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Should more British people commentate on basketball? Yes. [SLYT] posted by MuffinMan (53 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by clavdivs at 9:05 AM on May 23, 2012


"Cockfosters"

Apparently the direction I take the Piccadilly line to get into town from Heathrow. Good to see it has many uses.
posted by humboldt32 at 9:09 AM on May 23, 2012


"The Roman God of Downtown" is entering my lexicon as of now.
posted by phong3d at 9:10 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


And of course, Tottenham loses...again.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:11 AM on May 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


and he celebrates by giving handjobs to ghosts...
posted by Jon_Evil at 9:11 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Great find.
posted by timshel at 9:12 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lasagna, again!?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:12 AM on May 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Clappers

I have no idea why this cracked me up completely every time, but it certainly did.
posted by Dano St at 9:13 AM on May 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


and he celebrates by giving handjobs to ghosts...

"...who ironically are ethereal and I'm told were merely somewhat sexually frustrated by the attempt. Still, that was a great goal in the old onion bag."
posted by jaduncan at 9:15 AM on May 23, 2012


Dude: Hilarious
Video: Serious uncanny valley
posted by DU at 9:17 AM on May 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


Said in a roundabout way.
posted by davebush at 9:18 AM on May 23, 2012


The French call him Monsieur le Jump , and that's the highest compliment you can receive.
posted by Think_Long at 9:20 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Should more British people commentate on basketball ?

What an odd commentation.
posted by y2karl at 9:22 AM on May 23, 2012


The Partridge is strong in this one.

eg : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHorOt6KKw
posted by devious truculent and unreliable at 9:24 AM on May 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


Postroading links, eh ?
posted by y2karl at 9:29 AM on May 23, 2012


More British people should commentate on everything.
posted by sotonohito at 9:31 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd rather that the comment on things, personally.
posted by oddman at 9:35 AM on May 23, 2012


Bacontown!

Coworkers are either going to love me or hate me today.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:39 AM on May 23, 2012


Smooth downstairs like a Barbie doll...
posted by jonp72 at 9:45 AM on May 23, 2012


Throw away your textbooks or at least lend them to someone in the year below you!
posted by mrgrimm at 9:47 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd rather that the comment on things, personally.

Evidently, the didn't know better.
posted by y2karl at 9:48 AM on May 23, 2012


The cupboard is empty and the bakery is flooded!
posted by elwoodwiles at 9:50 AM on May 23, 2012


This was funny but it reminds me of all those goddamn video game clips that end up in my searches for real game highlights. That shit is infuriating.
posted by mullacc at 9:54 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Even funnier if you watch a lot of basketball.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:59 AM on May 23, 2012


"Fists it in, like a German movie"

Hah.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 9:59 AM on May 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


"Like a polar bear through a Greenpeace documentary...."

*files for future use*
posted by WidgetAlley at 10:01 AM on May 23, 2012


I'd watch basketball if the colour-commentary was like this.
posted by howling fantods at 10:03 AM on May 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


"I'm sure the fans will buy pens and pencils and filofaxes to celebrate, like they do in L. A."

That had me giggling.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:06 AM on May 23, 2012


I'm not going to admit how long it took for me to realise that wasn't a real game...
posted by lesbiassparrow at 10:08 AM on May 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


More here.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:11 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Righty-o, ta. Cheery bye!
posted by gallois at 10:17 AM on May 23, 2012


I don't even like Basketball and I was amazed at how hilarious this was.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 10:17 AM on May 23, 2012


You should watch the BBC coverage of the Super Bowl. Just kidding. You really shouldn't.
posted by srboisvert at 10:21 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Someone make the opposite video for FIFA 2k12.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:23 AM on May 23, 2012


No.
posted by Golden Eternity at 10:37 AM on May 23, 2012


Snoopy-hoop?

HOOPY-SNOOP!
posted by Navelgazer at 10:38 AM on May 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


Someone make the opposite video for FIFA 2k12.

Someone already has.
posted by gompa at 10:54 AM on May 23, 2012


"Dribbling like an experienced Basset hound"

I can't stop giggling
posted by saturday_morning at 11:05 AM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't know if it's funny or just plain scary.
posted by Prudentia at 11:29 AM on May 23, 2012


This is really funny. Thanks.

THE ARCHBISHOP OF BASKETBALL!
posted by davidjmcgee at 11:51 AM on May 23, 2012


What a strike!
posted by Catchfire at 12:18 PM on May 23, 2012


Someone make the opposite video for FIFA 2k12.
Or just you know, Release the Kracken!

(yes this is a real person paid real money to commentate on real football.)
posted by fullerine at 12:26 PM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's Numberwang!
posted by msbutah at 12:32 PM on May 23, 2012


DYLAN THOMAS' BOATHOUSE!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:36 PM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was chuckling away pretty consistently but at "He celebrates by giving hand jobs to ghosts" I regret to say that I lost control of my orifices, fore and aft.

Basketball needed this treatment. Seriously. Shittest game in the universe.
posted by Decani at 1:00 PM on May 23, 2012


So it's funny because he's a Brit ignorant about basketball playing a Brit ignorant about basketball? Or he's actually a Brit who knows the game but is playing a Brit ignorant about basketball? Maybe I'm just grumpy pre-coffee, but I don't get it.
posted by zardoz at 1:49 PM on May 23, 2012


The basketball ignorance is part of the joke, yes. But I think it's more a parody of the constant stream of forced catchphrases, metaphors, odd cultural references, and song snippets that are the trademark of any hyperactive basketball commentator. If you play sports video games for any length of time and have heard all of the commentary snippets a thousand times, the blatant absurdity of that style of sportscasting becomes part of the fun.
posted by Think_Long at 1:59 PM on May 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


This reminds me of watching the NFL on Sky Network. they used American announcers through most of the game, so at first I wouldn't even notice any difference. But every time there was a pause in the action (which, being NFL, happens frequently) they'd go to this commentators desk staffed by a couple Americans and one lone British guy. The British guy's job was to explain, in British terms, what was happening. I never realized how complex American football was until I heard someone desperately trying to explain it to the folks back home - in Manchester.
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:27 PM on May 23, 2012


Me too on the "hand jobs to ghosts" line.

Well done, Tottenham.
posted by salishsea at 4:04 PM on May 23, 2012


See also this classic (IMO) SNL SportsCenter parody with Ray Romano (warning: Hulu).
posted by mcmile at 5:29 PM on May 23, 2012


Basketball needed this treatment. Seriously. Shittest game in the universe.

No, the shittiest game in the universe is threadshitting.
posted by Sokka shot first at 8:55 PM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


But every time there was a pause in the action (which, being NFL, happens frequently) they'd go to this commentators desk staffed by a couple Americans and one lone British guy.

That's not quite painting the full picture.

The British commentators are usually either an English guy who was a kicker in the NFL or a rugby player. The Americans are either retired NFL nobodies or still active nobodies who have been banished to England in all likelihood for some unmentioned transgression that pissed off the NFL head office. None of them want to be there at all. Oh and it is 3 am in the morning and the forecast say there is a good chance of rain.
posted by srboisvert at 5:47 AM on May 24, 2012


A sea of defenders, but Young is a fishing boat ... and he must feed his family!

I'm still laughing.

Miami Hoots vs. Celtic FC

OK Computer vs. the SAS (Thunder-Spurs)

Thanks, dad!
posted by mrgrimm at 8:46 AM on June 1, 2012


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