Monday, February 25, 2008
Oh No, What if Berman Does the Masters?
I had a terrible feeling rush through my body tonight as I was watching the Texas-Kansas State game. The ESPN Masters commercial came on with Gary Player making the eagle putt on 15, and my eyes grew to silver dollars as a pit grew in my stomach.
What if Chris Berman is part of the Masters coverage?
Could you imagine? My favorite sporting event of the year, the last great sporting telecast that avoids commercials for the good of amazing golf, could be corrupted by someone saying Stewart "Throw in Everything but the Kitchen" Cink? Lord, it makes me want to drink on a Monday.
It is almost a non-argument. Berman is usually a part of U.S. Open coverage when ESPN hosts Thursday and Friday coverage, and it probably won't be any different. He'll probably be the "color" guy for the golf tournament, and my only hope is he takes advice, and only takes advice, from Gary McCord.
Honestly, it might make me officially hate broadcasting as a whole if I hear that annoying ass voice say something like, "Welcooooooooommmmeee to daaaaaaaaaaa Mastasssssssssssssssssss." It honestly makes me cringe.
Up next - President Bush re-reads the "Gettysburg Address."