Clemson capped off a national championship finish we’ll never forget with Hunter Renfrow’s touchdown catch with just one second remaining. Above is how it sounded on ESPN; below are how commentators on eight other networks—including Clemson radio—reacted to the play.
The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions after a wait of 108 years, and one very tense extra inning. Here’s how the final out of tonight’s Game 7 sounded on TV and radio around the globe, starting up top with Chicago’s flagship radio broadcaster WSCR.
As you might imagine, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first-ever NBA championship—and the first in any sport for that city in decades—launched the team’s radio announcers into ecstasy. Up above you can hear the Cavs’ English-language announcers; below, their Spanish-language feed.
Blair Walsh’s heartbreaking shank that ended Minnesota’s season lifted spirits in the Pacific Northwest just as it crushed those in the Land of
A Ten Thousand Lakes. Here’s how his missed 27-yarder sounded on KFAN in the Twin Cities (above) and on KIRO in Seattle (below).
Another week, another shocking play the likes of which no one has ever seen; tonight, Duke fell victim to the whims of fate, and once again we’re here to bring you the action as called by home announcers.