Announcing incompetence, in this day of 500 channels and 24-hour sports networks, is something that is to be expected. I have a hard time watching any sports game with the sound on and NOT getting furious about how incredibly wrong the announcers seem to be about, well, everything. However, last night’s BCS National Championship Game on FOX set a new standard for wretched commentary. Witness two minutes of getting the down wrong on a crucial goal-line possession, despite the TWO FUCKING GRAPHICS ON THE SCREEN DEPICTING THE CORRECT DOWN (video via Dr. Saturday):
Add the booth’s case of Down Syndrome to the embarrassing dick-riding of Tim Tebow (who I admit played very well, but for God’s sake, zip up your pants and keep the cream off the camera) and FOX’s coverage of the title game instantly became a three-hour tutorial on how to completely ruin a sports telecast.
For defiling what was otherwise a tremendous title game, Thom Brennaman and Charles Davis are now on The S#!t List. Hopefully the next time these guys announce a game in on Fox Sports’ telecast of Extreme Rock Paper Scissors (although Thom and Charles probably believe that rock beats paper).