Monday, October 03, 2005

Yay, Big Guy!

I watched the Michigan-Michigan State football game on Saturday more attentively than most I watch most football games, not necessarily for the game itself, but for the commentary. A couple of weeks ago, I learned about the Brent Musburger Drinking Game, and I found it to be hillarious. Michigan-Michigan State was the first Musburger-announced game I watched since learning the rules of the game, so my ears were on high alert for any number of Musburger-isms. While I was disappointed that I never heard him utter the phrase: "Gary, my man" (though I did hear a "Garry, my friend" - not sure if this counts), I loved the way he called the fumble that MSU's defensive tackle Domata Peko returned for a touchdown. Musburger let out a "Go, big guy!" when Peko crossed the 10 yard line with one man to beat and exclaimed "Yay, big guy!" after Peko hurdled the last Michigan defender into the end zone.

I don't know why I'm mentioning this, other than I found it hillarious at the time and still find it quite amusing. Perhaps Musburger is looking for a second career as a cheerleading coach? Yaaaaaaaaaay Big Guy! I think the lesson for all sportscasters, especially the ones who work on TV, is that when you don't have anything useful to say, it's better to just be quiet and let the pictures on screen do the talking.

4 comments:

dusty said...

From the Sports Guy's quote vault:

"You folks at home laughing at me, here's what I want you to do: Take an egg timer. Go into the kitchen for three minutes. I want you to turn around, dance on the floor, and then throw punches and imagine someone coming at you. You tell me they're not athletes."
-- Brent Musburger on boxers not being considered athletes

gregorykwu said...

Did you actually play the Brent Musberger drinking game? As for the last post, I'm shocked to see that you and the Mrs. have a new addition to the family so quickly. And to think you guys were married only two months ago, I didn't think Michelle was showing.

In any event, Happy Birthday, Big guy.

dusty said...

That's right! Happy 29th!

(And evidently, in case Rose Gould is reading, Shana tova!)

dhodge said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes. Wu, my man, you know damn well that had I played the Brent Musburger drinking game, I would've died of alcohol poisoning before the first TV timeout.