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Thom Brennaman, welcome to the unemployment line

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wicked, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    He violated the first thing you're taught in Broadcasting 101, which is to always act as if your mic is hot.


     
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  2. Splendid Splinter

    Splendid Splinter Well-Known Member

    That’s not a very good point.
     
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  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

  4. Jerry-atric

    Jerry-atric Active Member

    As much as it hurts to admit, I believe he said this intentionally.
     
  5. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    Not a good look Thom.
     
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The Nuggets tweet is a tricky one. Given the context it's obvious what he meant to say. But that leaves two possibilities:

    a) He meant to type "Nuggets" but made a typo. That seems possible but pretty improbable.

    b) It autocorrected to that word. And if it's autocorrect he's got some explaining to do.
     
  7. Splendid Splinter

    Splendid Splinter Well-Known Member

  8. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    My phone’s autocorrect always autocorrects to something other than fuck, that ducking piece of crap. I’d imagine slurs are probably not in an iOS autocorrect dictionary either? I tried a few times to recreate the Nuggets guy’s gaffe, and the n-word never came up as an option for me.
     
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  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Thom was good in the beginning, but he went too far.
     
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  10. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    He’s working the second game of the doubleheader. Like so many broadcasters, he’s part of a famous broadcasting family. He’ll survive. It’s Cincinnati. Very Trumpist town. If and when they announce a suspension, the outrage will be enormous.
     
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The microphone must have autocorrected Brennaman from FLAG capital.
     
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I believe autocorrect will add a word if you use that word all the time. On my work phone I can constantly texting reporters with specific job-related acronyms and words that aren't in the dictionary. It has learned those words.
     
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