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Goalgasm: a brief history of over-excitable commentaries
posted by fearfulsymmetry (21 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
It was one hell of a match yesterday.
posted by Edogy at 1:13 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


TWAT! That was liquid football!
posted by Decani at 1:14 PM on April 25, 2012


Yay, they have the Dennis Bergkamp call. I listen to that a few times a year, whenever I need some cheering up.
posted by dfan at 2:16 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


In related news: Improbable Goal Stuns Europe (w/ video).
posted by ericb at 2:17 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


TWAT! That was liquid football!

The real Radio Norfolk holding their end up in the comments.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:27 PM on April 25, 2012


If you use Twitter at all, you need Live Ray Hudson. I appreciate he's an acquired taste, but oh what a feast.
posted by yerfatma at 3:07 PM on April 25, 2012


Reminds me of that episode of The Simpsons where Kent Brockman is completely bored but the other announcer is going crazy with excitement.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:27 PM on April 25, 2012


Ack, that episode of The Simpsons
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:27 PM on April 25, 2012


Keith Quinn's commentary (YT) on a Jonah Lomu try in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semifinal against England shouldn't be overlooked. A classic clip here in New Zealand replayed every world cup.

From TVNZ: At the point of big Jonah getting the ball and rushing full force towards the defensive patterns of the English backline there is absolute silence from the commentator, Keith Quinn. Only a strangled 'oh oh oh!' is heard on the TV soundtrack as the giant dives over. As Quinn himself freely admits, it was a "cock-up of a commentary" that has brought him a sort of "questionable fame."
posted by Start with Dessert at 9:02 PM on April 25, 2012


Another funny Guardian football list: How on earth did he miss that? Worst misses of all time
posted by jcruelty at 10:29 PM on April 25, 2012


I must say the The Guardian's football section is required reading for those the love the game. You will find some of the finest, and wittiest, writing on football on those pages. This is no exception.
posted by vac2003 at 11:08 PM on April 25, 2012


The Guardian's Football Weekly and Football Weekly Extra podcasts are also excellent stuff. Equal turns silly fun and enlightening discussion. Worth listening to for host James Richardson's (AKA Jimbo) punnery alone. And also a shout out for Barry Glendenning's role as the crabby Irish foil to Jimbo's goodcop.
posted by quosimosaur at 12:11 AM on April 26, 2012


I'd say the entirety of The Guardian is required reading.

That said, talk about a rehabilitation. If you're a Chelsea fan, all is forgiven regarding Torres.
posted by bardic at 12:39 AM on April 26, 2012


I'd recommend having a trawl through the YouTubes for other Neville clips. I truly despised him as a player but think he is rapidly becoming the best football analyst on TV.

Insightful, extremely knowledgeable and more than a little bit mental.
posted by fullerine at 12:57 AM on April 26, 2012


bardic: "If you're a Chelsea fan, all is forgiven regarding Torres."
His goal made sod all difference. 2-1 had also seen Chelsea advance.
posted by brokkr at 2:25 AM on April 26, 2012


Yeah but c'mon, that was no ordinary goal.
posted by bardic at 2:37 AM on April 26, 2012


This shurely needs the German "one hell of a beating" commentator, where he references Thatcher.
posted by marienbad at 3:53 AM on April 26, 2012


Football Manager Impersonations.

These are very good, very accurate.

(Linked to on one of the Grauniad pages)
posted by marienbad at 4:05 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


You mean the Norwegian commentator, marienbad.
posted by salmacis at 6:05 AM on April 26, 2012


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B8rge_Lillelien
posted by salmacis at 6:05 AM on April 26, 2012


Can't believe this wasn't mentioned: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG0sXfRB1G4
posted by Emor at 1:38 PM on April 26, 2012


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