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Reverend J Shaft
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Since: 25.6.03
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.63
I swear I searched all over this board for something about this, but I didn't see anything.

A friend told me about this video making its rounds on the Internet. It shows a clip from a news broadcast at Ball State University. The poor student doing the sports highlights absolutely flubs everything until he gets to one of the greatest quotes (the thread title) I've ever heard.

You may have heard Scott Van Pelt using it on Sportscenter every night for the week or so. Apparently the kid is not taking the ribbing well, so Van Pelt retired it.

If the above link is not working, here's another. It's under the headline "Flubbed sportscast..."

(edited by Reverend J Shaft on 27.4.05 1127)

{ EDIT: Fixed first link - CRZ }

(edited by CRZ on 27.4.05 1240)



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.67

Steve Czaban has been using this guy's audio for the last couple weeks, also. He's quite a talent.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

The kid wouldn't appear on Czabe's show after they called him. So, either he big timed them or is too embarassed to talk about it.



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Since: 3.10.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.72
The best part of the video is the girls expression when they cut away from the guy. She is utterly embarrassed for him/by him.
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Since: 26.3.03
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
Wow.

At the last high school I worked for, we produced a similar newscast every week. And even there, I never saw such a spectacular collapse. I feel bad for the guy, but he never took a second to compose himself. He just sank deeper and deeper into panic.

I really like "boom goes the dynamite", though. He sounded pretty good during some of the Pacers coverage. Maybe he should try doing more canned stuff and leave the anchoring to someone else.



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Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
Wow. This guy choked, big-time. He didn't even do particularly well with the "boom goes the dynamite" thing. "Later he [Jeff Foster] gets the rebound, passes it to the man [Freddy Jones], and boom goes the dynamite." And then there was the thing when he sounded excited when the Nets hit a three (which was actually a two). Oh, well.

So should we attribute this entirely to the guy sucking, or do you think maybe the TelePrompter was down or something, or the writing was horrendous?

In any event, naturally I saved the file on my comp.



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Since: 3.10.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.72
He sucked all kinds of ways! THe poor schlub couldnt even say BASKETBALL when talking about the All American team.

Best parts, when they start and he initially flubs, he lets out a barely audible "Uh oh".

Second best is at the end, the anchor thanks him for the sport report and he signs and says "yeah", while the chick is trying not to bust out laughing.
dwaters
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Since: 16.10.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.72
Holy crap!
That was piss-your-pants funny.
I loved the flubbing of Hakim Warrick's name.
He can only improve from here I guess.
If he does, and actually gets a job, this will be the highlight reel of every station Christmas party for the rest of his life.



Torchslasher
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Since: 17.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
I'm surprised that this guy didn't find a way to flub up J.J. Redick.

I attribute most of the screwups to the still shots. I think the guy didn't know what was coming next, and he seemingly had one page of notes for every story. He looked like Kevin Nealon on Weekend Update sifting through papers.





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Ooooof. Poor guy. I'm wondering if that was his first live show... although when I did the news at college (sports, actually, like damn near half the class) we had almost nothing for highlights. Anything like that would be a package, where we wouldn't have to do a damn thing. But it's easy to lose your place.

Although that is SUCH a Scott Van Pelt catchphrase.



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Since: 28.3.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Wow. This guy choked, big-time. He didn't even do particularly well with the "boom goes the dynamite" thing. "Later he [Jeff Foster] gets the rebound, passes it to the man [Freddy Jones], and boom goes the dynamite." And then there was the thing when he sounded excited when the Nets hit a three (which was actually a two). Oh, well.

    So should we attribute this entirely to the guy sucking, or do you think maybe the TelePrompter was down or something, or the writing was horrendous?

    In any event, naturally I saved the file on my comp.


I'm thinking that he fell in to the trap of young TV "journalists" everywhere: He relied on the teleprompter too much. It seemed like he was reading from the prompter and it was garbled or chunks were missing, so he lost his place. Kids! Always write your own copy and review it before going on the air! And don't rely on the prompter. If the camera's not on you, feel free to look at your script. If it is and you have to look down to figure out where you are, that's far better than being a complete trainwreck.

I feel bad for the guy. It's not often that somebody falls apart like that on the air.
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Since: 25.4.03
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.16

This kid should so be eating up the attention he's getting ... Why not try and make a buck while he can?

We have "Infuego", "Nothing but net", "... and the whiff" ... why not add "dynamite"?



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Since: 31.10.02
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.10
    Originally posted by Crimedog
    ...I feel bad for the guy. It's not often that somebody falls apart like that on the air.


This guy probably wishes you were right:

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Since: 16.10.02
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.72
Wow, that guy makes the sports guy look like Bob Freakin' Costas up there.
Put 'em both on a show and watch the hilarity ensue.
I'd watch 'em every night. They make me laugh way more than any sitcom (except "Scrubs")
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.25
Who knew a young Alfred Molina would make such a terrible weather man?



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Since: 2.1.02
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

According to a newspaper story a few days later, someone at the TV station said, "Dont blame the teleprompter. It was working."



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Since: 29.10.02
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.73
    Originally posted by Mayhem

    This kid should so be eating up the attention he's getting ... Why not try and make a buck while he can?

    We have "Infuego", "Nothing but net", "... and the whiff" ... why not add "dynamite"?


I think that if the kid really is serious about sportscasting, he shouldn't. As was reported, he hasn't been exactly cooperating with people wanting to put him on air and promote this thing. Makes sense to me. Maybe he can stand to make a few bucks, but it's good to see that maybe pride is a little more important to him than becoming the next "funny internet video joke" trend of the week.
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Since: 12.1.02
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
Well, in this day and age when William Hung can make a living as a bad singer, who knows? I wonder when medocrity became something we should praise and reward.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Well, in this day and age when William Hung can make a living as a bad singer, who knows? I wonder when medocrity became something we should praise and reward.

We don't reward mediocrity. We reward the mind-bogglingly awful. The "I can't believe anyone can be THIS bad." The truly terrible has a novelty value that boosts our self-esteem as we laugh at someone. The mediocre exists in anonymity.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.22
After a while, you just feel sorry for that first guy. Complete and utter brain freeze in front of a television camera is not pretty. I can't blame him for not wanting to re-visit that mess.

As far as the weatherman and his problems with chromakey, may I paraphrase Mr. Miyagi: "Stand left side, safe. Stand right side, safe. Stand middle, report get squished just like grape." (Plus, I thought he was going to finish by vomiting all over the stage.)

Steph




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