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Bill Naharodny
05-11-2006, 11:17 PM
As chronicled before in these pages, this guy is all about the Yankees-Red Sox, and everything else is just a sideshow to him. Tonight he finishes his NATIONAL television broadcast with the statement "Sox 5, Yankees 3." Hey, Berman, you provincial pud, you're not on the New England Sports Network. Oh, and keep the idiotic nicknames to yourself. That routine was old in 1991.

There. I feel better now.

PKalltheway
05-11-2006, 11:35 PM
Berman had perhaps the worst called game in baseball history when he called Game 3 of the Division Series last year. His final call "The Red Sox's dream of repeating is over and the White Sox move on" even puts Joe Buck to shame. At least Buck said "The White Sox have won the pennant" the minute they won. Berman, you don't acknowledge the loser before the winner. Ever. I don't care if it's a Marlins/Pirates Wednesday afternoon game in late September. You don't acknowledge the loser before the winner. Ever. And the Marlins' dream of winning three games in a row is over and the Pirates move on to 27.5 games out of first place! :rolleyes: It was like he was giving the Red Sox more credit for LOSING than the White Sox for winning their first playoff series in 88 years. Let me stop before I really get worked up!:angry:

RadioheadRocks
05-11-2006, 11:56 PM
Berman had perhaps the worst called game in baseball history when he called Game 3 of the Division Series last year. His final call "The Red Sox's dream of repeating is over and the White Sox move on" even puts Joe Buck to shame. At least Buck said "The White Sox have won the pennant" the minute they won. Berman, you don't acknowledge the loser before the winner. Ever. I don't care if it's a Marlins/Pirates Wednesday afternoon game in late September. You don't acknowledge the loser before the winner. Ever. And the Marlins' dream of winning three games in a row is over and the Pirates move on to 27.5 games out of first place! :rolleyes: It was like he was giving the Red Sox more credit for LOSING than the White Sox for winning their first playoff series in 88 years. Let me stop before I really get worked up!:angry:


Not to mention how he kept hinting "... oh by the way, Big Papi and Manny are due up next inning..."

****, Uncle ****a!!!

beckett21
05-11-2006, 11:59 PM
Berman is a pathetic wretch who's 15 minutes were up 15 years ago.

:puking:

FedEx227
05-12-2006, 12:28 AM
JEFF PAPER BAGWELL!

::shivers::

This guy has REALLY, really gotten on my nerves recently. The playoffs (Red Cubs vs. White Sox) was the tip of the iceberg made even worse by his laughable job with the NFL draft:

Maybe they'll go for that big game QB, you know an heir to McNair...

Thanks Boomer, any bit of suspense is now completely ruined...

IlliniSox4Life
05-12-2006, 12:33 AM
All I have to say is, we're all preaching to the choir.

Berman is the most obviously biased announcer in sports. The call to end the ALDS was horrible. However, I will have to give him credit in saying that he is a better announcer than Buck. More biased than Joe, but he also is more interesting. I remember after Paulies slam in Game 2, he didn't say anything until the commercial, and then when they came back, all he said was "lets examine what happened to load the bases up for Konerko with Dye being HBP".

viagracat
05-12-2006, 12:49 AM
I pretty much listen to Boomer only during football season.

JohnBasedowYoda
05-12-2006, 01:58 AM
His commentary during game three of the playoffs last year...barf.
Referring to Tim Wakefield as "Timmy" I'll watch it again and come up with a transcript.

0o0o0
05-12-2006, 02:26 AM
No like.

Jurr
05-12-2006, 07:43 AM
Berman spent more time talking about his wardrobe last night than he did talking about the game.

"Ehhhhhh...(while motioning with hands)...I wore the green jacket for the masters and the pastel for Easter...I'm going to have to dig deep for my mother's day jacket."

Whooooo cares????????

C-Dawg
05-12-2006, 08:08 AM
Not to mention how he kept hinting "... oh by the way, Big Papi and Manny are due up next inning..."



Note how he always seemed to know everyone on the Red Sox, and their nicknames! Even the hitting coach (Pappa Jack or whoever he was). But he seemed completely unfamiliar with the White Sox in that series ("Next up, we see Joe Crede, who is, uh, the third baseman for the Chicago White Sox..." complete with the sound of papers rustling as he searches his lineup cards to see who he should be announcing).

VenturaFan23
05-12-2006, 08:47 AM
I do like him when he's doing football, but, yes, he is HORRIBLE and one-sided when doing baseball. The ALDS was just bad, bad, bad, bad!

Hitmen77
05-12-2006, 08:51 AM
As chronicled before in these pages, this guy is all about the Yankees-Red Sox, and everything else is just a sideshow to him. Tonight he finishes his NATIONAL television broadcast with the statement "Sox 5, Yankees 3." Hey, Berman, you provincial pud, you're not on the New England Sports Network. Oh, and keep the idiotic nicknames to yourself. That routine was old in 1991.

There. I feel better now.

I see that all the time on ESPN.com too. "Sox" this and "Sox" that for story links related to Boston. For us it's always "White Sox" (as it should be on a national site).

Oh yeah, and I agree that Berman's call at the end of ALDS game 3 was a complete joke. "....and the Red Sox dream of repeating is over". It was like watching Boston's local announcers call the game.

drewcifer
05-12-2006, 09:15 AM
Wow - I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm actually glad I live in YES network territory?!?!?

::shutters::

ChiSoxGirl
05-12-2006, 09:20 AM
Not to mention how he kept hinting "... oh by the way, Big Papi and Manny are due up next inning..."

And in that same game, when they went back-to-back (IIRC), he referred to them as "thunder & lightning" with pure excitement in his voice on the air. I was at Shoeless Joe's watching that game and the guy sitting next to me (SOXSINCE70) went off! :angry:

Also, in another game of that series, when the Sox had runners on and were on the verge of a scoring opportunity, he said something like, "we have to get out of this, guys." Hey Berman, what's with the "we?!" Despite the game being aired on ESPN, this was NOT just a Boston broadcast, but a NATIONAL broadcast and whether you know it and want to acknowledge it or not, there are WHITE SOX fans out there who live out of state and had no choice but to listen to you for three hours! Leave your bias behind and start broadcasting with some respect for other ballclubs and their fans! :angry:

SoxFan78
05-12-2006, 09:43 AM
How about when Bill Mueller was up after Manny and Ortiz went back to back, remember that? Mueller hit a fly ball to RF and Chris Berman almost had a orgasm thinking it was going out.

Later on in the game, PK hit a home run to put the Sox ahead and all he said was "Back, Back, Gone!" with a dissapointed voice.

And his call at the end of the game was absolute crap, a slap in the face to all White Sox fans. I will never listen to him again.

mrfourni
05-12-2006, 09:44 AM
And in that same game, when they went back-to-back (IIRC), he referred to them as "thunder & lightning" with pure excitement in his voice on the air. I was at Shoeless Joe's watching that game and the guy sitting next to me (SOXSINCE70) went off! :angry:

Also, in another game of that series, when the Sox had runners on and were on the verge of a scoring opportunity, he said something like, "we have to get out of this, guys." Hey Berman, what's with the "we?!" Despite the game being aired on ESPN, this was NOT just a Boston broadcast, but a NATIONAL broadcast and whether you know it and want to acknowledge it or not, there are WHITE SOX fans out there who live out of state and had no choice but to listen to you for three hours! Leave your bias behind and start broadcasting with some respect for other ballclubs and their fans! :angry:

God i'm glad I watched those games either at the Cell or at a bar and didn't have to listen to that idiot.

I have seen the replay of the Tony G "Oh NOOOOOOOOO" play, and that was enough.

southpaw40
05-12-2006, 09:57 AM
His reaction after the El Duque's strikeout of Johnny Damon in the sixth inning is hilarious: "HE GOT HIM TO GO"!:whiner: :whiner: in that whiney, little disappointed tone of voice showed me just what kind of biased, no-talented piece of garbage announcer he really is. And if that isn't enough, listen to the top of the ninth, when the White Sox are coming to bat: (paraphrasing here) "Up for the White Sox in the ninth is.............., but what you REALLY want to know is who is up for the Red Sox in the bottom of the ninth".
And I agree with earlier posts about his comments after the game ended....It was absolutely the worst display of broadcast journalism that I can remember hearing.
He has become a total joke, and I can't believe that ESPN can't recognize his worship of the Red Sox and bar him from broadcasting their games.

Hangar18
05-12-2006, 10:03 AM
Berman had perhaps the worst called game in baseball history when he called Game 3 of the Division Series last year. His final call "The Red Sox's dream of repeating is over and the White Sox move on" even puts Joe Buck to shame. At least Buck said "The White Sox have won the pennant" the minute they won. Berman, you don't acknowledge the loser before the winner. Ever. I don't care if it's a Marlins/Pirates Wednesday afternoon game in late September. You don't acknowledge the loser before the winner. Ever. And the Marlins' dream of winning three games in a row is over and the Pirates move on to 27.5 games out of first place! :rolleyes: It was like he was giving the Red Sox more credit for LOSING than the White Sox for winning their first playoff series in 88 years. Let me stop before I really get worked up!:angry:


That was the absolute WORST, and FOREVER puts him in the hall of shame.
In the WS Video, during that part, they had to CUT HIS VOICE OUT

SOXPHILE
05-12-2006, 10:56 AM
I was at game one of the ALDS, the glorious 14-2 blow out, so I didn't hear this, but a friend told me about it the next day: In the top 4th, when the White Sox were up 6-0, the Red Sox put together a couple of hits and scored their first run. Berman apparantly got all excited and said "....and HERE COME THE RED SOX !...." Huh ? Pulling to within 5 runs means "Here Come the Red Sox ?"

skobabe8
05-12-2006, 11:19 AM
Cant remember who it was but after a K in game 3 he said something ot the effect of "There ya go!" referring to the red sox pitcher.

He is 300 pounds of waste.

FedEx227
05-12-2006, 11:27 AM
I was at game one of the ALDS, the glorious 14-2 blow out, so I didn't hear this, but a friend told me about it the next day: In the top 4th, when the White Sox were up 6-0, the Red Sox put together a couple of hits and scored their first run. Berman apparantly got all excited and said "....and HERE COME THE RED SOX !...." Huh ? Pulling to within 5 runs means "Here Come the Red Sox ?"

Oh ya, anytime they had a runner on base "AND MAYBE THATS THE KICKSTART THE RED SOX NEED!", when two men on base "THE SOX ARE REALLY STARTING TO BUILD SOMETHING NOW"

ChiSoxGirl
05-12-2006, 11:29 AM
..."THE SOX ARE REALLY STARTING TO BUILD SOMETHING NOW"

The only thing that was building at that time was the blood pressure of every White Sox fan who was listening to him sing the praises of the mighty Red Sox. :rolleyes:

North Sox Sider
05-12-2006, 11:33 AM
Dont forget what he said after the All Star game in 2003. The question was "what do you take out of this week at Comiskey" and he basically talked about his disappointment of the Sox fans for booing the players from our division. Every crowd at the all star game boos the divisional players. He is the single worst announcer I have ever heard. PERIOD!!!!

Brewski
05-12-2006, 11:36 AM
Chris (Chris?) has been doing the same act so long that he's become a charicature of himself. Since he wasn't that good in the first place and he's so unprofessional that he can't control his bias, you have to wonder why someone in charge doesn't retire him to a "reduced work load."

Lip Man 1
05-12-2006, 12:19 PM
Bill:

I can understand watching because it was a White Sox playoff game and you may not have had any other choice but why even bother listening to a regular season game on ESPN?

I mean you knew what you were in for right?

The way I figure if you know about Berman, know what you're going to get and watch (or listen) anyway then it's your own fault. You shouldn't have any beefs.

Just my opinion.

Lip

Rooney4Prez56
05-12-2006, 01:01 PM
During the ALDS, i muted ESPN and turned on the radio.

ChiSoxGirl
05-12-2006, 02:18 PM
During the ALDS, i muted ESPN and turned on the radio.

I did the same thing for the only game I was at home for- Game 1. With it being a 3:05p start, I had gotten out of work at like 3:02 and didn't have plans to go out anywhere, so when I got home, I muted the t.v. and listened to the radio.

Deebs14
05-12-2006, 03:28 PM
He's one of the many reasons why the Red Sox have recently leap-frogged the Yankees as my least favorite AL team.

Gotta love his Albert "Winnie the Pujols" and Olmedo "Do this, don't do that, can't you read the Saenz" references as well. :rolleyes:

I want Mags back
05-12-2006, 05:23 PM
"OH-NO THROUGH HIS LEGS, EVERYONE'S SAFE:whiner: "

DumpJerry
05-12-2006, 06:15 PM
"OH-NO THROUGH HIS LEGS, EVERYONE'S SAFE:whiner: "



That says it all. But it is spelled "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

What a goober he is.

HomeFish
05-12-2006, 06:25 PM
Who cares? We swept his team.

sullythered
05-12-2006, 06:36 PM
It really all reminded me of when the Illini basketball team played Arizona a few years ago, when Luke Walton was on the team. Bill Walton actually jumped networks to call the game. He was nearly as biased as "50 Year Old Virgin" Berman is.

RadioheadRocks
05-13-2006, 04:00 AM
That says it all. But it is spelled "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

What a goober he is.



"... off-speed, Graffanino-Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Through his legs... EVERYONE's safe!!!" :supernana: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :supernana: :bandance: :supernana:

slobes
05-13-2006, 02:30 PM
That says it all. But it is spelled "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

What a goober he is.

I believe he had a similar reaction, though not to that extent, when Damon struck out with the bases juiced in game 3. He didn't even try to hide his bias. Stick to football man.

kobo
05-13-2006, 02:50 PM
Dont forget what he said after the All Star game in 2003. The question was "what do you take out of this week at Comiskey" and he basically talked about his disappointment of the Sox fans for booing the players from our division. Every crowd at the all star game boos the divisional players. He is the single worst announcer I have ever heard. PERIOD!!!!
I remember that, he was very disappointed with the fans and saying how he didn't understand how fans could boo not only the Cubs players, but the players from our own division and our own manager at the time, which was Manuel. He thought that was wrong and was clearly distraught over that happening. Since then I have tried to tune him out as much as possible.

gbergman
05-13-2006, 02:53 PM
Berman also after Damon struck out started writing the epilogue of the Red Sox for no reason as the game wasn't over.

SOXintheBURGH
05-13-2006, 03:46 PM
His reaction after the El Duque's strikeout of Johnny Damon in the sixth inning is hilarious: "HE GOT HIM TO GO"!:whiner: :whiner: in that whiney, little disappointed tone of voice showed me just what kind of biased, no-talented piece of garbage announcer he really is. And if that isn't enough, listen to the top of the ninth, when the White Sox are coming to bat: (paraphrasing here) "Up for the White Sox in the ninth is.............., but what you REALLY want to know is who is up for the Red Sox in the bottom of the ninth".
And I agree with earlier posts about his comments after the game ended....It was absolutely the worst display of broadcast journalism that I can remember hearing.
He has become a total joke, and I can't believe that ESPN can't recognize his worship of the Red Sox and bar him from broadcasting their games.

Meanwhile after Damon's check swing I was jumping out of the chair pointing at him and screaming "He went! He went! He ****ing went!" then hugging half the bar after the ump called him out.

I do remember the "There we go!!" after Papelbon struck out Rowand. That was sickening.

PKalltheway
05-14-2006, 01:41 AM
I remember that, he was very disappointed with the fans and saying how he didn't understand how fans could boo not only the Cubs players, but the players from our own division and our own manager at the time, which was Manuel. He thought that was wrong and was clearly distraught over that happening. Since then I have tried to tune him out as much as possible.
I seem to remember when the All-Star Game was in Houston the following year, Berman said NOTHING about the Astro fans booing their manager Jimy Williams.

I want Mags back
05-14-2006, 09:01 AM
I think the most intelligent thing he has said was during game 1 of the DS, he said something abour HAwk, and then was like "We known sox fans wish you were here, but we're during our best" or something.

SOXSINCE'70
05-14-2006, 10:06 AM
And in that same game, when they went back-to-back (IIRC), he referred to them as "thunder & lightning" with pure excitement in his voice on the air. I was at Shoeless Joe's watching that game and the guy sitting next to me (SOXSINCE70) went off! :angry:

I've just had enough of Berman and his antics.As many have
mentioned before me,his act got old in 1991.I'd say it was old
by 1985.Just when you think it couldn't get much worse,
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver prove that it can.Remember Buck's
call of Crede's game winning double in game 2 of the ALCS??

"Off the wall" (heavy sigh),"the White Sox win" (heavier sigh).:rolleyes:

Railsplitter
05-14-2006, 02:26 PM
I pretty much listen to Boomer only during football season. You mean 49ers and Bills season.

ChiSoxGirl
05-14-2006, 03:21 PM
Remember Buck's
call of Crede's game winning double in game 2 of the ALCS??

"Off the wall" (heavy sigh),"the White Sox win" (heavier sigh).:rolleyes:

It went something like this, "Off the wall (heavy sigh)...the White Sox have won (sigh signifying disgust), and this only BEGINS what will definitely be questions upon questions about the controversy of this win...! Whatever, losers! :rolleyes:

JohnBasedowYoda
05-14-2006, 03:26 PM
It went something like this, "Off the wall (heavy sigh)...the White Sox have won (sigh signifying disgust), and this only BEGINS what will definitely be questions upon questions about the controversy of this win...! Whatever, losers! :rolleyes:

Why do they play Buck's call of the White Sox clinching the WS at the Cell right before Thunderstruck? They should use Rooney's

"and the White Sox have won the WS" - no emotion.

SoxEd
05-14-2006, 03:44 PM
Berman forced me to turn off the sound of my MLBTV feed during the ALDS.

I was discussing the games live on a UK message board (my connection couldn't handle WSI plus MLBTV for some reason), and even the Red Sox fans had to agree that Boomer was totally roooting for their guys.

Every time I gave in to temptation and turned the sound back up, he'd pull out some gem that made me so angry I could've punched the screen, and had to mute the feed again.

I recall the contrasting calls of the homers from Big Papi & Manny with that of PK, which actually (IIRC) cleared the Monster totally.

The only thing I can say in Berman's defence for that series was that he 'apologised' for his bias in the post-game wind-down after Game 3.

Now, sure, you can't fault his passion for the game, which makes him a better bloke in the booth than some droning guy who doesn't care about the game, but...

IMO if you are a serious broadcaster (or a remotely self-respecting Network) you don't hire as commentator a fan of one team over the other in a Post-Season game that is being (Inter)Nationally televised - or, if you do, you ALSO hire a fan of the other in order to balance the coverage out...

Now that would have been entertaining, listening to Piazza referee Berman & the Hawk in the booth...

Giterdone for this year's postseason, ESPN suits! :wink:

WizardsofOzzie
05-14-2006, 03:58 PM
Note how he always seemed to know everyone on the Red Sox, and their nicknames! Even the hitting coach (Pappa Jack or whoever he was). But he seemed completely unfamiliar with the White Sox in that series ("Next up, we see Joe Crede, who is, uh, the third baseman for the Chicago White Sox..." complete with the sound of papers rustling as he searches his lineup cards to see who he should be announcing).

Don't forget Tada Iguchi

RadioheadRocks
05-14-2006, 07:59 PM
It went something like this, "Off the wall (heavy sigh)...the White Sox have won (sigh signifying disgust), and this only BEGINS what will definitely be questions upon questions about the controversy of this win...! Whatever, losers! :rolleyes:

Or better yet, how about the 9th inning of Game 2 of the World Series where both Buck and McCarver were literally dripping in their pants over their proclaimed "hero of the game" Jose Vizcaino and how the Sox were now "going to get a taste of Brad Lidge", right up to Pods' game-ending shocker. Then dillweed McCarver (after sitting in obvious stunned silence for a minute or so) blurts out "how do these things happen? Unbelievable!"

PKalltheway
05-14-2006, 09:33 PM
Why do they play Buck's call of the White Sox clinching the WS at the Cell right before Thunderstruck? They should use Rooney's

"and the White Sox have won the WS" - no emotion.
Even though Joe Buck's final call of the World Series was nowhere near as good or passionate as Rooney's call, Buck's call still had some emotion in it and it was FAR better than his call when the White Sox won the pennant.

Over By There
05-15-2006, 09:17 AM
You're with me, leather.


The Berman story that has taken on a life of it's own. (http://deadspin.com/sports/chris-berman/he-could-go-all-the-way-166410.php)

There are also T-shirts. (http://deadspin.com/sports/deadspin/the-tshirts-theyre-finally-here-172816.php)

Kogs35
05-15-2006, 03:46 PM
dont look now but if your going to be outside chicago dont have MLB EI, and watching on espn2 here are your announcers.

Thu., 5/18 7 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay ESPN2, ESPN2 HD
Chris Berman, Buck Martinez

thats from the espn media zone for mon-wed update.

miker
05-15-2006, 03:55 PM
Even though Joe Buck's final call of the World Series was nowhere near as good or passionate as Rooney's call, Buck's call still had some emotion in it and it was FAR better than his call when the White Sox won the pennant.
Maybe he was excited because he didn't have to work anymore...

southpaw40
05-16-2006, 03:57 PM
Berman forced me to turn off the sound of my MLBTV feed during the ALDS.

I was discussing the games live on a UK message board (my connection couldn't handle WSI plus MLBTV for some reason), and even the Red Sox fans had to agree that Boomer was totally roooting for their guys.

Every time I gave in to temptation and turned the sound back up, he'd pull out some gem that made me so angry I could've punched the screen, and had to mute the feed again.

I recall the contrasting calls of the homers from Big Papi & Manny with that of PK, which actually (IIRC) cleared the Monster totally.

The only thing I can say in Berman's defence for that series was that he 'apologised' for his bias in the post-game wind-down after Game 3.

Now, sure, you can't fault his passion for the game, which makes him a better bloke in the booth than some droning guy who doesn't care about the game, but...

IMO if you are a serious broadcaster (or a remotely self-respecting Network) you don't hire as commentator a fan of one team over the other in a Post-Season game that is being (Inter)Nationally televised - or, if you do, you ALSO hire a fan of the other in order to balance the coverage out...

Now that would have been entertaining, listening to Piazza referee Berman & the Hawk in the booth...

Giterdone for this year's postseason, ESPN suits! :wink:

I didn't get to see the game live, I've only seen it on the World Series DVD set. What did he say, and what prompted him to address the subject of his bias?

That idiot should have been shamed into giving up baseball broadcasts after his crybaby performance during this game! What an idiot,,,makes me sick everytime I replay that DVD!!

jdm2662
05-16-2006, 04:21 PM
I've watched game three of the ALDS many times (mainly because I missed it live, damn work :mad: ). I watch the game mainly for the entertainment factor. Berman was so pathetic, it's too damn funny. I remember on the Saturday morning Score show, Olken being a Cub fan, and Baun, being a Reds fan, and they were ripping Berman to shreads. Here are two non-Sox fans, and they are giving it to Berman.

the_valenstache
05-16-2006, 04:32 PM
You're with me, leather.


The Berman story that has taken on a life of it's own. (http://deadspin.com/sports/chris-berman/he-could-go-all-the-way-166410.php)

There are also T-shirts. (http://deadspin.com/sports/deadspin/the-tshirts-theyre-finally-here-172816.php)

Thank you for posting this. It has now become impossible for me to look at Berman, hear his voice, or even read his name without laughing about this story. It helps you forget what a biased tool he is, and that somewhere, he's probably in a state of red-faced anger knowing this story has hit the 'net like wildfire.

SoxEd
05-16-2006, 05:02 PM
I didn't get to see the game live, I've only seen it on the World Series DVD set. What did he say, and what prompted him to address the subject of his bias?

I can't remember the exact details, because I saw it only the once, when it went out live, and that would have been at around 5am UK time, but it was something to the effect of 'I'm a lifelong Red Sox fan, and sat in the Fenway bleachers as a boy, so I am aware that my passion for them may have been evident during the broadcast'.

I remember thinking that the station must have received a whole bunch of complaints or something, and ordered him to 'apologise'.

My ire at the situation is not directed at Berman- rather at is directed at whoever put up a guy who so obviously roots for one of the two teams without having an equally-biased counterweight in the booth with him.

On a game that was being broadcast around the world.

It made the Network look rather 'less than professional' IMO.

southpaw40
05-17-2006, 08:51 AM
[quote=SoxEd]I can't remember the exact details, because I saw it only the once, when it went out live, and that would have been at around 5am UK time, but it was something to the effect of 'I'm a lifelong Red Sox fan, and sat in the Fenway bleachers as a boy, so I am aware that my passion for them may have been evident during the broadcast'.

I remember thinking that the station must have received a whole bunch of complaints or something, and ordered him to 'apologise'.

My ire at the situation is not directed at Berman- rather at is directed at whoever put up a guy who so obviously roots for one of the two teams without having an equally-biased counterweight in the booth with him.

On a game that was being broadcast around the world.

It made the Network look rather 'less than professional' IMO.[/quote

Thanks for your response.
I guess when it's considered from the viewpoint of a fan, it's understandable that he would show his disappointment.
But, I agree with you, I think the network (ESPN) should have made sure this situation didn't happen.
Anyway, this will always be one of my favorite DVDs, simply because of the comedy which Berman's reactions and comments provides! (But he's still an idiot :mad: )