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Great line about Berman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    From Phil Mushnick, reflecting on Berman's over-the-top presence at the US Open:

    "Berman's forced silliness - of Oakmont's church pew bunkers, he said the course has "more pews than the Vatican!" - once provided him early career distinction, but his continued reliance on buffoonery has established him as the uncle you thought was funny when you were 10, but now no longer ask to be seated next to at Thanksgiving dinner."
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    You're with me, blather.
  3. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    awesome. Rack 'em.
  4. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    The Boomer was the best at what he did, but it may be like Keith Jackson a few years back, his skills are fading before our eyes.
  5. garethkeenan

    garethkeenan New Member

    the oakland raidezzzzz
  6. Keith Jackson during the 2006 Rose Bowl ... BRUTAL.
  7. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    The best? At what? Making up stupid ass nicknames?
  8. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    If I have to hear "Back, back, back" on more time I'm going to blow a shotgun through the back back back of my head.
  9. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    The day after the '96 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills, a selected group of media members was allowed to play the course. Berman's group was the first to tee off. About 40 people were around the tee when he hit shanked his drive. A friend yelled, "Back, back, back that's gone!" Everyone howled....except Berman.
  10. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    hahahahahahahahaha (just don't actually, you know, follow through)
  11. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Please don't do that but Berman is very annoying to say the least. Honestly, when I see him on anything I turn the sound off, he is that awful.
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    His schtick was old in '95. That's why his respectful calls during 2,131 were so refreshing.

    Ripken's home run: "Ripped to left... oh my goodness, he's done it again!"

    Second baseman Manny Alexander catching the last out of the top of the fifth inning to make the game official: "And let it be said that number 8, Cal Ripken, Jr., has reached the unreachable star."

    More important than the surprisingly subtle words was what he did after them. He let the pictures do the talking.

    THAT in my opinion was when Chris Berman was at his best. Maybe he should go back back back to school.
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