Friday, October 24, 2008

Mrs. Edwards, We Found Your Son!

Anyone who follows soccer in this country knows the voice of one Jack Edwards. The play-by-play man used to be the voice of U.S. Soccer, as well as the MLS. He was known for his ridiculous over-the-top calls, as he tried to constantly come up with the signature call for American soccer, ala Al Michaels to hockey.

Example: "Mine eyes have seen thy glory!" was the call when the U.S. upset Portugal in the 2002 World Cup. That line is taken from the song "Battle Hymn of the Republic", which I would not have known if it weren't for Wikipedia.

But he has long been replaced, leaving many soccer fans to wonder just exactly what happened to our old friend.

I don't watch hockey, like, ever, so I had no idea that's where he went. He's currently calling Boston Bruins games on NESN, and it is probably a good fit for him. To be honest, this whole little thing about Jack Edwards is just an excuse for me to post this video courtesy of Awful Announcing. It was during his broadcast that this glass shattering takedown happened.


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