Monday, November 26, 2007

awesome ref

wow! that was awesome! my favorite penalty call of all time. i'm glad he announces the call with a straight face. i also hope that he was planning on calling a normal penalty, but after witnessing the play, he realized that that was a more fitting call to make.

hopefully this trailblazer of a ref will open the door for more expansive and descriptive calls. how about "personal foul..offense...#32...he was up in his grill..." or "personal foul...defense...#72...for not backin up off..."

anyone else have one?

1 comment:

Phil said...

Looks like it may have been a reference to an old call from Ben Derith:

Dreith is also known among football fans for his unique explanation of a personal foul penalty during a 1986 game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. After the Jets' Marty Lyons (misidentified as Mark Gastineau during Dreith's call) tackled Bills quarterback Jim Kelly to the ground and started to repeatedly punch him in the head, Dreith announced to the crowd:

"We have a personal foul, on number 99 of the defense, after he tackled the quarterback, he's giving him the business down there, that's a 15-yard penalty"