April 19, 2005

The funniest sports segment ever!: granted, it is a college news station, but it is still entertaining. Actually, you begin to feel bad for the kid. You never know.... he could be the new guy for ESPN MNF!

posted by triplebogey to general at 07:49 PM - 12 comments

Poor kid..... you can see he is trying real hard. Maybe he could work on his game get on that Dream Job espn show I'd vote for him.

posted by bballcoachreid at 08:16 PM on April 19

Shame on you for laughing, triplebogey. During your college days, didn't you ever party so hard that you were still messed up in class the next day?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:11 PM on April 19

Some great quotes: Reggie Miller's lookin good... [To fill space when the Pacers highlight coverage starts off farf from perfect] He passes it to the man, he shoots it -- and boom goes the dynamite. [And what man might that be? Boom goes the dynamite?] Junior guard JJ Redick of Duke and sophomore guard Chris Paul of Wake Forest rebounded out the list [Perhaps "rounded out" would work better] That is too funny. Looks like there was a cue card/telestrator problem at the beginning from which he never really recovers.

posted by holden at 09:14 PM on April 19

That was painful to watch. You have to give the guy credit for staying seated. Bet he left the studio and went straight back to the bar.

posted by 15Vikings at 09:37 PM on April 19

That was painful, yet funny. The "boom goes the dynamite" had me doubled over and near to tears, but the clearly plaintive desire to get off-camera was tough to watch.

posted by hincandenza at 12:02 AM on April 20

Did you see the ears? It looked like a car driving with its doors open.

posted by dusted at 01:15 AM on April 20

I loved his, 'yeah' when the anchor thanked him for that look at sports. Wow. That cracked me up.

posted by geekyguy at 02:17 AM on April 20

Boom goes the dynamite is amazing.

posted by dfleming at 07:06 AM on April 20

the more I watch it, I wonder if it is just a goof? Can someone really be that bad

posted by triplebogey at 07:34 AM on April 20

He just signed a multi-million dollar contract with ESPN....just kidding! He'll work for food.

posted by volfire at 08:31 AM on April 20

the more I watch it, I wonder if it is just a goof? Can someone really be that bad It's got to be real. I remember seeing on air performances this bad on college tv before. Also, check your local college radio station when the dj tries to read the newswire or weather report. It takes a lot of practice to read something and make it sound like you're not reading.

posted by NoMich at 08:53 AM on April 20

I took TV/Radio and had to do these broadcasts. My buddy (who had already taken the first course) showed me a tape of a young woman from somewhere on the Asian rim who had not mastered all the phonetic subtleties of the English language. She did a sportscast which was just funny, including stumbling repeatedly on the "New York Eyeranders", but the best was the weather. The teleprompter freaked in the middle and she said, "It will be sunny, and the normals ... will be very normal. Lots of crouds ... Shit! Fuck!" She then just stood up and walked off the set, screaming at the director. Classic. My apologies for the stereotypical language, but I thought it necessary to convey the story. If it helps, I still have a little bit of a lisp.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:57 AM on April 20

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