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January 16, 2014 1:31 PM   Subscribe

UK comedian Anthony Richardson proudly presents British running commentary of American sports. First, the one referred to as American "football" but more accurately described here as "robot rugby league". For further amusement, there's "base-ball", which is a bit like cricket except with a glove that makes everything easier. (via kottke.org)
posted by Doktor Zed (22 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Curiously reminiscent of Alan Partridge.
posted by pont at 1:41 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


Also curiously reminiscent of ESPN's coverage of the 2006 World Cup
posted by fshgrl at 1:45 PM on January 16 [9 favorites]


WOLLOP!

And leather shammies rain down on the play.

I almost fell out of my chair laughing.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 1:47 PM on January 16


MOTHER GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE
posted by scody at 1:53 PM on January 16


Going the other way is this funny NBC advert, An American Coach In London.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 1:57 PM on January 16 [6 favorites]


The basketball one is the best. "Tottenham's got it!"
posted by sonic meat machine at 2:02 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


This is the same guy who gave commentary on videogame basketball games, isn't it?
posted by MartinWisse at 2:03 PM on January 16


Don't forget the Irish Olympic Sailing commentary
posted by Perplexity at 2:03 PM on January 16 [7 favorites]


Henry "Googie" Morgan's play-by-play of baseball in England.
posted by Longtime Listener at 2:11 PM on January 16


On a pretty similar note, there's also USA soccer guy.
posted by ambrosen at 2:15 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


If an American commentator did this with a cricket match I would have no idea if he were being serious or not.
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 2:52 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


For some reason, "THE POWER OF GORDON-LEVITT" is something we now say regularly around my house when things are chaotic.
posted by elmer benson at 2:52 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


Mandatory
posted by lalochezia at 2:58 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


Mother Hubbard, look at all those sailors!
posted by Navelgazer at 2:59 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


"They love baseball do sailors." What a nice construct. We don't do that over here. Or exclaim "Mother Hubbard" for that matter.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 3:08 PM on January 16


If an American commentator did this with a cricket match I would have no idea if he were being serious or not.

It is called "tea ball" in the wayward colony.
posted by srboisvert at 3:27 PM on January 16


I absolutely lost it at "bonus crystal"
posted by Merzbau at 4:05 PM on January 16 [3 favorites]


Also, "What playing cricket looks like to Americans".
posted by flyingfox at 4:14 PM on January 16 [6 favorites]


flyingfox: "Also, "What playing cricket looks like to Americans" [pop] ."

Came in here to post that... it's the best!
posted by Hairy Lobster at 4:23 PM on January 16


They love baseball, do sailors.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:23 PM on January 16


"What playing cricket looks like to Americans"

Seems like just a regular cricket game to me. Actually a little more exciting than most.
posted by kiltedtaco at 6:33 PM on January 16


Also, "What playing cricket looks like to Americans"

Obligatory mention that this is actually "what cricket looks like to the Dutch", as it's a clip from the Dutch satirical tv programme Jiskefet.
posted by MartinWisse at 6:27 AM on January 17 [1 favorite]


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