It’s like he never left us.

I was getting ready to post something on what a comfort it is to see Ron Franklin’s name on the ESPN announcers guest list for 2010, but I’ll let Spencer Hall say it instead:

FRESH BREEZE. Is his exile over? Did he submit to the obscene, unspeakable sexual torture rites administered by ESPN higher-ups in torchlit cloisters by men in opera masks and red robes? Paris is worth a mass, and having Ron Franklin back would be worth a ruined ass, since he is listed as a returning announcer and, if there is any justice on this harsh prairie of existence, will be calling games of significance (i.e. not late November Big 12 games) on Saturday afternoons.

That ESPN still has Mike Patrick and Craig James calling some SEC night games is an obscenity, but progress is always an incremental thing while disaster happens all at once. We all know that’s still Ron’s seat, and everyone else is just keeping it warm for the Silver Fox’s magnificent ass.*

Ditto on being subjected to Craig James instead of Uncle Ron, but I’ll take what I can get from the WWL.  (Especially if it doesn’t involve Pam Ward’s voice.)

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8 responses to “It’s like he never left us.

  1. Go Dawgs!

    I read the Spencer Hall bit through about three times in a row, and I still can’t figure out what the heck is going on. Did… did somebody sodomize Ron Franklin in a ceremony at ESPN Headquarters?

  2. Mike

    It’s ESPN’s world and we’re just lucky to have them.

  3. DawgVegas

    Now, if we can just be spared from Bob Davie…fingers crossed we get a heapin’ helpin’ of uncle Ron going forward.

  4. Dog in Fla

    1. “They’ve gotta spike the ball here!” – Pam Ward on a 4th down play!

    And for a trip and hard fall down memory lane, there’s more where that came from and we’ll soon be hearing even bigger and better ones!

    http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2008/11/your-pammy-winners-and-new-standings.html

  5. TomReagan

    So, if he’s doing the SEC B game, does that take some of the sting out of a mediocre year?