At least he didn’t raise his hand to ask.

If you weren’t tuned in to ESPN’s MegaCast last night, you missed one of the great debut moments in broadcast history.

Les Miles, natch.

Keeping the mic live all the way to the head is what really elevates the whole deal.




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21 responses to “At least he didn’t raise his hand to ask.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    He has complete sympathy from those of us who have hit Flomax age.


  2. Keese

    Is there ever a moment that Gene isn’t working over a stick of gum.


  3. paul

    Les is paying dividends already. You know this guy is going to be entertaining. How many times have you heard something come out of Miles mouth and thought to yourself, is that even a sentence? What exactly did he just say?


  4. I watched a bit of that. Les didn’t get to say much because Mack Brown would not shut his mouth for more than 5 seconds.


    • Stoopnagle

      I know, right? Jesus, Mack, SHUT UP. And if he was adding anything it’d be different, but he was trying to direct the discussion away from the technical observations (which Helfrich and Chizik were pretty good at) towards speculation and hypotheticals that were marginally interesting.

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    • ETDF

      Same feelings here. Although, Les did seem busy snacking and not talking in the second half. But Mack’s verbal diarrhea was enough for me to change the broadcast.


  5. TXBaller

    Herbstriet was unbearable during the Ohio State broadcast.


  6. Derek

    I watched most of the game, until OSU took control, on this channel. Much better than listening to the regular announcers. Noteably, they didn’t disagree really at all on major coaching points and they all agreed that the game comes down to who has the most tall, fast, big guys. Indiana coached a great game and got soundly beaten. Urban didn’t have to do much but make sure the bus showed up before kickoff.


    • 79DawgatWork

      I did as well, Mack would not shut up but there were good moments of banter, and I did think Mack did best when he’d say “Les (or Gene), what would ya do hear?” Cannot imagine how unbearable Herbie was on main channel (ps I’m still waiting for his tweet about the players not respecting McElwain)…


  7. ApalachDawg

    I also watched the coaches version of the game. I couldn’t listen to Herbs and the dweeb in the booth with him.
    I liked the all 22 look but sometimes hard to tell if the receivers were catching the all, etc
    Would watch it again.
    Tom L. Is and will always be a douche


  8. Yurdle

    I watched the coaches and found myself liking Chizik. It was strange, strange. He sounded reasonable and well-informed.

    Of course I liked Les. But I also heard why he got himself fired. As the game started to turn, but before the score got lopsided, he was all about running the ball. Urbz came out throwing and out the game away in two drives.


    • Cojones

      When you listen objectively, Chizik would be your choice as an announcer. He’s bright and detailed without being boring. His roundtable discussions while on the ESPN SEC channel were well worth the listen.


  9. Cojones

    Would have been great for Les to make Leslie Nielson bathroom sounds as Nielson did in a cop comedy movie.


  10. A

    Herbie totally sucked that ostate pp last night. Indy owned them for 3 quarters and he kept gargling urban ball sack. Pathetic.