Criticizing the broadcasters: The Jesse Palmer jinx and more
Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott had a pretty impressive streak going.
He had thrown 288 consecutive passes without an interception – until Jesse Palmer started blabbing about it during his color commentary of the Bulldogs game against Kentucky on SEC Network.
As the announcers jinx usually goes, Prescott’s 289th pass attempt landed in the hands of a Kentucky defender.
We’re not saying it is all your fault, Jesse, but…
Twitter reacted immediately:
Jesse Palmer just nailed it. You jinxed Dak.
— Sheri Pape (@sheripape) October 25, 2015
Leave it to freaking Jesse Palmer to jinx someone. Thanks SEC Network.
— jeremy mcminn (@mcminnjeremy) October 25, 2015
Eff you Jesse Palmer
— Thomas Fowler (@t_fowler76) October 25, 2015
Jesse Palmer hates Dak Prescott.
— brandonspeck (@brandonspeck) October 25, 2015
— Tyler Campbell (@TylerCampbellKY) October 25, 2015
But, hey, didn’t Dak get the last laugh? He accounted for six touchdowns as Mississippi State blew out the Wildcats, and his streak of 288 passes without an interception ranks third all-time on the SEC list behind Alabama’s AJ McCarron and Kentucky’s Andre Woodson.
Gary Danielson: Tennessee has arrived
During Tennessee’s visit to Alabama on Saturday, a game which the Vols lost to drop to 3-4 on the season, CBS color commentator Gary Danielson declared that Tennessee “had arrived” as a program.
Needless to say, the fans of the former national championship program were just as disgusted with that declaration as the fans of the other 13 teams in the league that know the Vols are still a ways away from “arriving” as a SEC contender.
No Gary Danielson we haven't "arrived" we've blown four 4th quarter leads.
— Caleb Miller (@LiveFrom10essee) October 24, 2015
Gary Danielson talking up Tennessee as a legitimate contender? Tennessee is 3-4. *Pukes*
— Eddie Case (@EC11885) October 24, 2015
"Tennessee has arrived." – Gary Danielson. Tennessee is 3-4
— Ryan A. (@RAmgoblue) October 24, 2015
"I think they've arrived," says Gary Danielson of Tennessee team now 3-4 and 1-3 in SEC. Sad thing is, he's right. That's best they can do.
— Negative Lakis (@shawn_kopelakis) October 24, 2015
Danielson wasn’t the only one drawing criticism during that broadcast. His play-by-play man got in on the fun, too.
Verne Lundquist: Tennessee head coach Butch “Johns”
We’ve been known to give the veteran CBS play-by-play man a little grief from time to time about his mispronunciation of names.
So when some fans heard him say “Butch Johns” in reference to Tennessee coach Butch Jones during Saturday’s broadcast of the Vols and Crimson Tide, you had to know that we’d make mention of it here.
Verne Lundquist called him Butch Johns
— Michael Bartlett (@JM_Bartlett) October 24, 2015
"Was that Butch Jons?" – Verne Lundquist to
— Derek Beach (@MrDerockBeach) October 24, 2015
It might be time to head to retirement home Verne Lundquist…
— Jonathan tatum (@jonathan_tatum) October 24, 2015
Andre Ware: “Arkansas” and “Auburn”
One of the fundamentals of broadcasting college football is getting the names of the schools correct.
It appears as though SEC Network color commentator Andre Ware was having all kinds of trouble distinguishing Arkansas and Auburn during the overtime thriller on Saturday afternoon.
Twitter wasn’t happy.
Hey Andre Ware, could you try to get the teams right every once in a while? That'd be great, m'kay.
— College & Magnolia (@CollegeAndMag) October 24, 2015
Hey Andre Ware learn the difference between Arkansas and Auburn and stop trying to cup Auburn's balls while Arkansas is winning!
— Dkscully2284 (@sdelaho) October 24, 2015
And some video evidence providing a sample of what fans were complaining about:
— the makers market (@MMinTuscaloosa) October 24, 2015