This is not a good year to be working in the booth during a game. In the past couple months we've had Steve Lyons "hablaing" and Lamar Thomas both get fired for being...well...boneheads during live television. Earlier this year Bert Blyleven "fucked" things up when he didn't know he was live. Finally Rick Sutcliffe wasn't working a game, but that didn't stop him from getting in the booth during a game completly shit faced.
In Saturday's little known Iowa / Northern Illinois game of the century, Brian Kinchen doing the game for ESPN U, vividly describes how important hands are to a football player. The way he describes it sounds like he's day dreaming about the last time a gentle man with very large hands touched him ever so lovingly and he enjoyed it. Then when he wakes up and realizes he has testosterone and played in the NFL, he brushes it off and says "That's..that's kinda gay".
The silence by his booth partner is classic. Maybe he started to stare at the sky and count the number of birds. He may have scooted his chair over just a nudge. Or he just knows Brian is in some trouble. Maybe he won't because no one even watches ESPN U.
We'd love to hear your comments and/or opinions. If you submit them here, other visitors can read them, rate them and comment on them. An e-mail address is not required.
From Screwing Up in the Booth Is "Kinda Gay" to College Football Archives | Sports Blog | NFL Archives | MLB Archives | NBA Archives | NCAA Basketball Archives | Soccer Archives | Olympics Archives | Stupid Athletes Archives | Other Archives |
[?] Subscribe To|
We are always very interested in reader comments about the site -- especially ideas about how to improve it.