Criticizing the broadcasters: Herbie dominates Week 3
Every week is a new opportunity for fans to get really upset with the men and women who broadcast the game we love on Saturdays.
Week 3 was no exception, with ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit holding the title of villain for many Ole Miss fans following his color commentary work on the Rebels thrilling win against Alabama on Saturday night.
Here’s what had the viewers being critical during Week 3:
Ole Miss fans felt disrespected by Kirk Herbstreit
If you didn’t see this exchange go down on Saturday night, then you need to go read what our Jon Cooper collected from the Twitter exchange between Ole Miss supporter Leigh Anne Tuohy, who became famous after the story of her family becoming legal guardians of OT Michael Oher was featured in the movie “The Blind Side,” and Herbstreit.
She was not alone in voicing her displeasure with the usually popular Herbstreit. It is rare to see a team that won a game feel so slighted, but hey, crazy things happen when SEC football is involved.
Here are some of the fan tweets at Herbstreit:
Kirk Herbstreit needs to move to Alabama cause he’s a true OleMiss hater
— Kevin Farmer (@cshawt19) September 20, 2015
Kirk Herbstreit is making so many excuses for Alabama right now.
— Dillon Espinosa (@dillon_espinosa) September 20, 2015
Herbstreit giving ZERO credit to Ole Miss.
— Michael VanVeckhoven (@mstiger12) September 20, 2015
Trust me when I say there are many, many more that are much too inappropriate to share here, so we’ll just leave it at that. Me? I tend to agree with this guy’s take:
When I see how mad some ole miss fans are at Herbstreit right now… If you can’t be happy after that win, why even follow football?
— MaybeACrook (@MaybeACrook) September 20, 2015
Enjoy your win, Rebs!
Although Herbstreit did find himself making some regrettable comments that all of Twitter was quick to jump on, Rebels fans or not:
“It’s not going to show up in the papers tomorrow, other than people writing about it,” – Kirk Herbstreit
— Denis Cranstoun (@DenisCranstoun) September 20, 2015
Herbstreit: “It’s always hard to win with a -5 turnover ratio.” That’s some good analysis there.
— Jeff Barthel (@jeffbarthel) September 20, 2015
Gary and Verne: The Weekly installment
I’ve decided that SEC on CBS broadcasters Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist deserve to be a permanent weekly fixture on this piece. There is no duo that SEC fans like to criticize more, so we may as well check in on what fans had to say about them each week.
Danielson and Lundquist had the call on LSU’s 45-21 win against Auburn in Week 3. Here were the complaints:
Danielson made a comment about Auburn righting the ship against Mississippi State that could have been construed as disrespect toward the Bulldogs, and Mississippi State fans decided to chime in:
Gary Danielson just insinuated that Auburn was going to bounce back and drill state… How are you employed?
— Alex Marshall (@scuffiemagee) September 19, 2015
Gary Danielson just said MSU would be a good team for AU to get healthy against. What’s his definition of healthy?
— Brian Fuller (@blfdawg) September 19, 2015
And Verne, bless him, called the LSU punter “76 years old”, which drew some sharp criticism from the Twitter world:
— John Hail (@jhailos) September 19, 2015