Twitter is abuzz right now with some funny reactions to the 2013 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, and that's solely because Lou Holtz is one of the three announcers for the ESPN telecast.
The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl announced on December 13 that a trio would be calling the game, per a press report:
The announce team for the 2013 SHERATON HAWAI‘I BOWL – to be televised on ESPN – includes longtime ESPN anchor Steve Levy along with analysts Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz and former NFL lineman Mark May. Former volleyball standout Maria Taylor will be on the sideline.
Not to take away from Oregon State's first-half thrashing of Boise State in a game that could turn into a shootout, but Lou Holtz is all the conversation via Twitter.
Holtz is best known for coaching the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and winning the 1988 national championship. However, he's been getting a lot of attention for his crazy antics on ESPN, working as a college football analyst. He's gotten into some crazy debates with Mark May (see the embedded video).
Now, the conversation for Holtz shifts to Twitter during his live appearance on national television as an announcer.
Oregon State beat writer Lindsey Schnell is catching up with the action via Twitter:
Really appreciate all the gems from Lou Holtz and Mark May that fans are sharing on tWitter. Keep ‘em coming.— Lindsay Schnell (@LindsayRae19) December 25, 2013
Now, let's see what some of you all are saying. Barstool Sports blogger Big Cat tweeted the following:
Need a raincoat listening to Lou Holtz call a game— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) December 25, 2013
A clear jab at Holtz's distinguishable voice. College football writer Bryan Fischer tweeted this:
A Christmas tradition like any other, hearing Lou Holtz say Or-a-gone— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 25, 2013
Maybe Holtz will take to Twitter for some constructive criticism. And after a soldier makes his way home for the holidays to surprise his family, aired during the bowl game, WDRB in Louisville sports reporter Steve Andress didn't appreciate what Holtz had to say:
ESPN shows reunion of family w/ military member. Lou Holtz makes joke wife didn't greet him that way after Afghanistan visit. Shut up, Lou.— Steve Andress (@steveandress) December 25, 2013
For Andress and others, Holtz ruined a perfect moment. Clearly ESPN made sure to pair May and Holtz together because of their arguments on College Football Live. Remember when Holtz called May an idiot? Sidenote: I don't remember. But see the video embedded for a quick refresher.
Why are Mark May and Lou Holtz doing a game together? Why? Have we really been that naughty this year?— Water Treadmill Dog (@VTCaceClosed) December 25, 2013
Mark May AND Lou Holtz announcing the same game? I wanna speak to someone in charge here.— Davis Emmert (@D_EmmertProd) December 25, 2013
I'm not sure who is in charge, but it appears that Holtz and May will last the game. On the other hand, there is one Twitter user who likes Holtz calling the game. On Christmas Eve, @MetzCamfield tweeted:
Looks like Christmas has come early with Lou Holtz calling the #HawaiiBowl.— Metz Camfield (@MetzCamfield) December 25, 2013
Indeed it has! And finally, the tweet of the night comes from Paul Wezner of TigsTown. You can credit Holtz for the wording, as Wezner tweeted this:
Did Lou Holtz just say the cliffs in Hawaii on the ocean looks like Afghanistan? Is he aware Afghanistan is a land locked desert? Oy...— Paul Wezner (@TigsTown) December 25, 2013
Do you like Lou Holtz as an announcer?
Oy! Go to Twitter, and search "Lou Holtz" to keep up with the conversation. I wonder what Holtz will say next?
Do you like Holtz as an announcer? Let me know in the comment section below, and be sure to partake in the embedded poll.