Monday, January 20, 2014

Bad British NFL Commentary Goes Viral

I was pleased as punch when Bad British NFL commentary picked up 3.6 million views on YouTube; mainly because Bad British commentary is so good.



It's exactly the short of commentary I would provide, although funnier. In my time in the U.S. I have stubbornly refused to get excited about funny football played by men in motorcycle helmets and '80s style shoulder pads. I watched one Super Bowl and gave up because it was too long and it wasn't that one where Janet Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction.

This is another puzzling term for Brits because wardrobe is a big wooden cabinet - never the most elegant of things to bring along for a singing performance.

Bad British NFL commentary involves a commentary on Alabama v. Notre Dame playing "robot rugby league". The commentator is impressed that Alabama are playing a French team.

"wow a French team, good luck to them."

The commentary describes how a full back "runs a bit, catches a bit, falls over."
Another player is "caught by 83 like a dog with a Frisbee."


The commentator says Alabama’s full back "has a handkerchief in his pocket. He must have a cold but he’s pressing on regardless."


Then when some description of an official show up, the commentator says: "A man from prison has come onto the field."

Blimey, wallop, Mother Goose, crikey - it's really better if you watch it.

I heard The hunchback had a good game too.


16 comments:

  1. That is way, way too funny!
    Thank you!

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    1. Always like to oblige Yolanda - and there are other inept British commentaries out there

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  2. Thanks for the morning chuckles! In this sports-obsessed household, one sport rolls into another (as I roll my eyes).

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    1. yep I know - one-nil to the Arsenal eh...

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  4. OMG - this is hilarious! And though I'm not British, it's pretty reflective of what I see when I watch football too ;-)

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    1. for real Amber - this would soo be my commentary

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  5. Uh.....he did really realize that Alabama/Notre Dame was college right? Cause they can't go to the Superbowl. lol That's the NFL. Very funny commentary though.

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    1. probably so - seems to be a piss take JoJo...

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  6. Ha Ha! Love it. But then I would :)

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  7. I love it! "Then they line up with their bums out." Hilarious.

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  8. Hilarious! I love football but this is classic. :D

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    1. so much so I may have to view it again Yolanda...

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