Jesse Palmer’s gonna have a new broadcast partner.
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Retiring 30 years too late for my taste. Worst broadcaster other than Dick Vitale in my mind.
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Was it me or did he seem to get a ton worse in the last ten years or so? Not just declining, but jackass-y.
It wasn’t you. He was going down hill before the Katherine McPhee incident, but, afterwards, he lost his damn mind.
At 65, DGAF begins to set in for most of us.
It set in for me a few years ago and I’m 56.
He certainly seemed like he just didn’t GAS what he said after he was demoted to the SECN. I actually enjoyed him more in that mode. Sort of added a “danger” to the broadcast, waiting to see what he’d say next.
I would agree with that. Now if the new partner would put gorilla tape over Jesse’s mouth, he just talks waaaaaaay to much, and is wrong most of the time.
Jesus lort, hallelujah.
“Musburger, who is 77 years old, plans to move to Las Vegas and help his family start a sports handicapping business.”
Brent “The Greek”?
That is the least shocking news I’ve read all day.
Yeah no shit. You tell during every game the last couple of years if Brent was winning or losing money by his commentary.
“Brent ‘The Greek’?”
Odds are 2-1 that won’t happen until Brent starts talking about some who “were bred to be better athletes.”
No farewell tour like uncle verne. I say they are putting him out to pasture.
Definitely. Total class versus total ass. All Verne stumbled on the last couple of years was a name or two. Not sure whether Brent’s problem was not giving a shit or senility.
I’d be willing to bet Brent was knocking a few back in the booth. He probably had a few drinks, too! Hey-o!
Moving to Vegas and starting a sports handicapping business sure do confirm a lot of suspicions about him.
It does explain some things.
And he is going to sit back and roll in the dough. Those guys make a lot of money and pretty sure he has the right connections. I will miss him as much as I miss my kidney stone attacks.
Damn, I have to sit through his farewell game.
This is great news. I hope we get better than him.
I’m sure Beth Mowins is tan, rested and ready. Well, maybe not “rested” since she’s been calling all our games since the bowl game.
She’s basically the only one who can make Brent look better by comparison.
If he had retired 5 years ago he would have deserved the Uncle Verne treatment. But damn, he’s been horrible, horrible, the last couple of years.
It’s a shame UGA basketball has to be be associated with his last call.
Finally! Musburger is easily my most hated play-by-play caller!
Verne, Musburger, and Bernie Ecclestone retires from F1, the sports year is looking good.
Liberty Media tomahawk chops last Weekend at Bernie’s
My all time favorite call of his was for a Michigan State game at least 20 years ago. If I remember correctly, MSU was down late and had a only few seconds remaining as they received a kickoff. The kick was a short sky-pooch. The MSU player caught it and almost began to run, so Musberger yelled “DOWN IT!!!!” The guy then did take a knee which prompted Musberger to follow with a much lower toned “…..and he does.”
Evidence that there is a merciful God. Although five or ten years ago would have been better. And I totally believe his commentary had nothing to do with it. And isn’t it great that he gets to call the KY-UGA game as his swan song. That ought to be fun for dawg fans. 😦
Yeah, I’m sure he’s going to call a balanced game. What a shame (for us that actually watch UGA basketball). Now if only we could get ESPN to do the same to Mike Patrick…
Also props for a stellar internet handle. I had no idea.
Was relegating Brent to the SECN not putting him out to pasture? His I don’t give a ship attitude the last few years definitely took the luster off his career but I always thought he was pretty good.
January 23, 2017, Mark Fox releases statement on end of Georgia-Texas A&M game:
“The SEC acknowledged a timing system malfunction and the mistake of not recognizing it. We fully understand NCAA rules were appropriately administered after the mistake occurred. It was unfortunate that when J.J. Frazier looked at the game clock, he saw time that evidently did not exist.”
January 31, 2017, Mark Fox releases statement on end of Georgia-Kentucky game:
“The SEC Network acknowledged a malfunction and the mistake of not recognizing it. We fully understand rules were appropriately administered after the mistake occurred. It was unfortunate that when Brent Musburger looked at the game clock, he saw time that evidently did not exist.”
I’ll not be watching that game, thanks, because I won’t be able to stand the pretend niceties and Musberger’s extensive displays of false humility.
As Charles Barkly would say, Musburger has been turrible for years.
I hated him immediately the first time I ever heard him. I’ve hated him since. I don’t know how he’s stayed employed. Good. Fucking. Riddance.
I can honestly say I never liked the guy. Glad he’s gone.
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