Announcer Roger Rasheed Likes Venus Williams’ Ass

Just last week we had a Golf Channel announcer make an off color remark about Tiger Woods — and that’s putting it mildly. Maybe I’m talking to myself here when I say that announcers need to watch what they say on-air. Remember a while back we had the story of the women’s basketball announcer who thought one of the coaches was hot but didn’t realize his microphone was live when he said it? Yeah, that was bad. Well Roger Rasheed is following in everyone’s footsteps. Check out what happened with him:

Roger Rasheed, a former coach of Lleyton Hewitt, commented on Williams bottom during a slow motion replay of her match against China’s Yan Zi at the Australian Open.

“Take a look at this now. Make or think as you will, ladies, but for me, that’s a pretty good sight,” The Daily Telegraph quoted him, as telling co-commentators Tracy Austin and Nicole Bradtke.

And while the two women found it funny, viewers certainly didnt and broadcaster Channel Seven was inundated with calls.

Though admitting that there had been a number of calls, the broadcaster maintained that there would be no action taken against Rasheed for his comments.

Now, I wonder what Venus’ alleged fiance would have to say about all this? Probably would just take it as a compliment — after all, it’s Serena who’s quite bootylicious.

UPDATE: video below, via Awful Announcing and FanIQ

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Merril Hoge Slips Up a Cock

Merril HogeImagine my surprise when ESPN analyst, Merril Hoge, was signing off from the fantasy football show on Sunday, and let this slip out. Call it Freudian? I don’t know. I’ll let you decide for yourself:

I just can’t even imagine what it was like on set for Schwab and Matthew Barry. There’s no way you didn’t hear that one. Impressively, Hoge just kept rolling along like nothing had happened, didn’t even stop to correct himself.

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Brian Billick Has a Potty Mouth

Here’s the thing: when you work in sports talk radio, you get used to watching out for cuss words on the air. Wouldn’t want to have a complaint go to the FCC, cost your station its broadcasting license, and get fired in the process. Therefore, you’re always looking out for s-bombs, f-bombs, and anything else that could get you in some serious crap with the U.S. gov. Anyways, what amazes me most about instances when people cuss on air, is the amazing naturalness with which they freely cuss. It’s almost as if the caller or interviewee feels they are in their living room having a conversation with some buddies while watching the game — which is almost how it should be.

Well, Awful Announcing — as if a blog by any other name would have come across the audio — has some sound of Ravens coach Brian Billick dropping an S-bomb on a Baltimore radio station. What’s so great about it, is the way he’s so unfazed about the cuss word. He just continues right along, as if nothings happened, finishing his point. It’s great. Skip ahead to around the 5-minute mark for the fun.

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Spike Lee ‘Likes Dick,’ Pause

Spike Lee straight up says he “likes Dick,” when talking about Dan Dickau. If you notice, after Spike’s slip, Gus Johnson calmly slides in a “pause.” As I’ve come to learn, such use of the word “pause” is another way of saying that the reference was not homosexual — not that there’s anything wrong with that. So there you have Spike Lee saying he likes Dick, and a professional broadcaster working in a hip-hop type reference all in the same setting. As noted in the title of the video on YouTube, one of the most professional uses of the word pause you can find.

Daniel Briere Signs With Phillies

Why not, they could use the offensive production, right? Those filthy devils at fark were at it again, directing me to this headline (which has since been changed). But not this one:

Thanks to Greg Bergman, who like a keen bloodhound, put me onto the scent of the trail. Seriously, I’ll admit I’ve made plenty of mistakes before (this entire site would fit under that headline), but come on, how can you make a mistake like that? Guess that’s what you get for leaving the intern in charge over the weekend.

(also see Awful Announcing)

Brent Barry Misses Spurs Game With Tummy Ache

Yes, true story … if you believe Yahoo! Sports which sure seems to have a proclivity for making fun of Spurs players when they miss games, and screw up boxscores on a regular basis.  But this latest jack up seems completely uncalled for.  Matter of fact, how the heck did the Yahoo! scorer even come up with it?  Was he in the locker room for Barry’s pregame meal?  Somebody get Barry a 7up or something.

Here’s a closer look:

The Spurs lost the meaningless contest to the Grizzlies, not that you cared.

Previous Yahoo! Sports screw ups:
Nick Swisher is Better Than the Entire Oakland Team
Damn, Those Oilers Are Good at Hockey
Yahoo! – Yes, Robert Horry is damn old! [az Sports Hub]

Watch out coaches, he wants your number!

The TV announcer for the Youngstown State vs. Loyola Chicago Horizon League women’s basketball game on February 3rd says a couple of funny things in the pre-game show. The announcer is Chad Krispinsky and the coach he is talking about is Shannon Reidy of the Loyola Chicago women’s basketball team. Here’s what Krispinsky said (to his directors) thinking he was off-air

You guys are gonna really like getting cut-aways of the Loyola coach. What do you think of her? I don’t know about that, I think she’s married. Uh, no she’s not. Let me look here, I’m gonna find out. And then I’m gonna get her number. Hey guys, we’re not hooked up to the internet are you?

In case you were wondering, Reidy’s bio makes no reference to her marital status.

*audio was removed due to copyright infringement