...but this may be the funniest sports related video I've ever seen. Prepare yourself for what you're about to see, because it's absolutely stupid.
Thanks to 100%injuryrate at fanIQ for the vid.
Now, I've grown up with the likes of John Sterling and his infamous home run calls. I often wonder how he comes up with them. I envision Sterling in the shower to start his day when one pops into his head, the only time married men are allowed to think clearly. He runs downstairs convinced he's just thought of something that will change the face of broadcasting forever.
"Honey! Wait," he exclaims as she tries to sneak out the door without hearing his latest pathetic on-air call. "Okay, I got it," as he takes a moment to catch his breath after sprinting down one flight of stairs, 'It's an AAAA-bomb, from AAAA-Rod! What do you think?!"
His wife sighs and looks back at him. "Wonderful, honey. Wonderful," she says, as he runs off in the background giddy about his new catch phrase for a Rodriguez dinger.
Now to me, for a long time, John Sterling was the epitomy of hysterical announcing. Then I discovered Rick Jeanneret, of the Buffalo Sabres. Ask any Sabres fan, he's more famous than any player on the team. They'll be able to tell you more about his famous lines than the players that made them happen.
Survey ten fans and you'll find they all remember the famous "Top shelf, where momma hides the cookies!" line, but only a few will recall that Michael Peca roofed it. Not saying much for the poor citizens of Buffalo, is it?
A few years ago, at the height of the Sabres' resurgence, I would find myself watching their games and rooting for them to score, not because they were fun to watch, but because Jeanneret was so damn funny.
Then, out of the Dan LeBatard kingdom in Miami, Florida, comes Randy Moller. Amidst all the Wedding Crashers and Dumb and Dumber lines that made a small amount of sense, one can't help but wonder where he came up with Brad Pitt's "What's in the box?!" from Se7en? Truly astounding work, Mr Moller. This is sure to land LeBatard a few more appearances on PTI when Kornheiser decides he's too old to get out of bed about twice a week.
As for Moller? He's got me cheering for the Panthers every time they touch the puck.