25 Worst Sportscaster Fails
Brain farts are a natural part of the human repertoire. Unfortunately for sportscasters, their mistakes are broadcast across the world for all to laugh at.
While Gus Johnson taught us that any mundane situation is capable of sounding epic, many of his peers have shown us that only fails keep us coming back for more.
From hilarious to simply awful, here are the most legendary fails in the history of sportscasting, listed in no particular order.
Caution: Some bloopers featured herein contain NSFW language.
Dan Marino Despises Defense
Imagine how much that would have hurt if Dan Marino actually had a Super Bowl ring? Zing.
Lee Corso Without a Hat
For Lee Corso, this is called headgear withdrawal. It can get ugly.
Seasoning the Meat
I remember my first broadcast. It was like this, but in front of a mirror.
Eric Karros' Expert Analysis
Thank you, Eric Karros, for the rivetingly obvious statement. As always.
When it rains, it pours.
Getting on the Same Page
How to handle a shattered situation with class. Embrace the moment.
Hunting for Jim Knox
If we know Roger Goodell, he's trying to fine James Harrison for this hit.
Penalty Kick Astray
During hair-flying impact, for a slight second, that could have been Clay Matthews.
Cloning the alpaca species would somehow make the world a better place. They'd keep us all in line.
Damany Lewis Can't Close the Deal
After a nifty punch line, Damany Lewis crumbles to pieces.
Charley Steiner's Modus Operandi
Charley Steiner enters every situation like a pro. And always leaves a hero.
It's Raining, Guys
Dear Books on Tape,
Hire Charles Clinton.
Love, all sports fans
Wayne Brady's Legacy
Dave Chappelle would be proud. As are we.
Danyelle Sargent Wired for Sound
Danyelle Sargent's contract with ESPN was coincidentally not renewed when it expired in the Fall of 2006. For more potty mouth, visit her on NFL Network.
Testing the Vocal Chords
An exhausting, yet legendary broadcast. Brilliant.
Troy Aikman Never Liked Cold Balls
So heat those things up.
A Graphic Commentary
We could just as easily be stuck in a pottery class with a hilariously colorful instructor. Hands...caressing...we're finished here.
Sky Sports Screwup
What is Chris Kamara being paid for again?
Scent of a Woman
No translation necessary here. Your eyes will do all the talking.
Not Quite the Triangle Offense
Fox Sports West reporter Christine Nubla elaborates on a new strategy being popularized around the league.
It Was a Weird Day
Correction: "Took another sip of the potion, hit the three-wheel motion."
An Emotional Finish
This sounds eerily similar to the mad scientists in charge of Johnson & Johnson, a brand of shampoo that claims to be eye sensitive and...well...actually is.
Explosions in the Sky
This footage continues to pass the test of time. Whatever Ball State University sportscaster Brian Collins is now being paid, it's not enough.
Glorious Mike Ditka
Unfortunately for Mike Ditka, the lights forgot to dim on this team when the moment demanded it most. Ladies and gentlemen...Ditka.
We Built This City
Not much was saved during this torrential downpour. And the Sonics did eventually move to Oklahoma City.