Sunday, April 19, 2009

How Did You Get This Job?

Before hiring someone to announce sports on TV, you'd think an employer would make sure their future employees knew something about the league the employees were about to cover. But evidently TNT doesn't subscribe to that school of thought. During today's 76ers/Magic game, one of their F team announcers (Googled around for a while, couldn't figure out who they were... I watched a lot of NBA this season, and their voices didn't sound familiar) had this to say about Saturday's stars:

You know, sometimes in the playoffs you get big contributions from unlikely sources. Derrick Rose, for the Bulls... Jose Juan Barea... Yao Ming...

Barea, sure. Ming and Rose? They were their teams' LEADING and #3 scorers during the regular season, respectively. Whoever you are, unknown announcer man, you're a fucking clown.

In semi-related news, the NBA playoffs have started! Chris W, your thoughts? (Warning: link goes to best post in FireJay history)

6 comments:

Chris W said...

40+ days of mostly uninteresting monotony (http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gamecenter/live/NBA_20090419_UTA@LAL | http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gamecenter/live/NBA_20090419_NO@DEN | http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gamecenter/live/NBA_20090419_MIA@ATL ) punctuated by a few notable moments?

A good Catholic boy knows a Lent when he sees it.

Tonus said...

I bet you guys call that the best post in FireJay history because I didn't make a single comment on it.

I'm crushed, guys. =(

Martin said...

There's always time to make a comment....

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't last nearly as long if the supposedly good teams could wrap up a series.

Venezuelan Beaver Cheese said...

Chris W is the best ranter in the business. The one about the home run derby was classic too (for those of us who are pathetic enough to spend time reading this blog's archives).

Kofi Bofah said...

The another night I heard an announcer mention with a straight face that Michael Jordan hit his game winning 1998 shot over the Utah Jazz and CRAIG EHLO.

What?!?!?!?!?