I have of course been basking in the warm glow of the ascension of the Chicago Bears, who are now tied for first in the NFC North (a position solidified not only with the 41-3 blowout yesterday against the Jaguars but the loss of the Packers to the Colts). However, nothing quite matches the final play in the game of Trinity against Millsaps College on Saturday, October 27, 2007. The play by play coverage by the announcers is enough to make this worth the watch. The two announcers appear to have a joint aneurysm at the end.
In this final play, Trinity players used a total of 15 laterals to secure the game-winning TD.
On one side note, this announcing was still better than Fox last night. As a Bears fan in Washington, I have to live with the fact that I often cannot watch the Bears play on television even with the Cox NFL package. The featured games go heavily for the Redskins, Ravens and East Coast teams. However, yesterday, the featured game with the Redskins ended and the Fox Team came on to correctly note that Green Bay was facing a huge loss to the Colts — one of the true upsets for the season. They let us watch until the final 2 minutes when the teams were locked in an unbelievable seesaw games. They then cut away from the game and began a long and inane conversation about the games that had already been played that day. Occasionally they would tease the viewers by saying that there is an incredible game going on with the Packers and they would not return to the game. Instead they joked and chattered about their impressions from the day, including the importance of team work and having a deep bench (that’s right, you heard it on Fox: team work is important). They only cut back to the game for the final field goal attempt by the Packers for a few seconds. It was hands down the worst judgment I have seen in television coverage in years and is another example of “personalities” becoming more important than the game itself. Watching the cliffhanger, upset game itself was less important that hearing these guys talking about football games. Thanks Fox.
I’ll take the two guys at the Trinity-Millsaps game over the FOX-NFL team any day.