Brent Musburger has signed a contract extension with ABC/ESPN, which currently broadcasts BCS games, for the next two years, making him the announcer for the BCS Championship game. Musburger, 73, is stoked about it, and I would be too.
And that’s two more years SEC fans can expect to hear him, right? After all, we’ve won six in a row, and we’re making a push to win out until at least the playoff starts in 2014. Musburger prepared a statement.
“I couldn’t be happier about staying at ESPN,” said Musburger. “It was never a consideration for me to move on from here. The people I work for and with are some of the best in the industry. I love the atmosphere at college events and surrounding myself around college athletes. Hey, that’s how I stay young.”
Can’t you just hear the Musburger voice in that statement?
Musburger has been criticized throughout the years, as all announcers have been, but for the most part he’s well liked and respected around the college football community.
He has even been the inspiration for a drinking game for the past several years, and it’s a great time to get a refresher on the best rules of play. You can view all the rules here, but I’ll summarize the best ones below. Drink at your own risk.
Rule #1: “The Pardner” A person is picked to be the Pardner at the beginning of the game. The first time Brent says “Pardner,” the Pardner has to take 1 drink, and then picks someone else to be the Pardner. The next time Brent says it, the new Pardner has to take 2 drinks, and then pick a new Pardner, and so on and so on. The Pardner must wear a special “Pardner” hat.
Rule #2: “Folks” Everyone drinks 1 when Brent says “Folks.” However, if Brent says “Hold on Folks”, everyone must drink once but the first person to drink has to finish their drink for not holding on.
Rule #3: “It’s a foot race!” Whenever Brent says “It’s a foot race” everyone has to finish their drink. The first one done becomes “That Man” and gets to punch the Pardner in the arm.
Rule #10: “Kirk, my man”. Whenever Brent says “Kirk, my man”, the Pardner gets to choose someone to be Kirk. From that point on, that person must be referred to as “Kirk, my man” until the game is over. “Kirk, my man” gets to give away 5 drinks the rest of the game any time Brent says “Gary, my man”. If someone talks to “Kirk, my man” without calling him that, they have to do a shot. If there is someone playing the game actually named Kirk, that person is automatically “Kirk, my man”.
Let’s get this party started, people. The SEC is on the road to #7.