Uncle Verne rides again.

We didn’t get the SEC on CBS theme song yesterday, but this was almost as good.

He stumbled on his broadcast partner’s name… I bet he was thinking Danielson when he started.



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21 responses to “Uncle Verne rides again.

  1. Mike from Myrtle Beach

    He also said Georgetown was in the Final Four instead of Gonzaga. He should have retired about 5 years ago


    • OMG! That must have ruined the entire broadcast for you.


      • Mike from Myrtle Beach

        Verne is good for 5-6 screwups a broadcast. Time for him to move on.


        • Gaskilldawg

          If he was doing radio play by play the screw ups would be firing offenses. Television is different. We can see for ourselves what happened. Guys like Verne provide dramatic narratives.

          That said, it is good that he is doing his farewell now as his work has been going downhill. He can go out appreciated.


    • Bulldog Joe

      We’ll let Verne slide on that one.

      But if he said, “Georgia”, everyone would die from laughter.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Who gives a rip. Did that confuse you enough that you actually had to grab your smartphone to see if indeed Georgetown made it instead?

      To impugn someone the day after they just finished their last broadcast after a career spanning many decades shows a complete lack of tact at best. I’m going to take a wild guess and say that you’re probably unhappy in your current career and/or life. Just a hunch.


  2. Russ

    I turned it on just in time to see that. 🙂

    And yeah, I heard him call Gonzaga Georgetown, but Spanarkel played it off perfectly, just making a joke about it. Nice to hear Uncle Verne one more time. Looking forward to hearing him in a couple of weeks at the Masters.


  3. Bright Idea

    Verne and Spanarkel both sounded clueless down the stretch of that game. Verne has to know that he is embarrassing himself calling big games. It is unusual in this era that old and lovable gives you a pass. He’s not the lone ranger of terrible announcing however.


  4. 3rdandGrantham

    I remember Keith Jackson’s last CFB broadcast, and I knew at the time just how much I would miss him as the years went by. Sure enough, I miss him more today than I did, say, 10 years ago.

    Due to his exclusive work with the SEC all these years, I’ll probably miss Verne more than Keith, which is saying something as Mr. Jackson is, IMO, the greatest CFB broadcaster who ever lived.

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    • Otto

      I watched a replay of an old Iron Bowl Jackson called and it was mazing how much better the broadcast was. The commentator were actually informative and the excitement in their voice was at critical moments rather than fake juice. Verne’s and Musberger’s evolution over the years has been a display in the decline of journalism and broadcasting.


  5. DawgPhan

    People that have strong opinions about TV play by play guys and cant wait to let you know about those opinions are a special brand of people.


  6. 69Dawg

    WTF is wrong with you people? The man is retiring, be gracious. I know that is lost forever to this country but come on when the South finally loses it the whole damn country is screwed. Larry Munson in his later years made as many mistakes as Uncle Vern, but he was on radio, so the only people that caught it were the fans in the stands listening in and the ones who could get the radio along with the TV. If you don’t miss Larry you’re an idiot. The new crew are too fake juice to be believed. Anyway, cut us old farts some slack. One other thing most fans in the SEC I know always thought he was for the “Other Team”, which means he was doing his job.


  7. Verne never was a great analyst he is great at being” every man”. The analysis comes from ex-quarterbacks not Verne….he relays the awe or emotion of the moment and despite what I think is probably failing vision he is usually pitch perfect in “tone”.


  8. Ace

    I will miss Verne and various other old school guys retiring like Brent Musberger. Who cares if they get some info wrong. You can tell they are lovers of the games they call, and they give honest assessments about teams and games in the big picture. Younger analysts – most ex-players – just run their mouths as if they should be the head coaches themselves and are have vital insider info that we can’t see with our own plain eyes.


  9. Texas Dawg

    Verne is in that same category as Harry Carey. He may not have been technically perfect when he did a broadcast, but man did those guys make it fun to listen to the game. Hell even Larry Munson was know to “slightly’ exaggerate from time to time. I doubt there are very many out there who can honestly say that they enjoy the broadcast of today nearly as much as when Larry was on the air. The same for Keith Jackson. Those guys all got their start in radio when TV broadcast of sports was still very limited. They had to “paint the picture” for the listener, so they were masters at telling the story. Sadly there are not many today that have that skill.