Monday, March 23, 2009
Every year, I try to put together some of the better quotes from each round of the Tournament, and this year is no different. The first two rounds had some hilarious quotes, and thanks to everyone who took the time to send them in or post them as comments. Before we get to those, I'd like to take a look at some of the early CBS announcing "winners and losers". Let's get into it....
Tim Brando- I thought Brando had a much better showing this go around, but he still tries to force things. You don't need to try to come up with an analogy or witty comment for every single play during a game. Especially when you're terrible at it.
Gus Johnson- GuJo seemed a bit rattled in the first few rounds, and even read scores from other regions while trying to relay the score of the game he was calling. Maybe he was still reeling from the restaurant incident a few days back.
Clark Kellogg- Just isn't ready for the big time yet. He's another guy who tries to force everything and make the routine exciting. You don't need to yell at the top of your lungs about a box-out....especially in the first four minutes of an opening round games.
Bill Raftery- Raft has taken away the "Gus Johnson Karma" and ended up calling just about every close game in the first two rounds. He always has fun and anytime he brings his "lingerie" reference into a game, I just crack up. Some might find him annoying, but I've always loved his passion, and he should be on the first team with Nantz. DOUBLE ORDER!
Jay Bilas- I still think he seems a bit angry at times, but there isn't a better live game analyst in the game at the moment.
Jim Nantz- He surprisingly didn't get on my nerves early this year, and he made up for Clark Kellogg's hyperbole throughout the first two rounds.
“With the nine inches size advantage he has on Abrham.”- Clark Kellogg
“And that’s a big one.”- Jim Nantz
“That sure is a large one.”- Clark Kellogg
“It’s a big one too.”- Jim Nantz
“That’s big all the way around.”- Clark Kellogg
“Oh Onions! Double order!!!”- Bill Raftery
"He is working up on Johnson." - Jim Nantz
"The iron down right rude."- Tim Brando
"He gets that guy behind him and takes him for a ride." - Clark Kellogg
"He is listed at 210, but I think that is with 2 anvils in his pockets."- Dan Bonner
"Brockman with his 59th double double of the season."- Kevin Harlan
"Manny just being Manny from downtown!" - Tim Brando
"A lot of DNA left on the floor tonight." – Tim Brando
"A lot of blood, cotton swabs, are we here for CSI?" – Tim Brando
"That brings back memories of my wedding night."- Kevin Harlan, talking about a song they played coming back from break (BTW- It was “The Humpty Dance)
"You gotta bring your slingshot and be ready to go." - Clark Kellogg
"Larry Sanders shot...shocking..block.....SHOCKING BLOCK SHOTTING..." - Dick Enberg
"Tigers lead by a dozen. They've got the eye of the tiger." – Tim Brando
"They've got fans in full throat today in Portland." - Kevin Harlan
"Most of the times you need a saddle to ride a guy like that"- Jay Bilas
"They don't necessarily have to score, but the ball has to touch the rim every time they are down there." - Clark Kellogg
"I can't drive 55, in Kansas City."- Tim Brando referring to the score of the game which is 55 all.
“Hackett pops out wide open. And strokes it." – Gus Johnson
And my personal favorite....
“Lingerie in the air! Swirling!!!”- Bill Raftery