Tuesday, June 18, 2002

FOR PURPLE MOUNTAIN MAJESTIES! NO? HOWZABOUT, I'M A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY?: Review (via SPORTSbyBROOKS) of the ESPN announcing of World Cup matches. Jack Edwards is okay but his "Mine eyes have seen the glory" when the U.S. beat Portugal was incredibly silly; you think to yourself, you had ninety minutes to think about this and that was the best you could do? And it sounded rehearsed, which, as the review points out, the Univision "GOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLL!"s never sound like, even though you know they're coming. The shortcomings of not living in a soccer culture, I guess.

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