UFC announcer Mike Goldberg made his NFL TV debut Sunday, announcing the Vikings-Lions
Suffice it to say his performance didn't exactly receive rave reviews.
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Here's a sampling of some of Goldberg's gaffes:
"Third and 17...fourth and 5, pardon me." HOW DO YOU GET THOSE CONFUSED!? #Vikings
Fox's Mike Goldberg just said of a pass Teddy Bridgewater threw, "The intended receiver was Golden Tate." They're not on the same team, Mike-- Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) October 12, 2014
"The ball is deflected... NOPE! Still in his hand." - Mike Goldberg-- TMH (@TracerBullet36) October 12, 2014
"Powering ahead for a 1st down." - Mike Goldberg Player was a yard short. 4th down. Cc:@jordanbreen-- InMyMMAOpinion (@InMyMMAOpinion) October 12, 2014
Tally it all up and some prominent people who were listening closely couldn't hit the mute button fast enough:
Live from downtown St. Paul? Downtown St. Paul is like 20 minutes away from downtown Minneapolis. Geography much MIke Goldberg?-- Will Ojanen (@WillsWorldMN) October 12, 2014
Mike Goldberg is awful. I've had better announcing on the subway.-- Drew Magary (@drewmagary) October 12, 2014
Is Fox allowing interns to announce the Vikings game today?-- Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) October 12, 2014
In an earlier tweet that was also deleted, Goldberg called another critic an asshole. Suffice it to say it isn't the first time he's used that profanity against one of his haters on Twitter:
Seems like a charming guy, doesn't he? Such thick skin!
Despite it all, as this is published, Fox hasn't indicated any plans to pull the plug on Goldberg's second NFL broadcast. And guess which game he's scheduled to call next Sunday? That's right -- Vikings vs. Bills in Buffalo.
That should be fun, even if the Vikings game itself is another stinker.
:::: UPDATE ::::
Welp, that didn't take long. Fox has quietly decided to pull Goldberg from Sunday's Vikings game, according to a tweet from the Buffalo Bills' PR account. For what it's worth, Goldberg still hasn't apologized for the profane tweets he later deleted.
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