Yesterday’s game between the Seahawks and the Packers had more to it than a spanking and Brett Favre slinging snowballs. Granted it was amazing to watch Favre and the Packers surgically dissect the Seattle defense after spotting the Seahawks 14 points in the first five minutes of the game. What might have been worse than the performance of the Seahawks defense was the banter that was going on between Tony “Goose” Siragusa and Darryl “Moose” Johnston in the booth. In between points where Siragusa’s fat ass was weighing down the snowplow and Johnston talking about why Ryan Grant should have been a fullback instead of a running back was the slinging of nicknames between the two that got to a point of confusion.
“How loud is it down there Goose?”
”I can hardly hear you up there Moose it’s deafening.”
”Sounds like it Goose.”
*Sound of Tony Siragusa eating the microphone*
I’ve had my issues with Fox in the past about that stupid robot that dances around on their screen after commercial breaks or the Star Wars sound effects they use when a team scores, but this had to take the cake. It got to the point where I sacrificed Kenny Albert’s wisdom and the volume on the television so I didn’t have to listen to Goose and Moose talk about snow and other pointless rambling.
Outside of the announcer’s nonsense, you have to tip your cap to Brett Favre. Be assured that every media faction in the country is going to jerk it to that pitch he made to Donald Lee in the second quarter and the notion that he’s acting like a kid on the field even though he’s 38. We get it. I suppose I should just be thankful that John Madden wasn’t announcing the game.