ESPN's Newest Analyst References A Super Bowl That His Parents Might Not Even Have Been Alive For

Sunday, September 09, 2007

I mentioned that ESPN had hired a 10-year old to contribute to NFL Sunday Countdown last week and here's the video....



I guess it's cute until you think about the fact that the Joe Namath prediction he references was in 1969. If he's 10, that makes his parents 35-40 years old most likely. They were probably around 2 years old when that Super Bowl happened. Maybe his grandfather told him about it, but I'm thinking it was an ESPN exec.

(Thanks to Steve for bringing that little tidbit to my attention)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:56 PM

7 Comments:

As I said to you inthe email if his parents are 35 there is a good chance his grandparents weren't even married when Joe Willie made that prediction.

The kid is too young (he was like 5) to probably even have any recollection of Namath hitting on Suzy Kolber for gods sake and ESPN has him referencing him.

Steve said...
Sep 9, 2007, 1:16:00 PM  

He hasn't heard a garuantee that crazy since,oooo he wasn't alive then sorry

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 12:13:00 PM  

I do believe that him being way too young for Joe making his prediction and several other of the things that he said were exactly the point they were eluding to. The entire skit was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, and personally, I think they did a good job with it. The kid gets a definate thumbs-up from me.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 12:19:00 PM  

the piece was just plain annoying, it's this type of tongue-in-cheek, catering to the masses junk that makes sports harder and harder to watch these days. the kid was alright, but i hope he doesnt get a big head from this

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 2:07:00 PM  

oh yes please Disney. can we PLEASE have kids on all pregame shows because, you know, they are the future and all that.

it's not annoying at all watching the Worldwide Leader pander to the soccer mom families, nothing at all.

it's akin to hearing Kuehsilias (or however you spell his damn name) saying all sports fans who follow the Michael Vick story are family oriented and they live in the suburbs (he was talking about Whoopie's defense of Vick).

nope, no inner city folks OR urbanites watch sports at all. only the country club crowd.

or at least, that's what ESPN is trying to make us believe.

chris said...
Sep 10, 2007, 3:23:00 PM  

Oh, good lord was that awful.

Not only was the kid bad but so was the bedroom. A "bedroom" in which no kid today would be caught dead. Electronics were in his parents' bedrooms, where are his? Who was the set decorator, Betsy Ross? Obviously, this is meant to appeal to great-grandparents.

ESPN IS SKEWING OLD! How old? Ye Olde School, apparently.

driveby hootenanny said...
Sep 10, 2007, 4:07:00 PM  

That was terrible. Just really annoying, I really don't like hearing little kids voices acting like they know something about sports. ESPN doesn't need to hire any kids to do the job one of the other anylists should do, that is what disney is for.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 7:42:00 PM  

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