So as I was going through my workday, enjoying at how I've let people know my disdane for Theisman and how commentators screw up calling games, I all of a sudden remembered my first year of college.
During my first year, in the spring semester, my close personal friend Cris and I decide that we are going to call a football game. I had that year's super bowl taped, so we were just going to strip out the audio and put in our own. We got headphones with mics hopped on an editing deck (I was working at the video lab) and began.
Now you would think that 2 football savvy people would be able to ace calling a game that they had already seen. I had seen it multiple times (Broncos over Packers). Cris was play by play and I was color.
We were horrible. I didn't really say anything dumb..I just didn't say anything. It's difficult to fill dead air...especially when the play by play man is quick. The best part of the whole thing is when I adjusted my mic and it sounds like I had a..ahem..flatulence problem. So we spent a whole drive talking about how much it stank in the broadcast booth.
So here's to you Joe Theisman. You're a real man of genius (real man of geeeeniuuus). You don't talk about farting..but it probably would be better if you did.
PS: Anyone watching the broncos/chiefs MNF game, did you notice how on the broncos first drive they actually ran a reverse but Al Michaels called it an end around? Did you say Shut Up Al? I'm proud of you, I did too. :-)