Criticizing the broadcasters: Brent Musburger upsets Texans
Is there a SEC state that takes its geography more seriously than Texas?
Perhaps not, given the criticism veteran play-by-play man Brent Musburger received during his call of the Texas A&M win against Mississippi State in Week 5.
While setting the scene during the Aggies’ 30-17 win on the SEC Network, the 76-year-old referred to College Station as being located in “east Texas”, and it really got under the skin of some of the Texas A&M faithful:
According to Brent Musburger, Kyle Field is still under construction and College Station is in East Texas. #12thMan
— Ryan Campbell (@RCCampbell52) October 4, 2015
Brent Musburger has no idea what East Texas is, apparently — Bailey Rogers (@BRogers789) October 4, 2015
Did Brent Musburger really just say College Station was in East Texas? — Baylor (@BaylorHudson) October 4, 2015
Though College Station is not in the area typically defined as East Texas, I will give Musburger this much credit: College Station is, indeed, closer to the eastern border of Texas than it is the western border. Perhaps we should make the state of Texas shoulder some of the blame for this blunder? The state may be too big for a non-native to properly assign geographic characteristics to a place like College Station.
Gary and Verne: The weekly installment
We can’t do an article about criticizing the broadcasters without highlighting everyone’s favorite SEC broadcasting duo to criticize. The SEC on CBS crew covered Alabama’s rain-soaked win at Georgia in Week 5, and here were some of the highlights of the fan complaints about Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson: Just when you think it’s going to be a compliment:
Hey, at least there once was a St. Louis Cardinals football team:
Oh dear God. “St. Louis Cardinals,” Gary Danielson just said. Multiple times. He then corrected himself with “Rams.” Put this thing to bed. — JennaLaineBucs (@JennaLaineBucs) October 3, 2015
I don’t even know what this means:
Gary Danielson is basically the Bea Arthur of college football at this point. — Bandit (@banditref) October 3, 2015
Listening to Gary Danielson makes me want to jab my eyes out with a spoon — Aaron Snyder (@aaronsnyder22) October 3, 2015
This is mean, but the “RMFT” hashtag makes it a classic:
And we’ll leave you with this one: