By: Jeff Riger
Every now and then we see video on the internet of TV sports anchors screwing up. Whether it’s a guy swearing, stammering, stuttering or just being plain awful, the videos get out; goes viral and we all have a good laugh.
But this is different. It’s actually good.
It all started when the Bakersfield Condors, a minor league hockey team raffled off a cemetery plot for two at a historic cemetery as a team giveaway. That’s right; the lucky winner won their own burial, a prize worth $5000.
Well Mark Haas, my new favorite sportscaster, found out about the promotion, and prepared and delivered one of the best sportscasts I have ever seen. Haas started by revealing the winner of the cemetery plots, a Condor fan named Randy Eidson. After a brief interview with the fan that had no intention of cashing in on the prizes anytime soon, Haas gave us pure genius.
The TV sports guy did the highlights of the Condors game against the Utah Grizzlies, and dropped 35 “death” puns in honor of the home team’s giveaway. Not only was it funny, but the guy had a good delivery as well. I think he’s ready to get out of Bakersfield or wherever he is doing the broadcast from and move on to ESPN.
I dug it!
See what I did there? Dug, as in digging a grave? OK, I’m nowhere as good as this guy is.
Check out the video and let me know what you think? Was it a waste of time or the greatest sportscast ever?