Friday, November 21, 2008

Only a Miracle Can Save the Bears...

Indeed. This still brings tears to my eyes.

Yeah. I was there. Go Bears!!!


Laura E. Goodin said...

Wow -- that sure meant a lot to the commentator.

Chard said...

The truly stunning part is that he's no more coherent the rest of the time. Calmer, yes, but no more coherent.

It's quite maddening to listen to him on the radio (they're dubbed his radio commentary over the TV pics, BTW). He'll start to describe something, and then just start blurting out things like "Oh, my!" and you never do figure out who did what.

And yet, he's a beloved local broadcaster, for both college and professional football.

Anonymous said...

Sweet. It even chokes me up, and I don't care a whit about football.

J said...

From the Berkeley Voice columnist Big Game week this year:

"Twenty-six years later, Stanford fans are still bitter. I saw Elway being interviewed on ESPN last week, and he said, "I don't think a touch-down can be scored when you have the whole band on the field." Speaking for Cal fans everywhere, I can only reply: Whose band was it anyway?

It's nice to know it still hurts. The Germans have a word, "schadenfreude," which means delight in the suffering of others. Every time I think of The Play, I wallow in schadenfreude."