Criticizing the broadcasters: SEC fans dislike Beth Mowins & more
ESPN play-by-play voice Beth Mowins drew an ugly assignment for Saturday’s 9-7 defensive struggle between Florida and Vanderbilt.
She also drew an ugly response from SEC fans on social media.
Though many never really did a good job of articulating exactly why they disliked the job Mowins was doing, that didn’t stop SEC fans from blasting her on Twitter:
— Ryan Miller (@Milzo13) November 7, 2015
— Shelley (@HeyShellRenee) November 7, 2015
— Tracy Nickels-Bishop (@JusticeBlaze) November 7, 2015
Beth mowins is making my ears bleed. #VANDYvsUF
— Greg Klein (@MaskedAttorney) November 7, 2015
— John Woodfin (@JWoodfin14) November 7, 2015
— Twit Media Critic (@TwitMediaCritic) November 7, 2015
— Kevin Hays (@Khayslaw) November 7, 2015
I'd rather hear that fake Arnold Schwarzenegger robot voice the weather service uses than Beth Mowins
— Ghost of Bama Past (@XBAMA) November 7, 2015
I'd rather listen to Lou Holtz choke on his spit than @bethmowins
— Ralph Perrone (@RalphPerrone) November 7, 2015
And that’s just a small sample. There were many, many more with the same sentiment.
Granted, Mowins is no Howard Cosell. She mispronounced a few names, seemingly didn’t understand why Florida called a timeout when the play clock was about to hit zero before a critical field goal attempt, and was excitable at odd times during the game, but was her performance so bad that it warranted this type of criticism?
Hey Uncle Verne, stop breathing into the microphone
Everyone’s favorite SEC commentator drew the biggest assignment of the week. Verne Lundquist was on the play-by-play call for LSU at Alabama on the nighttime version of SEC on CBS, and he was getting on everyone’s nerves again.
Except this time it wasn’t necessarily with what he was saying:
Please stop breathing so hard while your trying to broadcast the game @VerneLundquist_
— Joseph (@Jo_Patt7) November 8, 2015
Somebody please tell Verne Lundquist to stop breathing like he's having phone sex on the mic. #LSUvsBAMA
— E. Cost (@E_Contrarian) November 8, 2015
Yo @CBS, can y'all do something about Verne Lundquist's breathing? His fat ass needs a diet or something cause that's all we hear on the tv.
— austin riecke (@auss10_taylor) November 8, 2015
Can someone please tell Verne Lundquist to stop breathing into his microphone?
— Paul Springer (@paulgspringer1) November 8, 2015
Jesse Palmer’s math problems
When you carry a “pretty boy” reputation like former Florida QB and TV-bachelor Jesse Palmer, folks are just waiting for you to say something incorrectly to bring you down.
Palmer did his detractors a favor on Saturday night while calling Texas A&M’s loss to Auburn on the SEC Network.
While trying to calculate how many points a field goal would put the Tigers ahead, he made a pretty simple math mistake.
As you would expect, the internet was relentless:
Already up 23-10, kicking a field goal will give Auburn a 14-point- no, 17-point lead, according to Jesse Palmer. He seriously can't add?
— Bobby Dyer (@TheOnlyAUDyer) November 8, 2015
LOLOL is it any surprise that Jesse Palmer can't do simple addition?
— Truman Crockett (@TrumanCrockett) November 8, 2015
Jesse Palmer math is hard…
— AU Beards (@AU_Beards) November 8, 2015
Mathing Jesse Palmer is my favorite Jesse Palmer
— AubExpat (@AubExpat) November 8, 2015
Jesse Palmer School of Math
— Evil Cam Newton (@evil_cam_newton) November 8, 2015
The teacher in Jesse Palmer's math class at Florida must have given him a free pass…His his high school teachers too #AUBvsTAMU
— Philip Palmer (@Philip_Palmer2) November 8, 2015
Is Brent Musburger drunk?: Part II
Last week, we dedicated much of Criticizing the Broadcasters to Tennessee and Kentucky fans suspecting that Brent Musburger may be drinking on the job.
This week, folks watching the Texas A&M and Auburn game were accusing the SEC Network announcer of the same transgression:
I think Brent Musburger poured some of grandpa's ole cough syrup in his coffee before the game. He's hyped. #AUBvsTAMU
— ethan hodges (@ethan_hodges) November 8, 2015
Did Musburger and Palmer split a handle of bourbon in the press box tonight?
— William Toothaker (@ToothakerW) November 8, 2015
I think Musburger is drunk.
— Brian (@brownbw) November 8, 2015
I think musburger is drunk #AUBvsTAMU
— Barnhole Aubie (@BarnholeAubie) November 8, 2015
I'll have one of whatever Brent Musburger is drinking.
— M (@mknightrn) November 8, 2015
Pretty sure Brent Musburger has polished off a bottle of scotch this first half.
— T.G. Harkrider (@tgharkrider) November 8, 2015
2 things I'm positive about tonight 1.)Musburger has Bama & the points..shocking I know 2.)Musburger has been in the ole Tennessee whiskey
— Andrew McCay (@AUMcCay) November 8, 2015