Bad announcing / Warren Moon
Posted Aug. 09 at 06:50 AM
I've got my No. 2 nominee for bad announcing from the first week of preseason games. This time, it's Warren Moon, who was tried as a national announcer way back when. He flopped at that level. Now he's doing radio broadcasts for the Seahawks, as well as their TV work in the preseason.
Moon comes from the Emmitt Smith school of broadcasting. He speaks slightly more clearly, but he just starts talking and veers from topic to topic. I find it hard to watch the Seattle preseason games because you know there's going to be a wild, rambling 20-second Moon segment between each play.
From the Vikings game (and this is only slightly different than all of Moon's other clips during the game):
"Well Bobby Engram again, he's moving to the outside, and he still knows how to run those type of routes too, and here, he comes and they kind of run a switch route where he ends up going to outside again, finds a nice curl area, Matt lays the ball right in there after moving around in the pocket and that's one of the things that Matt is underrated about. He really moves well in the pocket, buys time for himself and completes the pass."
Posted by eddie kinder | Aug. 10 at 12:55 AM
Sounds like a retired player trend... Eddie George does the TN Broacasts for the Titans, and I feel dumber and dumber after every play listening to him. Its like he went to the John Madden school of broadcasting, but only passed 101: explaining the obvious. "Vince Young he likey da foosball" I mean its borderline waterboy!
Posted by Duane Stay | Aug. 10 at 02:57 AM
I was watching a sports show that had exfootball players doing a ffb draft. Warren Moon took Favre with his first pick. Seems like beating up his wife is the only thing he knows how to do, now that his football career is over.
Posted by CRAIG MILLER | Aug. 11 at 01:23 PM
I cannot understand why Seattle tries to help Moon. In his prime he spurned Seattle for his former college coach and the Houston Oilers. He came to Seattle a burned out shell. We owe him nothing. The latest DUI should have at least drew a four game suspension.
Posted by BRIAN VAN DORN | Aug. 12 at 02:42 AM
When he was a national announcer, was Moon in the booth or just a sideline reporter? I know he did sideline reporting for TNT for NBA games, but I don't recall anything besides that. I guess I'm fortunate not to remember.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Aug. 12 at 03:22 AM
I remember Moon doing some work with TNT, back when that network was doing NFL games -- either Thursday or Sunday nights, as I recall. He was a studio analyst. Might have been when he was also a player. Wikipedia lists Moon as being with TNT in 1995, and he started 16 games for Minnesota that year.
Posted by BRIAN VAN DORN | Aug. 12 at 08:03 AM
Moon was definitely doing NBA sideline reporting while he was still an active NFL player. But I would seriously doubt his schedule would have allowed him to do NFL games back then.
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