ESPN College Gameday's Lee Corso and 10 Best on-Air Sports Personality Bloopers
Lee Corso is just one of many sports personalities that have slipped up on live television.
It's only human to lose track of your surroundings, forget what it is you're doing and say or do some things that you aren't proud of later.
Take Psycho Steve Lyons for example.
After hustling down the first base line and diving head-first to beat out the throw in a 1990 White Sox-Tigers game, he got up and dropped his drawers to clean out the dirt—apparently not realizing he was standing in front of thousands of people at actual MLB game.
It happens to the best of us and it usually makes for great laughs mixed with that classic head shake—you know, the head shake you get from your girlfriend when you throw your fists up in the air with that feeling of overjoyed excitement when you hear the McRib is back for a limited time—that's the one.
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10. Those Crazy NASCAR Hillbillies
This ESPN announcer, Dave (Burns??), drops the S-bomb during a live NASCAR race.
I thought the first rule in television was never trust a hillbilly with a microphone?
9. Ron Jaworski on Monday Night Football
Ron Jaworski drops the S-Bomb earler this year.
On the opening Monday Night Football game of this season, Ron Jaworski gets a little too excited about this Chad Henne pass to Brandon Marshall.
The excitement Jaws brings to TV is why he's one of my faves.
8. Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter
Scott Van Pelt accidentally lets something fly before the cameras cut to commercial, during a live SportsCenter show.
Later on in the broadcast, he offered an apology to the viewers.
I love SVP! He needs to be doing bigger and better things with his personality.
I do apologize for the poor footage. They were the best clips I could find.
7. Doris Burke Just Before an NBA Game
Doris Burke is reporting live during Game 3 of the 2010 NBA Western Conference Finals—a game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder—however, she doesn't seem to think so.
Pay close attention to what she says. I'm pretty sure I know what she says, but I'm going to let you make the call.
6. Bill Clement during a Game
Legendary NHL Commentator and former Broad Street Bully Bill Clement drops a naughty word after an interview with a hockey player's wife.
But how can you possibly blame him? He's a former hockey player.
5. Mark Webber during a Formula One Race
Australian Formula One Racer and announcer Mark Webber drops the F-bomb during live coverage of this race.
This seems to be more than just your average slip-up. Webber seems mad, as if he didn't care what he had said.
4. Roger Millions Reporting Live from the United Center
Sportsnet NHL Analyst Roger Millions is reporting live prior to a Chicago Blackhawks game, but he thinks he's just taping.
He doesn't just drop your usual F-bomb or S-bomb here. He goes for something more original.
I have to give him props for his originality. Gotta love them hockey guys!
3. Sir Charles on the TNT Postgame Show
The one and only Sir Charles Barkley never holds back from anything that's on his mind. You have to love him for that.
In this clip, he calls Reggie Miller a funny name and then tells the world what he thinks of TNT Producer Tim Kiley.
Honestly, we seriously could do a top 10 or even a top 20 of stuff that has flown out of Chuck's mouth.
What is that on his head?
2. Brian Kinchen Calling a College Football Game for ESPN
Back in 2006, Brian Kinchen, a former NFL tight end and former ESPN broadcaster, goes a little overboard in his description on how to catch a pass.
ESPN later issued this statement regarding his comments and his pending suspension: "The comments were inappropriate, and we apologize for them," said ESPN's vice president of public relations Josh Krulewitz.
Kinchen, who coaches high school football in his home state of Louisiana, we now know is not the brightest bulb in the bunch. He proves in this clip that microphones are not for children.
1. Lee Corso on ESPN
Good ol' Lee Corso. What more can you say about this guy? He's a legend in sports media and in the world of football—not just college football.
But even the great ones get carried away sometimes.
This clip to the left was caught live on ESPN's GameDay a few years ago.
I actually thought it was dubbed in until I caught the apology at the end of the clip.
I hope you enjoyed my rap on the 10 Best Sports Personality Slip-Ups. Let me know if you think I missed some, because I'm sure there are a bunch more out there that I'm not even aware of.
Thanks for reading.
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